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Post by MDev » 27 Nov 2018, 21:14

Nigel Argall
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Re: Ouch

Post by Nigel Argall » 04 Dec 2018, 19:56

Truly, totally terrifying. And to think we think that launching with the Tx switched off is bad...

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Re: Ouch

Post by COLSON » 05 Dec 2018, 12:41

Let me see,,,,,pre flight checks,,,,,,,,glider,,check,,,,,big hill,,,,check,,,,paying customer,,,check,,,,,pointy sharp trees,,,,,check,,,,,,for the life of me I'm sure there is something else,,,,,,what the heck,,,,,,,,,RUN,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,OH B****r !!!!!!

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Re: Ouch

Post by Jolly Roger » 06 Dec 2018, 22:56

I'm amazed he hung on for that long. Few adults can hang from a fixed bar for more than 30 seconds, never mind from a swaying frame in a 30knot breeze. Holding on by one hand, as he did for a few brief moments, is even harder... usually less than 4 seconds. No wonder he fractured his wrists and tore tendons. Really glad he made it.

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Re: Ouch

Post by Elliot Howells » 07 Dec 2018, 09:14

The fear of falling to one's death is a powerful driving force eh Rog?

Buttock clenching in the extreme. Can't work out why the instructor doesn't bail at low altitude initially rather than risk almost certain death from 500 feet or more...


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Re: Ouch

Post by John Vella » 08 Dec 2018, 09:05

It is amazing the instructor having done the initial right turn did not go for a landing to the right of the road and houses along the slope, plenty of room ? Regards John.

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