Aero-tow through terrain

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mhs
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Aero-tow through terrain

Post by mhs » Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:36 am

I have noticed that aero-tow in the mountains sometimes involves flying close to terrain
however, on some tasks, the tug likes to demonstrate its ability to fly through mountains
requiring a very prompt release and terrain avoidance manoeuvre.
On other occasions the tug seems to use inappropriate routing releasing miles from the start
or routing through heavy sink, on one occasion it took 15 minutes to reach 1000ft AGL after
an oval tow route with 6kt sink on one side.
Is there any way of controlling the tug to avoid this behaviour short of going for winch/airborne
start?
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