Glider Crash Landing — Pilot Unhurt

I have a friend and fellow motorcycle enthusiast who used to also be a passionate glider pilot.  He said he quit sail planes after attending too many funerals of his glider buddies.

This glider guy had a close call.  Luckily, his funeral has been delayed indefinitely.

The pilot later said this mishap was due to his lingering on the lee-side of a ridge over rough terrain, something his training, had he followed it, would have prevented. He’ll be more careful in future.

I wonder if the main way we become safe at dangerous sports is to survive close calls like this. It sure gets our attention.

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