Our Amazing Speakers


Dr. Donald R. Abbe, Curator, Silent Wings Museum

Dr. Donald R. Abbe, Curator, Silent Wings Museum

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The Remarkable Story of Gliders in World War II

Pete Alexander

Pete Alexander

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Tips and Insight from My Soaring Coaches

Albion H. Bowers – OSTIV Speaker

Albion H. Bowers – OSTIV Speaker

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Prandtl and the Minimum Induced

Cindy Brickner

Cindy Brickner

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What the NTSB Will Never Say: 2016-2017 Five Glider Fatal Accidents

Rich Carlson – OSTIV Speaker

Rich Carlson – OSTIV Speaker

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Is the US Glider Accident Rate Really That High?

Larry Cheek & Darryl Ramm

Larry Cheek & Darryl Ramm

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Review of Glider Accidents in Northern Nevada

Jean-Marie Clement – OSTIV Speaker

Jean-Marie Clement – OSTIV Speaker

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Hydraulic Jump and Fighting Against Mild Hypoxia

John H. Cochrane

John H. Cochrane

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Psychology for Better Decision-Making in Cross Country and Contest Soaring

Tony Condon

Tony Condon

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Going the Distance: Downwind Dashes in the Midwest

Tony Condon and Dave Nadler

Tony Condon and Dave Nadler

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So You Think You Want a Motorglider…

Bill Daniels

Bill Daniels

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An Evolving Launch Crisis in the US

Frauke Elber

Frauke Elber

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History of Women's International Competition

Dan Ernst

Dan Ernst

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The Little Glider That Could, Six Decades of the 1-26

Chris Esselstyn, Pilot & Builder

Chris Esselstyn, Pilot & Builder

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HP-18J, Twin Turbine Self-Launch Homebuilt Sailplane

Bob Fletcher

Bob Fletcher

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Better Thermal Centering: Leading and Leaching

Rollin Hasness

Rollin Hasness

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Badges and Records: Goals Everyone Can Achieve

Chuck Hobbs

Chuck Hobbs

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A Personal Look at Gliders used by the US in WWII - Part 1

Kempton Izuno

Kempton Izuno

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Sierra Wave Soaring: Know Before You Go (Wave Camp Prep); Mentoring Cross-Country Soaring Flights: Highlights and Lowlights

Dan Johnson – OSTIV Speaker

Dan Johnson – OSTIV Speaker

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29 Ways to Make Yourself Stupid

Tom Johnson – OSTIV Speaker

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Improvements to Glider Cocpit Safety; or Why I Need a New Sailplane

Krzysztof Kubrynski

Krzysztof Kubrynski

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Diana 2 FES, Avionic and Plans for the Future

Bob Kuykendahll

Bob Kuykendahll

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The HP-24 DIY Sailplane

Scott Manley

Scott Manley

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Simulation-Based Glider Flight Training (Condor)

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

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TMGs: Where Freedom Reigns

Darryl Ramm & Larry Cheek

Darryl Ramm & Larry Cheek

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Review of Glider Accidents in Northern Nevada

Paul Remde

Paul Remde

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Soaring Product News

Jim Richardson

Jim Richardson

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Safety Considerations for Soaring in Northern Nevada

Walter Rogers

Walter Rogers

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Soaring Forecasting: Models and Websites Overview

Murry I. Rozansky

Murry I. Rozansky

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164 Years of Experimental Sailplane Homebuilding Impact on the Future of Soaring

Stuart Schweizer & Trafford Doherty

Stuart Schweizer & Trafford Doherty

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NSM Today and a Discussion on Early Gliding History Associated with New York State

Nik Salej – OSTIV Speaker

Nik Salej – OSTIV Speaker

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Modern Vario Navigation Design and Development

Matthew Scutter – OSTIV Speaker

Matthew Scutter – OSTIV Speaker

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Advances in Soaring Meterology

Adrian Schwitalla – OSTIV Speaker

Adrian Schwitalla – OSTIV Speaker

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Electrical Powerplants from Authority Point of View

Simine Short

Simine Short

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In the Wake of a Seagull: The First Glider Aerotow

Gary Stripling

Gary Stripling

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Chuckles Goes to War... in a Glider!

Henrik Svensson – OSTIV Speaker

Henrik Svensson – OSTIV Speaker

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A New Safety Program in Sweden

Garret Willat

Garret Willat

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15 Bright Ideas That Slowed Me Down, Lost Me Points, or Got Me Stuck

Luka Znidarsic

Luka Znidarsic

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FES Development, Recent Issues and Solutions