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Photo Review of 46th Anniversary Otto Lilienthal Meet

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:02 pm

Photo Review of 46th Anniversary Otto Lilienthal Meet

We had another great turnout and a great day of flying and public outreach for hang gliding.

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We started the day with a few friends from San Diego learning to set up a glider - "Little Hawk". Little Hawk is a 65 square foot training glider for ground handling demonstrations, parades, shows, and special events.

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It was a nice coincidence that Joe Greblo brought one of the inspirations leading up to "Little Hawk". I don't know the size of Joe's glider, but I'd guess between 15 and 30 square feet.

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Joe remembered to wear his Otto shirt from last year, and Andy gave great coaching before we got started:

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Photos from 46th Anniversary of the first Otto Meet

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:16 pm

Before long, new pilots were making their first flights:

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Photos from 46th Anniversary of the first Otto Meet

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:19 pm

Here's another San Diego pilot making her first hang gliding flight:

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Photos from 46th Anniversary of the first Otto Meet

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:19 pm

Many pilots (like Chris in this photo) brought vintage gliders to show and/or fly.

Strange words like "bowsprit" and "deflexor" were again heard on these historic slopes:


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Photos from 46th Anniversary of the first Otto Meet

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:20 pm

John brought some vintage designs and other memorabilia to share:

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Thanks John!!

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Photos from 46th Anniversary of the first Otto Meet

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:20 pm

Yet another new pilot takes to the air:

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Re: 46th anniversary hang gliding meet

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:20 pm

Greg from Sylmar brought an Otto Lilienthal tee shirt that spoke to all of us:

To invent an airplane is nothing.
To build one is something.
But to fly is everything.


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Thanks Greg!!!

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Re: 46th anniversary hang gliding meet

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:21 pm

Joe Greblo's little glider got a work out:

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And so did "Little Hawk":

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Even Dino enjoyed playing with the 65 square "downsized" version of his own donated glider:

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Re: 46th anniversary hang gliding meet

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:22 pm

There was some good natured horse play ...

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        ... and lots of just hanging out:

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Re: Photos from 46th Anniversary of the first Otto Meet

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:02 pm

But it was mostly flying ...

There were lots of people making their first, second, and third flights ...

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