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Currently, it’s hard to reliably get enough altitude off the existing training hill to have the speed required to do a good skim and flare.  Top of the 80 foot training hill to the edge of the grass is about an 8:1 glide.

However, with a little more construction, we’ll have a launch accessible via Gator or Ranger with a fully-assembled glider at about 130 feet and about 6:1 to the edge of the grass.  Haven’t launched it yet, but that should be steep enough to get a good dive and skim in.

This launch is up by where Kenny’s trailer used to be.  I would like to name it the ‘Whack’ launch.

Because it was Kenny’s nickname,  and used as a launch to practice landings we’ll probably see a few, and also I think Kenny would be amused by that kind of humor.