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Sunday May 21, 2017 from 11:00am to sunset.

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46th anniversary hang gliding meet

Postby Frank Colver » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:40 am
What is now becoming an annual tradition, the 46th anniversary of the first hang gliding worldwide meet, May 23, 1971, will be held at Dockweiler Beach, CA on Sunday May 21, 2017 from 11:00am to sunset.

This also happens to be our regular Sunday Funday since it is the 3rd Sunday in May.

As in the past, US Hawks and FDGS will share the cost of renting the Windsports school for the entire day so that pilots who have not maintained their USHPA membership over the years can fly a Windsports WW Condor under supervision of the school and thus be covered by the school's insurance. Pilots with current USHPA insurance coverage can sign the register with their current hang rating shown. Their is a county beach parking fee and a $5 HG site use fee.

Please pass the word along to hang glider folks you have contact with. Many of those who have attended the 44th and 45th anniversary meets have expressed the fun they had (it's like the early days says this old timer) and said they hoped it would become an annual event. :clap:

Those who still have a relic HG from the past bring it out to fly or just show. I'll leave my Eipper FlexiFloater home this time (been there past 2 times) to give someone else room to set up their old glider.

County rules do not allow paragliding at this site.

Frank Colver, President: Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society (FDGS)
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