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Old April 12th 18, 04:13 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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There is one slot open May 5,6 for someone looking for a combination winch launch sign off and introduction to off field landing course here in central Pa.

The class size has been reduced by one (to three) to allow more flexibility in dodging adverse weather (severe winds, precip, low clouds). The primary date is May 5 with a fall back to May 6 (Sunday).

While most US pilots may never make another winch launch, the stick and rudder skills, demand for concentration, unusual attitude exposure and mental charge will benefit anyone wishing to expand their flying skill.

Also, like it or not, we glider drivers fly with the odd chance of landing in a field not of our choosing. And these fields are usually more challenging and hazardous than the home drome. Patterns and landing at Eagle Field have many of the demands of these "rural visitations" one might encounter, such as rising and falling terrain, sloped (right/left) terrain, approach end trees, and short landing distance.

Ten or so patterns and landings with these demands might pay off in a future outlanding.

Karl Striedieck contact: karls at uplink.net
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Old April 13th 18, 10:27 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Happy Birthday Karl!
A group of us did this 3 years ago and it was an awesome experience. I'd go again but we are busy having fun with our own winch!

Doug Tarmichael
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Old April 16th 18, 05:20 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Can't say enough about the training we received from Karl and his winch crew at Eagle Field. Launches with a crosswind, soft release technique, emergency procedures, rope splicing, off field landing instruction. Sure did make a better pilot out of me. Highly recommended.

Don (weak link) Grillo

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Old April 19th 18, 11:30 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I was a much better pilot after doing a winch rating, did much better modfied circuits.
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Old April 19th 18, 03:25 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Karl's winch clinic is an extraordinary training opportunity and terrific fun.

The effectiveness of the 'simulated landout training' cannot be overstated. Doing 12 challenging landings in 24 hours is a huge boost to proficiency.
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Old April 24th 18, 05:17 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I will be there.....not sure if I'm slotted already or if I got the last slot.

Jeff Banks

 




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