several take-offs and landings to re-familiarise himself with the aircraft, as the pilot had been flying nothing except commercial airliners for the previous few months. After the first start, while flying at a standard height, he joined a right hand circuit. While on the base leg, the Touring Motor Glider encountered some thermals, causing it to climb a few metres. When the aircraft turned into the final approach, the pilot shifted the air-brake handle to the position for fully open air brakes. He selected a landing site slightly beyond the target landing field, to compensate for his excessive height. Throughout the approach, the aircraft was stable and maintained a constant approach speed.

The report can be found in the Quarterly Report Aviation for the third quarter of 2016.


Investigation data

Theme Aviation

Start date research

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Type Shortened Investigation

Status Completed

Phase Completion