For most privately-owned gliders, assembly is a daily part of the glider flying ritual. By the end of the flying day, or when the glider has made an off-airport landing, the glider must be correctly disassembled and stored in its trailer correctly.
- The safe and correct disassembly of a glider, using appropriate tools, checklists, and crewmembers.
The student must be able to perform
- Exhibits knowledge of the elements related to after-landing and securing procedures, including local and ATC operations, ramp safety, parking hand signals, shutdown (if appropriate),
- securing, and postflight inspection.
- Selects a suitable parking area while considering wind and safety of nearby persons and property.
- Taxies to parking area and performs engine shutdown, if applicable.
- Services the glider, if applicable.
- Secures the glider properly.
- Performs a satisfactory postflight inspection.
- Completes the prescribed checklist.
The student must be able to explain
- the hazards of an incorrect installation into the trailer
- Glider Flying Manual, After-Landing and Securing page 7-38
- ASK-21 Flight Manual , rigging and de-rigging section, page 42
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