Gliders must be carefully designed to be structurally and aerodynamically sound, no matter what their materials of construction. Get to know the insides of aircraft you fly so you can appreciate the effects of load, damage and modifications on your safety in the air.
Redmond Quinn works as a professional engineer with Santos and has about 30 years' experience working with aircraft structures. Redmond is the Adelaide University Gliding Club's long-standing airworthiness officer and current president.
Recorded at The University of Adelaide 20/06/2011.