Evgeniya Laritskaya <<laritskaya.evgeniya>> writes:
Movie made by Artur Dzamikhov about Chegem (Caucasus), one of the most beautiful flying places in Russia. The filming took place from 11th to 19th of October, 2014. 140 GB of footage, twenty six time lapses, eight interviews, ten nights of editing, and here is the result. Do not judge too strictly as Artur had only a simple camera, Sony NEX5T and a few Gopros. Besides, this is his first "full-length" documentary. Interviews are in Russian, but mountain views are international.
Tasmania is a raw flying frontier with many, but rarely explored, hang gliding sites and even more possibilities. We'll be hitting Tasmania during one of the best times in regards to weather and winds, as well as it will be outside of the crazy holiday (January) period. Besides reaching flying milestones, this Tasmanian adventure is aimed at offering a trip of lifetime, with the mission of touring deep into some scenic and rugged areas with the 4x4's loaded up with friends.
The tour will fly mostly in-land sites, along with a couple of coastal ridge/dune sites. If not sure which glider to bring, I would recommend a floater, as it can handle all options. Regardless, be sure to bring a glider that you are comfortable in.
Ryan Voight <<airthug84>> writes:
I was examining the numbers of ratings issued and matching those numbers up with members that are letting their ratings expire and I wanted to specifically focus on where (at what hang level) we are losing hang gliding pilots and again open that specific issue up to brainstorming.
Day 5:1 Trent Brown Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 01:26:21 995 2 Jon Durand Jnr Moyes RX 01:30:03 967 3 Jonas Lobitz 01:31:38 945 4 Andrew Barnes Moyes RX 01:30:35 931 5 Simon Braithwaite Moyes RX3.5 01:31:23 914 6 Jonathan Kinred Moyes Litespeed 01:33:04 911 7 John Smith Moyes Litespeed RS4 01:36:53 887 8 Trevor Purcell Moyes Litespeed 5 01:47:41 840 9 John Durand Sr Moyes RX 01:28:50 825 10 Glen Macleod Moyes RS3.5 01:44:14 801
Cumulative:# Name Glider Total 1 John Smith Moyes Litespeed RS4 2374 2 Jon Durand Jnr Moyes RX 2370 3 Adam Stevens Moyes RS 2366 4 Steve Blenkinsop Moyes Litespeed RS3.5 2315 5 John Durand Sr Moyes RX 2136 6 Jonathan Kinred Moyes Litespeed 2080 7 Guy Hubbard Moyes RS4 1997 8 Andrew Barnes Moyes RX 1974 9 Trent Brown Moyes Litespeed RX 3.5 1952 10 Jonas Lobitz 1934
The weather forecast looked much nicer for today, and it turned out to be a good Beechmont day. Finally we got to fly with a few clouds here and there, some convergence and also "real thermals" - it's just so pleasant if you can fly a full 360 in climb! All the way up to 2000m, it was such a luxury.
Dell Schanze, 45, of American Fork, was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court for Utah with violating the Airborne Hunting Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. He allegedly used a motorized paraglider to chase and harass a barn owl in February or March of 2011.