The pilot in command1 of an aircraft which is about to tow a glider2 must satisfy himself, before the towing aircraft takes off3:
(1) that the tow rope is in good condition and is of adequate strength for the purpose4;
(2) that the combination of towing aircraft and glider, having regard to its performance in the conditions expected on the intended flight and to any obstructions at the place of departure and on the intended route, is capable of safely taking off, reaching and maintaining a safe height at which to separate the combination5;
(3) that after separation the
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