Melbourne Gliding Club

Size does matter - story

01 Mar 2017 13:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Alan Payne's story

The picture is of a paddock/airfield used by a RA pilot between Myrtleford and Wangaratta. At a briefing one morning at Wang, various pilots identified this as a good spot to outland if needed. I was flying over the area getting quite low and decided that it may be time to outland.

Alan Payne's story

I looked at the said paddock and thought it doesn’t look quite wide enough so I chose to look for a better option.

The next day a couple of us decided to drive out and have a look at the paddock. Yes a pilot did use it a high wing Jabiru. The strip was 14m wide and the grass on either side was probably a metre high – we fly nothing smaller than 15m.

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