Sunday, 16 June 2013

First video

Bought a video cam last week and mounted it in the cockpit. My first short video (<2 mins) shows an emergency engine failure drill. The motor glider's engine is cut to idle seconds after take-off while still climbing and, thanks to it's great gliding range, there's time to execute a 180 degree turn back to the field. This is all but impossible for most light airplanes and provides the glider with a greater safety margin. Note the thumbs up from the instructor (on the right) after touchdown!


1 comment:

  1. Great video, it's great to see what it's like to fly the plane yourself.