Category: twin astir

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24/06/2007

Permalink 23:30:00, by admin Email , 490 words   English (ZA)
Categories: student, twin astir, take offs & landings, thermaling & soaring
There was a rather serious accident at the airfield today. During a routine winch launch of the Twin Astir, with an instructor and student on board, the left wing dropped and dragged in some thick knee high grass on the left of the runway. They were u… more »

13/05/2007

Permalink 17:02:04, by admin Email , 543 words   English (ZA)
Categories: student, twin astir, take offs & landings
Today I thought, as the glider rapidly approached the runway with that sinking bottomless feeling you get in your gut, we break this aeroplane! And it hard, very hard, hard enough for my head to get thrown forward and bashed back into the headrest. Bu… more »

05/05/2007

Permalink 18:02:00, by admin Email , 130 words   English (ZA)
Categories: student, twin astir, take offs & landings
5 May 2007 I requested a special day of flying for Saturday and it was very kindly granted by instructor F(5). Even though I was at the field at 8am, the day started late due to the thick mist and then later problems with the winch. The first f… more »

22/04/2007

A day rather to forget. Yet another calm almost windless Sunday morning, ideal to be set loose alone in the skies, but no. The winch driver doesn’t pitch, so to keep things moving I volunteer to take the first stint of winch duty. The first two… more »

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