On the net since 1994. Still don’t know what I’m doing.
What happens when an unscrupulous Instructor sells you a canopy waaaayyy outside
your level of capability...
Doing what comes naturally.....under instruction with Airborne. Although they denied
it, said I was there (on HIS hill) on my own. Ned was my Instructor on this day.
Typical of the media to get it wrong.
This is what happens when a student flies a DHV-2, whose only experience thus far
was a few top to bottoms.
Now it's hobble hobble.
Thanks, Airborne! In particular, Tony who sold me the glider, & Ned for being the
instructor on the day.
I want to say thanks to all those wonderful people who looked after me on the slope.
Words cannot express my gratitude (especially to Terry, who massaged my thigh! -
I tried to use a solicitor, from Irwin Mitchell. Got Dave Urpeth. I (apparently)
had a personality conflict with him. Either way, he screwed me.
Another bad year. My, doesn’t it rain...
Well, I suppose it had to happen eventually. 26th August. It all started like this........
Oooops!!!! It was NOT my fault! (Everybody says that, eh?)
I followed my Instructors directions. I was looking at him (Ned) on the hill, he
was looking at me. He radioed me to do another 360. Bang.
'Course, it's only later that I find out that he's not insured :(
(letter to prove)
I've learnt some lessons. Novices should only fly school canopies, or good novice
gliders. If you buy one, do NOT buy anything more than a DHV-1 initially! Ensure
that the instructors are regularly kept informed of new and updated methods of training.
Try to ensure your instructors are competent. "But he seems a nice chap" doesn't