CAP - Glider Flight OPS Program Spring - 2004

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CAP - Glider Flight OPS Program Spring - 2004. Glider OPS At Concord - CON. right traffic vs power left traffic for RWY 35 departure left traffic with power aircraft for RWY 17 departure glider activity will remain EAST of the airport tow plane w/o glider is standard traffic (with rope)
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CAP - Glider Flight OPS ProgramSpring - 2004 Glider OPS At Concord - CON
  • right traffic vs power left traffic for RWY 35 departure
  • left traffic with power aircraft for RWY 17 departure
  • glider activity will remain EAST of the airport
  • tow plane w/o glider is standard traffic (with rope)
  • take-off procedures to keep the glider near the airport
  • glider emergency procedures – rope break at different altitudes
  • grass vs runway landings
  • sequencing tows with local powered traffic
  • Cadet Orientation Syllabus For Glider Operations
  • flight 1: ground handling, preflight inspection, takeoff and landing
  • flight 2: normal glider flight maneuvers
  • flight 3: advanced glider flight maneuvers
  • flight 4: use of instruments in soaring flight
  • flight 5: soaring weather flight
  • Tow Pilot Qualifications
  • Must be a CAP Cadet Orientation Pilot to be considered for Tow Pilot Training
  • Commercial Pilot license or military flying experience
  • Minimum of 10 Tow Instructional Flights
  • Sign-off at the discretion of the Tow Pilot Instructor
  • Tow Pilot Check-Out Ground training
  • tow line inspection – frayed/no knots
  • tow rings
  • tow hook check-out
  • Tow Pilot Check-Out Glider Flight No. 1
  • observe take-off and tow
  • glider high and low tow positions
  • turns on tow
  • slack rope
  • glider problems and emergency release
  • Tow Pilot Check-Out Glider Flight No. 2
  • fly take-off and tow with assistance
  • descend into the wake
  • box the wake
  • out of position maneuvers
  • practice turns
  • standard release
  • Tow Pilot Check-Out Glider Flight No. 3
  • Same a flight 2 with less assistance
  • Tow Pilot Check-Out Glider Flight No. 4
  • Practice prior maneuvers as needed
  • Tow Pilot Check-Out Tow Aircraft Flight No 1
  • Practice tow, with emphasis on takeoff, initial climb, normal release, and descent after tow
  • Tow Pilot Check-Out Tow Aircraft Flight No 2
  • Practice tow, with emphasis on climb airspeed control
  • Tow Pilot Check-Out Tow Aircraft Flight No 3
  • Practice tow, with emphasis on climb during out of position glider maneuvers.
  • Tow Pilot Check-Out Tow Aircraft Flight No 4
  • Practice tow with emphasis on emergency signals
  • Tow Pilot Check-Out Tow Aircraft Flight No 5
  • Practice tow with emphasis on glider rope break training at 200 feet agl.
  • Tow Pilot Check-Out Tow Aircraft Flight No 6
  • Practice simulated tow, review emergency procedures
  • Glider Safety
  • Ground handling – need a minimum of two capable volunteers (not CFIG!)
  • Rope handling – do not twist around hand
  • Wing running – do not hold any surface
  • Radio communication – for local traffic and MHT approach control
  • General Glider Comments
  • Schweizer SGS-2 33A
  • Blanik L-23
  • Conclusion
  • This program needs your support to be successful!
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