2020-01-15, News, USA

The Psychology of the Start Game

"Soaring is fundamentally a sport that balances risk mitigation with optimization of performance. At every stage of a flight, a pilot is presented with a risk/reward scenario wherein he may gain time on his competitors. This is offset by the risk the pilot exposes himself to; going faster diminishes range, which in turn lessens the pilot’s sampling opportunities. It seems to me that most people in high quality competitions are quite good at optimization. I think most of the top pilots flying alone over a variety of days would have quite similar performances. ..." [more]

Quelle: Christian (DD)

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