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Old October 17th 13, 06:02 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dane Dickinson
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At 08:46 17 October 2013, Owain Walters wrote:
At 05:30 17 October 2013, Bob wrote:
Wasserkupe


Morocco.



Antarctica. (Seriously.)

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Old October 17th 13, 07:08 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Chris Davison[_3_]
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Or come over to Portmoak, gateway to the Scottish Highlands

http://youtu.be/KocDC8mjqKo

You get to chase the Haggis too!

Chris


At 17:02 17 October 2013, Dane Dickinson wrote:
At 08:46 17 October 2013, Owain Walters wrote:
At 05:30 17 October 2013, Bob wrote:
Wasserkupe


Morocco.



Antarctica. (Seriously.)



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Old October 18th 13, 01:10 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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Awesome video! Most wind I've seen on a wave day at Moriarty is 51 Kts.


"Chris Davison" wrote in message
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Or come over to Portmoak, gateway to the Scottish Highlands

http://youtu.be/KocDC8mjqKo

You get to chase the Haggis too!

Chris


At 17:02 17 October 2013, Dane Dickinson wrote:
At 08:46 17 October 2013, Owain Walters wrote:
At 05:30 17 October 2013, Bob wrote:
Wasserkupe


Morocco.



Antarctica. (Seriously.)




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Old October 18th 13, 08:43 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Glen Douglas
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If you are coming to Scotland you also must come to Aboyne on Royal
Deeside

UK Height record 38,600 ft

current highest in 2013 27,400 ft
Glen Douglas


At 00:10 18 October 2013, Dan Marotta wrote:
Awesome video! Most wind I've seen on a wave day at Moriarty is 51 Kts.


"Chris Davison" wrote in message
...
Or come over to Portmoak, gateway to the Scottish Highlands

http://youtu.be/KocDC8mjqKo

You get to chase the Haggis too!

Chris


At 17:02 17 October 2013, Dane Dickinson wrote:
At 08:46 17 October 2013, Owain Walters wrote:
At 05:30 17 October 2013, Bob wrote:
Wasserkupe


Morocco.



Antarctica. (Seriously.)






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Old October 19th 13, 05:37 AM
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Old October 19th 13, 05:52 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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You guys need to ditch those antiquated horseless flying carriages and get yourselves flying carpet paragliders. Fly anywhere in the world for the cost of an airline ticket.
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Old October 19th 13, 06:34 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:52:09 PM UTC-4, skygod wrote:
You guys need to ditch those antiquated horseless flying carriages and get yourselves flying carpet paragliders. Fly anywhere in the world for the cost of an airline ticket.


How does that work out for you in mountain wave (and rotor)? Does it get cold?
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Old October 19th 13, 09:15 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Perhaps ask John Good. Fortunately he and I each did that not immediately before the death thing.

During a stall, a PG wing resembles sheets as you remove them from the clothes dryer. Hard to believe it will fly again, but it will if you do as trained and have enough height.
Without the height, like my second collapse of that minute, after the helicopter ride you may get to say:
"Morphine, please! Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh......"
Sorry for discouraging potential paraglider pilots. They are fun to fly on a smooth day.
Jim

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:34:51 AM UTC-7, son_of_flubber wrote:
On Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:52:09 PM UTC-4, skygod wrote:

You guys need to ditch those antiquated horseless flying carriages and get yourselves flying carpet paragliders. Fly anywhere in the world for the cost of an airline ticket.




How does that work out for you in mountain wave (and rotor)? Does it get cold?


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Old October 21st 13, 02:47 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Having flown sailplanes, hang gliders and paragliders, I can add that each one has its advantages and disadvantages. For scenic flights in smooth benign conditions, nothing beats the view and simplicity of a paraglider or a hang glider, the former is best suit for traveling anywhere in the world. For flying big miles in big air, nothing come close to a sailplane, and for me this outweights everything. But I will go on a limb here and say that the majority of sailplane flights are local flights which could easily and relatively safely be done also in hang gliders or even paragliders.

Ramy
 




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