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Re: The Ladder Trucks of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:54 am

June 18, 2016
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Re: The Ladder Trucks of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:43 pm

July 3, 2016
The Mercedes Atego-Scheunenbrand ladder truck, a paragliding favorite!
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Re: The Ladder Trucks of Paragliding

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:39 pm

When it comes time for a rescue, there's nothing quite as handy ... as a rigid frame.
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Re: The Ladder Trucks of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:15 pm

April 5, 2017
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Unlike hang gliding, which requires a clumsy rooftop carrier to transport a glider capable of reaching a landing area, all today's paraglider needs is a car trunk or an empty back seat and a 12-ton ladder truck manned by a willing crew.
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Re: The Ladder Trucks of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:43 am

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The ever popular Mercedes Atego-Scheunenbrand ladder truck.
When you see one, you know you are getting near a paraglider flying site.
Don't leave home without it!
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Re: The Ladder Trucks of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:11 am

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Ladder trucks are an essential part of paragliding.
Without them, people would be forced to fly hang gliders (which can reach the lz).
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Re: The Ladder Trucks of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:53 pm

July 3, 2018
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Here, a ladder truck is used as a crane.
"We need one of those for our club!" says the paraglider guy.
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Re: The Ladder Trucks of Paragliding

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:57 pm

September 19, 2018
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Here a ladder truck is used as a crane to retreive a paraglider from the side of a cliff where he crashed.
Police confiscated the naughty paragliding canopy.
"If it wasn't for these ladder trucks, we'd have to fly hang gliders," said a paraglider guy.
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