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Go Far in Texas

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:08 pm
by SamKellner
New U.S. Record ~60mi short of world record

https://loctome.com/u/sebastien300?fbcl ... YnDujeSnpU

>353mi foot launch flight, PG, from Camp Wood, Tx.

On first attempt !

Re: Go Far in Texas

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:37 pm
by Bob Kuczewski
SamKellner wrote:New U.S. Record ~60mi short of world record

>353mi foot launch flight, PG, from Camp Wood, Tx.

On first attempt !


That's pretty cool Sam!!!

Now I want to foot launch from Camp Wood!!

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Re: Go Far in Texas

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:42 am
by Craig Muhonen
Is there a "Single Surface Flex Wing" , cross country record, or endurance record? Are they even sold today ? "Performance", has driven the market of course, and why not. But at great sacrifice to journeyman , "pocket books", and certain freedoms, and proper , "Lengthy" , training periods for "different lifetime, recreational ratings", and professional ratings also. Total revamp, and "Hard" work.
HangGliding should adopt/adapt, the (120+years proven), "STUDENT PILOT" and the "PRIVATE PILOT", And the "SOLO PILOT", Training systems and "Lifetime" ratings systems, which not only teach "airmanship", but Life skills.

Re: Go Far in Texas

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:52 pm
by SamKellner
Hello Craig,

Yes i think the single surface record was set, by Davis Straub, don't say that too loud, out of Zapata, Tx,~200mi south of the take off Sebastien's launch, to Eagle Pass Tx. 2008? 210mi on a Falcon .

I was chatting with Sebastien earlier today and learned his flight was only 311mi., some shorter than I first reported. That original info came from one of the other PG sites. Still a decent flight.

Hopefully the dry line will set up again and produce some cloud streets for another attempt.

Yes, on life skills.

Thanks for your comments

:wave:
Sam
Southwest Texas Hang Gliding

Re: Go Far in Texas

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:17 pm
by SamKellner
Hawks,

And who shows up to chase world records in SW Texas?

An old friend, from when we were Torrey rats :) '76 , and world record holder for many ~10 years!

Hint: 311mi

Hint #2: That shaggy one on the right is me. No haircut since before covid.

What a surprise! This really made my day

Re: Go Far in Texas

PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:57 pm
by Bob Kuczewski
Let me guess ...

From your hint, I did some searching for Larry Tudor and I found this photo at Point of the Mountain:

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Let's compare that to my good friend Sam's picture:

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It looks like the same guy!!

Sam, you know some of the greatest people in the sport of hang gliding.

Thank you for serving on the U.S. Hawks Board!!

Re: Go Far in Texas

PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:18 am
by SamKellner
Yes ! :salute: :salute: :salute:

What a surprise it was ! Larry was with a couple of others trying to set PG records.

We all hiked up Mt Buz. Cedar and Marcos foot launched for a late afternoon ridge lift flight.

Cedar made it back to the airport easy enough. Marcos, eventhough on a very small wing, had a soaring flight and made it out to the highway for retrieve.

While we were on the hill members of the Brazil PG team passed overhead on a ~250mi. pay out tow launch flight originating ~200mi South in Hebronville.

After we met Cedar at the 49R, Larry and the guys drove back South to Hebronville ready for another try.

The reunion was too short. I hope they make it up here again, and beyond.