Hang Gliding Beginnings

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Hang Gliding Beginnings

Postby cdnskydog » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:30 pm

Some of my first flights 1968 to 1975


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Re: Hang Gliding Beginnings

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:09 pm

Fantastic video Bob!!!!!

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Who wrote and performed that song? The lyrics were so good that I almost started writing them down to put into a post. But I figured I'd ask first before spending an hour or two transcribing them. Please post if you have them available. Thanks!!!
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Re: Hang Gliding Beginnings

Postby SamKellner » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:49 am

Thanks Bob :salute:

:clap: Great to see your posts and vids here on US Hawks forum. :clap:
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Re: Hang Gliding Beginnings

Postby Bill Cummings » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:31 pm

Hey Bob G.,
I still have one of your early winch/reel units sitting in my garage that still has 3,600' of 3/16" poly-pro rope on it.
Since I sold my boat decades ago after moving from Minnesota to the desert in New Mexico it has been waiting for me there.
I've had it in trucks, trailers, and in my boat and it has sent up thousands of flights. Many happy pilots have you to thank for having built it.
I bought it from Gerry Uchytil (I had to look up that spelling - sounds like - U' KA TELL) I think Gerry was the original purchaser. He still lives in Wisconsin.
Thanks Bob G.
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