Friday, May 15, 2015

Celebrate diversity

It has long been accepted that you can't teach a glider pilot how to tie a knot.  Just ask Andy or Rick.

It has also become clear that you can't teach everyone the language of our sport.  Everyone brings their own language to the melting pot that is PMSC, and people are reluctant to give up their native tongue.

We should not fight this.  We should embrace diversity, and do our best to understand each other, regardless of our various cultural backgrounds.  To this end, we offer this cross-discipline guide to gliding nomenclature:

Study this, and the next time someone advises you to take good care of your trainers, you'll know exactly what they're talking about.  Copy?


Lane Cobb said...


Rick said...

Just make sure your trainer is well-lubricated, and everything will be fine.