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OSTIV Congress in Benalla in conjunction with the Worlds

January 8, 2017 - January 13, 2017

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The XXXIII OSTIV Congress will take place in Benalla, Australia from 8th to 13th January, 2017 in conjunction with the World Championships and represents a rare chance for Kiwi glider pilots to rub shoulders with some of the movers and shakers of technical part of the gliding world.  There are 3 OSTIV panels:

  • Meteorology
  • Sailplane Development
  • Training and Safety.

Much of the technology you use in gliders today has been influenced by the work and shared knowledge of these panels.

It is hoped that one of the evening presentations will be given by Dick Butler, who was the driving force behind the design and development of the Concordia, that gargantuan of the skies with a wingspan of 28 meters and a glide-ratio of 72:1 at 80 knots.

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January 8, 2017
January 13, 2017
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