[STRATEGIE] When Low, Part 1 & 2

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This two-part article is about things to do (and not do) on a cross-country glider flight when you are well below your planned height band, have already selected a field or airport to land in, and are trying to stave off that landing.  Within this subject, we must talk about thermaling low, which is a very dangerous practice - especially in windy and gusty conditions.

Thermalling low can be dangerous. These two articles are focused on mitigating risk and increasing your chances of climbing away from a safe altitude. Follow along as we continue to get lower...