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Turning Too Close

Turning Too Close

A glider pilot shares cockpit video of turning too close to
mountains where the sailplane almost crashes into the rocks/trees. Both
instances shown were purely pilot error and I was lucky to survive. This is a
good lesson to always keep your situational awareness when flying close to
terrain. Remember that the wind is likely trying to blow you into the mountain
as you turn to the side of it. One mistake flying low in the mountains will be
fatal 95+% of the time if the glider hits the terrain. The first video was taken
on Mount Nebo near Nephi, Utah. The second video was taken on the western side
of Elkhorn Peak north of Malad Idaho. I hope you really enjoy this video, maybe
learned a few things, and use it as a reminder to fly safely in the mountains.
The glider in this video is an ASW 20BL, 15 meter racing glider.
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