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Cross Country Aerotow

Cross Country Aerotow

Normally we all brag about how far we soared. Little brag about how far they have gone while still attached to the towplane. I am sure we do not have the record aerotow, but we have done Warner Springs CA to Red Deer Canada (1,315 miles, 12 hours on tow, one-way),...
“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...
Rope Break

Rope Break

You want to be surprised when the rope doesn’t break. I use this same pessimistic attitude while slope soaring. Be surprised when things go your way. But this should be applied to the entire tow too. When you do your takeoff checklist you really want to be ready...