1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby dhmartens » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:07 pm


Crossposted at shga.com

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Dukes of Hazzard’ Star Slams TV Land for Dropping Show

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The Dukes of Hazzard: The Unofficial Companion
By David Hofstede, Catherine Bach:
".. These scenes are an obvious attempt to send a positive message to the
millions of young veiwers who loved the Dukes of Hazzard. According to writer Bruce Howard, the use of hang gliders in the climactic rescue sequence
was inspired by the film The Guns of Navarone(1961)."
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http://books.google.com/books?id=VHV5iZ ... er&f=false

Its a shame any Greblo hang gliding stunts are removed from TV for any reason. There could be a crowdfunding to use CGI to remove the symbol from each episode and remastered for DVD.

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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:27 am

Dukes of Hazzard!!!      Yeeee Hawwww!!!!

How about this dialog:

We're losing altitude.

Follow me over toward that ridge. There ought to be an updraft over there.


Thanks for posting this Doug!!!!      :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:25 am

Way #87
See the above posts regarding capturing and preserving hang gliding in Dukes of Hazzard, Joe Greblo's stunt flying HG,

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Way #88
Rake attractive fine art for LZ. Photograph to preserve. Publish with credits at Dockweiler. Capture HG flight over the undisturbed sand-deck tracings. Perhaps have neat involvement of the HG with the art. Open-ended creativity opportunity here. Put Dockweiler HG site on the art maps of the world.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:01 am

Way#89

[ ] The metal plaque of the site respects 1966, but does not respect James Hobson's significant operations at Dockweiler in 1962. How might the City change the "6" to a "2" and get in file the Hobson matters? Find a way and accomplish the change. Careful metal worker? If ever the plaque is changed totally, then the file should reflect the Hobson earlier day for same subject for the modern renaissance of hang gliding.
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Maps of Interest related to Dockweiler

Postby JoeF » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:08 am

Way #90

Link to a set of maps of the Dockweiler site, even historic maps. Note that our site is adjacent to the City of Los Angeles. Though we are close to El Segundo and El Segundo TV takes nice notice of our activities at times, we are not bounded by El Segundo. Many of us do frequent eateries, parks, and other places in El Segundo. Greg DeWolf favors the [url][url=http://www.yelp.com/biz/beach-mex-el-segundo?osq=Mexican+Food]Beach Mex[/url][/url] where we celebrated his July 5, 2015, birthday; BeachMexWEB
MAPS that show near developments, some of which may affect the use of our flying site in some way (motels, churches, parks, airports, other points of interest.
Notice that the beach we use for flying is not the El Segundo Beach; rather El Segundo Beach is just south of the Grand Ave. parking lot, beachward of the huge Chevron Oil Refinery property.

Be sure to distinguish three large operations near our site: North: Hyperion Treatment Plant. Slight southeast: Scattergood Power Plant (aka Scattergood Generating Station in Playa del Rey). South: Chevron Oil Refinery. Only the Chevron refinery of the three is in the City of El Segundo. The first two are in City of Los Angeles.
http://www.chevron.com/about/history/
http://www.mercurynews.com/california/c ... el-segundo Repowering project is underway. The tallest tower will be coming down; three smaller towers will remain; air-traffic conspicuity color scheme remains (so hang gliders will see the towers and and fly into the towers :shock:

This way could be developed in a dedicated topic thread.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:16 am

Way #91
Move forward with hang-practice rigs that could be placed on the flat sand beach (any sandy beach in the world, but also Dockweiler State Beach). Explore the design for safe operations.
See what develops in the topic thread: http://www.ushawks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2018 that might enhance the hang gliding scene at Dockweiler.
Notice: What is in mind here is not hang gliding, but an activity that has hang gliding in mind as a target of the rigged practices. Windsports may have had some experiences along these line; fetching that knowledge base could be part of this Way #91.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:27 am

Way #92

Make poster, plaque, calling card, URL card, T-shirt, kite billboard, flag, etc. holding well Otto's ode to hang gliding along with web address of www.HGFUSA.org that leads to USHawks and also to FDGS and thus Dockweiler: :arrow:

"It is difficult to convey to those who have never tried this kind of gliding any true idea of the fascination of its swaying motion. The depths over which you swing lose their terrors when you know from experience how safely you may rely upon the supporting power of the air. The gradual climb of these ascents into the air accustoms the eye to a correct view of the landscape which lies beneath. That uncomfortable feeling which assails the climber who places his foot in slippery ice steps on a narrow mountain ridge or on the scree above some yawning abyss often mars the enjoyment of a glorious view, for he knows himself beset by many perils lurking about him, any of which might lead to fatal results. The discomforts of vertigo do not oppress the flyer who trusts himself entirely to the air, which proves itself our bearing force, because it not only separates us from the abyss but supports us when we hover above it. He who soars on his broad pinions, removed from contact with anything but air, propelled only by the breeze which, obeying the slightest pressure, lends itself to his will, soon loses all thought of danger in a wonderful feeling of security. . . . And such a soaring motion is a rich reward for all the trouble of attaining the necessary skill, for it is an indescribable pleasure to be rocked high in the air above the sunny hillsides, free from crowds, free from noise, lulled only by the soft music, like that of an Aeolian harp, which the breeze draws from the wires of the machine." - Otto Lilienthal
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby brianscharp » Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:30 am

Way #93

Construct an Aeolian harp with Otto's ode to hang gliding engraved on it. Donate and place at Dockweiler where it won't interfere with hang gliding.
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Way #93 Aeolian Harp

Postby JoeF » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:33 am

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Way #94 Add willing people to FDGS list

Postby JoeF » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:32 am

Way #94

Add those who want to be added to the list.
http://www.worldhangglidingassociation.org/FDGS/index.html

NEWS: A trinity of brothers just wanted to be added as friends in FDGS:
:thumbup: See their names:
Miralles, Carlos
Miralles, Diego
Miralles, Mario
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