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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:25 pm

eagle wrote:Who do you work for ._________________.


Here at U.S. Hawks, we work for recreational hang gliding pilots. :thumbup:
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:43 pm

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Mojave Airport, California
Test pilot does everything wrong, starting with the most important thing.
He chooses the wrong aircraft (insufficient rudder).
He chooses a day with strong conditions for the test flight.
He chooses a crosswind runway.
Although he is aware of this, he proceeds based on wishful thinking.



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Wishful thinking has killed a whole lot of GA pilots.
And a whole lot of hang glider pilots.
Put your desire and emotion aside and evaluate conditions coolly and rationally.
Patience and caution will keep you alive.
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:49 am

Paragliding        October 10, 2017
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Guess what's under the tarp.
Here's a hint:
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Right! It's Claudio, PG fatality #1,640. You win a nearly new paraglider in perfect condition!

(Standard conclusion: There's no damage to the paraglider so it must have been "pilot error...")

"Today the accidents that occur are the fault of the pilot, because [paragliders] are perfect aircraft."
– Roberto Villena, President of the Free Flight Club of Malaga, Spain

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How can you fix a problem if you don't acknowledge it exists?
Does Claudio look like a guy who doesn't know what he's doing?
People getting into paragliding should be aware that there is something fishy going on.
Every national free flight organization is ignoring the problem: The Universal Paraglider Design Flaw.

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I have been called the Ralph Nader of paragliding.
The paraglider is the deadly Corvair of freeflight.
The hang glider is the Corvette.
Which would you choose?
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Other dangerous Sting News

Postby eagle » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:05 pm

STUNG by a TARANTULA HAWK!
See Video : https://youtu.be/MnExgQ81fhU

Paybacks a bitch

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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Frank Colver » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:25 pm

I've read about this guy. He's gone all over the world to get stung by various insects to create a rating table of sting pain intensities.

I'd rather hang glide :!:

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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:47 am

Frank Colver wrote:I've read about this guy. He's gone all over the world to get stung by various insects to create a rating table of sting pain intensities.


I think I've heard of him too ... and I agree about preferring to hang glide!!

I thought Eagle was joking about the "TARANTULA HAWK"
... until I watched the video. :shock:

By the way, Bill's posted some video from their static towing operation on the Rio Grande (RGSA) forum. It doesn't look half as scary as I'd imagined. Have you ever done static towing like that?
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:36 am

Paragliding Slaughter Update        October 21, 2017
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PG fatality #1642    Collapse at 300 meters.
Could you land your hang glider safely in this field?
This paragliding expert with 18 years of paragliding experience couldn't.
His paraglider collapsed at 300 meters and a witness said he dropped in "freefall" all the way to impact.
He died instantly when his skull burst open and his brains splattered out.

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Paraglider Dead Man's Curve

Note that terminal velocity without the added drag of a malfunctioning parachute is about 120 mph.
I have been told by the geniuses on Paragliding forum that "even a collapsed canopy slows you down."
How comforting...
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:24 pm

Paragliding Slaughter Update        October 20, 2017
PG fatality #1643    Collapse at 20 meters.

Paragliding Slaughter Update        October 20, 2017
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PG fatality #1644    Electrocution.
Would your hang glider have flown backwards into these wires in the face of the same wind?
Nope. Hang gliders penetrate much better than paragliders.


In fact, every time a paraglider takes off, the person operating it takes many more risks than a hang glider pilot in the same air.
Risk of collapse in turbulence.
Lack of control authority.
Lack of penetration when winds pick up.
Lack of external protection (air frame) in crashes.
Increased risk of vertical vector crashes.
Much higher altitude required for reserve deployment.
It is a mystery to me why anyone would accept the significantly increased risk and significantly degraded performance of paragliding in unstable conditions when hang gliders are available.
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby eagle » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:23 pm

EVASION - BASEJUMPER 1 - HANG-GLIDER 0
First ever base jump from the top of a hang-glider,
following by a huge crash during the second attempt...
See Video: http://www.zapiks.com/evasion.html

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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby wingspan33 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:37 am

eagle wrote:EVASION - BASEJUMPER 1 - HANG-GLIDER 0
First ever base jump from the top of a hang-glider,
following by a huge crash during the second attempt...
See Video: http://www.zapiks.com/evasion.html


Seems clear this stunt didn't take place in the US, . . . but what were these guys thinking? :?: :roll: Is GoPro now awarding it's own "Darwin" Award to the biggest idiots to use an action cam?

Idiots In This Video may have wrote:"How dumb can we be? Hmmmm, . . . Well, let's cut a big hole in the middle of a tandem hang glider sail, then, after launching, have the passenger climb up through the hole and BASE jump from the top of the hang glider! This should prove our IQ's (combined) are less than 80!

Hey, and even better than that, let's do it twice! . . . :mrgreen: . . . :thumbup: . . . :wtf: . . . :shifty:


Clearly this A+B = Dangerous "Sport".
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