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Re: LESSONS from INCIDENTS

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:22 pm

http://www.ainonline.com/sites/ainonlin ... safety.pdf
for aviation tracked by NTSB, etc., not hang gliding
A look back at 10 years of accidents and statistics
by Gordon Gilbert


Yet these accidents affect the hang gliding environment.

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CFIT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controlle ... to_terrain
... something HGs do daily :shock:
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Teddy Bear in parachute downs HG on Nov. 10, 1991

Postby JoeF » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:46 pm

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Source paper
The clip is from the Tuesday edition of Lodi News-Sentinel - Nov 12, 1991.
Rick Masters in our forum had listed:
Tandem HG fatality – Jan Jefferson, 35, female passenger
November 10, 1991 Montague, California
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Jonathan Dietch noted: "That Teddy bear on a parachute fatality is the kind of accident that has killed many good people who just weren't cognizant of the risks."
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Phil S. noted, "... a woman was killed during her tandem ride when the ‘instructor’ launched a teddy bear with a parachute attached and proceeded to buzz it. As the passenger’s 10 year old son watched, the glider plummeted to the ground after becoming entangled with the teddy bear."
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tag: David Thomason
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In 1990, Dan Johnson noted:
"Candi and David Thomason's Silent Flight will host NoCal's first aerobatic clinic on March 17 & 18"

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Research question: Is the above Dave Thomason also the same person or not of:
David Earl Thomason ? for:
http://www.onemanairshow.org/endlessjourney/endlessjourney.htm



Birds, Teddy Bears, falling PGs, kites, wind-carried trash billowing trash bags, R-C aircraft, ...

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Concern with what could go awry with chutes.
Study:
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How many different ways could a drag chute possibly cause a problem?
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Re: LESSONS from INCIDENTS

Postby SamKellner » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:51 pm

RickMasters wrote:Yeah. I yelled three times for him to get down. Then I knocked him over.


Been there done that. I knocked a cowboy off a 5ft ledge into a huge prickly pear cactus. He didn't get down enough to clear the right flying wire. I got distracted watching him and let the glider continue in a rt turn. I ended up stalling into the only scrub oak on the face of the canyon, unharmed and no glider damage.

Just ruined a good day of perfect conditions. :)
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Re: LESSONS from INCIDENTS

Postby JoeF » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:30 pm

Eric Mies
R.I.P, 2014.

May 2011
http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?t=21972
What lesson legacy?

Research link over mentions at another forum: http://tinyurl.com/MiesAtHGorgForum
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Re: LESSONS from INCIDENTS

Postby JoeF » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:01 am

Soaring Society of America (SSA) enfolds a vast pocket of literature and experience. Mining the SSA for what it holds for safe recreational hang gliding (RHG) is ever an option. In such light, the following page seems to have some gems for RHG:
HERE

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Re: LESSONS from INCIDENTS

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:27 pm

Spectators often stand too close to takeoff.
When a pilot asks them to stand back, they step back then inch forward again when he isn't looking.
In this video, a hang gliding novice uses the time-honored but newly renamed "Disappearing RRG Technique" to reduce the number of pesky spectators.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/1224528.html
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Re: LESSONS from INCIDENTS

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:14 pm

On further examination, it appears that the "spectators" are actually soaring parachutists.
Hmmm...
Perhaps this is an advanced hang gliding technique that I am not familiar with.
I shall call it the "Nesting Raptor Strike" top landing.
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Re: LESSONS from INCIDENTS

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:45 am

RickMasters wrote:In this video, a hang gliding novice uses the time-honored but newly renamed "Disappearing RRG Technique" ...

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