Dockweiler RHG Diary

Honoring the rich history and bright future of gliding at Dockweiler Beach

Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:03 am

Joe and I had a fun day of flying today (technically yesterday). We haven't reviewed all the video yet, but between us we probably flew somewhere between 50 to 100 flights.

Here's one of Joe's flights:

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And here's one of mine:

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It was lots of exercise and fun. Thanks Joe!!
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:15 am

Here's the forecast for today:

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:50 pm

We had a fun day today with 4 pilots (Steve, Bryan, Juan Carlos, Bob), and 3 gliders (Wills Wing Spectrum, Dream 220, Alpha 210). The wind was less than soarable, the parking lot was jammed, and the beach was crowded. But we made the best of it with lots of fun flights!!

Here's Steve and friends while setting up his Spectrum:

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Steve landing his Spectrum:

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Steve preparing to land my Alpha 210:

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Bryan practicing his advanced ground handling:

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Welcoming new friends of Dockweiler:
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By the way, this was a special day for Steve. He hadn't flown a hang glider in over 20 years ... until he met up with Frank Colver. Frank shared the news of the new Dockweiler waiver, and Steve signed himself up a few months ago. Today was his first day using it. So ...

Welcome Back Steve!!!

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Thanks for your outreach Frank!!!

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:17 am

Bryan just sent me a few pictures of my flights:

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You can see the row of tents at the water's edge in the second picture.

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby spydermike » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:52 am

Nice! How do you like flying the Alpha?
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby SamKellner » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:46 pm

Way To Go ! Dockweiler ! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:20 pm

SamKellner wrote:Way To Go ! Dockweiler ! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


Thanks Sam!!!


spydermike wrote:Nice! How do you like flying the Alpha?


It's great!!!

It's a lot like my Falcon 195, but the wing tips are about 6 inches shorter. I've done most of my flying on single surface gliders (Falcon, Condor, Dream, and Alpha), so I'm obviously not too concerned about glide performance. The Alpha 210 suits me just fine for "boating around" in the sky.

If you're ever at Dockweiler when I'm there, you're welcome to fly it.   :thumbup:

By the way, this particular glider was owned and flown by Mike Meier (Wills Wing), Frank Colver (USHGA #7), and Joe Faust (USHGA #5). It's got a lot of history for a relatively new glider. :)
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:05 am

Frank Colver wrote:Here's a link to my video of the swing seat flying Tuesday.

https://vimeo.com/275026416

One can see the progress in launch technique as the day progresses.

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It was a fun day!!
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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:55 am

Monday looks good at Dockweiler:

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It's a good sign when they forecast it to stay strong past sunset.

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Re: Dockweiler RHG Diary

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:17 am

Here's the graph for Monday and Tuesday. Monday looks like the better choice.

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