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Old September 2nd 19, 06:50 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I have not visited this site in several years.
Several years ago an abandoned and decaying glider was spotted in the desert in the western part of the USA. No one was sure of the make and model of this glider, how it got there, whose it was, etc. Has there any update been made on this mystery?
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Old September 2nd 19, 07:45 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10:50:54 AM UTC-7, wrote:
I have not visited this site in several years.
Several years ago an abandoned and decaying glider was spotted in the desert in the western part of the USA. No one was sure of the make and model of this glider, how it got there, whose it was, etc. Has there any update been made on this mystery?
Nyal Williams


Coordinates?
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Old September 2nd 19, 07:54 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, September 2, 2019 at 11:50:54 AM UTC-6, wrote:
I have not visited this site in several years.
Several years ago an abandoned and decaying glider was spotted in the desert in the western part of the USA. No one was sure of the make and model of this glider, how it got there, whose it was, etc. Has there any update been made on this mystery?
Nyal Williams


Search:
Mystery of crashed glider in Arizona in this group

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/rec.aviation.soaring/glider$20arizona$20abandoned%7Csort:date/rec.aviation.soaring/OdO6fyb7V1A/7kyvhG0WUpwJ

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3676667...7622824263137/



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Old September 2nd 19, 09:11 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Sure looks like a Schreder. Kuykendall may be able to carry the ball a bit further.
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Old September 3rd 19, 03:01 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Monday, September 2, 2019 at 5:30:04 PM UTC-7, Michael Opitz wrote:
Read the discussion thread/link in one of the just previous posts. It
provides all the information needed. No need to speculate.


Mike, you probably even met the builder, Jordan Reid when you were in Tucson in the mid 1970's and occasionally flying Herbie's ASW-15. :-)

Jordan was one of my instructors, very nice guy.

Tom Serkowski
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Old September 3rd 19, 06:17 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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The latest Google Maps imagery seems to show that it's still there at 32.9970N, 112.2723W. It's amazing how persistent aluminum structures are when you keep them dry.

--Bob K.

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Old September 3rd 19, 10:12 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 12:17:45 PM UTC-5, Bob Kuykendall wrote:
The latest Google Maps imagery seems to show that it's still there at 32.9970N, 112.2723W. It's amazing how persistent aluminum structures are when you keep them dry.

--Bob K.


Another easy and practical way to find it on the map is to look for its 3m x 3m square defined by three words, in this case

https://w3w.co/shredder.bakery.combating

Make sure to switch to the satellite view in the upper left corner of the map.

An excellent way to find any object on planet Earth, e.g. your trailer position at the airfield.
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Old September 3rd 19, 11:02 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:17:42 -0700, Bob Kuykendall wrote:

The latest Google Maps imagery seems to show that it's still there at
32.9970N, 112.2723W. It's amazing how persistent aluminum structures are
when you keep them dry.

Copy Bob's co-ordinates into Google Earth and zoom in. You can't miss it:
its 30m SE of Bob's co-ordinates: to be precise the nose is 29.85 m away
on a bearing of 122 degrees. The details are fairly clear at an eye
altitude of 100-150ft AGL, which is about as low as you can go without
Google Earth switching to Street View - and of course nothing is 3D
except the nearest hills.


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Gregorie | gregorie dot org

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Old September 3rd 19, 11:57 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Darryl Ramm
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On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 3:02:50 PM UTC-7, Martin Gregorie wrote:
On Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:17:42 -0700, Bob Kuykendall wrote:

The latest Google Maps imagery seems to show that it's still there at
32.9970N, 112.2723W. It's amazing how persistent aluminum structures are
when you keep them dry.

Copy Bob's co-ordinates into Google Earth and zoom in. You can't miss it:
its 30m SE of Bob's co-ordinates: to be precise the nose is 29.85 m away
on a bearing of 122 degrees. The details are fairly clear at an eye
altitude of 100-150ft AGL, which is about as low as you can go without
Google Earth switching to Street View - and of course nothing is 3D
except the nearest hills.


--
Martin | martin at
Gregorie | gregorie dot org


If only there was a way of sharing Google Maps links :-)

https://goo.gl/maps/FvWPRcumTfxp17XG6

 




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