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Mitch instructing

Oz Report - Mon, 01/06/2015 - 22:29

Adam at Highland Aerosports Inc. <<hanglide>> writes:

Mitch Shipley will be available starting at around 6:00 Saturday and throughout the week for instruction/refresher to get you in shape for the comp and refine your skills. If you need to familiarize yourself with your instrument we HIGHLY recommend you attend to ensure you have an easy week.

At the ECC 2015 - instruction by Mitch Shipley, Ph.D.

Weather and Soaring Flight : What to look for, where to find it and the science of thermal lift.

Landing Hang Gliders : A full system (pilot, harness, glider, wind) approach to understanding (using actual landing clinic videos) how hang gliders land well or not.

Flight Instrument Setup : Understanding what your instrument can do and how to set it up.

Cross Country and Competition flying : How to cover distance downwind or race faster.

Categories: Worlds 09

Dreaming Awake gets funded

Oz Report - Mon, 01/06/2015 - 22:28

Dave Aldrich writes:

Huge thanks to everyone in the community for stepping up and backing us. We are beyond humbled!

We still have 58 hours to go however so there is still time to become a backer. Every bit extra we raise will go into making these films just that much better. Quick example - I was able to hire a motion graphics guy to do the titles for the films. That's something that I pretty much suck at and having some, classy, pro looking titles will go a long way toward upping the production value. We are also working on bringing in a musician to record some sweet string instruments for at least one song for the Dreaming Awake at The Wallaby Ranch! Super stoked for that!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1262624297/dreaming-awake-web-series

Categories: Worlds 09

Spread your wings

Oz Report - Mon, 01/06/2015 - 17:31

38 58 10.92 N,75 52 0.00 W,Highland Aerosports, Ridgely, Maryland, USA

Categories: Worlds 09

2015 East Coast Championship

Oz Report - Mon, 01/06/2015 - 12:36

38 58 10.92 N,75 52 0.00 W,Highland Aerosports, Ridgely, Maryland, USA

Strong winds, nice cu's, we run out of peninsula.

Results: https://airtribune.com/ecc2015/results

https://airtribune.com/ecc2015/results/task1/day/class-1-sport

1 John Dullahan Wills Wing Sport 2   00:42:40 619 2 John Maloney WW Sport 2   00:54:55 596 3 Knut Ryerson Wills Wing Sport 2   00:50:36 532 4 Soraya Rios Wills Wing Sport 2 135   00:56:34 497

https://airtribune.com/ecc2015/results/task1/day/class-1

# Name Glider Time km/h Total 1 Oleg Bondarchuk Aeros Combat 12.7 C 00:45:49 61.5 560 2 Bruce Barmakian Wills Wing T2C 136 00:48:45 57.8 511 3 JD Guillemette Moyes Litespeed S4 00:49:59 56.3 495 4 Davis Straub Wills Wing T2C 144 00:54:45 51.4 457 5 Mitch Shipley WW T2C 144 00:57:20 49.1 400 6 Felix Cantesanu Aeros Combat C 01:04:23 43.7 366 7 Burt Rend WW T2C 144 01:07:29 41.7 352 8 Rich Cizauskas Aeros Combat 01:08:16 41.3 348 9 Johan Ohlson Icaro Laminar 01:13:09 38.5 329

Scoring system is FS and using GAP 2014 (GAP 2002). Distance, Speed, "Leading," and Arrival Position points.

The task committee called tasks to the north northeast. The RAP forecast was for 12 to 18 mph winds. Cloud base at 4,000' to 5,000'. Strong lift.

The launch opened at 1 PM with the first start time at 2 PM. Only Burt Rend was willing to launch first. No one else went into the launch line. It was an open launch. At 1:30 PM I got into the empty launch line. At 1:37 I was pulled into the air and pinned off at 1,600' in light lift. I took four light thermals in the start cylinder in the 16 mph winds.

I followed John Simon toward Oleg at the down wind edge of the 5 km start cylinder with five minutes to go for the second start time at 2:10 PM. JD was close by. There were few pilots in the air. One of the tugs was down.

We drifted just outside the start cylinder and at one minutes at 50 seconds to go I headed back to get inside the exit start cylinder. Oleg, John and JD followed me.

I headed out in front after getting the start gate and went to a cu 7 km to the west of the course line. We climbed from 2,400 to 3,900' at 400 fpm and headed out. John and Oleg were ahead and I just behind.

I headed off to their west a bit toward other cu's and found lift and then turned to the west and we all joined up again with John low. We headed out at near cloud base at 3,800' after climbing only ay 60 fpm from 3,500'.

Oleg got to the next thermal down to 2,800' and we climbed out at 200 fpm to 3,900'. I found better lift and climbed away from JD and John but lost track of Oleg just above me.

I made a crucial mistake at this point 2 km to the west of the course line by not going back toward the course line and to under the darkest looking cloud. I finally had to head for the downwind side of that cloud costing an area of 600 to 700 fpm sink and getting down to 1,700'. I wasted ten minutes staying up until I found much better lift downwind that was marked by a couple of hawks and other birds.

This thermal turned on above the birds to 600 fpm and I climbed to to 4,500'. From there is was a 16 km final glide to goal. John didn't go back to join Oleg in a thermal seven kilometers from goal and landed short.

Categories: Worlds 09

NHGCXC: Glennies sunday - meet 9:30 Rutherford Maccas #nhgcxc - @DementedManiac

NHGC XC - Fri, 17/05/2013 - 18:06
NHGCXC: Glennies sunday - meet 9:30 Rutherford Maccas #nhgcxc - @DementedManiac
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NHGCXC: http://t.co/tjDHZVsiub 4/4 in goal at ellalong.awesome day to go #nhgcxc - @DementedManiac

NHGC XC - Sun, 14/04/2013 - 17:08
NHGCXC: http://t.co/tjDHZVsiub 4/4 in goal at ellalong.awesome day to go #nhgcxc - @DementedManiac
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NHGCXC: The weather is looking great for a flap. Freeos at 10:00 see you there! - @DementedManiac

NHGC XC - Sun, 14/04/2013 - 08:06
NHGCXC: The weather is looking great for a flap. Freeos at 10:00 see you there! - @DementedManiac
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NHGCXC: Anyone in for the Watagans today? - @HadewychvanKemp

NHGC XC - Tue, 02/04/2013 - 07:58
NHGCXC: Anyone in for the Watagans today? - @HadewychvanKemp
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NHGCCoast: today at Merewether was great! As a matter of fact it still is. via @HadewychvanKemp

NHGC Coast Tweets - Mon, 25/03/2013 - 16:35
NHGCCoast: today at Merewether was great! As a matter of fact it still is. via @HadewychvanKemp
Categories: Twitter

NHGCCoast: anyone flying Dudley today? via @HadewychvanKemp

NHGC Coast Tweets - Thu, 21/03/2013 - 06:50
NHGCCoast: anyone flying Dudley today? via @HadewychvanKemp
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naughtylawyer: 1st and 2nd will stay but hard to say who will be third.

Jamie Sheldon's Tweets - Sun, 23/09/2012 - 09:41
naughtylawyer: 1st and 2nd will stay but hard to say who will be third.
Categories: Twitter, Worlds 09

naughtylawyer: Pippo and many others down just short headwind picked and really threw a lot of guys off.

Jamie Sheldon's Tweets - Sun, 23/09/2012 - 09:41
naughtylawyer: Pippo and many others down just short headwind picked and really threw a lot of guys off.
Categories: Twitter, Worlds 09

naughtylawyer: Giant congrats to Robin Hamilton, new US Champion.

Jamie Sheldon's Tweets - Sun, 23/09/2012 - 09:31
naughtylawyer: Giant congrats to Robin Hamilton, new US Champion.
Categories: Twitter, Worlds 09

naughtylawyer: Robin and Jeff in fairly close together. Robin should have it!!

Jamie Sheldon's Tweets - Sun, 23/09/2012 - 09:30
naughtylawyer: Robin and Jeff in fairly close together. Robin should have it!!
Categories: Twitter, Worlds 09

naughtylawyer: Heaps in....6 or 8 just landed about 1km short....pushed it a bit too much.

Jamie Sheldon's Tweets - Sun, 23/09/2012 - 09:30
naughtylawyer: Heaps in....6 or 8 just landed about 1km short....pushed it a bit too much.
Categories: Twitter, Worlds 09

naughtylawyer: Bilyc,

Jamie Sheldon's Tweets - Sun, 23/09/2012 - 09:24
naughtylawyer: Bilyc,
Categories: Twitter, Worlds 09

naughtylawyer: 5 starts so who knows how the scores will come out today.

Jamie Sheldon's Tweets - Sun, 23/09/2012 - 09:19
naughtylawyer: 5 starts so who knows how the scores will come out today.
Categories: Twitter, Worlds 09

naughtylawyer: Chris Zimmerman here too.

Jamie Sheldon's Tweets - Sun, 23/09/2012 - 09:18
naughtylawyer: Chris Zimmerman here too.
Categories: Twitter, Worlds 09

naughtylawyer: Davis and Nils here too and one waaaaay high (must be Ben Dunn)

Jamie Sheldon's Tweets - Sun, 23/09/2012 - 09:17
naughtylawyer: Davis and Nils here too and one waaaaay high (must be Ben Dunn)
Categories: Twitter, Worlds 09
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