PaulSS wrote:Better with a Eurofox as you'll get better performance and you'll be able to many more launches. I used to tug at RNAS Yeovilton in the Chippy.......jeez it took a long time to get to 2000' with a Puchacz behind
Ah yes, but you can slide the canopy back, just like a spitfire pilot, cant do that in a Eurofox! I wonder if the refurbishment has kept the original "sutton harness", add in a seat parachute and you'll get the full experience!
I used to tow with an Auster (Dorset GC) - good for hours building especially with a Ka7 on the back. Maybe we've all got spoilt with current tugs, I recall doing competitions in the 1980's when you had Chipmunks, Condors, Wilga's and all sorts of odd stuff towing. The long tow used to give you time to settle down and get your maps etc organised! Mind you at Sutton Bank in those days towing to the North it sometimes also gave you a long time just over the trees to contemplate the lack of options if the engine stopped!