Coorabel Ridge Gliding History
Sixty years ago the Coorabel was the site of an historic record breaking flight, when intrepid aviator Ted Parr cracked the magic 5 hour mark in his primary glider, Pegasus.
Flying Coorabel Ridge – Ridge Flying Article
Ridge lift, or as I used to call it in geography class TM uplifts, results from wind striking an obstacle. If it is a hill it will tend to slide around it, if it is a long enough ridge it will be forced to go over it.
Landing – Use your feet! Norm Sanders on basic training
Landings Another article by Norm
Lightning Strikes I flew through a thunderstorm once, when I was younger and more heroic…
Cheating Death As I fell weightless through the air the glider proceeded to tumble…
Little Voice – Get-home-itis
… as the purple squall line passed, with 50 knot gusts and hail. The light twin flew into that wall and broke up.
“I said I was bored, not stupid!”
Last winter Thomas Dattler had six wave flights, three between Mt Warning and the Tweed Range..
One end of this runway serves as a low cow route or blowflyover.
Outlandings – Sooner or later…
We used to sit around in hangars in Alaska discussing the best way to survive a landing on the tundra.
Sandra deviously maneovered her over to the hangar wherein was parked a spotless Ximango…
…best known for completing the first completely human powered flight across the English Channel
- Aviation Humour
- Byron Gliding History
- Cheating Death
- Coorabel Ridge
- Gloucester Airstrip
- Gossamer Albatross
- Lowering the Nose
- So You Want to be a Pilot, Sonny
- Puddle Jumpers vs Zeros
- How to Make a Glider
- Lake Eyre Safari
- Lightning Strikes
- Little Voice
- Soaring the Coorabel, 1937
- Three Women
- Wave Flying Mt Warning