Collision Avoidance in Gliders
“Tell’em What Your’re Going to Tell’em”
Glider Mid-Airs (1982-1999)
Lessons Learned From History . . .
Right-of-way Basic Premise FAR 91.113(b)
See and Avoid as Applied to FAST Aircraft
When Do Gliders have the Right-of-way?
So, Gliders Always Have the Right-of-way Over Airplanes?
There ARE Two Other Exceptions Where Gliders Will Have Right-of-Way. . .
The Really Interesting Language Involves Landings
And, Moving Right Along . .
Landing Priority AIM 5-4-23
Glider Patterns (AC 90-66A)
Summary of See and Avoid
Keys to Safe Operation in “See and Avoid” Environments (Patterns and Thermals)
Can Technology Help See and Avoid? (Not Much!)
Can Technology Help when See and Avoid Doesn’t Work? (Maybe!)
“Collision Alert Systems”
Transponders Add New Owner/Pilot Responsibilities
Special Case - - Gliders and Airliners
Airliners vs. Gliders
Anecdotal Evidence is Disturbing
Experience is a Lousy Teacher - - First the Test, Then the Lesson
Why is this Issue so Important Now??
Author: Jim Kellett