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3rd Apr 2019, 12:29
Replies: 29
Views: 5,231
Posted By snapper1

Dropped a wing at the start of winch launch,...

Dropped a wing at the start of winch launch, ignored it and carried on. Landing an hour or so later I was called for a debrief. ''You really scarred me'' was all he said. Never did it again.
6th Mar 2019, 18:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By snapper1

Ah, 'Wings for Pauline'. Camphill airfield looks...

Ah, 'Wings for Pauline'. Camphill airfield looks pretty much the same today. And I believe that Peter is still trying to solo!
5th Mar 2019, 21:27
Replies: 39
Views: 14,941
Posted By snapper1

Depends on what you mean by fair weather....

Depends on what you mean by fair weather. Mountain-lee-wave days are by definition windy and often rather sporty but its usually only a problem if you fly into the rotor.
18th Feb 2019, 13:09
Replies: 395
Views: 212,847
Posted By snapper1

From Tuesday's NOTAMS FORMATION TRANSIT BY...

From Tuesday's NOTAMS

FORMATION TRANSIT BY FAST JET MILITARY AIRCRAFT ROUTING : 523849N 0003304E ( MARHAM AERODROME ) 1300 524033N 0003410E ( VICINITY OF NARBOROUGH ) 1305 523815N 0000539W (...
4th Feb 2019, 13:01
Replies: 5
Views: 3,193
Posted By snapper1

Longer version. Final bit looks more like an...

Longer version. Final bit looks more like an ejection than an extraction.

https://tinyurl.com/y8go9m4e
17th Jan 2019, 08:17
Replies: 28
Views: 4,440
Posted By snapper1

The Eurofox demonstrator we used for aero-towing...

The Eurofox demonstrator we used for aero-towing last summer had a horn that played 'Dixie'.
9th Jan 2019, 09:25
Replies: 395
Views: 212,847
Posted By snapper1

My thanks to the GR4 crew for the flypast near...

My thanks to the GR4 crew for the flypast near Masham, North Yorkshire yesterday.
3rd Dec 2018, 13:09
Replies: 40
Views: 6,921
Posted By snapper1

How about his one. Although its not in the UK. ...

How about his one. Although its not in the UK.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bTimub3x_g
3rd Sep 2018, 18:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By snapper1

Perlan2 high altitude glider 76,000 feet.

Flying in the polar vortex above Argentina yesterday the Perlan 2 glider got to 76,000 feet. The aim is to get to 90,000.
20th Apr 2018, 07:10
Replies: 22
Views: 2,310
Posted By snapper1

The Wolds Gliding Club, Pocklington, York, United...

The Wolds Gliding Club, Pocklington, York, United Kingdom have an LS4. They are still in EU - but you may have to hurry!
31st Mar 2018, 15:51
Replies: 16
Views: 3,077
Posted By snapper1

The article states that they can, but not if the...

The article states that they can, but not if the airport owner declines to co-operate. Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Intergalactic Space Port may become a test case as they don't seem keen to.
31st Mar 2018, 07:31
Replies: 16
Views: 3,077
Posted By snapper1

CAA discover they can't remove airspace

This is a must-read article for anyone concerned about airspace grabs by airport owners.

''......the CAA had discovered that it lacked the legal powers to enforce the airspace ‘roll back’ it had...
2nd Mar 2018, 15:12
Replies: 69
Views: 8,101
Posted By snapper1

Sir Niall (and others) there is a thread running...

Sir Niall (and others) there is a thread running on gliderpilot.net on the same subject which was also started by the OP here on prune. As you would expect there are a range of views. It might be...
2nd Mar 2018, 10:55
Replies: 69
Views: 8,101
Posted By snapper1

Sir Niall, OK, see your point in those...

Sir Niall, OK, see your point in those circumstances. Where I am the airspace is far less crowded. But we do put in calls to the military on the same basis eg - 'This is where I am and this is what...
1st Mar 2018, 15:45
Replies: 69
Views: 8,101
Posted By snapper1

Sir Niall - at the risk of more thread drift, I'm...

Sir Niall - at the risk of more thread drift, I'm genuinely interested in your comment and would like to know how that would work.
1st Mar 2018, 10:55
Replies: 69
Views: 8,101
Posted By snapper1

Also how many glider pilots have their FRTL radio...

Also how many glider pilots have their FRTL radio license, and keep in contact with an ATC unit................... If they only could talk on the GA frequencies, they could explain where they are...
22nd Feb 2018, 17:16
Replies: 23
Views: 19,963
Posted By snapper1

Robin, perhaps but..... Referring to the...

Robin, perhaps but.....

Referring to the previous launch, this is what the AAIB report said.

''....the Discus exceeded the maximum launch speed for his aircraft and so released the winch cable,...
26th Jan 2018, 11:53
Replies: 4,812
Views: 1,233,606
Posted By snapper1

Might this help? Glider Pilot Network >...

Might this help?

Glider Pilot Network > Classified Adverts (http://adverts.gliderpilot.net/?op=s3&id=14463)
8th Dec 2017, 07:53
Replies: 4,812
Views: 1,233,606
Posted By snapper1

Well, it's only marginally more aerodynamic than...

Well, it's only marginally more aerodynamic than a brick but in the right conditions it can be great fun. And if those who control Cadet finances want a cheap method of...
4th Nov 2017, 15:31
Replies: 60
Views: 13,698
Posted By snapper1

Using wheel brake to prevent jerking forward and...

Using wheel brake to prevent jerking forward and possibly over-running the rope is a useful technique especially when launching on a down slope. With a glider such as the ASW20 where wheel brake is...
11th Oct 2017, 12:53
Replies: 60
Views: 13,698
Posted By snapper1

The pilot appears to be cycling the trim which in...

The pilot appears to be cycling the trim which in the Puchacz is just below the airbrake lever and is operated via a push-rod, for and aft. If, when doing that, the hand should foul the airbrake...
11th Oct 2017, 12:34
Replies: 60
Views: 13,698
Posted By snapper1

Good call mick. I feel sure that he will...

Good call mick.

I feel sure that he will want the video used for training purposes, perhaps when he's fully recovered.
10th Oct 2017, 17:03
Replies: 60
Views: 13,698
Posted By snapper1

What part of, '...not given his consent for the...

What part of, '...not given his consent for the dissemination of this video' and 'His family are distressed.' do you not understand? The guy is still in hospital.

His club asked if they could...
10th Oct 2017, 10:31
Replies: 60
Views: 13,698
Posted By snapper1

MODS, I know this pilot. He has not given his...

MODS,
I know this pilot. He has not given his consent for the dissemination of this video. His family are distressed by it being posted on Facebook and are taking steps to have it removed. Perhaps...
9th Oct 2017, 15:40
Replies: 60
Views: 13,698
Posted By snapper1

He hadn't locked his airbrakes and they were...

He hadn't locked his airbrakes and they were sucked open once speed built up so consequently his climb rate was very slow. He was quite correct in guarding the release.
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