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  Topic: Hello / first post
flybop

Replies: 20
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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:17 pm   Subject: Hello / first post
David, there is a fairly active group of pilots in Pa. I spent some time there in the fall and managed to fly 5 sites. I am originally from Pa.

As far as how often goes, that depends first on the w ...
  Topic: Chewelah, WA-USA Area Flying Sites
flybop

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:58 pm   Subject: Chewelah, WA-USA Area Flying Sites
I'd like to make it out your way sometime Steve.Are there trout streams in the area?
  Topic: Hello / first post
flybop

Replies: 20
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PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:02 pm   Subject: Hello / first post
David, as you will see, a 2 hour drive is not that bad. There are many other sites in Pa other than Hyner. Do you like to hike, camp or fish? If so you can combine them into a weekend hg trip.

Your ...
  Topic: Hello / first post
flybop

Replies: 20
Views: 622

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:48 am   Subject: Hello / first post
Welcome David. You have a great group of pilots and sites in Pa. Look up the Hyner Group. Hyner is a site near Renovo, Pa.

Pa is also full of great flying sites. I am not sure about instruction nea ...
  Topic: Baja Mexico helicopter crash
flybop

Replies: 9
Views: 683

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:43 pm   Subject: Baja Mexico helicopter crash
That was heart wrenching. My life was saved by a medi vac helicopter crew. Whenever I hear of one of these heroes going down it really hits home.
  Topic: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
flybop

Replies: 23
Views: 1351

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:44 pm   Subject: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
Ditto on your willingness to take, and learn from, the well intention-ed criticism here.
  Topic: Superstitions in hang gliding?
flybop

Replies: 33
Views: 2056

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:46 am   Subject: Superstitions in hang gliding?
I have always been a believer that it is BAD luck to be superstitious...
  Topic: Tie the stuff up
flybop

Replies: 19
Views: 876

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:42 am   Subject: Tie the stuff up
I can never seem to fit everything comfortable in my harness.This year I hope to do more XC though. So, if anyone has pics of their bags stowed inside the wing I'd appreciate it too.
  Topic: Looking for glinding instructors for youths
flybop

Replies: 7
Views: 414

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:43 am   Subject: Looking for glinding instructors for youths
Why does this seem like a troll post?
  Topic: WIRE CREW
flybop

Replies: 21
Views: 1191

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:17 pm   Subject: WIRE CREW
I sincerely hope that all involved studied that video hard and learned from it!
  Topic: WIRE CREW
flybop

Replies: 21
Views: 1191

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:51 am   Subject: WIRE CREW
Robert Kesselring had a wire guy push up on his wing one time as the wire guy was ducking down to get out of the way.

Did I say ducking? - I meant making no effort to duck. Watch the guy in the bl ...
  Topic: hang loop
flybop

Replies: 31
Views: 2409

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:17 pm   Subject: hang loop
Who woulda thunked that jumpin' off a mountain could be so darn complicated?

BTW, I need to install my new hang strap from WW.
  Topic: Really basic question - making turns in a laminar wind
flybop

Replies: 11
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PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:53 pm   Subject: Really basic question - making turns in a laminar wind
All pilots, especially those of us who often fly close to terrain, need to understand the difference between ground speed and airspeed.

Here's an example that a flight instructor used: You drive a ...
  Topic: Sand Turn Wyoming Contact
flybop

Replies: 9
Views: 611

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:50 pm   Subject: Sand Turn Wyoming Contact
The day of my very fist lesson Yo' and I did the usual morning stuff. Then he, Jim and I went up to launch. They set up as I shoveled snow off the very short ramp. It was late April.

Yo' and Jim la ...
  Topic: Sand Turn Wyoming Contact
flybop

Replies: 9
Views: 611

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:59 am   Subject: Sand Turn Wyoming Contact
Here is a Sand Turn sledder from my first year.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YJmknvxFdA[/youtube]
  Topic: Sand Turn Wyoming Contact
flybop

Replies: 9
Views: 611

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:36 am   Subject: Sand Turn Wyoming Contact
Sand Turn is a great site. There is camping in the Tounge River Canyon, a camp ground on the edge of Dayton and some dive hotels ten minutes down the road in Ranchester. The canyon camping is first co ...
  Topic: My Evel plan
flybop

Replies: 17
Views: 1139

PostForum: Growing the Sport of HG   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:43 pm   Subject: My Evel plan
A Hackysack sized bean bag with a streamer tail lands relatively softly. It was part of the fun meet at Ellenville in years past.

I like that idea. I'll pass it along to the rest of the guys. Than ...
  Topic: My Evel plan
flybop

Replies: 17
Views: 1139

PostForum: Growing the Sport of HG   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:31 pm   Subject: My Evel plan

Some of you guys have brought up a good point about LZ carnage that could result from a spot landing contest.

As an alternative to spot landings, bean bag drops on a bulls-eye enroute to the LZ ...
  Topic: My Evel plan
flybop

Replies: 17
Views: 1139

PostForum: Growing the Sport of HG   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:14 pm   Subject: My Evel plan
As mtpilot mentioned, the local politics have been a bit of a battle for us. One of our guys has been very deeply involved with getting matching funds for the Park improvement,I believe it is a county ...
  Topic: My Evel plan
flybop

Replies: 17
Views: 1139

PostForum: Growing the Sport of HG   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:02 am   Subject: My Evel plan
The organizers will have people there to keep spectators out of the LZ. Think big guys who ride Harleys. I plan on having a pilot in the LZ as well.

As for aerobatics: No one is going to fly outsid ...
 
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