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 Post subject: Torrey Hawks Second Sunday - October 12th, 2014
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:25 pm 
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Torrey Hawks Second Sunday - October 12th, 2014

We had a nice Second Sunday at Torrey today even though the conditions were predicted to be relatively poor.
And once again 100% of the actual hang gliding was performed by members of the Torrey Hawks ... 100%!!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


The day was typical in many respects ...

We had the usual weekend paragliding congestion:

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Spectators roamed all over the landing zone:

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We had about half a dozen Torrey Hawks members show up for hang waiting, food, and discussions ...

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We even had a young paragliding couple demonstrate the superiority of hang gliders over paragliders:

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( try changing a baby's diaper ... under a paraglider!! )       :srofl:


But the best part (for me) was making the only hang gliding flight of the day...

First, I had to borrow a radio:

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I'd like to say it was "nice" of the concession to lend us one ... but I can't because they're the ones requiring us to have radios in the first place!! And how long do you think the "free loaner" program will last?   :roll:

Anyway, I got some good wire assistance from Willy "FLY":

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Willy helped me watch out for paragliders flying in front of launch:

"Don't launch now, there's a paraglider right there."
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"What the ....      Can't they see a hang glider trying to launch?"
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"There goes another one."
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"Here comes another one ... right in front of launch!!"
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"Still not clear yet. Wait a little longer..."
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"Here's one right in front of launch casting its shadow on us!!"
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"Wait a little more. There's one up there."      "And another one over there!!"
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"Don't launch yet. There's yet another one flying right in front of launch!!"
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:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Eventually there was a temporary break in the constant PG traffic and I was able to launch ... and fly!!

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After a short (but crowded) flight it was time to do a nice "run it out" landing ...

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Overall, it was a good Second Sunday for the Torrey Hawks!!

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 Post subject: Re: Torrey Hawks Second Sunday - October 12th, 2014
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:53 am 
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Great job BobK.
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 Post subject: Re: Torrey Hawks Second Sunday - October 12th, 2014
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:55 am 
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Thanks Sam!!

It was a tough job ... but someone had to do it!!        :srofl:

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