Advanced Launching

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For an experienced pilot there are some cool things possible. If you’re quick to abort than trying some of them involves minimal risk–just be lightening fast to abort the moment something goes amiss or you’re not tracking in a sane direction. Mind the trend and make sure you and your wing are together as one before committing speed, let alone flight.

Crosswind Takeoff

Your site is a driveway. It’s long, there are no obstructions except line snagging beans to your left and right. But it’s crosswind. What to do? This situation has come up in my flying a lot, especially since I deplore taking off over water at beaches. If...