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Old February 20th 18, 07:07 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I stumbled across a young 150 hour glider pilot online, who had recently seen a low pass on a Grand Prix video. He thought 'that was neat', and so he decided to 'try that at home' on his own. He landed cleanly on his first attempt.
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Old February 20th 18, 08:26 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 2:07:16 PM UTC-5, son_of_flubber wrote:
I stumbled across a young 150 hour glider pilot online, who had recently seen a low pass on a Grand Prix video. He thought 'that was neat', and so he decided to 'try that at home' on his own. He landed cleanly on his first attempt.


Define "cleanly"... I imagine that it may possibly be "dirtily" as well.
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Old February 20th 18, 08:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:26:22 PM UTC+3, Dan Daly wrote:
On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 2:07:16 PM UTC-5, son_of_flubber wrote:
I stumbled across a young 150 hour glider pilot online, who had recently seen a low pass on a Grand Prix video. He thought 'that was neat', and so he decided to 'try that at home' on his own. He landed cleanly on his first attempt.


Define "cleanly"... I imagine that it may possibly be "dirtily" as well.


I would imagine most people are self taught. How many organisations put "How to execute competition finishes" in their dual training syllabus?

They perhaps *should*.

Fortunately it's not that hard to do provided you do the pull up before the speed has decayed too much. Anyone trained on winch should be able to figure it out, and those with a ridge nearby can practice pull-ups and reversal turns to circuit speed there safely.
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Old February 20th 18, 09:32 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 3:26:22 PM UTC-5, Dan Daly wrote:

Define "cleanly"... I imagine that it may possibly be "dirtily" as well.


Clean as in, "he remembered to put the gear down".

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Old February 20th 18, 09:41 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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As I was told by a rather wise instructor (who is on here a fair amount)...... "you will never beat the lowest finish, at best, you will tie it......".

He learned quite a bit from Steve Bennis, among the pioneers of "modern soaring", airport owner where I flew, the DE for my private and commercial glider check rides, probably found a lot of ways to break gliders over the decades, tried to make sure none of us tried to replicate his misfortunes.
Yes, he is in the SSA HoF.


While he was sorta crusty, I do miss him and was glad to know him.
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Old February 21st 18, 12:54 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 2:07:16 PM UTC-5, son_of_flubber wrote:
I stumbled across a young 150 hour glider pilot online, who had recently seen a low pass on a Grand Prix video. He thought 'that was neat', and so he decided to 'try that at home' on his own. He landed cleanly on his first attempt.


Seems it's same people who don't trust teenagers to practice abstinence humping, expect new pilots to practice abstinence humping the earth. Temptation is temptation. Sex ed is taught in school, past time we teach student pilots how to fly safe and low.
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Old February 21st 18, 02:04 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:55:47 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 2:07:16 PM UTC-5, son_of_flubber wrote:
I stumbled across a young 150 hour glider pilot online, who had recently seen a low pass on a Grand Prix video. He thought 'that was neat', and so he decided to 'try that at home' on his own. He landed cleanly on his first attempt.


I hope he remembered to say "Wahoo!!" as he opened the canopy. That's the best part.

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Old February 21st 18, 02:32 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Clean as in "he didn't kill himself (or anybody else)"?
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Old February 21st 18, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Bruce Hoult View Post
On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 11:26:22 PM UTC+3, Dan Daly wrote:
On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 2:07:16 PM UTC-5, son_of_flubber wrote:
I stumbled across a young 150 hour glider pilot online, who had recently seen a low pass on a Grand Prix video. He thought 'that was neat', and so he decided to 'try that at home' on his own. He landed cleanly on his first attempt.


Define "cleanly"... I imagine that it may possibly be "dirtily" as well.


I would imagine most people are self taught. How many organisations put "How to execute competition finishes" in their dual training syllabus?

They perhaps *should*.

Fortunately it's not that hard to do provided you do the pull up before the speed has decayed too much. Anyone trained on winch should be able to figure it out, and those with a ridge nearby can practice pull-ups and reversal turns to circuit speed there safely.
It's part of the available training syllabus in New Zealand

http://gliding.co.nz/wp-content/uplo...MOAP-AL-26.pdf

Appendix 2-I Final Glides pg 103

:-) Colin
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Old February 21st 18, 01:11 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:55:47 PM UTC-5, wrote:
...past time we teach student pilots how to fly safe and low.


Agreed. In USA we manage to kill a pilot every few years with untrained
imitation (Uvalde, Wurtsboro, etc).

A while back I talked to Scott Manley about doing video showing the
ways people usually die (slow speed and or button-hook).
Scott started but sorry I don't know if this was ever completed?
 




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