Ian Melville wrote:Not that I am aware, and you will have to elucidate me as well.
Wasn't sure if you'd heard of it.
637 VGS moved to Little Rissington when they were chucked out of Gaydon. I was appointed admin officer on a course at Rissy in 1991 and one of the instructors told me about a 'sheepstrike' which had occured at Gaydon.
Apparently, a Mk3 had been coming in to land and passed very low over some grazing sheep. One of them was startled enough to leap up and hit the glider striking its head on the bracing wires between the wing struts with sufficient force to cleave away the top of its skull and dying.
I've since learnt that in fact the incident wasn't as bad as that, the sheep merely lost a patch of its fleece along its back and survived.
There was no damage to the glider.