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Hang gliding general :: RE: Everthing a piolot needs to fly

20 October, 2014 - 03:00
Author: g billow
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:00 pm (GMT -8)


Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A Magical Day at Crestline/Marshall

20 October, 2014 - 02:47
Author: NMERider
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:47 pm (GMT -8)

1htalp9 wrote: JD... the Walter White of hang gliding videography. Does this make Dustin my Jesse Pinkman?

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A Magical Day at Crestline/Marshall

20 October, 2014 - 02:45
Author: NMERider
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:45 pm (GMT -8)

Xpanse wrote: Last version edited is better, I like it! But I can't play it in FHD.

This is great video - among other things showing how to thermal on topless glider, how to operate VG all the time. Hope that I learned the lesson Still watching it, more and more. Thank you guys for sharing this! You're welcome. Glad you are getting some useful mileage out of it. My technique may seem a little sloppy. I was working very hard to stay close to Dustin and keep him framed in my camera while the lift was uneven and bubbly. I had to exit due to fatigue or would have chased him all over the place. My batteries were good for another but I was spent.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A Magical Day at Crestline/Marshall

20 October, 2014 - 02:40
Author: NMERider
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:40 pm (GMT -8)

davedpilot wrote: Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing. You're welcome. Glad that you and many others are enjoying it.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A Magical Day at Crestline/Marshall

20 October, 2014 - 02:39
Author: NMERider
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:39 pm (GMT -8)

Avolare wrote: I've watch it twice. Awesome on all counts!

What a super clean harness. Thanks. Yes, Dustin is a real perfectionist. I'd like to get back into my old Covert harness one of these days and enjoy a little better fast glide.

Hang gliding general :: Thecbf.org

20 October, 2014 - 02:34
Author: steve prater
Subject: Thecbf.org
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:34 pm (GMT -8)

To any that might use the link thecbf.org in any way it, thecbf.org will expire next month. Its just a link to the Cloudbase Foundation site that Ive owned since day one of the foundations conception but its time to let it go. I tried to give it to the foundation but they don't need it and I no longer want to keep it up.
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Hang gliding general :: battons tension in mark iv

20 October, 2014 - 02:08
Author: jany77
Subject: battons tension in mark iv
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:08 pm (GMT -8)

im looking for some advice here,i changed the bungee cords on my mark iv glider because the old bungees were worn out and without any elasticity left ,and since i did not had any quide or manual to set the right tension in the the last too battons in the tip section,is there any way to set this right or is there any way to tell how much tension the sail should have at tips ,ill probably found out about that after i test fly it ,but the weather is cooperating now thank you

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: A Magical Day at Crestline/Marshall

20 October, 2014 - 01:45
Author: Avolare
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:45 pm (GMT -8)

I've watch it twice. Awesome on all counts!

What a super clean harness.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Flying untiil satiated

20 October, 2014 - 01:43
Author: Roadrunner
Subject: It's YOUR Time
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:43 pm (GMT -8)

I am thinking: how many of you are in then glory time of your life? I mean, of course; you are retired and now your Son's and Daughters are there to provide love and support for you their (old) Father, or Mother. Now you seem to always have your son or Daughter there to help you with your flying. It is not the old case of trying to locate a Driver. For now you have one or two at the ready, just ready to support their Father, or Mother in their desire to fly.

Just how many of you are out there?


Gooed By The BIG Guy

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Flying untiil satiated

20 October, 2014 - 01:24
Author: Skyvine
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:24 pm (GMT -8)

I love to fly. If I could fly everyday in perfect conditions, I would... for a while. It would definitely feel like OCD if there was nothing else in my life.

Unfortunately (maybe fortunately), I have not found the place that has even near perfect flying conditions every day, and also which allows more than just flying back and forth along the same stretch of ridge over and over.

Give me a few magical flights per month with some good x-c sprinkled in, and I will be a happy pilot the rest of my days.

Cheers,
Skyvine

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Flying, it is about following rules, and orders

20 October, 2014 - 01:16
Author: Skyvine
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:16 pm (GMT -8)

Great photo!

Thanks for sharing.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Flying untiil satiated

19 October, 2014 - 23:53
Author: miraclepieco
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:53 pm (GMT -8)

Another thought-provoking question from our resident philosopher!

When I have attended meets, I usually fly the first couple of days, then go fishing after that. I just don't want to fly that many days in succession.

If you have to fly every day it becomes too much like a job. I remember one pilot on summer vacation, waking up, looking out the window and saying, "Another great day. Damn, I gotta fly again."

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Flying untiil satiated

19 October, 2014 - 21:36
Author: Mike Harper
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:36 pm (GMT -8)

That would be a saturated satisfaction!

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Flying untiil satiated

19 October, 2014 - 21:11
Author: DAVE858
Subject: Re: Flying untiil satiated
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:11 pm (GMT -8)

Roadrunner wrote: Just how often do you guys fly?


How often would you fly if you could?


Like if you are retired, how often do you fly?


Just how many days a week of flying makes you feel satiated?

Good By The Big Guy

What means "satiated"?

Hang gliding Videos :: Flying untiil satiated

19 October, 2014 - 19:27
Author: Roadrunner
Subject: Flying untiil satiated
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:27 am (GMT -8)

Just how often do you guys fly?


How often would you fly if you could?


Like if you are retired, how often do you fly?


Just how many days a week of flying makes you feel satiated?

Good By The Big Guy

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Flying, it is about following rules, and orders

19 October, 2014 - 19:19
Author: remmoore
Subject: Re: Pgoto at the Primary L-Z
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:19 am (GMT -8)

Roadrunner wrote: We are standing on the east side of Mount Diablo State Park's Primary L-Z.

For those of you who don't know much about Diablo, TBG's "Primary LZ" is 12 miles out, away from the more typical XC routes, and passes over downtown Brentwood.

It's the "Primary" because Chris says it is!

RM

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Flying, it is about following rules, and orders

19 October, 2014 - 19:06
Author: chetwynd
Subject: Re: TBG & RM
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:06 am (GMT -8)

remmoore wrote: Mission Accomplished!

Great pic!

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Crawford Tandem

19 October, 2014 - 16:07
Author: Spark
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:07 am (GMT -8)

nice
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Flying, it is about following rules, and orders

19 October, 2014 - 15:13
Author: Roadrunner
Subject: Pgoto at the Primary L-Z
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:13 am (GMT -8)

Hello Everyone:


Yes there in that Photo are Pilot -X, and me Chris McKeon, AKA The BIG Guy in the SKY! We are standing on the east side of Mount Diablo State Park's Primary L-Z.

Good times, yes Goood times indeed. Good By the BIG Guy

Hang gliding general :: RE: Everthing a piolot needs to fly

19 October, 2014 - 12:24
Author: Helix3
Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:24 am (GMT -8)

Can't imagine how hard it must have been to clip your wings, kyekunz. You are a stronger person than me. Don't know if I could make the same sacrifice for familylove.

Can search ushpa.aero website for a list of instructors in your area. They could most likely connect you with students eager to get their 1st set of wings

Reading the other responses brought this video to mind:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=670if6Etx0o