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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:25 am

PARAGLIDING
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PG fatality #1570
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:38 am

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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:18 am

Going over Niagra Falls a second time
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"It must be safe because it worked the last time I did it!"
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby JoeF » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:02 am

Notice the hanging ...


June 23, 1910
Aeroplane flight and wreck
piloted by Samuel Franklin Cody
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:54 am

June 17, 2017
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PG fatality #1574
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:58 pm

June 17, 2017
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PG fatality #1575
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:40 am

PARAGLIDING    February 3, 2017
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Soaring parachutist goes cross country with his new friends.
VIDEO    http://videos-cdn.laopinion.es/multimedia/videos/2017/06/20/123412/equipo-greim-tenerife-rescata-parapentista-arafo-1_g.mp4
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:32 pm

PARAGLIDING
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PG fatality #1576
Could you fly over that mountainside in a hang glider without getting killed?
I could.
Could you ride the same thermal that killed the soaring parachutist over the crest on your hang glider?
I could. I would enjoy it.
My knowledge of airframes makes me smarter than a certain number of people. Do you know that number?
I do.
All the people who would argue with me are still alive.
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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:42 am

June 21, 2017    Paragliding Slaughter
The French free flight association (FFVL) reports 14 paragliding deaths to French nationals so far in 2014. There were a claimed 14 fatalities during all of 2016.
http://www.parapentiste.info/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=48132.0;attach=32590
Gee, I wonder why...

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Re: Other dangerous sports news

Postby Rick Masters » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:01 pm

PARAGLIDING SLAUGHTER UPDATE    23 Jun 2017
PG fatality #1579
Paraglider dies near Dog Mountain in midair collision
http://www.chronline.com/news/paraglider-dies-near-dog-mountain/article_9d5e76fc-5836-11e7-8f1f-734b7b5cdeb3.html
[More advice for Reluctant Sparrow: Look up. Look out. -RM]

Paraglider crashes into Eagle River
http://www.9news.com/news/local/paraglider-crashes-into-eagle-river/451594976

Paraglider transported to hospital after crashing near Carpinteria
http://www.keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-s-county/paraglider-transported-to-hospital-after-crashing-near-carpinteria/559501791
The man's parachute collapsed as he attempted to do a "360 move" in the air. The man crashed into the ground near railroad tracks, which caused a 44 minuted delay for a passing Amtrak train.

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[Putting a stop to paragliding chaos: Coming soon to your favorite hang gliding site. - RM]
https://www.hamiltonnews.com/news-story/6899895-hamilton-reminding-hang-gliders-of-city-ban/
New signs and a new section of fence at the former Kings Forest ski hill advise the public that hang gliding and parasailing are prohibited by city bylaw.
The city is taking steps to ground hang gliders and para-sailers on the east Mountain.
Signs and a new section of fence have been installed at a popular spot for the aerial hobbyists at what used to be the Kings Forest ski hill on the north end Mountain Brow Boulevard.
The signs remind the public that hang gliding and parasailing are prohibited by city bylaw; the fence fills a gap where a gate used to be, said a city spokeswoman.
Violators face a fine of up to $5,000.
The move comes after a video surfaced recently of a hang glider who took off from Dundas Peak and floated over houses and roads before landing in a park.


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