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40 Year Reunion Photos

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue May 31, 2011 2:37 pm

Here's a fairly extensive set of photos from the 40 Year Reunion and Otto Meet Marker Dedication on May 23rd, 2011. Please post your own photos (or links to your photos) in this topic. Thanks!! :thumbup:

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Re: 40 Year Reunion Photos

Postby JoeF » Tue May 31, 2011 4:03 pm

Yes, Michael, here is the list concerning the 2011 Otto Marker event.
We were thankful for the neat cake and cooling ice cream that Michael Grisham brought for the Otto Party.
Yum! Happy Birthday, Otto Lilienthal.

I get a feeling I have missed one person.

The Privitt family was large at original meet and large at this 2011 commemoration.

Again, special thanks to the follow-up leadership stepped by Bob Kuczewski and Margie Holland that brought the actual marker to be physically effected.

By proxy Ernest Feher sent John Rittenhouse. Ernest was calling in from China. Ernest was an original Otto-meet attendee.

Lloyd Licher sent his greetings to the gathering.

Otto Meet Marker Project founder: _____ Neil Larson ____could not get in from Florida. He had been the strong first returnee in 2008 to begin the project. He has done substantial work on the project since 2008. He was a young teen totally enthralled with what he saw in 1971; his interest has emphatically continued. He is primary historian for Jack Lambie; Neil was our first official SCHGA and USHGA historian. Neil was totally present in spirit at San Miguel Park.

By proxy I represented Richard Saffold. And by proxy Jonathan Dietch who was intending taking video of the event, but by special dust devil was physically prevented from being present. Steve Corbin was moving toward the party strongly. Many others expressed spirited presence for the 2011 party. Ken de Russy, top-drawer HG history collector guy lent his best wishes for the event. The 1960-and-forward-UK-HG-pioneer Tony Prentice was carried into the party as much as possible; his continued attention on HG history has directly synergistically energized the project. Similarly, the unfolding of the Barry Hill Palmer story gave foundational support for carrying the Otto Meet Marker project to fruition; his earlier inputs spurred a flow that resulted in the Conduit Condor and eventually the Colver Skysail.

And I noticed the wings of Richard Miller, and Jack Lambie, and Paul MacCready, and George Dighera, and Art Bean, and Otto Lilienthal, and Octave Chanute, and Percy S. Pilcher in a sky gathering of crows that circled above our Monday meeting … Waldo Waterman, and Volmer Jensen, and Thomas H. Purcell, and Francis M. Rogallo, and Irv Culver seemed to have graced the crows' thermal session.

Physically present:
(perhaps missing one person)

Frank Colver
John Rittenhouse
Nancy Privitt
John Strand
Michael Grisham
Joe Greblo
Kris Greblo
Joe Faust
Mike Meier
Robert Trampenau
Bob Kuczewski
Dolores Walker
Lisa Walker
Dave Walker
John Halcrow
Margie Holland
Andria Anderson
Ken Privitt
Doris Bourhenne (m: Privitt)
Douglas N. Privitt
Steve Pearson
John Heiney


Newport Beach City resident Frank Colver accepted the marker in custodianship until final resting placement for the stone is accomplished. Appropriately, non-original-Otto-Meet-attendees Joe Greblo, Mike Meier, Bob Kuczewski, and Bob Trampenau presented the marker to Frank Colver in confirmation of the worldwide significance of the 1971 sporting event. Yeah! :D :D

Much thanks to project founder Neil Larson for carrying his enthusiasm through the years to this point. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: 40 Year Reunion Photos

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue May 31, 2011 4:10 pm

JoeF wrote:I get a feeling I have missed one person.

Hi Joe,

All of the pictures I've posted above were frames from video footage. I haven't gone through all that footage carefully, but there's a good chance that I caught some footage of everyone who was physically at the meet. The video files are big, but I can probably get them to you if you really want to go through them carefully. Or maybe Neil might want to do that in Florida when I get back.

On the other hand, I don't think the technology can detect those who were there in spirit. For that you just have to feel it. :)

Thanks for helping make this happen Joe. It was great to see so many of the original pioneers together in one place ... on a happy occasion.

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Re: 40 Year Reunion Photos

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue May 31, 2011 4:30 pm

By the way, Michael responded to your post on the Oz Report with this:

Magentabluesky wrote:Thank you Joe for the list of participants.
Here is a link to some pictures of the event.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HangGlidingMuseum/photos/album/453254569/pic/list
Yes, a picture of some old crows soaring over head.
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I went to that link, but I just get a login screen for Yahoo instead of seeing the photos. Has anyone else had this problem? Do you have to be a member of Yahoo to view photos on that site?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: 40 Year Reunion Photos

Postby magentabluesky » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:05 pm

Here are some more pics:
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Re: 40 Year Reunion Photos

Postby magentabluesky » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:08 pm

The next five:
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Re: 40 Year Reunion Photos

Postby magentabluesky » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:12 pm

Another five:
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Re: 40 Year Reunion Photos

Postby magentabluesky » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:17 pm

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Re: 40 Year Reunion Photos

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:09 pm

Great photos Michael!! I'm sorry about the difficulty uploading attachments (5 at a time!!).

If you ever have a bunch of photos you'd like to post, please send them to me by email (make sure they're scaled down to a reasonable size). Include any text that you want as well. I can upload them all at once and then make links to them rather than embedding them as attachments. It's much faster and far less painful for the person making the posts (you).

All of the photos in my long post, for example, actually live at:

http://www.ushawks.org/photos/2011_05/OttoMeet/flip/800w/XINDEXF.HTM

I just link to them. I copy all the photos to a directory. Then I list the directory redirecting into a file. Then I add the BBCode to turn them into links, and copy the result into my post. It's waaay easier than uploading them one at a time.

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Re: 40 Year Reunion Photos

Postby JoeF » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:12 am

In UK, the SkyWings magazine noted the gathering:

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