A fellow pilot recently asked me about my flight, wanting to know how long it lasted and how many steps it took to launch. I was taken aback, having never been asked about my steps to launch. It actually took me three and I was ashamed it was so few as the more steps the clearer it is that I am keeping my nose down and waiting for the glider to fly itself. I shared this with the fellow pilot and he was a bit perplexed at my answer. I have a friend who died because he had a well known tendency to push out at launch to get in the air more quickly. Please, take as many steps as you can, keeping the glider nose down. See you in the air.
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