Glider Ground Effect Demonstration

Glider Ground Effect Demonstration


negative I’m gonna come in and land so I’m your landing on the runway well I’m just having fun in this little micro lift but I’m actually going to watch I’m actually going to do a demonstration for ground effect you fire a traffic lighter eight five whiskey’s on a left downwind for three five Nephi okay I’m going to show what ground effect is like a ground effect is is that your wings when they get close to the ground don’t have quite as much drag as they normally do and you can just kind of seem to float above the runway forever so that’s the goal I’m gonna dive down and hug the see how well this works if a traffic lighter 85 whiskey’s turning final four three five landing longleaf ice for $35 defense what you want to be looking for is my airspeed there we go I didn’t want to land long I would have you know had I not done that I would have over flown this and they would have way over flowing it that was fun that was fun I Wow yeah oh my goodness I could have kept going for miles fun see ya

100 comments

  • Hammerhead8318

    That is pretty amazing. I thought you were going to run on a dirt runway because you were so low already, and without lowering landing gear.

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  • Dianu Kensaja

    Not someone on the ground to take video, that would be a good comparison.

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  • Patrick Bateman

    I fucking hate it when that happens in war thunder

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  • Re Mi

    Flying with motorbike is for men.
    Flying with a plane is for cocksucker 😂✈️

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  • EngelSpiel

    Is this the Venturi Effect?

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  • alex Marshall

    Absolutely underwhelmed…could do better👎🆘️🚫

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  • Andy Everett

    Your glide ratio looks to be a largish number? Thanks for sharing.

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  • LongoNU4evr

    Love flying at Nephi

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  • Tanner Powers

    Nephi?! Utah…

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  • Rich ard

    Ground effect is pressure build up between the wing and the ground, nothing to do with making the wing more efficient/less drag.

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  • James Joiner

    These flightsare so awesome! I've got to get into this.

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  • Mike Quinn

    He is wrong about the wings having less drag due to ground effect. Drag stays the same and lift increases due to added pressure under the wings due to compression of the air between the wing and the ground.

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  • Brad the impaler

    When the people in the comment section explain it better than the video

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  • cheese cake

    So basically he fucked up his demonstration

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  • 5674 inCincy

    What is on the windshield?!?

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  • The Ginger Power Ranger

    This guy doesn't know what ground effect is. Money can buy you a pilots license but it can't buy you intelligence.

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  • Dyson Golf

    rich boy games 💯

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  • M. P.

    You were the pilot in command and you refer to ground effect as magical. You know downdrafts and micro bursts are just angels farting.

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  • GTS Guy

    How come in cars ground effect creates downforce?

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  • Ed Dunne

    Thank you. I wasn't looking for this kind of video but it was a random pop up in my feed and was very enjoyable to watch. I am now looking for a glider flight near me.

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  • leedstown

    I have a lot of wind below me I eat too much ice cream yesterday

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  • Михаил Можаев

    Пожалуйста больше не снимай ни чего !

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  • CapitainSheep

    I have nothing understand

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  • Jimmy

    good thing you're in gliders because if you cant understand something as simple as ground effect you dont need to be in the air at all

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  • Dallas Rife

    So is this glider engine powered or towed to a certain height and let go to glide ??

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  • ESFitnessSavage

    Goddamn look at the tight space for his knees/legs. Crash and I'd bet the bank on broken legs.

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  • Stu B

    This makes me so nervous because you don't have an engine.

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  • Living in Sky

    This is the longest runaway I ever seen!

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  • white zebra

    Did he say he was landing long????? He landed VERY SHORT wtf

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  • white zebra

    Gliders do have brakes don't they??? And wing spoilers

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  • aomanchutube

    Ok since everyone is explaining what ground effect is, let me unexplain it. GE or ground effect is the perceived effect that the ground has on your wings through the air. It also effects ground squirrels and other ground animals and insects. Similar to ground beef, ground effect is delicious and nutritious. Unlike chemical based effects, ground effect is non GMO and gluten free. Relating to aeroplanes in general, the ground effect is very important because without the ground, there's not many places to go really. I mean water looks like water everywhere you go. Also the ground holds the air on top of it. The downside of ground however is that it is often very hard and dusty.

    A really real comment… I love the look of the cockpit.

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  • З

    Soviet Union build huge aircraft on this effect, as far as I remember, they fly in 10-30m above ground or sea and lift amazing amounts of cargo.

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  • a aa

    That poor caterpillar on the windshield just had the ride of its life

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  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Or because Air gets compressed between the lower surface of the wing and the ground. In affect a cushion. That’s ground affect or it could be leprechauns.

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  • Peter Nachtwey

    That happened to me on my first glider lesson. I am big. When it came time to land we couldn't pull back on the lever that raises the spoilers. The instructor angled the nose down a lot stepper than in the video. This was to get us down but I am also extra weight. We landed without spoilers with only a couple hundred feet to the end of the runway. We seemed to glide forever over the runway below. We didn't glide near as far as the guy in the video because of the extra weight but it was still a woah moment. That was my first and last glider lesson. I am just too big.

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  • Hope Filled Sinner

    Fun. I had fun just watching it.

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  • Rammas JR

    Nice

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  • Child Lover

    Took up all the round way just to park that piece of junk.

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  • zoopop22

    “Lower drag” wth lol

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  • Roland Tamaccio

    ,,, Seems as if no one is taking into account that the runway is quite a bit darker than the immediate surroundings, possibly creating an otherwise undetectable thermal. Or a thermal that's just about undetectable anyplace other than the narrow confines of the space below a lifting body .

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  • sed8me

    Mate, stumbled across this and must say I thoroughly enjoyed the banter, tho most of all, nothing on a 2D screen has EVER made me feel that feeling, like I was Landing again.

    Thank you

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  • Matthew Gorgoglione

    Excellent…🏆🐈🌿🛫🏚️

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  • Britspence381

    Cool video, Bruno, thanks! Gliders, so quiet, no vibration, don't have to yell 'Clear!' before take off. BTW, some people claim that Howard Hughes' 'Spruce Goose' never flew above ground effect during it's one flight.

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  • Von45Rose

    Would have been interesting if you indicated when you entered ground effect and so on…

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  • John Landeen Freeman

    Sloppy position calls that was base that you were turning

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  • picramide

    Ha, that's the second airport I ever landed at. It's also the millionth time I've ended a sentence with a preposition.

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  • shelby arndts

    What is that whooping sound that keeps getting higher and lower pitched?

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  • Peter Phil

    Pathetic really

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  • Wayne Gacy II

    A 747 jumbo jet can not land unless doing less than 180mph, because of trapped air under the wings.

    But somehow the jet that flew into the pentagon , flew at over 500 mph , only 6' off the ground.

    After all no wings were found at pentagon, or engines. Matter of fact not one piece of luggage was found at impact, nor did any of the 1000's of security cameras manage to pick up a jumbo jet crash landing into the most secure building in the world.

    2 planes
    3 buildings

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  • MrMovieMan941

    Nice tutorial! Now let me just jump into my jet really quick and try this!

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  • Davide Paltrinieri

    This is why some birds species fly very close to the sea, they cover the same distance using less energy

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  • joe 9990 t

    I fly RC airplanes ,n that fun no doubt,but this has to be the shit ,,id be terrified but i can dream lol.

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  • glenn s

    Riding in a glider has to be fun

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  • Sonny Burnett

    Would have been much more impressive if you had extended downwind and done all that ground effect flying heading back to the runway and landed on or near the touchdown zone instead of the other end of a very long runway. That would be a proper demonstration of ground effect. But I don’t think you had the confidence in yourself to try it. As we saw, your safety factor was a bit overdone. That’s all fine but I don’t believe I’d put myself on Y/T and announce I’m giving you a demonstration with the ending so ridiculous.

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  • Sulltay

    Bush : This video is fake.

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  • Greg G

    What airport are you based at. It looks like it could be California.

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  • Wesley Jackson

    what is on the windshield

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  • You don't know me

    Traffic police: pull it over…😠

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  • Ego Alter

    Wow

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  • El Rednaxela

    The string is holding on for dear life

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  • Frank Baker

    He says NEVER to adjust flaps and pull spoilers when in ground effect.
    Then does it ( do as i say, Not as i do ).
    I'd put small wing-tip wheels on to prevent dragging the wings during the end of the landing …

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  • lostgriz

    Damn, I want to do this!!!

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  • angel stone

    Sorry guys, unfortunately I am not a pilot, what should we see… ?. I understand what is ground effect, but saw nothing… !

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  • The Retrospective

    Exciting! Good demo, thanks!

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  • Dot Com

    Nice life dude!!!

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  • SHEITAN

    TAGEULE

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  • M. Vendel

    How this aircraft is called?

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  • Markus Andrew

    Just the right amount of runway, lol

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  • Urmom Connor

    How is he even a glider pilot if he does not know what ground affect is

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  • Максим Дуков

    🇺🇦👍

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  • MOREDDIS

    Rdv 20 septembre !😂

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  • Peter Harris

    the drag factor at ground effect does this effect how people think when landing.. just saying

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  • demcrettaz

    That caterpillar on the windshield really held on for its life

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  • Amilcar Valença

    1timeToMeTHANKS

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  • Simulated Reality

    You sir are a cowboy…forgets call sign… wayyyy to close to the boundary fence…. dangerous procedures… as a pilot with a CPL i am so disappointed in you

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  • Emilien P

    Very interesting

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  • ANTN

    I understood nothing

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  • Ekoh TheTaur

    I was recommended this because I watched a gyroscopes video, I was recommended the gyroscopes video because I looked up a gyroscope mod on youtube for Space Engineers.
    I am very intrigued by both videos either way.

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  • Twobarpsi

    What would you estimate the glide ratio is, during ground effect???? 100:1?

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  • Path Dream

    Good a Pilot

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  • Decree

    So like the opposite of car ground effects

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  • Elouan Renault

    Rien compris …

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  • Einfach#fabi# Einfach#

    Nice

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  • MK GAMES

    You ar f*** pro 😎🤩🤩🤩🤩👌👌👌👌

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  • 「CELLO KID」

    I tried this in a sf25c scheibe falke aaaaand, it's nothing like that at all, i whish it was tho. It's glide ratio isn't that bad

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  • AnOnYmOuS NEPAL

    Dude you just need go pros around your ship .

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  • JK E

    Wow! That's insane. I've been soaring for the last 3 years and first learned about the theory of ground effect in ground school. But without setting up and experiencing my own real-life attempt I never would've known it's that real. When I do my check flights starting next season I'm going try to work that scenario in (with instructor), in some way.

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  • sandy moonstone

    . so a 757 could not fly 10 feet off the ground at 400 mph and crash into the Pentagon

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  • WN Gamers

    oh man he just landet on area 51 man

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  • Hepward

    what is this kind of rope sicked to windshield and what for it is?

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  • Thai Tastic

    Wow close the the end, well done

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  • DeViLiSh AnGeL

    I love to fly a Glider please sb guide me where should I start from ???

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  • Dmitry 4c

    Whoooow!

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  • Wesley Groth

    🤔

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  • Cloud Hugger

    that was soooo cool :p

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  • Atrhur Robey

    "If I had not done that, I could have gone on for miles". Done what, please?

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  • Qishi Li

    very dangerous, what if you hit a pole or power line or something.

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  • Angry Nipper-Pipper

    Bravo!

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  • macieksoft

    Glider pilots paradise, mountains for slope soaring and when you f*** something up you have almost no trees and whole lot of flat ground to land on. Actually it's safer to land on dat grass during emergency than to land normally on a runway, at least if you land on grass you don't risk hitting the fence 😉

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  • M Kas

    Ground effect in my situation required both hands on the stick pushing @ 260 mph.

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