The pilot planned to fly his aircraft from Arclid Airfield to Longford Airfield for its Permit to Fly inspection. He noted that the weather forecast both at the departure and destination airfields was light rain and upon arriving at Longford Airfield, the weather was worsening but the pilot considered that it was still safe. On touchdown, the aircraft landed heavily and bounced resulting in damage to the pod and wing.
The uninjured pilot was wearing a lap and diagonal harness and helmet. He reflected that, during training, in the event of ‘ballooning’ on landing, he was taught to go around, but in this case he attempted to recover the landing.
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