From the cockpit: Glider landing.

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  1. HardlyAble2

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    Wow....somebody's real good. I held my breath just watching it....
     

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    Thought he was going swimming for a minute.
     
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    That was cool.

    I don't understand why the airport authorities got upset when I completed my landing roll in the grass.
    in the grass.jpg
     
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    A glider like that has about a 50:1 glide ratio, meaning that for every foot it flies forward, it only loses one foot of altitude. Compare that to 9:1 for a Cessna, and about 17:1 for a typical airliner.
     
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    My old girlfriend and I took a glider ride over Acadia National Park years ago. It was amazing. Slow day for the pilot, so we got an extra long ride and some real good manuvers. I was surprised how noisy it was though.
     
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    I think you mean for every 50 feet it goes forward, it only looses 1 foot of elevation.
     
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    I would like my glider to have an engine and a parachute please.

    ...... Also water wings would be nice.

    ...... But that was good to watch.
     
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    Looked like it was going to be a "water landing" to me....balls of steel...(or a LOT of experience)
    I watched this after seeing the "Sully" film clips again...pull up.....pull up...
     
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    Was that a powered sailplane?
     
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    I'm currently reading D-Day by Stephen Ambrose. There is a photo captioned: "Gliders of the British 6th Airborne Division near Ranville, about a Kilometer from Pegasus Bridge. Of the 355 gliders that took part in British airborne operations on D-Day, 100 pilots were killed or wounded." The photo shows a field littered with damaged gliders. Tough men in a tough situation.

    Elsewhere it stated that the American glider crash casualty rate was 16% mostly from crashing into hedgerows. This was before they even started fighting. Very nasty business.

    Church Key
     
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    They probably don't practice a lot of touch and goes...

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    And air-brakes!
     
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    Physicist in our lab was an avid Sailplane flier. He had a Schweizer. I don't know the model. He insisted it was a sailplane, not a glider.

    He would trailer it all over, but primarily fly out of Red Wing, MN where he could use the Bluffs for updraft.

    Some Sailplanes do have engines. For example: DG-808, Schleicher ASK 21, Vikings. They are for short use to gain altitude or emergency flight to runways.

    Then there are "Motor Gliders" which use the engine much more.
     
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    Makes me think of The Thomas Crown Affair...
     
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