Are you a REAL glider pilot?

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There are glider pilots and then there are REAL glider pilots, but what kind of pilot are you? Find out using this scientifically proven aptitude test...

Are you an accident waiting to happen or a gliding god? Would you rather be flying in a competition or the back seat of a K21? Do you east sleep and breathe gliding (but seldom wash)? Find out here!

Created by: Chris Davison of Span Is For Wimps
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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. You are climbing on a winch launch at about 500 feet when the cable breaks, what is your first action?
Lower the nose and wait for the recovery attitude
Land as soon as possible so you can get another launch
Smile and shout "woo hoo" at the top of your voice
Grip the stick tightly and shout "Oh s---, oh s---"
Press on, 500 ft is plenty of height to find a climb
4. When flying solo in a single seat glider, at what distance from your home airfield do you start to feel uncomfortable?
Outside of the perimeter track
Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by a single seat glider?
Not until my Oudie tells me to feel uncomfortable
Not until my required LD is more than four times that of my glider
So long as my GoPro still has battery life, I am happy!
5. You are in the bar having completed a small cross country task. SeeYou suggests you best climb was 250 feet per minute. What was your best climb rate?
Is it 250 feet per minute?
Off the clock dude, and that was a climb from fifty feet.
I cant remember as I local soared afterwards until sunset
The bar is at a rural pub as I landed in a crop field
I don't DO small cross country tasks...
6. At the end of the season your log book shows a ten percent increase in the flying you did year on year, how do you feel?
Gutted, only 10% more, oh the shame.
Pleased, as it's all the the back of a K21
Does not apply, I have a national ranking don't-you-know.
10% more, yes, that's eleven hours this year
Yesss, that's ten percent more YouTube footage!
7. What is the correct number of cameras to have attached to your glider on any flight?
None, I sold my camera to fund some more launches
Two, both internally mounted data-back film cameras in case my 3 loggers fail.
One, pointing at me to take Selfies
None, they distract the pilot from looking out
Eight, four on the wing, two on the tail, one in the cockpit and one on stick held out the clear vision panel at all times
8. How many field landings have you made in the last twelve months?
Four, all from cable breaks
Two, both on the same day
Three, all on final glides
One, although technically it was in the sea
Fourteen practice ones in a motor glider
9. What is the primary benefit of Flarm collision avoidance technology?
It helps you see how fast other competitors are climbing?
It helps you find your mates so you can take close up pictures of them?
Does it help with collision avoidance?
Flarm? Pah, it just stops people looking out properly.
To help me spot other climbing gliders so I can stay airborne longer
10. What condition is your trailer in?
Green and slightly saggy.
Acceptable, and I've covered it with stickers
My new Cobra trailer is in factory fresh condition.
No idea, I've never seen it.
Covered in mud and rape seed from the last land-out
11. Your are flying at a ridge site with an 800 feet hill that has a 15 knot wind blowing on it, approximately what height will you be?
Ridge? Sorry I don't understand the question.
1600 feet.
400 feet taking great footage dude.
700 feet and sinking as I don't want to get too close.
Top of the stack by flying figures of eight in the best lift!
12. On looking out of the cockpit you see another glider flying directly towards you, what is the correct course of action?
"looking out of the cockpit", no you've lost me on that one.
Keep flying straight, I have right of way.
Turn on the forward facing camera.
Turn to the right and tut.
I don't like flying straight, I need more lift.

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