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Fit for Flight?

Postby JoeF » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:44 pm

Fit for flight?
1. Getting fit for flight.
2. Right now, am I fit for this flight?

"2." is to be answered at every flight start; and the same is to be answered during a flight. Fitness decays during long flights. Aim to land with the fitness needed; allow safety margins.

See: http://www.pilotworkshop.com/tips/fit-flight

Recreational hang gliding may be delayed when fitness is lacking.
Recreational hang gliding's joys are most probable when one is fit for flight.
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Re: Fit for Flight?

Postby JoeF » Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:23 am

anon wrote:In advertising and public communications, the law of primacy in persuasion as postulated by Frederick Hansen Lund in 1925 holds that the side of an issue presented first will have greater effectiveness than the side presented subsequently.


If the aim is to be a recreational foot-launching hang glider pilot,
then run a wing first.
The wing need not be big. But imprint in the mind and body the target pattern.
Avoid other firsts (tandem rides, towed rides, motored rides, pushed rides, PG rides, aero-tow rides, etc.)
Get fit in the running of wing windward; there is much to learn and practice in the first realm.

Face the dream. Look at the horizon. Get the feet moving with skill. Take time to grow muscles and coordination for foot-launching a gliding winged flight system. Timing, walk, move faster, pace, sense apparent wind, grow awareness of wing attitude, check shoes, know the ground, awareness of environment, and more. Skipping first things will be a source of later regrets.
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