Video Briefings

The video included within this page is 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 Video

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