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Glider flight

Postby Dave T » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:52 am

Modern gliders are very efficient, here is a clip by Bruno Vassel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GRpxGvhFSQ
Here is the longer version 4¾hrs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5UhLzSlfpI
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Re: Glider flight

Postby Shadowcaster » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:47 am

Spectacular, great video. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Glider flight

Postby Dave T » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:39 am

People underestimate gliders, they think because it has no engine that they can't go very far. Modern gliders are very efficient as shown in the video by Bruno.
If you watch the start of the longer video you can see that in the early stages of the flight it was touch-and-go if he would find enough lift to continue the flight.

In this clip Bruno explains his cockpit instruments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBjyEmdb0MA
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Re: Glider flight

Postby Doering » Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:46 pm

That is one beautiful video. Out of this world landscape!
My latest video at The Flight Level - Dangerous Landings - Lukla, Nepal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C-KQ7XDDog
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Re: Glider flight

Postby Dave T » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:11 am

Bruno's videos are always top notch.
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Re: Glider flight

Postby amymarshall » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:18 am

I had no idea one could fly a glider with no engine or fuel for hours on end all over the mountains and back. Very exciting really.
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Re: Glider flight

Postby Dave T » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:12 am

Welcome to SimV, it's not that easy most glider flights end up landing out. It takes a lot of experience and skill, Bruno makes it look so easy.
When things get back to normal look up your local gliding club, they often have open days where you can have a go at gliding. Nothing beats the feeling you get from a winch launch.
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Re: Glider flight

Postby qwertik » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:52 am

For me this is the first time. I also want to join the team of professionals to learn to fly well. My friend lives in the Carpathians and flies there often. For me it would be so.
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