Can you think of a better way to spend a week than learning to do aerobatic maneuvers in your hang glider? In Utah?
John was the world champion in aerobatics four years in a ten year span and held the Guinness record for the most consecutive loops in a hang glider. That record held for 10 years.
Take advantage of a rare opportunity to learn these skills, the right way, under the supervision of the best in the business. Theres no better place for hang gliding courses like this. The conditions are consistent and smooth. Hang gliding in Utah can be done in the morning, the afternoon and the evening, making it perfect for learning new skills and having the opportunity to practice.
This five day workshop will begin mid week and go through the weekend of June 25-30. Workshop fee: $500
Workshop participants must be advanced pilots, H4 or the equivalent (for international pilots).
Space is limited, so get your $100 deposit in hold your spot. You can pay with check, credit card or Pay Pal.
To register or for more information, contact Pat McGuinness at Wings Over Wasatch. http://www.WingsOverWasatch.com
Simon Plint <<simonplint>> writes:
Pending HGFA Sanction committee approval, Gulgong comp is now the
WOW ! a new location.
WOW ! a new town.
WOW ! 360 degree flying space.
WOW ! no air band radio.
WOW ! fly over mountains, plains, valleys.
WOW ! run by the Newcastle Hang Gliding Club.
WOW ! discounted entry fees.
WOW ! great prizes.
WOW ! great flying fun.
8 - 15th November 2014
W for Wellington.
Matthias Kurzthaler <<m.kurzthaler>> sends:
Pilot entry fee and full on-line registration must be received by us in the following amounts given the dates below:Before June 8th Before July 6th After July 6th August 2/3 $300 $350 $400 $450
From the Worlds in Big Spring: http://youtu.be/7ftgHVpULno
Basically we like to have a good reason to get together with a lot of our hang gliding buddies (many from around the world) and fly cross country to a goal.
Only one pilot will win the competition, and, of course, it is important that there be a winner. The pilots are doing their best to fly well, but other pilots will likely fly more proficiently.
Competition gives the flying meaning, in addition to its intrinsic meaning. It gives pilots more reason to keep going when it gets difficult, more reason to go flying when the day looks less than optimal.
Competition gets us out in the country over new territory focused on finding the invisible lift.
The competition is not for the winner, but for the participants.
The competition is for the top pilots to encourage them to make the effort to win.
The competition is for the winner, as there is only one.
Competition is for everyone to lift their game.
Competition is great fun and is the whole reason I'm flying hang gliders.
On Friday morning, the sixth day of the 2014 Flytec Americus Cup, Oleg was leading Christian 4018 to 4006. A mere twelve points out of 4000. Oleg decides to take the first clock with just a few pilots while Christian takes the much more conventional second clock with most of the top ten pilots.
Oleg gets to goal first on Friday, a little slower than Christian. Oleg gets 148 leading points and 420 speed points. Christian, coming in eighteen minutes later, gets 74 leading points and 444 speed points. Friday evening Oleg has increased his lead over Christian to 60 points.
On Sunday Oleg and Christian both take the last start time. Christian gets to goal 37 seconds ahead of Oleg, but only gains three points on him. Oleg got extra insurance for his overall win by leaving early on Friday.
Hang gliding scoring rules are not "fair."
35.960431,-75.633144,Jockey Ridge State Park, OB, North Carolina, USA
Paul Voight sends:
Desiree Voight was the 1st place finisher in the novice division at the Kitty hawk Spectacular!
Final day:1. Mike Bilyk Moyes BAMF 3.5 02:11:22 45.9km/h 1000 2. Jonny Durand Moyes LS RX3.5 02:11:23 45.9km/h 999.26 3. Christian Ciech Laminar2014 14.1 02:22:56 42.2km/h 891.54 4. Oleg Bondarchuk Aeros CombatC 12.7 02:23:33 42.0km/h 888.95 5. Steven Blackler WW Talon 150 02:39:40 37.8km/h 880.31
Total:1. Oleg Bondarchuk Aeros CombatC 12.7 5882.79 2. Christian Ciech Laminar2014 14.1 5823.15 3. Mike Bilyk Moyes BAMF 3.5 5354.41 4. Davide Guiducci WW T2C 144 5039.62 5. Jonny Durand Moyes LS RX3.5 4868.92 6. Glauco Pinto Laminar 14.1 4653.88 7. Tullio Gervasoni WW T2C 144 4497.21 8. Greg Dinauer Aeros Combat 12.7 4275.84 9. Matt Barker WW T2C 154 4254.39 10. Pedro Garcia WW T2C 144 4149.72
Photo by Tullio.
We are so happy to have Oleg back competing. He loves the glider and seems to have few back issues with it.
The typical problem occurred. No cu's so pilots think that it is un safe when the wind blows a little. Finally reason prevailed as the safety committee went out and actually looked at the conditions and we sent Bobby up for a demonstration flight. All was well.
The forecast was for no cu's and except for a few stray ones long before we launched, that proved to be the case. Top of the lift was indicated to be 4,500'. We got a little higher, but not much. The inversion was supposed to be strong and looking at the air quality, it definitely was. The winds were forecasted to be 15 knots at 2000'. The winds varied from 8 to 17 mph out of the west northwest.
The sport class pilots towed up first and for the most part they got high right away with smooth tows. Then the open class pilots had to struggle a bit to stay up. When Mitch, Zippy and then I towed it was sink all the way on tow. I searched all around and then saw Zippy turning over Mitch just west of the launch area. I joined Zippy and we got up to 4,100' from 900' AGL. Mitch was too low and landed, although he was up soon again.
I had launched at 2:30, so I didn't see how I was going to make the 10 km start cylinder first start clock at 3:00. I still had six kilometers to go at 3 PM. Five minutes before the second clock Zippy turned back from about one kilometer from the edge of the start cylinder and twenty to thirty pilots went with him, including me.
I went further back with one other pilot than the rest of them and was rewarded with 200 fpm lift, much better than anyone else was getting. The thermal drifted downwind and after a few minutes it got to the other pilots and their climbs improved. It was great to be on top of everyone for ten minutes.
Taking the third start at 4:40, the gaggle stayed together and quickly found 200 fpm just before the river which got us up to 4,100' while we crossed the river drifting quickly. We stayed together for the next thermal 10 km to the east also at 200+ fpm. It was a bit much keeping out of everyone's way.
After that, the lift was reduced never getting back to 200 fpm as we drifted and raced east south east toward the turnpoint at Rochell. The lead gaggle slowly broke up and I was with five or six pilots before the turnpoint, including Larry Bunner, Fausto Arcos, Jim Yokom, Bill Soderquist and others. We found 130 fpm as a pilot landed below us and then I, tired of flying in other peoples' circles, headed out on my own to the turnpoint.
The next leg instead of going east south east went southeast and now we had a cross wind out of the east with a little bit of north. I got low very quickly to 1,100' AGL and then worked a line of lift circling as I pleased until everyone, other than Fausto, joined up with me again.
A cross wind glide with Larry and Jim did us little good, although Jim got something down wind of us. Larry and I worked weak lift that just took us away from the course line faster than it was getting us up over the forest from 1,800'. I dove back to get over what looked like hot (and landable) fields and found nothing. Larry landed further down wind.
Looks like Mike was first into goal ahead of Oleg. Scoring should be up soon.
35.960431,-75.633144,Jockey Ridge State Park, OB, North Carolina, USA
Paul Voight sends:
Paul Voight 3rd...200 pts +2 pins.....Billy Vaughn..1st 230 pts..... George Reeves 2nd....200 pts+ 4 pins (out of possible 250 pts in 5 rounds).
A nice afternoon with Paulie Maggot having a bit of fun, Dick zooms, Gar works on his ground handling and Rohan does shtylin'.
Great to see Oleg leading the competition.
Day 2:1. Oleg Bondarchuck Aeros CombatC 12.7 01:40:37 965.05 2. Christian Ciech Laminar2014 14.1 01:43:27 912.68 3. Pedro Garcia WW T2C 144 01:46:13 883.37 4. Josef Bostik WW T2C 144 01:55:19 794.58 5. Jonny Durand Moyes 01:59:32 719.92 6. Matt Barker WW T2C 154 02:06:54 706.29 7. Greg Dinauer Aeros Combat 12.7 02:07:58 699.27 8. Kris Grzyb Moyes RS4 02:08:34 695.04 9. Davide Guiducci WW T2C 144 02:09:31 689.31 10. Bruce Barmakian WW T2C 136 02:08:02 657.40 11. Max Turiaco WW T2C 136 02:17:33 634.97 12. Tullio Gervasoni WW T2C 144 02:21:42 617.63 13. Davis Straub WW T2C 144 02:25:28 599.86 14. Fausto Arcos WW T2C 154 02:26:56 591.93 15. Larry Bunner WW T2C 144 02:29:07 571.11 16. Linda Salamone Moyes Rx3 03:26:52 468.59
Cumulative:1. Oleg Bondarchuck Aeros CombatC 12.7 1406.99 2. Pedro Garcia WW T2C 144 1346.04 3. Christian Ciech Laminar2014 14.1 1301.13 4. Jonny Durand Moyes 1086.96 5. Tullio Gervasoni WW T2C 144 1074.27 6. Greg Dinauer Aeros Combat 12.7 1059.94 7. Josef Bostik WW T2C 144 1049.71 8. Matt Barker WW T2C 154 1047.44 9. Davide Guiducci WW T2C 144 1011.50 10. Kris Grzyb Moyes RS4 959.49 11. Max Turiaco WW T2C 136 919.64 12. Mike Bilyk Moyes BAMF 3.5 846.17 13. Larry Bunner WW T2C 144 740.19 14. Davis Straub WW T2C 144 733.28 15. Bruce Barmakian WW T2C 136 713.84