Posted: 1/20/2011 15:51:03
Modified: 1/20/2011 16:03:14
In some aircraft, preflighting the retractable gear
involves doing a very good leg stretch or two. This foot-launched glider only
requires a good-sized hill, flexible legs, and a good stiff breeze. Check out
the November issue of Experimenter
to learn more about the accessibility of gliding.
Thank You for listening to EAA Radio.
Afterburner Al - Station Manager-Emeritus, EAA Radio -
Posted: 1/21/2011 14:15:51
Shoot , anyone can foot launch an aircraft as modern as a Swift in 30mph winds like that. Esp from a cliff.
Now in the early days of foot launched Ultralights esp in the mid west where there were no cliffs we had to run our buns off 'till the little 8 hp engines finally gave us enough thrust to pick us up by our armpits. A couple of runs down the runway with out tripping on lauch or landing was a great day and time to put it away, go to the bar, and tell great aviation stories of what heros we were.
Frank "WOOF" Beagle
Challenger Dealer CHII N797FB
frankbeagle at hotmail.com