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Lesson 1g - Glider Ground Handling -- Hangar to Flightline

Lesson Objective

The instructor will teach the student/candidate the proper procedure of extracting the aircraft from the hangar, and bringing the aircraft to the flight line

Regulatory Requirement


  • Opening of the Hangar doors
  • Extraction from the dolly
  • Towing behind the towcar, including communication with tow car driver
  • Appropriate number of ground personnel
  • Appropriate method of turning the glider around turns

Completion Standards

The student must be able to perform:

  • safe extraction of the aircraft from the hangar
  • proper use of the dolly
  • safe transit of the glider from the hangar to the flightline

The student must be able to explain:

  • the appropriate use of hangar doors
  • the appropriate locations to grasp the aircraft
  • the hazards of handling the canopy

Prerequisite Study

Recommended Study


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