WHO & WHAT MAKES A GOOD PILOT BESIDES EXPERIENCE?
Catagories: a. experienced.
b. new pilots / students.
What establishes who makes good pilots and that is
GROUND HANDLING. GH allows you to better feel and understand the feedback from your glider which in return helps you to interpet and respond to/with the proper feedback for the situation in the least amount of time with no second guessing. In addition this helps build confidence in control
a. on the ground, b. flying, c. landing.
Using the above and following, along with GOOD JUDGMENT and you will be a GOOD, SAFE & RESPECTED PILOT.
First flight with NEW GLIDERS
It is strongly advised to practice ground handling before the first flight.
Note: For frontward take off, think to stick your elbows close to the body. This will not over stressed the wingtips and inflation will be more compact and faster.
The first flights are done far from the ground to understand the response of the toggle input in the first turns. You’ll be able then to figure out the altitude loss in the different kind of turns.
We recommend U approach for landing with NO steep banks turn close to the ground and a long final is recommended. Apply some brake to flair the ground, then fully use the brake range to stop once your
speed has been reduced.
Important point: we strongly advise against a takeoff with a partially inflated glider or without total control in pitch and roll.
Practice again and again ground handling. It is very fun and nothing is more effective in understanding the reactions of your glider. Practicing ground handling
and kitting is best way to increase your skills for safe takeoff control, flying and landing.
NEW GLIDERS - Read the manual before using the glider.