Hang Gliding in Colombia

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Hang Gliding in Colombia

Postby Rick M » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:14 am

Here's some video from my recent trip to Colombia. Lots of good flying.



Watch in full screen to catch the detail.

https://vimeo.com/202152389
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Re: Hang Gliding in Colombia

Postby Mark Windsheimer » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:31 pm

Aw T shirt weather and big thermals, Nice video.
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Re: Hang Gliding in Colombia

Postby jj » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:25 pm

Great vid. Like the head rest comment. Must have been a long flight. Who was flying the topless in many of the shots?

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Re: Hang Gliding in Colombia

Postby Rick M » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:29 pm

Yes, it was great flying at cloud base in a t-shirt. Such a change from what we wear flying here in CO. Of course it helped that cloud base was only at about 8,000' MSL.

The head rest comment was at the end of the longest flight of the trip (and only the second soaring flight of the trip) so my neck muscles were not used to flying that long yet. It was nearly 3 hours and 70km.

The topless with the big white logo on top (Oh Shot!) is Rudy Gotes from Mexico. He won the comp that started the day after we left. Super nice guy. The Undersurface says "Love Energy". Apparently the sponsor is some sort of Mexican Viagra. Go to the main page of the Wills Wing website and see the picture after Zac Majors. That's Rudy launching at Valle de Bravo.

The other two topless gliders are Dustin Martin and Yoko Isomoto who took 2nd and 5th respectively in the same comp. The other U2 is of course Charles. Charles and I flew with either Dustin or Rudy each day and Yoko flew with the other one each day. She spent the week getting ready for the comp.
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