Aerotow - Triple Tree Aerodome

Woodruff, South Carolina. August 2006


 These are BIG planes. Wingspans of 3 meters and up. Too big to launch from a bungie cord or a winch.  Instead, they are launched in the same manner as full-size gliders - towed to altitude by a tug like the red one shown here and on the preceding page.

And they are scale planes - patterned to duplicate a full-sized sailplane on a smaller scale.

Great lengths are gone to in order to achieve realism.  I swear this guy looked like he was breathing.



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