One of my uncles was a glider pilot in WWII in Europe. He barely survived
the crash landing, and it was over 40 years later before he would get in
another aircraft.

On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Robert Massmann via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Nice article. I would have sent it to him if he was still alive.
>
> My Dad was in a glider training program for WWII, luckily the program was
> suspended before my Dad was shipped over. His training took place in Texas
> I think. Program was stopped because of high casualty rates during the
> landing process.
>
> -----Original Message----- From: OK Don via Mercedes
> Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2015 7:06 PM
> To: Mitch Haley ; Mercedes Discussion List
> Cc: OK Don
> Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: C-47 glider towing
>
> Good one. I'd read about the development of this procedure before, but
> hadn't seen a movie of it in action.
>
> It makes me think that is we did this today, a glider club could launch
> sailplanes twice as fast as they do with the tow plane landing after each
> tow - they could just circle around, constantly pulling gliders into the
> air - too cool. My 182 used to have a glider tow hook, might have to find
> another one . . .
>
> On Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> For the military aviation buffs:
>>
>>
>>
>> http://warisboring.com/articles/the-snatch-method-was-one-crazy-way-to-make-a-glider-fly/
>>
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*“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of
our people need it sorely on these accounts.”* – Mark Twain

"There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who
learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence
for themselves."

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2013 F150, 18 mpg
2012 Passat TDI DSG, 44 mpg
1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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