Freeflight Blog Soaring Top Landing.

Simon Gorringe
17TH March Steyning Bowl
  • Task club pilot soaring task at Steyning Bowl, private site to Freeflightbrighton.
   

17Th March 2009. Steyning Bowl

Conditions east at 10 mph on take off, small thermals coming through at 11 am.
Simon Gorringe task is complete soaring task and top landing by himself and observed by Rob Chisholm for his final task in club pilot.
Simon Gorringe, two days before came in and practiced some ground handling. This paid off as he had to launch all on his own at the private site Steyning.
A total of 3 soaring flights are required and top landings under control for you final task in club pilot.
Simon Gorringe here bought his equipment through Freeflight school and gain extra days tuition in this package.
Canopy control is essentially before you can fly on your own.
Simon executes a perfect top landing for the fifth time that day.
Simon Gorringe here in flight, notice the red handle, this is his emergency parachute
Simon here 300 ft above.
Time for another top landing "Rob"
devils dyke And then off again for another flight.
red glider "You all right up their Simon, its been an hour so far into the flight.
red glider truleigh hill "Yes Rob I buy you lunch. Just another ten minutes please"
   
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