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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: St Patrick Day Flying

18 March, 2017 - 21:49
Author: highhuber
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:49 pm (GMT -8)

Nice, thanks for the ride along. I got an hour and a half at Mt. St. Helena in Northern cal. Beautiful spring day but no video or pics. Need to get a new GoPro and mount for my sony rx100 soon to capture and record with

hh

Hang gliding general :: RE: Hello / first post

18 March, 2017 - 20:31
Author: jlatorre
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:31 pm (GMT -8)

flybop wrote: Offer to be a driver, bring a few beers and soak up as much as you can. (info about hang gliding I mean.) Any group of pilots will welcome a new pilot who is enthusiastic, patient and willing to hang out and drive.



True dat. For mountain flying, being a driver is an almost essential ritual of entry into the sport. You'll make friends, know where the flying is, and be really, really useful. And the most important thing is keeping your eyes and ears open, because you'll learn a lot from watching experienced pilots take off and land. I didn't fly Sandia Crest for almost a year after moving to New Mexico, but when I finally did, I knew what to expect because I had the advantage of watching world-class pilots like Keith Nichols, JC Brown, and Jim Lee flying there and bending their ear about flying conditions.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: White Knuckle Flying Anyone?

18 March, 2017 - 20:20
Author: NMERider
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:20 pm (GMT -8)

Jim brindley wrote: I didn't watch the whole thing....especially because there was no landing to see....but I liked the launch sequence, and it's nice hearing the vario scream at times, while thermaling,it's better than watching TV....nice post!

JIM
Thanks. Sorry about camera cutoff.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: A ghostly figure from the past ...

18 March, 2017 - 20:17
Author: jlatorre
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:17 pm (GMT -8)

peanuts wrote: yep, i'm me. landing in cactus patches, at altitude, taught fair landing skillz. still usually fly in deck shoes, when i fly. (don't see as well nowadays and added 50lbs)

You and me both. To quote Chief Brody, "We're gonna need a bigger boat."

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i remember the Kitchen as well as Indian Oven. i thought you heeded Mr Greely's advice a year or so prior to 78.

No, I headed out on April, 1978, right after the hang gliding school I worked for folded. After you left EF, I stayed around Albuquerque until the fall of 1980, when I quit EF and started working for Flight Designs.

Stay well, my friend, and give my regards to Captain Hall next time you see him.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Let's All Use Instagram for Hang Gliding Marketing!

18 March, 2017 - 19:50
Author: DBrose
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:50 am (GMT -8)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQo4CXPDXQ7/ I have been doing this for a little while. I changed some things on my front page to reflect a little positive HG vibe. I don't really post onto YouTube very often because I've seen my numbers dwindling in views. I noticed people like to watch a :45 second clip over a 4min video.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: St Patrick Day Flying

18 March, 2017 - 19:45
Author: DBrose
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:45 am (GMT -8)

Looked like a weird spot to land.
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The camp fire :: RE: Eagle Cam!

18 March, 2017 - 19:42
Author: DBrose
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:42 am (GMT -8)

That's awesome. We have bald eagles that live near our local site. Within the last year we fly with them almost every time we get some good air. It really has to be a good day for them to soar with us. They seem smaller that what I'm used to maybe they are shrinking.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: A ghostly figure from the past ...

18 March, 2017 - 19:15
Author: peanuts
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:15 am (GMT -8)

yep, i'm me. landing in cactus patches, at altitude, taught fair landing skillz. still usually fly in deck shoes, when i fly. (don't see as well nowadays and added 50lbs) i remember the Kitchen as well as Indian Oven. i thought you heeded Mr Greely's advice a year or so prior to 78. as to the present moniker, my house is surrounded by a bunch of peanut fields.

you got to make it out to the Splat-tacular on the OBX sometime soon.

signed,
an ex-roomie

The camp fire :: Eagle Cam!

18 March, 2017 - 17:44
Author: red
Subject: Eagle Cam!
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:44 am (GMT -8)

Campers,

Bald eagles' nest, with nestlings. Berry College, Georgia, USA.
Night-vision illuminated, not visible to the eagles or humans.

http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam/


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Hang gliding general :: RE: Let's All Use Instagram for Hang Gliding Marketing!

18 March, 2017 - 15:45
Author: Jason
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:45 am (GMT -8)

designbydave wrote: I'm starting to see a lot more action! Keep it up! Thanks so much to everyone that is helping out. It's cool to see a bunch of hang gliding content in my Instagram feed.

and with spring around the corner.....the flying will increase

I just flew yesterday at the local site for the first time in probably 6 months......next week might be my last week of skiing......and that means more flying





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Hang gliding general :: RE: Let's All Use Instagram for Hang Gliding Marketing!

18 March, 2017 - 15:40
Author: designbydave
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:40 am (GMT -8)

I'm starting to see a lot more action! Keep it up! Thanks so much to everyone that is helping out. It's cool to see a bunch of hang gliding content in my Instagram feed.
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HangGliding.Org Events :: RE: Free Antique glider and free harness

18 March, 2017 - 13:08
Author: Markvg
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:08 am (GMT -8)

Sent a PM with contact info. Would love to have the harness.

Mark
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Suprone revisited, the "Fenison Fly Bar"

18 March, 2017 - 12:51
Author: sunnyjim
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:51 am (GMT -8)

dbotos wrote: Jim,

Good stuff - looking forward to more video!

Can you give some more details on your wheels? I like the notion of something with a decent diameter but not super-balloony on the width.

David

I ordered mine from Northern Tool. Here is the link....then popped out the steel bushings and the inside diameter is 1 1/8 inches....almost perfect, but weak hubs, so I filled the "honeycombed" areas of the hubs with HOT GLUE....makes them pretty tough..and not too expensive....
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_13794_13794

The camp fire :: RE: Something for Waveview

18 March, 2017 - 10:44
Author: Melodie Plata
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:44 am (GMT -8)

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Software, Research & Technology :: RE: Books for sale

18 March, 2017 - 10:40
Author: Melodie Plata
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:40 am (GMT -8)

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Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: RE: Really basic question - making turns in a laminar wind

18 March, 2017 - 10:24
Author: Melodie Plata
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:24 am (GMT -8)

Hang gliding is an air sport or recreational activity in which a pilot flies a light, non-motorized foot-launched heavier-than-air aircraft called a hang glider. Most modern hang gliders are made of an aluminium alloy or composite frame covered with synthetic sailcloth[1] to form a wing. Typically the pilot is in a harness suspended from the airframe, and controls the aircraft by shifting body weight in opposition to a control frame.

Hang gliding Videos :: St Patrick Day Flying

18 March, 2017 - 02:44
Author: Jason
Subject: St Patrick Day Flying
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:44 pm (GMT -8)

likely my last flight of winter, and my first flight at Lookout this year.


Got about 37 minutes. If I had not dicked around and had just put her in on top when i had the chance i could have had another good flight later.

Oh well.

Link

Hang gliding general :: RE: A ghostly figure from the past ...

18 March, 2017 - 02:17
Author: jlatorre
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:17 pm (GMT -8)

moyesdriver wrote: Sadie's was much better when it was in the bowling alley. Over and out.

If you're talking about Sadie's on 4th Street in Albuquerque, I don't remember it being over a bowling alley. But that may have been before my time (I got there in 1978).

Anyway, most of my gang there used to eat at the Mexican Kitchen. I don't know if exists anymore, unless it's where Garcia's Kitchen is now, on 4th Street. On Google Maps, the location looks about right.

Were you part of the Electra Flyer scene then?
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: White Knuckle Flying Anyone?

18 March, 2017 - 02:17
Author: Jim brindley
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:17 pm (GMT -8)

I didn't watch the whole thing....especially because there was no landing to see....but I liked the launch sequence, and it's nice hearing the vario scream at times, while thermaling,it's better than watching TV....nice post!

JIM
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Hang gliding general :: RE: A ghostly figure from the past ...

18 March, 2017 - 00:57
Author: moyesdriver
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:57 pm (GMT -8)

Sadie's was much better when it was in the bowling alley. Over and out.