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Staying Relaxed

Staying Relaxed

Have you ever seen a 2-33 land two-point? The skid and main-wheel at the same time, even worse is skid first. I tell my CFI Applicants, instructing is enjoyable but always remember the student is always trying to kill you. Normally I say it as a joke emphasizing to...
More Ways NOT to Move Your Glider

More Ways NOT to Move Your Glider

Reader-submitted golf cart towing suggestions: Carry a Fire extinguisher to help prevent the photo from last week. Most golf carts are not designed for the abuse we give them running around an airport. The plastic pieces or tall grass might–or one reader...
The Ever Dangerous Golf Cart Tow

The Ever Dangerous Golf Cart Tow

It was brought to my attention that even more difficult than the aero-tow is towing the glider back with a golf cart. Following are my “golf cart tips for dummies” that might seem obvious, but are based on mistakes that have all been done before. Make sure...
“Just Get the Wings Level”

“Just Get the Wings Level”

When I am trying to teach aero-tow to students I spend most of the time telling them to ‘get the wings level’. Most of the time they over control and try too quickly to get aligned. This results in going back and forth behind the towplane. Most of the time...