Welcome to Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society

Honoring the rich history and bright future of gliding at Dockweiler Beach

Welcome to Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:36 am

The Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society was formed on May 23rd, 2015 at the 44th anniversary celebration of the historic 1971 Otto Meet.

The club was created to honor the rich history and to support the bright future of gliding at Dockweiler Beach.
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Re: Welcome to Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Club

Postby JoeF » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:08 am

FDGC
or sometimes for short: FDG
suppressing the "of"
and avoiding the appearance of "fod"

Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Club
Honoring the rich history and bright future of gliding at Dockweiler Beach

by a variety of actions.

The variety of actions will be seen over time. Explore: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=1902
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Re: Welcome to Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Club

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:32 am

JoeF wrote:The variety of actions will be seen over time.


Actions do speak louder than words.

Let's have them speak well of our intentions and efforts!!
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Re: Welcome to Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:03 pm

Note: On June 3rd, 2015, the newly formed Board of Directors (pro tem) voted to adopt the name:

      Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society

I've changed the forum titles and the topic of this thread (set by the first post), but I've left the titles of other posts as they originally were.
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Re: Welcome to Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society

Postby JoeF » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:39 am

Wikipedia,2015, June 4 wrote:Hang gliding
The park boasts the Dockweiler Beach Hang Glider Flight Training Park, where beginners can learn the sport of hang gliding. Students launch off 25-foot-high (7.6 m) dunes. The facility was built by the city and county and is operated by concession WindSports.[5] With gentle breezes and a broad, sandy landing zone, Dockweiler was a major testing ground for hang gliding pioneers in the 1960s. Concerned about safety and liability, however, city officials banned the sport at the beach in 1986. Practitioners lobbied for 13 years to reopen Dockweiler to hang gliding, ultimately winning a $6 million renovation in 2000 that included the flight training park. It was the first hang gliding park established in conjunction with a city government.[6] Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society (FDGS) was birthed at the 2015 Otto Lilienthal Birthday Party sponsored by the US Hawks Hang Gliding Association; the FDGS is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the park's gliding activity for the public.


Posted at another forum this morning:

If you answer yes to: "Are you a friend of Dockweiler gliding?" then enter your name in this Oz Report topic thread or email one of the pro-tem officers: Frank Colver, Joe Faust, or Neil Larson. Be an early friend. Friends may be from any state or nation. Vacationeers are invited to take their first solo hang gliding foot-launch flight at Dockweiler site. If you were at the Otto Party on May 23, 2015, then you have option to be forever recognized as a founding member. Free join yet. MoreHERE
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Re: Welcome to Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society

Postby Neil Larson » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:25 am

Friends Of Dockweiler Gliding Society ...
it has a nice ring to it... O-Yeah (positive) response from Neil Larson / Pro Temp Historian FDGS
**** preliminary design for FDGS logo (draft) , forthcoming .................. :thumbup:
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Re: Welcome to Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:46 pm

FromDayOne wrote:**** preliminary design for FDGS logo (draft) , forthcoming .................. :thumbup:


Neil, your artwork for the Otto meet was outstanding, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!! Just remember that it has to be approved by the Pro Tem Board of Directors before it's official. Also, to go on the top of this forum, it should have a vertical height of about 125 pixels. But as a GIF, you can animate it if you like!!!

Other than that ... let your creative juices flow!!!    :thumbup:
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Re: Welcome to Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society

Postby Frank Colver » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:40 pm

He will automatically have one vote from the board - his. :P Only needs one more.

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Re: Welcome to Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:56 pm

fcolver wrote:He will automatically have one vote from the board - his. :P Only needs one more.

Frank

Ahhh ... the club politics is starting already.      :srofl:

P.S. I just posted the forecast for this weekend and both days look pretty good. Sunday looks very good toward the evening.

Who's up for some flying?
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Re: Welcome to Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society

Postby JoeF » Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:02 am

Sunday afternoon: JoeF
Dockweiler.
I will take city bus to the site, pay Windsports site day-use fee, advance flight training ...
Exercise, play, .... adventures along the way

See Friends at Dockweiler Flight Training Park ... :wave:
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