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Pilot Proficiency Reference.

Postby Bill Cummings » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:44 pm

It is my hope that at some point all pilots will offer up videos of their flights.
It could lead to suggestions from the hang gliding community or critiques that may advance safety in the sport.
Another thing to consider is when visiting pilots ask for a guide to a site that is new to the visiting pilot whether or
not the pilot is really ready to fly a particular site.
The guide could watch videos of the visiting pilot that would yield a much clearer picture of the visiting
pilots abilities than a hang rating that for all you know had been fudged by a close friend or biased family member.
This would allow the guide to feel more comfort assisting someone off of a new site or cautioning that the pilot
might be pushing the safety envelope.
I've put together a video landing compilation of some of my recorded landing over the last three years.
Although safe launching technique is not shown in my compilation one may assume that each landing shown
was preceded by, at the very least, a successful launch. Other videos on the "Bill Cummings Channel," at YouTube
show launches, thermaling and cross country flights.
Feel free to reply with a link to your flying videos.
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Re: Pilot Proficiency Reference.

Postby Red » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:33 am


To my mind, the H3 pilot can do just about everything that the H4 pilot can do.

In my experience, the major, huge difference between the H3 and H4 ratings will be JUDGMENT. The H3 pilot will do (or attempt) the fool choices that the H4 pilot will NOT.

Experience is what you get, when you do not get what you want. :mrgreen:


P.S. Free advice, maybe worth the price,
for new and low-airtime HG pilots, on my web page . . .

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Re: Pilot Proficiency Reference.

Postby RobinHastings » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:59 am

That is a very nice compilation, Bill. It sure makes me think about my own landings! But not everyone has a GoPro for the keel, or access to one.
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