Tomo Posted November 1, 2008 Share Posted November 1, 2008 Well I went for my first Glider Flight Yesterday, very impressed with it... Ok, first off, I had a briefing of how to use the parachute (if need be:nerd:), then climbed on board, strapped up, checked to see if we had full control movement of the stick, and then closed the canopy. (wouldn't won't to be much taller, only had a few inches to spare between my head and the canopy...:big_grin:) The tug fired up, pulled out and lined up... another bloke put the tow line on the hook in the nose of the glider. tug pulled up tension on the line, then away we go... we were off the ground in about 30m and just sat at about 2ft off the ground until the tug got off the ground also... we headed east, and climbed up and released at 1800ft in a thermal, circling around to the right, climbing at about 350 to 400ft min... about eight minutes latter we leveled off at 6400ft...:thumb_up: We then did a bit of zig zagging over the ground, not going to far from the field... the instructor gave the controls over to me, and I had a great time flying back and forth staying at about 6000ft, (not so hot that way;))... The time crept up on us and it was time to go back to the field, pulled out the wing brakes so we could loose hight, it was a great day for thermals and we had trouble going down, so to speak... Joined the circuit, and then it was ready to land:crying:... anyway he made a good landing, we got out and pushed the glider off the strip.....and so ended my the first glider flight.....:big_grin: Here are some pictures that I took of the Darling Downs, while we were UP there... For those that are not farmers, the light brown/gold colour stuff is wheat almost ready to harvest, and the circle padocks are where they have a center pivot irrigation systems on them....:big_grin: Thanks, Tom Ps. On the last pic... to the top far right hand corner you can faintly see Dalby in the distance... and then to the left hand corner is the direction I come from...(Cecil Plains):thumb_up: And that's Oakey creek in the forground... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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