Jaguar | Wayne Burgess and Gliding World Champion Sarah Kelman

Jaguar | Wayne Burgess and Gliding World Champion Sarah Kelman


so as a car designer and I’ve always been fascinated by aircraft and the principles of flight since I was a young boy and a lot of the aerodynamic principles and the physics that goes into flight applies equally to the industry of car design so we’re here at lation flying school to meet Sarah Kalman a former world riding champion of course I’m also very excited about the fact hi Wayne hi Sarah pleased to meet you you ready for your flight I am yes come and see my glider fantastic perfect now just pull down on those straps so it’s tight but not clutching and if you’re all set up we’ll go flying okay let’s do it you know it jugular we talked a lot about shrink wrapping the a surface of the tile around it so particles and this is obviously a shrimp wrapped around me yeah it’s taking it to another extreme the fact that this is an unpowered aircraft the efficiency of the fuselage design and the aerodynamics creates and the look to keep it in the air amazing to me it really is so in a car where you talk about the power-to-weight ratio and you’re trying to reduce the weight in the glider we have our lips to drag ratio and of course drag obviously is the common enemy for both of us on XE incidentally is the most oil dynamic JD we’ve ever produced what you see you came right alongside the universe that’s the fastest phone at the sky would you like to see what a hundred miles an hour feels like yeah I got let’s give it a go it’s all we’re gonna do is dive down the flights to about a hundred knots or 3G over the floor bid a negative G as well so there’s 100 knots and yeah for interns this is amazing just smooth it all out a bit for you now so Wayne how was that that was absolutely fantastic thank you so much I think what we need to do now is I need to repay you the favor and we’ll go and try out the EXCI I’ll straight away you can feel the bill quality in the handling just the car is fantastic you’re talking about Tala minion being a key material in the XE and of course aluminium is something that we’re very Millia within the area and of course when you start saving weight and optimizing weight efficiencies you can very quickly into our virtuous circle there by the light of the car as long as you understand implicitly and that’s why to deliver the the very low emissions figures in the permeability of invaders so Sarah has been absolutely fascinating to me it’s been a brilliant day sir so thank you very much it’s been absolute privilege to get the opportunity after mission mission accomplished Marilyn thank you

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