Hang 4/ P4 Quiz
Keep your knowledge fresh! Answer these questions:
What's the minimum clearance you have to maintain above or
below a cloud?
What's the minimum clearance you have to maintain
horizontally from a cloud?
|Class A - N/A
Class B - Clear of clouds
Class C - 500' below, 1000' above, 2000' horizontally
Class D - 500' below, 1000' above, 2000' horizontally
Class E - 500' below, 1000' above, 2000' horizontally
Class G - Clear of clouds (1200 AGL to 10,000 MSL), otherwise
clear of clouds vertically and 2000' horizontally.
Can you define the types of airspace?
|Class A- "A" is for
"Altitude", 18K to 60K,jetliner stuff and occassionally Johnie at
Class B- for "Busy" airspace around larger airports, usually surface to 10K AGL, 30-40m diameter
Class C- for "County" airports, surface to 4K AGL
Class D- for "Darn" small airports, surface to 2500' AGL
Class E- for "Everywhere" else, all other airspace to 18K
How late in the day can we fly hang
gliders, paragliders or ultralights?
How can we fly later?
FAR Part 103.11 DAYLIGHT OPERATIONS
We can fly under 103 until official sunset (Approx 4:50 MDT
right now) without strobes active. That's the legality. The strobes let you go
1/2 hour after. Right now, I can fly with strobes legally until 5:20 MDT. Powered
Ul's and hang gliders fall in the same category, makes no difference in time of
HG question: You're flying in high wind ridge lift and want to top land downwind in the flats . What do you need to do? Include "minimum altitude", "distance" back to LZ and "speed" to fly.
a - Minimum altitude
Frank, from what I have learned on my last two
horrific siutatuion I would say the following A- high enough to be on final past
the rotor, B- far enough that you are out of the rotor by the time you are on
final C- WAY BACK! REALLY, REALLY fast. The gradient, the speed loss in the turn
etc is amazing and before you (I) know it the landing is cross or down wind. The
specifics on numbers, I belive would depend on site conditions cliff vs slope,
wind speed, distance to LZ etc.
Hey Frank, Good question. This may not be the right
answer, I am not sure that there is even a single correct answer as we all know
wind speed and direction dictates energy associated with rotor and the shape of
the slope is also a variable as to how ferocious a rotor is going to be but here
are a few general guidlines. I almost alway's want to be at least half the height
of the slope before going back, example: Sandia is 4k high, I want to be 2k over
before going over, more if the relative wind is strong. I am talking wind not
To top land far back on flats:
But to find out if you'll become a Christmas ornament on a big tree:
- If you aren't sure you are going to make it, you can find out quick by looking at your last high obstacle. After 3-5 secs you can see if the obstacle is rising or sinking (in the angle of 90 degrees from the horizon in front of you, Zero degrees is straight down). If the obstacle starts at 60 degrees and moves down to 45 degrees, you'll make it over that obstacle. If the obstacle rises to 70 degrees or does not move either way, you must immediately hunt for a bail out LZ.
And this does not rule out you may hit hard sink after it looks like a sure thing.
I once went over those very high cross country power lines with
about 30ft of clearance using this method.
What types of airspace surround the Sandia
Mountains, including our LZs?