Cu Nim - the Glider Club at Black Diamond, Alberta - 14 JulyC-GAFO Damaged Not Airworthy
The canopy came open early on tow. The pilot held the canopy down and
released at 500' but was unable to use spoilers because he was holding
down the canopy. He sideslipped to the runway, touched down 3 times
and initiated a ground loop to avoid hitting the fence.
York Soaring - the Glider Club at Arthur , Ont _ 6 JulyC-GQJZ No Damage
From the tug pilot – .
On tow, the glider canopy opened in flight at approx 100’ agl , The glider made several serious deviations from standard tow position, The tug was subjected to several dangerous fluctuations of airspeed and attitude. The glider released at approx 500’ agl, at a downwind position for runway 14. To avoid conflict, the tug continued to altitude. The glider was spotted in a field 2500 ft west of the threshold of 14. The glider pilot was observe walking around the glider