1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby BigBird » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:39 pm

JoeF wrote:Phil, you have been "in" for a long time ...
http://www.worldhangglidingassociation.org/FDGS/index.html
See the link at WorldHangGlidingAssociation
for your inclusion in the FDGS. :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute: :salute:


Thanks Joe.

Here's the Facebook page I was curious about....
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:41 am

Way #???
Find a minimum set of rules that might open Dockweiler 7/52 to open free recreational hang gliding ALONGSIDE a permitted set of commercial instructors.
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Notice the analysis in a similarity case:
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:46 am

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Bring a rope ladder where rung spaces are fabric filled; anchor the special rope ladder to extant launch-area poles. Drape the special fabric-rope ladder down the bluff slope. Use the device for climbing back up the slope to save the slope slipping and experience an efficient climb up the slope.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:56 pm

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Alternative using pilot power without compressing the pilot's spine:
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When the loop is not being used within a flight session, then the lower pulley could be detached from the buried sandbag anchor; then the loop could relax onto the ground.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby JoeF » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:38 pm

Plank for placing wing a bit higher in lift zone of light breeze. One image shows alternative support for the plank.
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Re: 1000 ways to be a friend of Dockweiler gliding

Postby magentabluesky » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:20 pm

A Butt/Keel pusher is great for an extra boost for placing the wing a bit higher in the lift zone and also doubles up to carry the glider back up the hill.
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