Garret Willat's Articles

4th Generation Glider Pilot Soloed on 14th Birthday

In a glider you can solo at the age of 14, an incredible accomplishment for many. Some come from an aviation family, others are the odd...
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Posted by Garret Willat
Glider Pilot & Instructor
in Gliders & Sailplanes

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  • 3 years ago

Nevada to Wyoming Without an Engine Sets a New Record

Landing before civil twilight February 17, Gordon Boettger and Hugh Bennett landed in Casper, WY, after taking off from Minden, NV,...
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Posted by Garret Willat
Glider Pilot & Instructor
in Gliders & Sailplanes

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  • 3 years ago

A Look Inside the Tetra 15 Glider

This is the Tetra 15 a glider built by Brad Hill using the molds from the HP-24 project. If you were flying sailplanes in the 60s-70’s...
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Posted by Garret Willat
Glider Pilot & Instructor
in Gliders & Sailplanes

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  • 4 years ago

Complacency in Checklists

When climbing into the Piper Pawnee the other day I was disappointed to see the Master was still on. We will ignore the fact that I...
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Posted by Garret Willat
Glider Pilot & Instructor
in Fixed-Wing Aircraft

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  • 4 years ago

Looking at the Sky: Cumulus Clouds - A Glider Pilot's Perspective

If you are flying along and you see these beautiful white puffy clouds ahead, you may start to regret talking your spouse into this...
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Posted by Garret Willat
Glider Pilot & Instructor
in Gliders & Sailplanes

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  • 4 years ago

Looking at the Sky - A Glider Pilot's Perspective

From the perspective of a power pilot this sky looks great for flying around IFR. The higher clouds look like they are nearly completely...
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Posted by Garret Willat
Glider Pilot & Instructor
in Featured

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  • 4 years ago