About the Author

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Scott Manley

 

 

Mission:

To promote the use of flight simulation to improve glider flight training and pilot proficiency.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • B.S. Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin
  • Certificated Flight Instructor – Glider (CFIG)
  • Commercial pilot:    airplane single-engine land & sea; instrument airplane; glider
  • Qualified glider tow pilot

Contributions to the Sport of Soaring:

  • Soaring Society of America (SSA)
    • Convention presentations / demonstrations
      • ABQ, LTR, PHL, RNO (2012, 2014, 2018), GMU
    • SOARING Magazine
      • Co-author “Condor Corner” (April 2010 – September 2014)
      • Author “Teaching Soaring” (June 2018 – Present)
    • Soaring Safety Foundation – development of video instructional aids
  • Consultant: Simulation-based fight training:
    • U.S. glider clubs and commercial operations
    • U.S. National Soaring Museum
    • Gliding Federation of Australia
    • OSTIV
  • Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Convention – AirVenture (Oshkosh)
    • KidVenture (2010-2013) – simulation-based flight training
    • SSA Venue (2014-2018) – promotion / glider display
    • EAA Forum presentations
      • “Introduction to Soaring Flight” (2014-2018)
      • “Simulation-based Flight Training” (2018)
    • Airshow Flight Demonstration (2017) – Electric Self-launching Glider
  • National Soaring Museum – Ralph S. Barnaby Lecture (Denver 2013)
  • Public presentations:
    • Aviation and civic groups
    • EAA Webinar – October 2016
    • Boston FAASTAR – Glider Instructor Forum Webinar – February, 2017
    • SSA Webinar – Glider Flight Simulation Overview – July 2018
  • Professional Glider Flight Instruction
    • Simulation-based at-a-distance; U.S., and internationally.  2000 hours.
    • Aircraft-based.  400 hours.