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by desben
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A glider (!) reached 76000 ft
Replies: 6
Views: 1629

Re: A glider (!) reached 76000 ft

"Its true flight speed at 90,000 will be 350 knots" -- in a glider! Sounded crazy until I put the numbers in a TAS calculator; could be around 30kts IAS... Amazing.
by desben
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 70
Views: 11915

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

A simple 4-hour trip in a rented C172 being $700, you don't have to do very many before you reach $10k/year for the hobby. It's expensive, and out of reach for the average Canadian worker with a mortgage and kids ($76k median family income). The original poster knows, this, it doesn't answer why. Ap...

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