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Old March 12th 18, 12:27 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Gianni Isotope
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Default cockpit exit assist for older pilots

Sorry, I'm sure this is a real concern for aging pilots, but the first thing that came to mind is a large tube of BENGAY®.

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Old March 12th 18, 12:49 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Charlie M. (UH & 002 owner/pilot)
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OK, seriously.......

Are you talking a pilot getting in and out or older people/sorta disabled that go for rides?
What ship/ships? What is required in an ASK-21 will be different than a 2-33.
For glass ships, what works on a side hinge canopy may not be the best for a front hinged.
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Old March 12th 18, 02:53 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 8:47:50 PM UTC-5, wrote:
What devices and or methods are available to assist older pilots in exiting sailplane cockpits (on the ground)?


Our club has a median age of 60 and several older, but proficient, pilots have difficulty getting out of the club 1-26E and club K-6E. The air bladder may be a solution. Availability? Giving rides in the club 2-33 necessitated the use of a small kitchen step ladder for older or challenged passengers.
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Old March 12th 18, 05:04 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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I'm planning to set up the Bow Flex to improve my ability to lift myself
straight up using only my arms.┬* The Stemme's cockpit is pretty deep
and, with a parachute and survival vest (lot of wilderness out here),
it's becoming a struggle.┬* It would also be nice to lose about 15 pounds...

On 3/11/2018 7:47 PM, wrote:
What devices and or methods are available to assist older pilots in exiting sailplane cockpits (on the ground)?


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Old March 12th 18, 05:23 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default cockpit exit assist for older pilots

Sawzall...

Or give Martin Baker a call:

http://martin-baker.com/products/mk18-ejection-seat/

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Old March 12th 18, 05:28 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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The most effective conditioning is specific to the sport or activity that you want to do.

So the best strength building exercise for 'getting out of the cockpit' is 'getting out of the cockpit'. Next time you go flying, get in and out of it more than once. If you feel silly doing that, or if winter interferes, then figure out what movements and muscles you use to get in and out of the cockpit, and set something up at home.



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Old March 12th 18, 06:08 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 1:28:48 PM UTC-4, son_of_flubber wrote:
The most effective conditioning is specific to the sport or activity that you want to do.

So the best strength building exercise for 'getting out of the cockpit' is 'getting out of the cockpit'. Next time you go flying, get in and out of it more than once. If you feel silly doing that, or if winter interferes, then figure out what movements and muscles you use to get in and out of the cockpit, and set something up at home.


The latest workout craze- gyms full of old L-13 fuselages/sarcasm Skill training and strength training are separate endeavors. Find a strength trainer or figure something out on your own and build strength. Get stronger all around and your life will be better all around.

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Old March 12th 18, 06:21 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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Or the Yankee Extraction System http://www.ejectionsite.com/yankee.htm.

Oh, no - that would be for bailout.

On 3/12/2018 6:00 AM, wrote:
You didn't specify whether survival after egress was required.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPolRUz3_qo

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Old March 12th 18, 06:26 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
john firth
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On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 9:47:50 PM UTC-4, wrote:
What devices and or methods are available to assist older pilots in exiting sailplane cockpits (on the ground)?


The outstanding film "Henry Fifth" shows a great French system for
getting on a horse, in full armour.

The British had a number of systems for getting them off.

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Old March 12th 18, 06:37 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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Default cockpit exit assist for older pilots

Better still - VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yw8g1Soigk.

On 3/12/2018 12:21 PM, Dan Marotta wrote:
Or the Yankee Extraction System http://www.ejectionsite.com/yankee.htm.

Oh, no - that would be for bailout.

On 3/12/2018 6:00 AM, wrote:
You didn't specify whether survival after egress was required.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPolRUz3_qo

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