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  • South African article on gyro crashes!

    Interesting & well put!
    Chris T.
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  • #2
    +1 good article

    I am surprised about the crashes due to engine outs from performing self maintenance Those shouldn't be fatal, right? Maybe they were at low altitude on take off?

    I have only one session under my belt but I can relate to how invisible wires are. I was shocked how difficult they were to see even when Vance told they were there! It's something you never worry about in a FW.


    • #3
      Look for poles carrying the wires in addition to the wires. The poles are generally more visible from above. Only had one issue with this method on final to an airport where poles were on other side of a runway, and I aborted the landing. On fly over on the go around I saw the wires went under ground then back up to the pole on he approach end of the runway. Quarries will have wires running to offices so watch for those. Wires run across rivers and valleys so make sure you know the location before flying low. Farms have them along roads and between barns.
      Last edited by DavePA11; 06-28-2018, 03:57 AM.


      • #4
        Why would you expect a student on his first flight to do a power off landing?

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