No Spoiler Approach & Landing


The Private Pilot Glider Practical Test Standard refers to this required maneuver as “Slips to Landing”.  The purpose of the maneuver is to demonstrate the ability to control the landing pattern ground track while using a slip to control the glider’s rate of descent.  In my opinion, it is one of the most challenging and (when done correctly) most satisfying things you can do in a glider.



Descent Control

Slipping Flight



Study Guide Pending
Flight Plan Landing_Pattern_Murska_Sobota.fpl
Replay No_Spoiler_Approach_Landing.rpy

Reading/Work Assignment:

Flight Training Manual for Gliders – Holtz
Lesson 5.12 No Airbrake Pattern