Lesson 6a - Slack Line
Inevitably, the glider pilot may be faced with the situation of slack line in the tow rope. These situations happen especially during gusty conditions, during towplane malfunctions (towplane decelerating), getting terribly out of position, rapid towplane banking, or just flying cross-country on aerotow. The instructor may call the tow pilot and ask him to reduce his rate of climb, and will demonstrate getting into slack rope situations, and how to deal with them smoothly.
Practical Test Standards:
The student must be able to perform:
The student must be able to explain:
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