So, I have started to fly in gliders

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  1. Jenisch

    Jenisch Active Member

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    Hello,

    I want to become a pilot, and started to fly in gliders, currently I'm flying in a L-23 Super Blanik.

    I'm having a little of difficulty, already in my fifth flight and still didn't dominated straith line flight and curves of small and medium inclination yet, but I'm slowly learning. :D

    Any glider pilots here?
     
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    I have about 15 hours in gliders. Sounds like you're too heavy in the controls (gripping the stick too hard). Everything is in small suttle movements. The L23 is a good trainer. Hope you're flying it on a hard runway or really soft landing field.
     
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    Our member 'Glider' is a glider pilot, who can maybe offer suggestions. I'd agree with Joe though - sounds like control input is too heavy. Hold the stick with a light touch and just 'feel' the pedals, and you should notice the difference.
     
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    good for you! i thought that would be a lot of fun and was seriously looking into it as a way to get back into flying. unfortunately, the one guy ( instructor ) i knew gave up his plane and the closest school is 200 miles away.
     
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    Hi Jenisch,
    Welcome to aviating - you'll be forever broke now :D

    It sounds like you're trying too hard. Sit back, relax, and let the glider do the work.
     
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    When I started flying it was explained to me the difference between a plane and a boat was the sky is a bigger hole in which to throw your money! Didn't realize how true that was.
     
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    #7 Jenisch, Jul 25, 2012
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    Now I'm getting better guys! When making a turn, I wasn't holding the stick firmly.
     
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    Good on you! Enjoy your flying.
     
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    That's awesome, congratulations!
     
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