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pdf Aerotowing Manual (OPS 0008) Popular

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Aerotowing Manual (OPS 0008)

This Aerotowing Manual is the reference document for the assessment of competency of glider tow pilots and the issuing of Glider Towing Endorsements by GFA to the holders of a CASA issued Part 61 flight crew licence, or for the issue of an RA-AUS glider towing endorsement, or for the issue of a GFA Self-launching Sailplane Pilot Endorsement.

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GFA Airways & Radio Procedures (OPS 0005).pdf

Airways & Radio Procedures (OPS 0005)

Gliding in Australia is subject to the Civil Aviation Act 1988, Civil Aviation Regulations 1988, Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998 and other relevant Legislation as amended from time to time. Certain exemptions from the provisions of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 have been granted to members of the GFA by way of Civil Aviation Orders 95.4 and 95.4.1. Where exemptions exist, the practices adopted by GFA are outlined in the GFA Operational Regulations approved by CASA.

This document provides guidance for the conduct of gliding operations in Australian airspace and is to be read in conjunction with the Manual of Standard Procedures, Part 2 (Operations).

Where the requirements of this document differ from those contained in the GFA Operational Regulations or other Legislative documents, the GFA Operational Regulations and other Legislative documents shall take precedence.

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Australian Gliding Knowledge (OPS 0004).pdf

Australian Gliding Knowledge

Although the title of this book is largely self-explanatory, a few words of further explanation may help to understand its specific purpose.

The Gliding Federation of Australia (GFA) is responsible to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for the conduct of safe gliding operations in Australia. This includes the setting and maintenance of flying standards and in particular training standards.

Most glider-pilot training is practical and “hands-on” in nature. However, there is an amount of theoretical knowledge which is not only desirable, but actually makes the task of learning to fly easier and more pleasurable. The theoretical knowledge is imparted progressively as flying training continues.

The purpose of this book is to provide a reference for the kind of knowledge which you will need as you progress through the various certificates. It covers everything you will need during training, from the basic reasons why a glider is able to fly in the first place to the meteorology which enables it to soar. It also covers most essential items in between, such as air legislation, basic navigation and use of radio.

pdf GFA Operations Manual Popular

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GFA Operations Manual

Gliding in Australia is subject to the Civil Aviation Act 1988, Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 and Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998. Certain exemptions from the provisions of these Regulations have been granted to members of the GFA by way of Civil Aviation Orders 95.4 and 95.4.1. Where exemptions exist, the practices adopted by GFA are outlined in the GFA Operational Regulations approved by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

This manual is in three parts,

  1. The GFA Operational Regulations;
  2. The Manual of Standard Procedures, Part 2, Operations, a document approved by the GFA Board specifying the normal operational procedures of the Federation and comprising a distillation of many years of operating experience; and 
  3. A copy of Civil Aviation Orders (CAO) 95.4 and 95.4.1, the Order under which GFA exercises specified exemptions from the Civil Aviation Regulations (CARs).

pdf Glider Pilot Training Record Popular

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OPS 0014 - Glider Pilot Training Record (1.25).pdf

Glider Pilot Training Record

This document is designed to track a student's training progress and to ensure continuity of training. It is intended that once the student has been briefed and/or had some element of the syllabus demonstrated to them, the instructor will complete the ‘Briefed’ column for that part of the syllabus in the training record. As the student demonstrates the required competence in a topic, their instructor will sign off the training record for the competency met. While the record has been designed to flow in line with the GPC syllabus, it is not necessary that the student demonstrates proficiency in an element before proceeding to the next. The instructor will progress their training based on the student’s ability, aircraft availability and the weather conditions on the day, and may make notes to assist the trainee in the ‘Additional Notes’ at the end of the document.

The Glider Pilot Training Record is also available for online purchase from the GFA store. It is A5 size, in full colour, and spiral bound to make it easy to use on the airfield.

pdf Gliding Related Accident Procedures Popular

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Gliding Related Accident Procedures (OPS 0012).pdf

Gliding Related Accident Procedures

The first people to arrive at an aircraft accident site can significantly help minimise injury and loss of life, reduce property loss through damage and fire, and prevent loss of clues and evidence as to the factors that contributed to the accident.

To preserve evidence for an effective investigation, it is essential to appropriately manage and control the accident site.

Often, emergency services (Police, fire brigades and ambulance) are the first trained personnel at aircraft accident sites.

This document provides guidance to gliding club members dealing with an aircraft accident at their gliding site, and it should be read in conjunction with the Club’s Risk Management Plan and Emergency Response Plan. The guidance herein should help members undertake essential actions as safely as possible.

pdf Human Factors (OPS 0010) Popular

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GFA Human Factors (OPS 0010).pdf

Human Factors (OPS 0010)

Most aircraft accidents are linked to deficiencies in human performance. These deficiencies may involve a variety of factors. The factors include poor lookout, situation awareness (SA), decision-making, task organisation, communication, failure to recognise threats to safety and the commission of errors.

Human Factors are often perceived as 'psychobabble' and the realm of the psychologists, rather than an extension of old-fashioned 'good airmanship'. Also, Human Factors have been associated more with multi-crew and airline operations, rather than sports aviation single-pilot activities. The intent of this document is to provide guidance on the incorporation of single-pilot Human Factors into glider flight operations.

The GFA acknowledges Graham Wardell of the Auckland Gliding Club N.Z for allowing the use his Human Factors material in the development of this manual.

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Outlanding Legal Advice

This document explains the legal posiiton surrounding the recovery of a glider following an outlanding. While there appears to be no absolute authority by which the pilot (or the police) can demand to enter the farmer’s land to retrieve a glider, this does not mean that the farmer can assume control or possession of the glider. This advice explores "recaption" as a defence to trespass when entering the land to retrieve the glider.

pdf Powered Sailplane Manual (OPS 0009) Popular

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Powered Sailplane Manual (OPS 0009).pdf

Powered Sailplane Manual (OPS 0009)

This handbook covers the characteristics of all varieties of powered sailplanes and power-assisted sailplanes, together with the conversion requirements and training syllabi for pilots coming to them from gliders or powered aircraft.

pdf Safety in Mountain Flying Popular

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Safety in Mountain Flying.pdf

Safety in Mountain Flying

This booklet, published by the French Federation of Soaring, outlines the risks and threats of mountain flying. It stresses the technical aspects as well as the human factors.

pdf The Glider Flying Handbook

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faa-h-8083-13a.pdf

The Glider Flying Handbook

The Glider Flying Handbook issued by the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for glider category rating and for currently certificated glider pilots who wish to improve their knowledge. Certificated flight instructors will find this handbook a valuable training aid, since detailed coverage of aeronautical decision-making, components and systems, aerodynamics, flight instruments, performance limitations, ground operations, flight maneuvers, traffic patterns, emergencies, soaring weather, soaring techniques, and cross-country flight is included. 

NOTE: Some practices may differ to those in Australia.

pdf The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge New

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The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

The Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge issued by the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States provides basic knowledge that is essential for pilots of powered aircraft, many aspects of which will be relevant to powered sailplane pilots.

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Winch Launch Manual (OPS 0007).pdf

Winch Launch Manual (OPS 0007)

Winch launching is an effective and safe method of launching a glider, but it is less tolerant of gross pilot error than almost any other phase of a glider’s flight. In other words it is only safe if all the well-established principles and methods are closely followed.

This manual covers all aspects of winch launching, including basic techniques, pilot training and checking, winch driver training and checking, wire and other equipment standards, driver protection and all potential failure cases.

Auto (motor-car) launching is similar in principle to winch-launching and most of the procedures designed for winch-launching are directly applicable to auto-launching. Any divergence from winch practice will be found in a table of differences at the end of the manual.

Where the requirements of this document differ from those contained in the GFA Operational Regulations or other Legislative documents, the GFA Operational Regulations and other Legislative documents shall take precedence.