Thread: Learn to glide?
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 20:03
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BDM
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Wild Weasel
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Mary will correct me if I'm wrong but the main reason low tow is taught afaik is for cablerelease malfunctions.
If the gliderpilot is unable to release the tow cable he will signal this to the towplane and assume low tow position. This will enable the tow pilot to take the tow combination back to the airfield and land in the safest way possible.
This enables the glider to land first, at which point the tow pilot can cut or release the cable and land ahead or go around.
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