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by Corvus_Corax
Fri, May 28 2021, 08:21:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Baywatching: Old Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 2401

Re: Baywatching: Old Friends

Here's an episode of Eight is Enough almost entirely dedicated to a hang gliding storyline. Anyone recognize the gliders or pilots in the background?

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x55jd1l
by Corvus_Corax
Mon, Dec 10 2018, 10:30:31 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: It's all downhill from here
Replies: 8
Views: 606

The truly interesting take away from this graph is paragliding experiences a gradual yearly spike while hang gliding remains relatively flat lined. If you look closely you'll see that both terms have the same seasonal variation. It's just that paragliding seems to have about 4 times as much interest.
by Corvus_Corax
Tue, Oct 23 2018, 09:29:56 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Paragliders whooping it up
Replies: 9
Views: 630

From the pilot: One of the scariest moments of my life....Uncut footage shot by Mathias Roten (RIP) of a violent collision we suffered during a synchro routine the summer of 2007 in Organyá. I did a big mistake when I went for a transition into the SAT (to initiate a SAT rodeo)...
by Corvus_Corax
Wed, Oct 12 2016, 09:11:38 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: convex undersurface for hang gliders useing ski battons
Replies: 6
Views: 390

On the Predator, the outer two undersurface ribs are like this.
by Corvus_Corax
Wed, Aug 03 2016, 07:09:56 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: 370 km in Wyoming
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Chris took an almost identical path to the other two and landed at 215 miles. All launched at Medicine Butte near Evanston.
by Corvus_Corax
Wed, Feb 10 2016, 11:33:12 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Rhythm Of Flight Episode 7 "Keystone Kites"
Replies: 2
Views: 264

It's in North Carolina. North Carolina and South Carolina are two different states.
by Corvus_Corax
Sun, Jan 31 2016, 08:52:15 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Moyes Tempest
Replies: 14
Views: 920

According to Wikipedia it's 200lbs and therefore does not qualify as an ultralight in the US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moyes_Tempest
by Corvus_Corax
Fri, Nov 13 2015, 01:21:25 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: One in 560 hang glider flights ends in death
Replies: 20
Views: 1392

In order to be permitted to hang-glide, a user need only be twelve years old and weigh more than eighty-five pounds. A pilot is capable of traveling up to 20,000 feet above the ground. Those minimum requirements sound, if memory serves, like the requirements that Kitty Hawk Kites has for taking an ...
by Corvus_Corax
Thu, Sep 17 2015, 09:48:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TX paragliders going for big miles
Replies: 7
Views: 470

XCFind Pilot Locations: Contribute to the costs of developing and running this site. Suggested amount: Ind: $20/year, Comps: $5/pilot. Can someone tell me what the link said ? The link connected to a live tracking page from 2014. The data is not there anymore so what you got was, in effect, an erro...
by Corvus_Corax
Tue, Jun 16 2015, 03:17:01 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Seeking Advice: November - February Flying
Replies: 8
Views: 546

If you're willing to expand the range to "Western North America", Colima Mexico has a lot to offer. Near-daily ridge soaring and thermaling, and warm weather all through the winter.