I've come across some interesting glider landing videos recently. The first video is of a 1-26 making a short landing in a radio controlled model airplane field. On the audio you can hear a lot of concern about the fence and I was worried about a ground loop from the tall grass under his left wing. But the pilot performed a skillful landing and didn't damage anything.


Oh, I was rather amused that he was ticketed for landing there. I guess that's not much to complain about if it's the worst part of the land-out.

Up next is a landing on some very wet grass.

Posted by jzawodn at June 29, 2007 09:01 AM

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# said:

I think I recognize that field- it is a popular bailout field for when the ridge near Blairstown stops working. I know lots of pilots who've landed there, and gotten ticketed.

on June 29, 2007 10:31 AM
# Tyler said:

My instructor had his students work on short field landings over a fence for just that reason. We'd set up the winch and every snap we'd see who could come to a stop the quickest after going over the fence. No one got too crazy unsafe about it, but it was a fun exercise.

Here's a picture:

on June 29, 2007 02:16 PM
# Jeffrey Friedl said:

I wonder how much the ticket's fine is...

on June 29, 2007 07:27 PM
# Usb pendrive said:

Interesting article!

on July 7, 2007 01:24 AM
# Brian said:

Do you have another copy of the video? Youtube says the vid is no longer available.

on July 14, 2007 03:53 PM
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