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Old October 21st 04, 01:48 PM
mat Redsell
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Default Cross country in the 1-34

I did all of my early cross country in a 1-34. I was amazed at the
effectiveair brakes on this sailplane that allowed me to land anywhere. Am
I correct in assuming that this glider is an excellent one to start cross
country training. Is there another glider one would recommend and why?

-mat
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Old October 21st 04, 02:08 PM
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"mat Redsell" wrote in message
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I did all of my early cross country in a 1-34. I was amazed at the
effectiveair brakes on this sailplane that allowed me to land anywhere. Am
I correct in assuming that this glider is an excellent one to start cross
country training. Is there another glider one would recommend and why?

-mat
Marske Flying Wings
http://www.continuo.com/marske



Mat.

One of my best flights was 17 miles in a hang glider. It isn't the
distance, the airplane you use or the speed you do it. It is the coolness
of doing it.

Fly what you got, fly far away, get home and smile.
If you land out, make new friends, create new memories
tow home and smile. If you can't get away from the airport,
fly local, land and smile.

It's about smiling

Scott.




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Old October 21st 04, 03:10 PM
Stewart Kissel
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Here's how a guy did his Diamond goal in one....and
a few years ago Soaring had a nice article on a fellow
finishing off his Diamond with a 500k in his.

http://www.jimforeman.com/Stories/diamond_goal.htm



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Old October 22nd 04, 04:56 PM
Ian Spence
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I did all three diamonds in my 1-34 more than 25 years ago. It was my first
glider and I only had 20 hrs in my logbook when I bought it. Wonderful
beginner's glider. It was always assembled and tied down (one plus of a
metal glider). I could fly within a few minutes of arriving at the field. As
a result I probably flew more than anyone else in the club. About five
hundred hours in 3-4 years.

And yes, you can land a 1-34 virtually anywhere. I remember one landing, on
a very windy day, *across* our grass strip. Reason for doing this: a strong
x-wind. I should also mention that we had a single (wide) runway, a clear
approach from the side, and it was a weekday with no one else around flying
conventional circuits ;-)

Go XC in a Schweizer mat!

Ian Spence, WW, Ventus 2cxt

mat Redsell wrote:

I did all of my early cross country in a 1-34. I was amazed at the
effectiveair brakes on this sailplane that allowed me to land anywhere. Am
I correct in assuming that this glider is an excellent one to start cross
country training. Is there another glider one would recommend and why?

-mat
Marske Flying Wings
http://www.continuo.com/marske



 




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