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Re: Wing Running (WR)

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:22 pm

Frank Colver wrote:During his (hopefully soon to end) ban from hang gliding at Dockweiler Beach BobK could do wing running with Little Hawk.

We had another very nice Otto Meet this year ... even though I couldn't fly myself.

After most everyone had gone home, and while the last few were making dinner plans before the setting sun, I was playing with Little Hawk in a stiff coastal breeze at the edge of the hill.

As I played with the kite (sometimes running it down and back up the hill), I thought of Joe's gift of "wing running" to my vocabulary. I thought of Frank's generous efforts to right the ongoing wrongs. I thought of friends who've shared their gifts of flight with me, and I thought of friends who've spoken for justice.

It has been the road less traveled ... but it's the road I've been lucky to have shared with some truly great human beings. Thanks.
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Re: Wing Running (WR)

Postby JoeF » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:46 am

Marina Beach Hang Gliding Intro Part 3

clipped from near the end of the video gives:
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Re: Wing Running (WR)

Postby Frank Colver » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:43 am

Interesting that the toe dragging landings were used so much in the video. Many of my landings at Dockweiler, when I don't make a running landing, start with sticking my toes in the sand and the glider begins to nose up and slow, due to my harness pulling back on the hang loop. The difference is that these guys end up standing and I end up landing on my big sand wheels, being unable to achieve a standing position after dragging my feet because the glider doesn't flair enough to bring me back upright. I wonder if the difference is that they were flying in higher wind than I'm usually flying in. This may be helping to "kite" and lift the glider with the pilot's feet in the sand. I'm going to have to play and experiment with this to see if after dragging my toes I can make a stand up finish rather than a "dodo bird" finish.

This beach site looks fantastic. I wish Dockweiler was that long.

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Re: Wing Running (WR)

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:02 pm

Frank Colver wrote:This beach site looks fantastic. I wish Dockweiler was that long.

We should stop at Marina beach during the Kiwanda trip!!

Maybe stop at Funston also...
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Re: Wing Running (WR)

Postby JoeF » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:18 pm

Tony Talbot-Jones
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circa 1972
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Re: Wing Running (WR)

Postby JoeF » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:51 pm

Wing running
Curso de Ala Delta en sus 4 primeros dias / The first 4 days of Hang Gliding course
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Re: Wing Running (WR)

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:09 pm

JoeF wrote:Wing running
Curso de Ala Delta en sus 4 primeros dias / The first 4 days of Hang Gliding course

That's exactly the best way to learn!!

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