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Soaring Dockweiler Beach on Otto's B-day

Postby Frank Colver » Sun May 24, 2015 9:53 pm

Here's the link to my Vimeo of some of the guys at Dockweiler soaring the little sand hill at Dockweiler Beach on the 44th anniversary of the birth of the worldwide sport of hang gliding. Who would have thought, back when we started sport HG, that this would someday be possible when back then we just wanted to get off the hill.

https://vimeo.com/128752670

No paraglider could do this because it would be way up out of the lift zone! :oops:

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Re: Soaring Dockweiler Beach on Otto's B-day

Postby magentabluesky » Mon May 25, 2015 10:15 am

I love the Condor 330 at Dockweiler.
Wills Wing Condor

Specification Condor 330
Area (ft^2) 330
Span (ft) 39
Aspect Ratio 4.6
Glider Weight (lbs) 53
Hook-In Weight (lbs) 100-265
USHPA Rating 1
Vne (mph) 32
Va (mph) 24
Vms (mph) 13
Vd (mph) 32
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Re: Soaring Dockweiler Beach on Otto's B-day

Postby magentabluesky » Mon May 25, 2015 12:46 pm

Here is the wind and temperature for LAX on May 23
23 20:53 W 12 60
23 19:53 W 13 60
23 18:53 W 13 61
23 17:53 W 16 62
23 16:53 W 17 63
23 15:53 W 14 64
23 14:53 W 10 64
23 13:53 W 12 66
23 12:53 W 13 66
23 11:53 W 12 65
23 10:53 SW 13 64
23 09:53 Vrbl 3 64
23 08:53 E 5 61
23 07:53 E 5 60
23 06:53 Calm 59
Otto's Birthday was safe fun with perfect weather fantastic people and a great glider the Condor.
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Re: Soaring Dockweiler Beach on Otto's B-day

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun May 23, 2021 6:17 am

Remembering the 44th ... on the 50th.
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