51st Anniversary of Otto Meet - May 23, 2022

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Re: 51st Anniversary of Otto Meet - May 23, 2022

Postby JoeF » Thu May 19, 2022 11:23 pm

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Thanks, Neil! :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:
:) You will be remembered in flight and fellowship on Monday.

Forecast for Dockweiler, May 23, 2022, so far, is for mild SW wind, perhaps to 11 mph, coolish air.

I will be exiting the site at 4 p.m. to meet another appointment.
Condor hang glider, Angela, will be present. She will take a day off from teaching US children.
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Re: 51st Anniversary of Otto Meet - May 23, 2022

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Re: 51st Anniversary of Otto Meet - May 23, 2022

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri May 20, 2022 2:08 pm

Did Otto reallay say: "Sacrifice's must be made"?
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Re: 51st Anniversary of Otto Meet - May 23, 2022

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri May 20, 2022 6:54 pm

Chris McKeon wrote:Did Otto reallay say: "Sacrifice's must be made"?


According to Wikipedia:

There are differing accounts of Lilienthal's last words. A popular account, inscribed on his tombstone, is "Opfer müssen gebracht werden!" ("Sacrifices must be made!"). The director of the Otto Lilienthal Museum doubts that these were his last words. Otto Lilienthal was buried at Lankwitz public cemetery in Berlin.
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Re: 51st Anniversary of Otto Meet - May 23, 2022

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun May 22, 2022 3:42 am

The current forecast shows a West wind from 13 to 16:

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Re: 51st Anniversary of Otto Meet - May 23, 2022

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon May 23, 2022 1:10 am

Happy Birthday Otto!!!

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Re: 51st Anniversary of Otto Meet - May 23, 2022

Postby Chris McKeon » Mon May 23, 2022 6:00 am

All this talk about Otto, it has me wondering. Was Otto truly the First Free-Flight Aviator. Was He truly {The ONE!} Was Otto the One who made the First Heavier than Air Gliding Flight? Another Question that I have: Who Made the first Cross-Country Flight! For I for one believe What Anita Bxxxxxt said was a very profound statement: "A Day without XC is like a Day without Sunshine"
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Re: 51st Anniversary of Otto Meet - May 23, 2022

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon May 23, 2022 6:11 am

Chris McKeon wrote:Was Otto truly the First Free-Flight Aviator.


From https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Lilienthal:

Wikipedia wrote:Karl Wilhelm Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896) was a German pioneer of aviation who became known as the "flying man". He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful flights with gliders, therefore making the idea of "heavier than air" a reality. Newspapers and magazines published photographs of Lilienthal gliding, favourably influencing public and scientific opinion about the possibility of flying machines becoming practical.

Lilienthal's work led to him developing the concept of the modern wing. His flight attempts in the year 1891 are seen as the beginning of human flight and the "Lilienthal Normalsegelapparat" is considered to be the first air plane in series production, making the Maschinenfabrik Otto Lilienthal the first air plane production company in the world.

Otto Lilienthal is often referred to as either the "father of aviation" or "father of flight".
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Re: 51st Anniversary of Otto Meet - May 23, 2022

Postby Chris McKeon » Mon May 23, 2022 8:24 am

I wonder if Otto made the first X-C Flight? Also I wonder if I am able to one Day get John to sign Me off with an "X-O" ratting?
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Re: 51st Anniversary of Otto Meet - May 23, 2022

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon May 23, 2022 10:43 am

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