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Old May 5th 08, 11:21 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Vaughn Simon
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Default Close call -- glider ops

"Brian" wrote in message
.... with the exception
of Take-off and landing there is little a student pilot can do that I
don't have a lot of time to react to.

Then you have not had to teach glider aero launch/tow.

With new primary students, the glider tends to flop around at the end of the
tow rope like a freshly hooked fish. A new CFIG must learn very quickly how to
react instantaneously. You may take over the controls, save the situation, and
then transfer control back to your student two or three times in the space of a
single minute!