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Gliding: bit late on the round-out, Hoskins!

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Heli, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. #1 Heli, Sep 16, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 13, 2015
  2. ouch..

    awesome shots though
  3. Bet he'll be sitting on cushions for a while. :facepalm:
  4. Poor guy.

    Lol that's one of our clients.
  5. Lucky there wasn't a spinal injury!

  6. Mm, one of the youtube commenters mentioned that the pilot's back was broken.

    But yeah, no spinal injury is good. :-O
  7. Three broken vertebrae according to the article in The Mail.
  8. Nose first into the ground? I'd say he's a lucky, lucky boy.
  9. awww you guys..always look at the bright side...there is no fuel..so if ya crash ya dont burn in gliders :)
  10. Ouch.

    I used to fly a K21 glider; the best way to fly. I've never tried flying a heli though, so maybe that's better......but I doubt it. Though I guess for a heli you don't spend all day waiting for good weather.

    Looks more of a stall and spin than a late round-out. Too low and too slow.

    Edit: Just watched the vid. Airshow + Fancy Stuff = Fail.