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(CTV News)   Wonderful camping in the great outdoors. But you are not allowed to keep any parts of the two small planes that collided overhead   (ctvnews.ca) divider line 14
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2013-06-30 10:28:08 AM
Don't complane, subby.
 
2013-06-30 10:34:02 AM
I'm inclined to agree.
 
2013-06-30 10:34:32 AM
"Both planes came down to the ground"

Well that's good. It'd be a biatch to recover the bodies if they were still up there.
 
2013-06-30 10:34:51 AM
what is a "powered glider"? besides an oxymoron.
 
2013-06-30 10:35:40 AM
Sorry. Unable to find anything funny about this tragedy. My condolences to the families of the victims.
 
2013-06-30 10:39:38 AM
Kind of wondering why two small planes were trying to occupy the same tiny space in such an uncongested area. Nudist camp below?
 
2013-06-30 11:10:04 AM
Hey, what about finders keepers losers weepers?
 
2013-06-30 11:13:02 AM

Curious: what is a "powered glider"? besides an oxymoron.


A glider with an engine. There are two sorts: "self-launching", which have enough power to take off by themselves and "self-sustaining" which have a small engine which will keep them up but isn't up to the demands of takeoff. You generally don't need a power pilot's licence to fly a self-sustainer.

The difference between a self-launcher and a Cessna is that the self-launcher is designed to have its engine turned off in flight and then soar, so it has a long, high aspect ratio wings of a glider. A modern motor glider will do 55:1 or better when gliding.
 
2013-06-30 12:18:06 PM

FatherDale: Kind of wondering why two small planes were trying to occupy the same tiny space in such an uncongested area. Nudist camp below?


I'm guessing that the glider followed a thermal into the wrong area.  In general I assume mid air collisions only occur due to amazing sets of errors in who has use of a runway, but in this case it could be a case of glider on a really bad course and the pilot not having a chance to avoid it.  I'm sure the flying farkers will let us know soon enough.
 
2013-06-30 12:41:33 PM

orbister: There are two sorts:


thanks
 
2013-06-30 12:49:32 PM

Curious: what is a "powered glider"?


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-30 04:09:51 PM
Never forget Wayfarer 515.

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Really? It had to be me?

/You're all slacking
 
2013-06-30 05:44:25 PM

Curious: what is a "powered glider"? besides an oxymoron.


Never heard of the Nelson Hummingbird?
 
2013-06-30 07:57:00 PM

EngineerBob: Curious: what is a "powered glider"? besides an oxymoron.

Never heard of the Nelson Hummingbird?


He's implying that when you introduce power it is no longer gliding.
 
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