The videos included within these pages are intended to aid training and are not a replacement for actual field landing training flights which should be carried out in the motor glider with a suitably qualified instructor.


Field Landings - Training Videos

The Ted Lysakowski Memorial Trust has sponsored the production of these new training videos about all aspects of field landings.


Introduction; The process of field selection; size, slope, surface



Chapter 2 - Obstacles on the approach; The effect of wind; The biggest is not always the best!


Chapter 3 - Slope: identifying and dealing with it...


Chapter 4 - Surface, early spring to mid-season; What's growing, can we land on it? Winter and spring cereal crops; Tram-lines and tractor wheelings; oil-seed rape; Introducing grass fields.


Chapter 5 - Grass for silage, hay and pasture.


Chapter 6 - Horses, stud farms and gallops; Sheep; Cattle and stock-fences; Identifying fences and avoiding landing across colour changes


Chapter 7 - Overhead wires; spotting the poles; Approaching harvest


Chapter 8 - Harvest time, stubble and straw; Random tractor tracks; Land along the direction of cut; After the harvest; Happy landings