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Sun, Mar 29 2015, 2:32:50 pm EST

Get your legs under you

Get your legs under you

Watched a minor accident at Quest Air today N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)

At around 1:20 PM, I was out pulling up small vines at the northwest end of the main north/south runway, when I heard the tow plane throttle back.  Looking up and to the south I saw a pilot who I later learned had released on his own, at maybe 200' heading north northwest.  He needed to head north northeast to get into the runway and not into the trees.

I watched as he made his approach coming toward me but down near the middle of the runway to the north.  The wind was out of the north at about 5 to 10 mph.  He did not look like he was in control of the glider as it went from side to side.  He certainly wasn't pulled in and as I recall he was still on the base tube.  He was flying prone in any case.

The pilot/glider continued to look out of control with minor oscillations.  At about six feet or so (as my memory serves me, and we should always be skeptical about eye witnesses and their memory), the glider plowed in.  The pilot was laying flat out with head and shoulders in front of the left leading edge.  He didn't move.  I was about 100 feet away.  He landed next to the row of gliders and at one point I thought he was going to hit them.

Ten or so pilots rushed right to him from both sides of the runway.  I decided that I didn't have much interest in seeing a dead pilot.

Apparently he was unconscious for a short period.  I never saw him move, but after a few minutes I went over to see how he was.  He appeared to be lucid, asking what happed.  His helmet was now off and he was lying on his back.

The ambulance had been called.  This is what showed up:

He was transported out by the helicopter.

After the crash I heard from other pilots that he had only flown three times in the last twenty five years.  That he last towed eight months ago.  That he just purchased the glider (it appeared to be a Wills Wing Sport 2) from Wallaby Ranch.  That he had never flown nor towed it.  That he had to be talked out of flying yesterday when we had strong winds (and no one flew).

That he was confident that he could handle anything.  He flew in the middle of the day.  There were some gusts and according to some witnesses it was gusty at the time.  I didn't notice that.  He didn't take an early morning flight (there was plenty of wind then also).

Pilots don't appear that eager to fly after this emotional experience.

From what I saw, he was flying in prone position the whole way to the ground.  That is not a good idea in my option.  Numerous pilots who land on their wheels do that here.  The glider had the small white plastic wheels that come with Wills Wing gliders.  I didn't even notice the wheels as he came in and I was thinking that he was trying to land prone on his wheels, but that he didn't have any.

He would have been much better served if he had rocked up earlier and had his feet under him.  He wasn't controlling the glider anyway so he might as well prepare for a crash landing.

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Fri, Mar 27 2015, 11:44:01 pm EST

Oh jeez, in Las Vegas

Oh jeez, in Las Vegas

Tethered

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwXwjhc9yg0

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/28635456/12-year-old-hurt-in-possible-hang-gliding-accident

A 12-year-old boy and a man are dead after a hang gliding accident Friday afternoon off Sloan Road in the southern part of Clark County.

The family hired the man to take the boy on the flight, the Clark County Fire Department told 8 News NOW.  Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers said the crash happened just before 3 p.m.  near the Jean Dry Lake Bed.

A truck was towing the glider, police said and the glider was supposed to release the tether, but it didn't and that's when the 12-year-old and the hang gliding employee he was with plummeted to the ground.

http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/story/nhp-sloan-road-fatal-two-killed/1YlS8qOzDkWWjKZNpvS-5g.cspx

Adventure Unlimited?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/hang-gliding-accident-kills-man-12-year-old-boy-article-1.2165292

The two were flying high around Interstate 15 while tethered to a truck that was towing them, police said.  The truck was supposed to release the two into the air, but it did not, and when the truck made a turn, they came crashing to the ground around 3 p.m.  Both were pronounced dead on the scene.

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Fri, Mar 27 2015, 8:38:36 am EST

Held on

Held On

Las Vegas Hang Gliding

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.koehler.58/posts/10205823997576824

http://LasVegasHangGliding.org/simulator.htm

The basic Introductory Lesson includes some ground school so you get an idea of how we are able to control the glider.  We practice some launch and landing skills and you'll get a chance to take a flight our our "flying" simulator.  This special mechanical marvel actually does fly (with you hooked into the glider) as it's driven around by our towing vehicle.  To make it as safe as possible the system has limiters so you can fly up and down as well as right and left but remain in a limited zone (as you actually are flying) connected behind the towing vehicle.  This system is a huge improvement (and time saver) to get you immediate airtime which can have you achieving the same airtime in your first hour of training that you would likely get in weeks of flying on on a training slope (often waiting for decent wind conditions) that some schools still rely on.

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Fri, Mar 27 2015, 8:38:12 am EST

Wills Wing Demo Days West Coast

Wills Wing Demo Days West Coast

The Demo Days are now on the west coast N+34+11.586,W+117+19.414,Andy+Jackson+Flight+Park,+San+Bernardino,+CA,+USA(Andy Jackson Flight Park, San Bernardino, CA, USA)

Tom Emery <<emerysandiego>> writes:

The Crestline Soaring Society is hosting a Wills Wing Demo Days at the Andy Jackson Flight Park in San Bernardino on April 30-May 2.  The entry fee is $25.00 payable to Wills Wing.  There will be camping at the Cross Country Ranch on a first come first served basis at $10.00/ night.  The Crestline Soaring Society Website has all the information.

http://CrestlineSoaring.org/wwdemodays

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Fri, Mar 27 2015, 8:37:53 am EST

Project Cloudbase

Project Cloudbase

Young pilots

https://youtu.be/N0hZiFBVT2w

Project week at high school I wanted to do something different and interesting and that involved something I'm passionate about, HANG GLIDING!

In my trip to Florida I learned a ton about aerodynamics, hang glider design, weather and meteorology, and yea, I had some fun while I was there, too.

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Fri, Mar 27 2015, 8:37:22 am EST

Rattling the tin cup

Tin Cup

Get 'em while they're young N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)


We love it when 15 year olds learn to be hang glider pilots.  Requires a passion and an instructor.  Instructors are a precious resource and wildly scattered.  The Oz Report has been a big supporter of instructors and do what we can to point out the fact that they are the key to the continuation of our sport.

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Thu, Mar 26 2015, 2:46:54 pm EST

The Villages

The Villages

The fastest growing "metro area" in the US through July 2014 N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2015/03/26/florida-villages-is-fastest-growing-city-in-america/

The Villages, a Florida community for full-time golfers and Golden Girls fans, is the fastest-growing U.S. city for the second year in a row.

According to new data from the Census Bureau, the Villages saw its population increase 5.4% during the 12 months ended July 2014.  That easily outpaced the 3.2% growth recorded by last year’s second-ranked metro area, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Villages are 30 - 35 miles north of Quest Air.  There are plenty of golf courses there.

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Thu, Mar 26 2015, 8:14:09 am EST

Biodegradable flagging tape for wind streamers

Biodegradable flagging tape for wind streamers

Which way is it blowing?

J.  Gibson <<gibson.gds>> writes:

I just discovered this eco-friendly alternative to the plastic product found at many flying sites.

http://www.benmeadows.com/ben-meadows-biodegradable-flagging-tape_36814365/

3.0 mil Nonwoven Cellulosic Roll Flagging is Ideal for Short-Term Tree Marking.  Complete your next flagging job without leaving a mark on the environment.  Ben Meadows Biodegradable Flagging Tape is made of material derived from wood pulp.  Functions like other roll flagging except that it degrades in 6–24 months (depending on conditions).  Completely nontoxic.  Choose from: Blue, Orange Glo, Red, White and Yellow.  3.0 mil thick.  1"W x 100'L roll.

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Thu, Mar 26 2015, 8:13:14 am EST

80 km FAI triangle

80 km FAI triangle

A late day with light winds and cu's that actually marked thermals N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)

Looking at the forecasted T-skew it was clear that the low clouds that grayed out the sky since at least dawn would continue until almost 2 PM.  The forecast for light winds was encouraging.  It didn't look like we would get very high, but the lift should be good after 2 PM.

On Wednesday the place was packed with pilots eager to fly.  We have added Tom Lanning, David Williams, and Daniel Spier to our cross country task team, at least for today.

As the clouds began to break up I got in line and was first off at 2 PM.  The cloudbase was low at 3,200' and the lift was between 100 and 250 fpm.  Greg Dinauer and I get to cloudbase and head out.  Larry won't launch until five or six other pilot launch first.  George Adams, without a radio (or phone) so that he has less chance to keep up heads off to the north with us.  The first turnpoint is the Turnpike at highway 33 intersection.

All the cu's are working.  I get out in front quickly and just jump from one to another getting often to cloudbase and having to leave.  The lift is between 100 and 200 fpm.  I lead into the turnpoint with a few cu's in the area.

Taking the left turn toward Kokee to the southwest, Greg and I find a strong thermal at 400+ fpm.  Suddenly there is Larry.  He found strong lift all the way to the turnpoint while we struggled in survival mode.  Things were about to change with the much stronger lift.

We climbed to 4,100', an additional 1000'.  Larry took the lead and we all headed to the south west to much higher cu's than what we found on the first leg and with lift averaging between 300 and 400 fpm.  All the cu's were working.

I jumped out ahead and was first to the second turnpoint and headed back to the east northeast to get under the first cloud.  Greg was with me.  Larry instead headed east to a nice looking cloud that was further away.  We all climbed 

With a slight tail wind we had little problem find lift under the cu's ahead even though they were more widely placed.  Greg and I worked strong lift east of Centerville while Larry worked weaker lift over the Green Swamp.  He moved ahead as we chased from behind.

The route into goal was lifty and it was easy to get back to Quest.  Larry, then Greg and I.  Daniel went down very early as did George.  Tom went down near the Kokee turnpoint as did David Williams.

http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/para/flightinfo.html?flightId=1393712857

http://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-2.0/para/getScoring.html?scoringId=319

http://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:davisstraub/25.3.2015/17:58

http://www.xcontest.org/world/en/ranking-hg-open/

http://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/1121434

http://wxc.fai.org/module.php?id=22&date=20150304&gliderclass=hg1

http://www.livetrack24.com/track/447830

I forgot to turn on Airtribune for this flight, which was not good as I am continuing to test it and the phone.

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Thu, Mar 26 2015, 8:12:08 am EST

Rattling the tin cup

Tin Cup

As we approach the end of March Madness here at the Oz Report N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)


We concentrate on asking for your support during the month of March.  When it comes to an end we don't add this additional article to your familiar Oz Report.  Soon we will be again concentrating on the upcoming competitions, in our case the Green Swamp Sport Klassic.  April will soon be here.

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Wed, Mar 25 2015, 8:15:59 am EST

Outdoor Lifestyle

Outdoor Lifestyle

It's actually a life 19.061307,-100.086393,Valle(Valle)

Aldo Xavier

Thanks to Zac.

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Wed, Mar 25 2015, 8:15:33 am EST

Group Bookings To Fly St.Andre

Group Bookings To Fly St.Andre

Lots to do in southern France 43.958843,6.512146,Saint-André-les-Alpes,+France(Saint-André-les-Alpes, France)

Mark <<mark>> writes:

Saint Andre Les Alpes is one of the top ten flying sites of the World.  It's also the best adventure playground!  It's not just the epic conditions, endless routes, out and returns that make it special, its the way the flying day works and the availability of so many activities - right on the doorstep.

Check out our accommodation pages: http://flystandre.com/accommodation/

For webcam, weather planning and real-time wind on take-off: http://flystandre.com/webcam-weather/

For cross country inspiration go here: http://flystandre.com/flying-services/xc-route-inspiration/

The EURO is so weak now that buying will be about 20% cheaper than last year!!

http://ozreport.com/docs/FlySaintAndreProposal.pdf

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Wed, Mar 25 2015, 8:15:05 am EST

Falcon and Raven flying in slow motion

Falcon and Raven flying in slow motion

Their characteristics

https://youtu.be/xNYCldtpiW0

Thanks to Aaron.

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Wed, Mar 25 2015, 8:07:50 am EST

Rattling the tin cup

Tin Cup

Moving the needle N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)


We are engaged in the process of changing the behavior of competition pilots.  We are investing in live trackers so that US competitions can be live tracked over Airtribune here, here and here.  This has not worked before despite years of effort.  We'll see if we can make it work this time.

We want you to watch the contests and enjoy the competition.

We are also attempting to drag competition registration into the internet era.  Seems to be about time.  Lawyers and all that.  We have a three step process that encourages pilots to complete all the registration materials in advance.  See here.

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Tue, Mar 24 2015, 8:34:09 am EST

The 2015 Senior Nationals

The 2015 Senior Nationals

The winner was also a former hang glider pilot N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)

http://ozreport.com/19.59#3

Bob Caldwell <<rcaldwell>> writes:

On the former hang glider pilots, don’t forget Bif Huss who won the contest.

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Tue, Mar 24 2015, 8:33:50 am EST

Forecast for convergence over the Green Swamp

Forecast for convergence over the Green Swamp

Strong east flow N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)

The NAM forecast for winds at 2,000' at 5 PM for Tuesday.

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Tue, Mar 24 2015, 8:33:06 am EST

We are here because of air conditioning

We are here because of air conditioning

Actually, we leave when it gets hot N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)

Florida used to be a land infested with yellow fever, ring worm and various tropical diseases.  It was an unpleasant place, especially in the summer.  With air conditioning (and the coal fired power plants necessary to run the air conditioning), Florida became habitable year round, making for permanent residents, not just socialites from New York in Miami in the winter.

We've been here at Quest Air in Groveland in central Florida since the first week of December, and outside working conditions (you go outside a lot when you live in a trailer) have been excellent.  In that time we've turned a chunk of forest (over grown orange grove) into park land and camping area.

NY Times article here:

The rise of the US sunbelt can be understood largely as a response to the emergence of widespread air conditioning, which made places that are warm in the winter attractive despite humid, muggy summers.  It’s a gradual, long-drawn-out response, because location decisions have a lot of inertia; few people would choose de novo to live in the old industrial towns of upstate New York, but the existing housing stock and the fact that people have family and social networks prevent quick abandonment.  So to this day temperature is a good predictor of state population growth.

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Tue, Mar 24 2015, 8:32:18 am EST

La Escuela Los Algarrobos in Canoa, Ecuador

La Escuela Los Algarrobos in Canoa, Ecuador

Helping children wherever we fly -0.466292,-80.456089,Canoa+LZ,+Ecuador(Canoa LZ, Ecuador)

We all need the support of local communities to allow our free flying to continue.  Whether through the use of public or private lands or through airfield facilities.  Building good will by supporting good deeds and good causes shows that we are members of the community and not leaches on their good graces.

One very small and isolated local community is Canoa, Ecuador.  We, of course, support communities in the US, but that support doesn't stop at the border.  They have an English language elementary school there that prepares the children for a wider world.  Hang glider and paraglider pilots, along with surfers support the school.

Here’s how it works.  After reading this brochure and deciding to sponsor a child, you will go to www.jamesdeanbyrdfoundation.org and click on the “DONATE” button on the bottom of the page.  Once you have set up your Pay Pal information (you can donate using your credit card too), you just check the reoccurring box and set up how often and at what increment you would like funds to transfer to our account for your child.  When we receive the funds, you will be assigned a child and at this point can start your communication (if you choose) with this child.  Even if you choose not to communicate directly with your child, we will send you periodic updates on how your child is doing.  Super easy and rewarding for both student and donor!

Hombres Pajaro, both in Ecuador and Colombia.

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Tue, Mar 24 2015, 8:31:14 am EST

Rattling the tin cup

Tin Cup

Dessert first N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)


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Mon, Mar 23 2015, 8:53:04 am EST

The Bill Moyes International Airport

The Bill Moyes International Airport

In Forbes 33+21+44.60+S,+147+55+46.60+E,Forbes+airfield,+Australia(Forbes airfield, Australia)

The Moyes Team Challenge.  It's looking to be a great weekend!  Sign up at http://www.forbesflatlands.com/

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Mon, Mar 23 2015, 8:44:27 am EST

The rains come

The rains come

After a spell of dry weather (and after the end of the senior nationals) N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)

The results of the Senior Nationals here:

9 5429 BL Lee, Jim Std Cirrus
31 4722 S2A Arndt, Steve Silent 2A
36 4607 JL Lamb, Jim Silent 2

Former hang glider pilots.  Jim Lee won the last day.

http://www.ssa.org/Contests?cid=2306&display=results

The 8 AM weather.

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Mon, Mar 23 2015, 8:27:12 am EST

Keep your harness clean

Keep your harness clean

When landing prone with wheels

Alex Brieba <<alex.brieba>> writes:

As a supplement to: http://ozreport.com/1426854283 a simple way to protect your harness for tandem landing or if you want to land on your hang glider wheels: http://youtu.be/d8s53Cqbtx4

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Mon, Mar 23 2015, 8:26:51 am EST

A model pilot

A model pilot

In 3D 34+19+2.83+N,118+24+23.66+W,Sylmar+LZ,+CA,+USA(Sylmar LZ, CA, USA)

Jonathan Dietch <<nmerider>> writes:

Twenty three days ago the Oz Report posted this article http://ozreport.com/1424872708 about the 3D model that Patrick Bardin made for my benefit (as well as perhaps the challenge).  I finally did an extended graphic flight review in SeeYou using Patrick's model at 20X scale (660') and 20X speed.  I made a few errors in the narration (you get what you pay for with me).  It was a modest flight of 42 miles that I eeked out on Monday from Sylmar to Claremont along the San Gabriel Mountains.

https://youtu.be/lJ5Lp87Os1w

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Mon, Mar 23 2015, 8:25:45 am EST

Rattling the tin cup

Tin Cup

Spring has arrived (but it was already here) N28+31.982+,W081+50.800+,Quest+Air,+Groveland,+Florida,+USA(Quest Air, Groveland, Florida, USA)

Northern pilots have arrived leaving the snow and salt behind.  The weather, while mixed for the coming week, has been quite good, better than the forecast on Sunday.

Gary Osoba responds to my comments re on shore flow.  You'll find them in the Oz Report forum, here.  The USHPA sends an expulsion hearing notice to Bob K.  You also find it in the forum here.  The forum requires you to register and sign in.

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