This was about a year ago. But I’ll explain in the best way I can.
I fly gliders, been training for about two years now and went solo only about a month ago. The airfield is split into two clubs. A microlight club and a gliding club. As shown below:
The micro lights (if taking off in the direction of the airfield need to turn left or right before they enter the gliders airspace, our club cannot fly over the airfield below 1000ft. This is to a avoid and danger of a collision between a glider and a microlight or light aircraft.
As you can probably tell, you know where I’m going with this…
A pilot from the club flying a yellow light aircraft (not sure what type it is) forgot about this rule (we all forget things) and flew into the airspace. Oh no, a hazard here…
Meanwhile, me and my instructor are gliding along quietly and peacefully, enjoying the views if York (a city right by the airfield)
We hear an engine nearby, must be the tug plane dropping someone off, he’ll know where we are and stay out are way I thought. Then it gets louder, and louder and louder until I look over my shoulder.
Next thing I know we are on a 90 degree bank pulling about 4.5G and I am in complete shock. We came down and landed pretty quick after that…
The pilot of the plane came over and and apologised about it all.
Went a bit into detail there. Sorry. 😊
Added a few photos to brighten things up a bit (not photos from that flight)