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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:15 pm    Post subject: Holy close call Reply with quote #1   

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #2   
First loop I ever saw was Dan Racanelli, he pulled a twig off a tree as he entered the loop and dropped it at the top of the loop.

25 years later I've haven't seen anything to match it and expect I never will.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Holy close call Reply with quote #3   
liftlover wrote:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #4   
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #5   
That was nuck'n futs! but very cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #6   
Ha! I remember the '79 nats. Dan Racanelli was flying a Bill Bennett glider, the first I'd seen without defexors. He came in over the LZ and started a loop pretty low. I was standing near Bill and d*** Boone. I looked over at Bill and d*** while everybody was watching Dan. Bill was WHITE AS A SHEET! looking at d*** and you could just see him wondering if d*** had figured the strength calucs right or was it going to fold. Dan pulled out and flared in front of everybody and Bill was Really happy! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #7   
That last loop was way too scary for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #8   
That last loop was way too scary for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #9   
Mitch Mcaleer did one lower then that. Shocked 'Course, he got a little wet too. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #10   
Yeah ........... He's a rock star.

So was Hendrix, Morrison, and Joplin.

Nuthin against looping a Hang glider, But unless my eyes were deceiving me, there appeared to be very little margin for error there.

As has been said many times before:

There are old pilots and bold pilots, but there are very few old, bold pilots.

Or ............ What price glory?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #11   
My Rule don't loop a glider unless you have at least 1000 ft AGL. Shocked Anything under that your just plain stupid Mad If anything goes wrong you need enough time to deploy. That includes any areos. Just mu opinion popcorn
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:13 am    Post subject: Re: Holy close call Reply with quote #12   
Yup - he almost managed to execute the dreaded figure 9 on that last one.

liftlover wrote:

DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME


Sadly, my home is nowhere near big enough to attempt even the lowest loop he did. Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #13   
Flyking wrote:
My Rule don't loop a glider unless you have at least 1000 ft AGL.


My rule (so far) has been - don't loop a glider unless you're wearing a multi-point restraint and holding a joy-stick. Of course I plan to break that rule when my doc tells me it's time to stop buying green bananas.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #14   
Wowsers...that was close!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote #15   
spork wrote:
Flyking wrote:
My Rule don't loop a glider unless you have at least 1000 ft AGL.


My rule (so far) has been - don't loop a glider unless you're wearing a multi-point restraint and holding a joy-stick. Of course I plan to break that rule when my doc tells me it's time to stop buying green bananas.


And don't have a motor on the back of the Mill! Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote #16   
SWIFTY wrote:
spork wrote:
Flyking wrote:
My Rule don't loop a glider unless you have at least 1000 ft AGL.


My rule (so far) has been - don't loop a glider unless you're wearing a multi-point restraint and holding a joy-stick. Of course I plan to break that rule when my doc tells me it's time to stop buying green bananas.


And don't have a motor on the back of the Mill! Laughing Wink


Hey - that wasn't a loop. I was trying to do a hammer-head stall... yeah - that's the ticket. Mr. Green
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