1. Another day of winter flying - Nick test flying a freshly repaired topless - proficient technique as ever - congrats.

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  2. Another wonderful day at the coast of NW-Jylland. Taking off in moderate conditions from the dune at Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse I spent almost 3 hours in the air, enjoying the coast, occasionally joined by a couple of paragliders. Equipment: my old hangglider Uno Firebird from 1987 - slow but nimble. Camera was mounted on my helmet - so almost pilot's view, at the price of a lot of movement and tilted pictures when I look to the sides.

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  3. Probably the last day I'll get to fly the mountains before the snow flies and the gated roads close. Figured I'd go out with a bang, doing an aerobatic run with smokes. Anything worth doing is worth doing right, so planned on a sunset launch, and being such a photogenic site I mounted up the cams.

    This was one of my most memorable flights... this one will stick with me for a long time to come...

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  4. Flawless reaction to a failure of the weaklink during hangglider winch towing.

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  5. During our winch towing seminar in March 2014 in Altes Lager, Germany, we discussed the available options for safe operation of the 2-stage-release, towing a hangglider with the static winch. One group strongly advocated that the pilot should signal before the shift to the lower line in order to give the winch operator the chance to reduce power. The other option (that I prefer) is that the pilot dampens the load peak with the speedbar. This clip is an attempt to demonstrate its viability. I prefer the latter option because there are fewer players in the process and there is no need to communicate between pilot and winch operator, significantly reducing complexity.
    All takeoffs are from March/April 2014 with different hanggliders, some of them in slow-motion playback for ease of watching.

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Vol Libre - Altes Lager 013E 52N - Paragliding and Hanggliding in the German Flatlands

KJ Schaefer


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