QR Code

2020-10-24T14:17:10+00:00

Rapid access to the latest service report applied to the inside of your wing. After completing your wing service, a unique QR code will be generated containing a link to the latest service report for your wing.

Inspect lines for damage

2018-12-23T10:36:55+00:00

We examine every line carefully to check they are not damaged. A careful and thorough inspection of the lines is important to confirm there is no physical damage that might reduce individual line strength. If we find extensive damage to the lines, we would let you know before [...]

Check over the risers

2018-12-23T10:36:48+00:00

We check the risers, maillons, brake handles and speed system are all as they should be. Webbing can become damaged through wear such as line burn from brake lines when ground handling. Brake and speed systems need to run smoothly. Maillons must be secure, and movement of the [...]

Examine the condition of the canopy

2018-12-23T10:36:42+00:00

Hanging the glider up in the workshop allows us to examine the canopy really closely to find any damage. Minor damage to the fabric, stitching or line tabs easily overlooked on the hill can be identified and repaired. Most damage revealed on a service is minor and can [...]

Test fabric porosity

2018-12-23T10:36:35+00:00

We check that the fabric of your wing will keep the internal pressure high enough to maintain normal resistance to collapse and parachutal tendencies. This is the first test we do on a service. It’s particularly important for an older glider that may be approaching the end of [...]

Assess line strength

2018-12-23T10:36:29+00:00

Depending on the age of your wing, we may remove an upper and main line to test their breaking strength. Gliders may cease to be airworthy if their lines are no longer strong enough. Line strength reduces with age and use. We sample test Kevlar lines if your [...]

Measure the length of all lines by laser

2019-02-19T22:00:48+00:00

We check your wing is in trim using a laser and software to compare actual line lengths against specification. A gradual loss of trim often goes unnoticed, but restoring a glider to specification can be quite dramatic. Both Kevlar and Dyneema lines change in length over time, particularly [...]