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On 22 Nov 2013 at 2:24pm sceptic wrote:
Driving from Ringmer to Lewes this afternoon I noticed a glider had made an emergency landing in a field on the left just before earwig corner. Luckily the pilot was standing outside the aircraft waiting for help. Good job the field was there.
On 22 Nov 2013 at 4:53pm Paulus wrote:
I wondered where he landed. I live down there and was watching him getting lower and lower. No thermals around this time of year to get him back to Ringmer.
On 22 Nov 2013 at 4:57pm SHS wrote:
So that's why Gortex is so expensive....
On 22 Nov 2013 at 7:55pm Cliffe Hanger wrote:
How does one get a glider back home in that situation, I wonder? Bit big to fit on a road vehicle.
On 22 Nov 2013 at 9:03pm Paulus wrote:
In one of these...

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On 22 Nov 2013 at 9:23pm Cliffe Hanger wrote:
Ah. So the wings come off. Fair enough!
I have one experience of flying in a glider, and it was about 20 years ago. We had a winch launch. We gained no altitude at all, so did a circuit and landed again within minutes.
Glad to hear there is a Plan B.
On 22 Nov 2013 at 9:37pm cheesecake wrote:
Was this why there wads huge traffic jam all the way through town this afternoon & early eve. ,?
On 22 Nov 2013 at 9:51pm cuilfail wrote:
The huge traffic jam was as a result of a cyclist lying in the road at Earwig Corner. He/she was there being looked after by paramedics and police for a long time.
On 24 Nov 2013 at 2:08pm gaynor gould wrote:
One of the 'joys' of gliding is a field landing - they happen from time to time. Gliders come apart and are trailered back to the airfield - usually a round of drinks or two is the traditional penalty for getting it wrong. More usually caused by hitting 'sink' rather than not finding 'lift'...
On 24 Nov 2013 at 8:02pm Peter pan wrote:
All a bit Thomas Crown Affair, one of my favourite movies
A game of chess perhaps Gaynor

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