Landing Out: The Final Four Minutes

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No glider pilot wants to land short of his destination, but it inevitably happens. This book, by longtime CFIG Don Ingraham, goes step by step through the decision-making process that every glider pilot uses during cross-country flights. It helps to manage the practical and—no less important—emotional considerations that go with this event. Emphasizing constant inflight planning and conditioned responses, Ingraham will help your next landing out experience be not only survivable, ...Read more

No glider pilot wants to land short of his destination, but it inevitably happens. This book, by longtime CFIG Don Ingraham, goes step by step through the decision-making process that every glider pilot uses during cross-country flights. It helps to manage the practical and—no less important—emotional considerations that go with this event. Emphasizing constant inflight planning and conditioned responses, Ingraham will help your next landing out experience be not only survivable, but less stressful.


Contents

Author’s Notes
Don Ingraham: An Appreciation

The Final Four Minutes
•The Captain Within
•Mr. Spock and his role in your head
•The Voice Of Intuition
•The cross-country mindset
•Win Win Win!
•Question & Answer
•Failing to achieve The Goal
•Eleven reasons not to land out: The Temptations
•Inoculating yourself against dangerous delayed decisions
•Discipline

Coming Out Just Right
The 1,000 kilometer attempt
•Indianapolis or Bust
•Unforeseen developments
•Monster truck
•Coming out just right
•Totem poles
•Cow Poetry
•The Olympics in a small town
•The Field Of Dreams
•Home at last

Addendum: Notes by Bob Wander
•Off field landing pre-qualifications
•Practicing at home
•Cross-country flight planning
•Judging angles during the approach
•Two schools of thought
•Anxiety about off-field landings
•Searching for and selecting an acceptable, low-risk off-field landing site
•Studying the terrain in your task area prior to launch
•Wind and weather considerations
•Density altitude
•The 1-2-3 landing method
•Flying the approach
•After the off-field landing

Appendix
•About the SSA
•Further reading for cross-country pilots
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