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M02J... forgive me if this has been posted before.

BTW... This thread has become very slow to load. Is that just me, or is anyone else getting the same result?

Bruce :)

[video=youtube_share;LPIPxl_eS4k]http://youtu.be/LPIPxl_eS4k[/video]
 

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[video=vimeo;2837088]http://vimeo.com/2837088[/video]

This wideo shows, how much fun can offer low tech sailplane!

I see that video very inspirating....brings instant wish for such (low&slow :) ) flying....

Ragards!

Mitja
 

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M02J... forgive me if this has been posted before.

BTW... This thread has become very slow to load. Is that just me, or is anyone else getting the same result?[/QUOTE]
Indeed. I guess it's the youtube-video's being embedded with Flash, not HTML5. Lowering the number of posts per page might help a lot.

I'll simply put my video's in as a link now, to avoid the topic getting any slower.

If you ever think you encountered "a lot of crosswind", think again:
Scary Plane Landing in Bilbao, Spain; High winds rock plane as it lands "Video" - YouTube


And here a magnificent clip of how they spend your taxes:
FA18 Hornet Carrier Operations [HD] - YouTube
 

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Didn't find a good recent thread to post this in, so I'm doing it here. This YouTube link is a good one for scaring any pilot into a healthy respect for flutter.

Flutter at a Glance - YouTube

Bruce :)

(Just posting the link to keep from slowing down the page loading time.)
 

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Why did they not flip it ?
Several reasons I can think of...

1. To minimize movement and shaking/jarring of the pilot because they are unsure of the extent of his injuries.
2. To avoid the risk of collapsing the nose cone around the pilot's legs.
3. The all-glass ships can be extremely heavy and trying to manhandle the long tail and wings as you flip it can be almost impossible.

This video is a good example of why you should carry a canopy axe with you... what if this had been in the middle of nowhere with no rescue crews to help extract you?
 
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