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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Cross Country Flight XC March 2017 54 Miles Hang Gliding

2 hours 48 min ago
Author: Roadrunner
Subject: GOOD ON YOU.
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:45 pm (GMT -8)

Fifty Four miles don't laugh. `For Fifty Four Mikles is my longest flight. I say to you: "Good on You" .

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Delta Club Bratislava

9 hours 34 min ago
Author: Rebro
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:59 am (GMT -8)

We took one day of and even not very optimistic forecast we get on the hill. And it was stuning. Wind on start about 6ms and higher about 11ms (23kn)

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Hang gliding general :: PBS Nature Hang Gliders in Yosemite Cameo

10 hours 2 min ago
Author: magentabluesky
Subject: PBS Nature Hang Gliders in Yosemite Cameo
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:31 am (GMT -8)

This week PBS Nature will feature some cameo shots of Hang Gliders in "Yosemite". CBS Saturday Morning did a promo of the feature with Joseph Pontecorvo the Producer and Cinematographer.
CBS Saturday Morning Promo

Hang gliding general :: RE: Chewelah, WA-USA Area Flying Sites

10 hours 53 min ago
Author: Felix
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:41 am (GMT -8)

I'll be coming out there at the end of next week. I was hoping to bring a wing along and get to fly somewhere around there, though it's looking like rain and more rain...
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Cross Country Flight XC March 2017 54 Miles Hang Gliding

11 hours 55 min ago
Author: skydog
Subject: Gators
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:39 am (GMT -8)

Great flight Patrick and keep an eye out for the Alligators.
Bob

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Hang gliding general :: RE: Gratuities

12 hours 12 min ago
Author: Rob McKenzie
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:22 am (GMT -8)

FWIW, With tandem intros I have seen roughly the following...
70% of students no tip,
25% of students offer a <15% tip.
5% of students between 15% and 50% tip.

I don't mention or encourage tipping but by the same token, I never* turn down an offer of a tip and express gratitude for the tip.

Interestingly, far fewer tips and lower tip rate with training hill and radio solos.

* (never)= With exception that if I believe the student is both on a very low budget and is offering a tip because of a personal kindness or feeling that it is expected, then I do decline the tip.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Why I fly...

12 hours 28 min ago
Author: freeflight
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:05 am (GMT -8)

Beautiful! Perfect place to fly.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Cross Country Flight XC March 2017 54 Miles Hang Gliding

14 hours 23 min ago
Author: patrick halfhill
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:10 am (GMT -8)

I think optimized it was 74 I was pretty slow at 4.49 Davis and Larry did it in 3 by cutting across the swamp. As you can see I followed the roads around it.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Why I fly...

18 hours 48 min ago
Author: waveview
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:46 am (GMT -8)

Great video. Nice looking sites to fly. It sounds like you had to carry the glider up to a few of the launchs?
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Rising from my own Ashes I am doing!

19 hours 8 min ago
Author: pablog
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:25 am (GMT -8)

Congrats PHOeNiX GUY IN THE SKY !!

That's very good news

Hang gliding general :: RE: Not-wings-level landing

25 March, 2017 - 05:41
Author: TjW
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:41 pm (GMT -8)

AIRTHUG wrote: NMERider wrote: Makes me wish I'd grown up to be a bush pilot.

DITTO. Real stick and rudder stuff they're doing with those old planes and beefed up wheels and such. Love it! <jealous!>

Bob Hoover's Aero Commander was box stock. There weren't any high side loads on that landing gear, because it wasn't supporting the airplane. The wing was. The wheel just happened to be rolling along the ground. He was just that good.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Cross Country Flight XC March 2017 54 Miles Hang Gliding

25 March, 2017 - 03:24
Author: skydog
Subject: Thanks for the Swamp photo
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:24 pm (GMT -8)

Wow, Patrick, that was a great day for many of us. Was your flight around the swamp 100 miles or so? Thanks for the track photo.
Bob
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Why I fly...

25 March, 2017 - 01:26
Author: Charlie Romeo
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:26 pm (GMT -8)

All that Tizon said ,your video JT just became one of my favourite coastal movies.You captured the essence of coastal flying in Aust :,)simple glider, simple setup,simple pleasures are the best.Cool viewing

Hang gliding general :: RE: How often do you have to relearn old leasons?

25 March, 2017 - 00:51
Author: Charlie Romeo
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:51 pm (GMT -8)

Thanks guys,good advice Blindrodie. I agree, staying current is probably the best way to stay out of trouble. My situation is i have started becoming gunshy about my ability to plonk it in anywhere I believe this ability is probably the most important attribute to fun inland-xc flying. {One of pg attractions}.Sure we were landing literally anywhere and everywhere in our heydays but i was thirty years younger then :wink, I"ve been flying my second topless:for nine yrs now however the last few seasons i"ve noticed more reluctance to chase the cu"s and land whereever.This has become a big deal for me as my first love is inland flying,so chatting with the few remaining Pterosoar"s we decided the joy of carving the air in our hg especially inland was still a must ,sooo....maybe its time, to lose some aspect ratio ..lose some weight...lower your stall speed...lower your wingloading [Interesting side note my first hg had a wingloading of 1lb/squft my topless is 2lb/squft ],... then gain some sail area..... quicker roll response.etc.Seeing how the new generation of intermediate gliders are resonably glide competetive up to 8o?kph and my local flying is nearly all about working the dribble or tucking in close stuff,and quite a few dodgy ""put ins""pehaps it is time to pop up the kingpost and for ME enjoy all the benefits a downgrade would bring. We fly for fun,whether inland or coastal or both,and renewed mojo for my preferred inland stuff is what i need

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Cross Country Flight XC March 2017 54 Miles Hang Gliding

24 March, 2017 - 23:45
Author: patrick halfhill
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:45 pm (GMT -8)

This is what the trip around the swamp looked like for me that day. I did pass a rigid below me just south of Seminole when I was heading north[/img]

Hang gliding general :: RE: Hello / first post

24 March, 2017 - 23:23
Author: Flyboy5131
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:23 pm (GMT -8)

If it works. www.cooperstownhanggliding.com.

Hang gliding general :: forest service comments Montana

24 March, 2017 - 23:02
Author: mtpilot
Subject: forest service comments Montana
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:02 pm (GMT -8)

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2017/march/23/pilots-urged-to-comment-on-aviation-access-to-montana-forests?utm_source=ePilot&utm_medium=Content&utm_content=adv&utm_campaign=170323epilot Might interest someone. We need to get this whole access
to FS sites for all pilots corrected.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Let's All Use Instagram for Hang Gliding Marketing!

24 March, 2017 - 22:57
Author: designbydave
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:57 pm (GMT -8)

I'm seeing a lot of great activity on there. Keep it up guys!

Here's an example of an Instagram post I put up for my friend Dusty's Rhode's tandem business. He had a couple that wanted to fly together for their anniversary. Had I been thinking ahead, I could have gotten their Instagram accounts (assuming they had them) and tagged them in the post. Next time

https://www.instagram.com/p/BR934OgDECA/?taken-by=dfocus_dave
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Why I fly...

24 March, 2017 - 22:21
Author: tizon
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:21 pm (GMT -8)

That was so nice... and mellow
I enjoyed the whole thing, great video great music...
subscribed

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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Rising from my own Ashes I am doing!

24 March, 2017 - 20:05
Author: flybop
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:05 pm (GMT -8)

This is good to hear. Stay positive, keep the dream alive and go fly that sail plane! It is far too easy to go down that rabbit hole of negativity.What takes guts, drive and incredible people around you is being positive, looking forward and setting goals.
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