Dockweiler RHG Diary

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby JoeF » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:19 am

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June 14, 2021

BobK and JoeF wowed many beachgoers with human flight:
Wow! We had such a pleasant healthful day yesterday. Your 30 flights and my 20 flights on your Condor 225 .... friends and food, birds, people, seal, ocean, just-neat wind, sun, ... nice day!
One of Joe's flights, video by Angela:

SW wind slope, low wind, going for distance:

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Idea: In climbing divots place old socks filled with sand. I have hundreds of socks waiting to be used as steps up the slope. :?: :idea:
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Frank Colver » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:00 am

Beautiful! I would have much rather been out there with you guys instead of in a medical center talking with a cardiologist about pacemakers.

Judging from Joe's height above the beach it looks like you had a good launch wind.

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:44 pm

I'm sorry you couldn't make it Frank. It was a very nice day. The wind was firmly in the "comfortable" range. It was good for flying, but not at all intimidating.

Here are some of Joe's flights in your old Condor:

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Angela was a role model citizen picking up bags and bags of garbage to make the site nicer for everyone.

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It was great spending the day with Joe and Angela!!

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby JoeF » Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:51 pm

A robot-composed video (cell phone app made the video from shots of the day on Angela's phone without directing from her): concerns July 31, 2017,
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:02 pm

That robot did an amazing job!!

Thanks to you and Angela ... and the robot!

JoeF wrote:A robot-composed video (cell phone app made the video from shots of the day on Angela's phone without directing from her): concerns July 31, 2017,


Let's make more history in the morning!!      ;)
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Jun 21, 2021 12:02 pm

90 and resting.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:46 pm

120 ... restroom break.
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:46 pm

I made 201 flights at Dockweiler today.

I could not have done it without the kindness and support from Joe and Angela - two of the best people I've ever known.

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Frank Colver » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:15 pm

Fantastic!!!

Congratulations Bob!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I thought about your record attempt, as it was happening, many times during the day today. So glad you made it all the way.

Too bad I had to stay where i could talk medicine on the phone at times all day or I would have been there to cheer you on. But at least my previous glider was the non-human part of the event. And that's the glider that gave me my first high flight in 39 years. It's racking up more firsts!
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bill Cummings » Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:32 am

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