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Recreational Hang Gliding is About to Enter a New Era

Postby JoeF » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:29 pm

Recreational Hang Gliding is About to Enter a New Great Era in the U.S.
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:idea: == The new RHG era stands on the shoulder of what has occurred.
:idea: == The new RHG era involves advanced new materials and designs.
:idea: == The new RHG era involves supreme sharing via short-text messaging and robust Internet-page sharing.
:idea: == The new RHG era takes advantage of low cost communications.
:idea: == The new RHG era lets the assets and gifts of pilots be shared more easily as never before.
:idea: == The new RHG era will involve many niche hang gliding activities.
:idea: == The new RHG era will see some pilots carrying on normal city buses a whole de-rigged wing for HG.
:idea: == The new RHG era will be served by a foundation from USHGA.AERO
:idea: == The new RHG era will easily reveal where on the Internet is good information and good discussions.
:idea: == The new RHG era will have a robust national life-time registries of RHG pilots who have used US airspace for HG flying.
:idea: == The new RHG era will be illustrated as never before.
:idea: == The new RHG era will see an increase of homebuilt HG wings.
:idea: == The new RHG era will see an increase in some HG parts being printed.
:idea: == The new RHG era will hold a national dispute resolution system parties agree to abide by the decision of the system.
:idea: == The new RHG era will the passing of a dependence on third-party insurance for receiving permissions from land owners.
:idea: == The new RHG era will see an increase of volunteer HG mentoring. Reports to third-party free rating systems from mentors, observers, and pilots will result in stated ratings for pilot proficiency.
:idea: == The new RHG era will
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Re: Recreational Hang Gliding is About to Enter a New Era

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:48 pm

I know it's probably low on the priority list, and I don't want to be selfish, but do you think the new RHG era will let me again soar the cliffs of Torrey Pines in my Falcon?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Recreational Hang Gliding is About to Enter a New Era

Postby JoeF » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:55 pm

You are not the only one in the category: we of same category may soar above the Torrey cliffs now. "We" are many more than 100.
We just need to get us to that airspace and out of that airspace without landing one in jail.
A committee could bring the best minds together to design legal pathways to and from the airspace. :arrow: :!: :?: :idea:
Some solutions may involve ocean surfaces, motoring, towing, smart soaring from remote places, boating, kiting, etc.
The new era will still have corruption from involved City, but workarounds are foreseen.
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Re: Recreational Hang Gliding is About to Enter a New Era

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:32 am

JoeF wrote:Some solutions may involve ocean surfaces, motoring, towing, smart soaring from remote places, boating, kiting, etc.

Thanks. That sounds like a "no".
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Re: Recreational Hang Gliding is About to Enter a New Era

Postby JoeF » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:37 pm

How about a "yes" and a "no" and a "maybe" ?
This morning I was sparking with towing each other up from running beyond mean high tide line at low tide. Get into lift and soar. Land seaside of mean high tide line. Kiting is not hang gliding; release from one's kite line is done at a point that is in Federal airspace

We might fulfill all clearances with Coast Guard for boating; pay-in winch up, release, fly to lift zone. Land with pontoons or other means.

We have yet to explore exhaustively our options for we over-100 pilots snuffed aside from the public park while waiting for City of San Diego to get smart.
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Re: Recreational Hang Gliding is About to Enter a New Era

Postby SamKellner » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:51 pm

I'll bring the scooter tow. We can set it up just off glider port property like the sail planes used to do in the old :( days :)
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Re: Recreational Hang Gliding is About to Enter a New Era

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:06 pm

SamKellner wrote:I'll bring the scooter tow. We can set it up just off glider port property like the sail planes used to do in the old :( days :)


Hmmm...

Maybe I underestimated the viability of Joe's suggestion.

Can the scooter tow get a glider up to about 400 feet from the beach?
That would give us 2 options.
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Re: Recreational Hang Gliding is About to Enter a New Era

Postby Red » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:05 pm

SamKellner wrote:I'll bring the scooter tow. We can set it up just off glider port property like the sail planes used to do in the old :( days :)
Sam,

I have watched pay-out winch towing of HGs up to 4500' (~1370m) AGL. A tow-boat could pull pilots up from the beach, always straight into the wind, without getting their feet wet. 8-) Since the tow line usually terminates in a retrieval parachute or ram-air kite, the boat could "fly" the tow line back to the beach, without the boat getting too close to the shore.
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Re: Recreational Hang Gliding is About to Enter a New Era

Postby SamKellner » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:35 pm

With the ~2,500ft capacity of the TerryTow Okie spool, I can get Ya 600 or 800ft. depending on the breeze. I think the old glider runway would be the most simple and least investment, if you could get permission , for TOW launch pilots who didn't know FL :) https://www.bing.com/search?q=fly+texas ... r+port&qs=

The boat towing is very much possible if the wave action didn't interfere. Jeff Hunt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCfeTLWEupI FlyTexas tows on Lake Buchanan just west of Austin every summer and Gregg Ludwig https://i.ytimg.com/vi/J8dsyhhvRO0/hqdefault.jpg tows on Lake Conroe just north of Houston. They have both done 1,000s of tows. Probably very much possible at Torrey
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Re: Recreational Hang Gliding is About to Enter a New Era

Postby wingspan33 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:50 pm

So nice to see some constructive back and forth! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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