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Old 06-02-2019, 12:19 PM   #331 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by slowmover View Post
Re low-flying obstacles. FINISH first cup of coffee prior to leaving house each morning.

Note the tow rope. Just giving the other guy a hand with a rolling in-gear jump start. Ha! (Glider more likely).
that wasn't a tow rope, it was a mangled piece of tubing. Might be the top rail of a chain link fence, for example.
You don't tow gliders with a plane like that. It's always a high wing, unless it's an air tractor-type strutted low wing crop duster airframe. I spent a few hundred hours towing things like gliders, banners, billboards.
That was the beginning of the end of a very bad day for that pilot. He's already hit something ( the tubing ) and drug a wingtip. As cockeyed as he was, likely a rotten tumbling event after that.


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