Dockweiler RHG Diary

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby JoeF » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:38 pm

http://www.energykitesystems.net/HGpilo ... anatt.html
Ken !!!!
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:44 pm

JoeF wrote:http://www.energykitesystems.net/HGpilots/KenManatt.html
Ken !!!!
Ken Manatt


Wow!!    Look what you can read about Ken:

Ken Manatt
This file: http://www.energykitesystems.net/HGpilo ... anatt.html

  • H4 Hang Glider Pilot, USHGRS life rating
  • FL, HA, TUR
  • HG since 1978
  • Flies frequently at Sylmar.
  • Has flown in Russia, Colorado & Mexico
  • One of his later instructors: Andy Beem of Windsports.
  • Glider Glasnost : 8 Pilots Break New Ground in Summit With the Soviets
    June 29, 1990.
    "Also making the trip were Jim Ketchum of Marina del Rey; Ken Manatt of Los Angeles; Jim Junio of Anaheim; Bob Lafay of Tujunga; Greblo's wife, Kris; and the women's world record-holder in open-distance flying, Katherine Yardley of Sunland, who set the mark by flying 168 miles in just under 10 hours over the Owens Valley last summer." Rome Dodson (RIP) was also mentioned in the article quoted. ""We thought we would go there and show them a thing or two," said Rome Dodson, 61, of Sepulveda, one of eight self-proclaimed ambassadors of hang gliding who made the trip"


It was very cool for him to keep that Otto Meet / U.S. Hawks sticker on his helmet.

Thanks for a fun day Ken!!      :wave:
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:02 am

These are some pictures from February 18th. It was such a great day that I was too tired to post the pictures that night.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:41 pm

Joe Faust and I spent a fun day at Dockweiler today. We alternated flights on my Falcon 195 until the sun was just about to set.

Here's the forecast for the day (which was pretty accurate):

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Here's one of Joe's soaring flights:

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Here's one of my flights:

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Thanks for another great day Joe!!!
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:18 pm

Here's the current forecast for Monday:

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Straight west at 14mph all afternoon looks pretty good!!
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bill Cummings » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:40 am

Bob Kuczewski wrote:These are some pictures from February 18th. It was such a great day that I was too tired to post the pictures that night.

Joe, that GoPro mount is supposed to go on your
Helmet THEN put your helmet on.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:54 pm

Bill Cummings wrote:Joe, that GoPro mount is supposed to go on your
Helmet THEN put your helmet on.


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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:10 am

We had a fun day at Dockweiler yesterday. We had 4 pilots flying 2 gliders. We flew Bill's Freedom 170 and my Alpha 210. Here are the pilots in alphabetical order:

  • Bill
  • Bob
  • Dave
  • Joe
Here are two sets of pictures (from about 50 flights) in that same order:

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Thanks to Bill, Dave, and Joe for a fun day!!!    :wave:
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:51 pm

John from Austin Texas had some nice flights today. It was his first day of hang gliding!!

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Congratulations John!!!!!

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bill Cummings » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:20 pm

John, Isn't that quite the feeling when you lift off the ground? :clap: :salute:
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