Thread: Learn to glide?
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 06:18
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BDM
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Wild Weasel
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Interesting! I was not aware the procedure was that different in the UK. In Belgium the low tow and combined landing are the official procedure when the glider cannot release.
Though defintiely more complicated, the benefit is not having to land your glider with 60m of rope attached adding to drag and increasing the risk of the rope getting caught on obstacles.
I fly at a field surrounded by high trees, so that makes sense to me.
Thanks jim59 and 3wheels for teachin me something I did not know about gliding in the UK!
So is low tow taught to students on your end just to train piloting skills in aerotow like 'boxing the wake' etc.?
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