Basic Principles of Airmanship Gliding. Objectives. Know the 2 types of glider in the Air Cadets Describe 2 methods of launch Know the stages of Air Cadet gliding training Name the local Volunteer Gliding Squadrons Understand the principles of soaring
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Objectives Know the 2 types of glider in the Air Cadets Describe 2 methods of launch Know the stages of Air Cadet gliding training Name the local Volunteer Gliding Squadrons Understand the principles of soaring Understand the effects of the controls.
Tandem seats Cadet sits in front
Attach outermost cable to glider Viking Launch control Winch vehicle Retrieval vehicle
Vertical Speed Indicator Why is this important in a glider?
Thermal Sunlight heats ground Ground warms air Warm air rises
Forming thermals Cumulus cloud formed by rising area Cold air sinking Sun’s Rays Warm air rising (thermals) Wind Concrete area of airfield
Using Up-Currents on Hills Area of best lift High ground forces moving air upwards
Cross Country Gliding Hopping from one thermal to another
Vigilant – A self-launch glider 2 seats side by side Self Launch (motor)
Lateral Axis PITCH
Longitudinal Axis ROLL
Vertical Axis YAW
Control column forward
Elevator moves down
Nose pitches down And continues to do so until the control column is placed in a neutral position Airspeed will increase
Control column back Elevator moves up Nose pitches up Speed will decrease. Summary
Left aileron down Right aileron up
And continues to do so until the control column is placed in the neutral position Aircraft rolls right
Control column left Left aileron up Right aileron down Aircraft rolls left. Summary
Right foot forward
Rudder moves right
Aircraft yaws right
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