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Old 22nd Dec 2013, 22:58
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Devonshire
Age: 92
Posts: 300
Glider low overshoots

Unusual, Uncommon, Agreed.

But at the French National Gliding Centre at Montaigne Noire this WAS a part of my gliding course.

The site was on the top of an E/W ridge with the hangar at the W end and student accommodation at the E. Most "endurance flying" used hill lift., along the ridge. Most landings were to the E. The Low overshoots were so that one could land on one or two fields at the bottom of the hill - unless one wished to continue.

We were also taught how to do a short down wind AND up a steep slope landing, where the glider could be turned around for short take off into the wind again.

It may have been an unusual site. They appeared to teach those who were not all novice pilots ( for whom a flit site might be better).

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