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Old August 18th 19, 09:30 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Flaps/No flaps...practical difference??

On Saturday, 17 August 2019 01:07:44 UTC+3, BobW wrote:

Point being, anyone seriously claiming 'there's no practical difference in
landing capability' between flapped and unflapped gliders is either genuinely
ignorant, or 'discussionally choosing' to ignore the very real additional
landing-capabilities associated with large-deflection landing-flaps.

Bob - Cap't. Obvious - W.

Sure, if you totally botch landing circuit and approach way too high and fast, '20 flaps will get you down sooner than D2 airbrakes. But if you get into this situation, glider you need is ASK21 with flight instructor.