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Post  paul on Sat 15 Jun 2013, 7:14 pm

I took a flight in a glider today & got to fly it myself ( present from last birthday ).......................Top fun:D







I'm the dashing looking figure in the glider LOL

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Re: Glider flight

Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 15 Jun 2013, 10:24 pm

I`m jealous paul...

I`ve been up a few times myself over the years, and absolutely love gliding, would like to get my licence

I always purposely stall the glider to get the sensation of weightlessness..such a buzz

hope you had fun!!
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Post  Dekenai on Sun 16 Jun 2013, 5:48 am

Must give it a go; I'm told that glider pilots know what their feet are for!
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Post  paul on Sun 16 Jun 2013, 10:27 am

The bloke who took me up said that motorcycle riders make good pilots due to their co-ordination , balance , & gentle ease with the controls.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants to give it a go it was fantastic , ....................now if I can only convince Sue I need another toy ( LOL her first word to me when I got back on ground was......... NO  )

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Post  BanditDave on Sun 16 Jun 2013, 3:10 pm

Does that mean Douglas Bader would not be a good glider pilot Question
@Dekenai wrote:Must give it a go; I'm told that glider pilots know what their feet are for!

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Post  Kiwisteve on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 8:41 am

Hey Paul, you'd make a better door than a window. Smile
How is it when you're coming in to land knowing that the pilot can't see anything in front! affraid

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Post  Dekenai on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 12:41 pm

@BanditDave wrote:Does that mean Douglas Bader would not be a good glider pilot Question
@Dekenai wrote:Must give it a go; I'm told that glider pilots know what their feet are for!

No, ol' tin legs had tin feet so would have done just fine Smile

I am told that gliders have a lot of 'adverse yaw' and so require a lot of 'turn-coordination', unlike modern airplanes where this handling trait has pretty much been engineered out.
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Post  Blueknight on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 4:52 pm

In our garage there are no toys, only essentials...
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Post  paul on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 7:13 pm

@Kiwisteve wrote:Hey Paul, you'd make a better door than a window. Smile
How is it when you're coming in to land knowing that the pilot can't see anything in front! affraid






The pilot asked if I minded if he had a play & used an old flying technique & brought the glider  in sideways until the last minute & then straightened it up to land ..................maybe it was so he could see out the side window lol!

I prefer to call myself cuddly than a barn door Laughing

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Re: Glider flight

Post  paul on Mon 17 Jun 2013, 7:14 pm

@Blueknight wrote:In our garage there are no toys, only essentials...
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lol! I'll give that one a go

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Post  Blueknight on Tue 18 Jun 2013, 4:54 pm

My wife and I did a glider flight in Oahu (Hawaii) north shore about 10 years ago, what a great ride. The pilot said there would be a sudden drop when the tow cable was released, mate did it drop, but only for a second or two then it was soaring like a bird.
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