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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:44 pm

Paragliding fatality #1638    August 31, 2017
Collapse in thermal - Death at impact
You won't find this on YouTube. This is a snuff movie.
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A man died after he collapsed with a paraglider in Maramures
A paragliding accident near the Borşa ski slope in Maramureş was fatal to a man.
The moment he struck the earth was captured by the mobile phone of a tourist who was in the area.
We warn you that the images have a strong emotional impact.
The man who fell with the paraglider is an Australian citizen of Romanian origin, aged 59 years.
Immediately after the accident, he entered cardiorespiratory arrest.
A Maramureş Ambulance crew tried to resuscitate him for 40 minutes - without result, however.
Experienced paragliders say the area where the tragedy occurred is dangerous because of air currents, relief, and sudden temperature changes.
The Prosecutor's Office opened an investigation and the case was also investigated by the Civil Aviation Safety Investigation and Analysis Center.
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NOTE TO SOARING PARACHUTISTS
Hang gliders don't do this. Get an airframe.
Discover real flying and live to fly another day.
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:32 am

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In this interesting photo are two free-flight enthusiasts. The fellow on the hang glider, Raoul Geiger, is still alive.

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The soaring parachutist was Jan Sterren. He was the national Cross Country distance record-holder for paragliding of Switzerland.
No, he did not die on a paraglider. He died in an avalanche last Sunday.
Soaring parachutists tend to get killed by accident more often than hang glider pilots.
I even have a picture of one who got run over by a garbage truck.
Why is this?
I think it is because they are either not aware of the risks they take or they are willing to take greater risks.
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby JoeF » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:57 am

MGF wrote:Paragliders do NOT just spontaneously fold up and fall out of the sky for no reason


Let's finish that thought and list the reasons:
1. When a common helical bundle of air comes along …
etc.
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:32 pm

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Cleaned up for oh-so-easily-offended YouTube puke babies


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Enjoy your ski vacation.     :shock:
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:33 am

Paragliding -- PG fatality # 1,670
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Frank Colver » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:10 am

Wait! I thought it was always safe to paraglide in the smooth coastal air.
Maybe it was one of those "no reason" collapses.

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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:57 pm

Frank,

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You don't need a thermal collapse to die on a paraglider.
Any collapse will do.
It seems that paraglider wingovers are the cause of many, many bordom-induced paraglider crashes.
Unlike hang glider wingovers that go wrong and enter sideslips but eventually recover (if intelligently done with enough altitude),
paraglider wingover-induced collapses often don't recover at all, especially because they are usually done within the PDMC.
So even laminar air is no help to idiots.
But don't worry.
It's Darwinian.
Someday people will notice the survivors had airframes.
Or not.
Yeah, probably not.
We hang glider pilots will get to watch a lot more soaring parachutists die.
A lot more. Thousands, probably.
That's the way its been. That's the way its going to be.
I'm sure of it. I can't change it. It's like they are aliens.
They don't read. They don't listen. They only talk to each other. They attack criticism. They disdain advice.
YOUR WINGS ARE DEFICIENT!
They'll never figure it out.
I guess the PDMC is too simple a concept for idiots to understand.

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As for misjudging your landing spot on the beach and landing in the water,
that is a common challenge for all of us and it certainly takes more skill to do it right on a hang glider.
What does that tell you?
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Frank Colver » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:06 pm

Thanks for that serious reply post, Rick, but my post was pure sarcasm.

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THE NORMAL dangerous PARA news

Postby eagle » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:30 am

Paragliding CRaSH 5 (Termal starts)
See video; https://youtu.be/y6QA_YB2pO0

Ya Know,....
When the wind falls out of the sail


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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:18 am

Thanks for that serious reply post, Rick, but my post was pure sarcasm

Wait! How can you possibly apply humor to such a serious subject?     :shock:
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