Imagine the last time you were coming in for landing after a satisfying flight on a
challenging day. Those memories of hard fought thermals fresh in your mind. That
low save you were gloating about, and another one that could be, but petered out
just in time forcing you to land.
Now imagine the moment when you thoughts turned from trying to find lift to
setting up to land. As the ground approaches closer, you see the windsock and plan
a nice upwind uphill landing, right next to that cold beer. As you are doing your base
leg you judge your altitude and at the right moment you turn in to do your final. You
are gliding towards your spot for what looks like a well planned landing.
Lets say the site you are flying at is McClure. So LZ aint that big.
Now imagine partways into your final a boomer pops you up by several feet. Oh
my! now you are going to land farther down from your spot. Still no big deal, you can
make some corrections and there is still some uphill part of LZ left to use. But as
you recover from pop no.1, there is pop no. 2.
Oh noooos! with this pop you are bound to reach the the top of the uphill
knob. Overshooting is a very real possibility now. If you do overshoot, your options
are either Bushes, Trees or maybe a Power line. But oh well you think you can pull
it off, if you flare HARDD just before the tip.
As you get closer to your exciting landing, there is pop no. 3. There is no way you
can avoid overshooting now. What would you do?
Here is what I did : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju2AmMIRI4Y