1978 Pico Peak Hang gliding series

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    1978 Pico Peak Hang gliding series



    Times have changed LOL

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    Great find. I've always been fascinated with hang gliding. Love the scenery of old Pico too.

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    I remember watching guys do that off of Mt. Tom at some point in the early 80's...I was really young.

    Do people still do that? I wonder what happened to the popularity of it. Regulations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I remember watching guys do that off of Mt. Tom at some point in the early 80's...I was really young.

    Do people still do that? I wonder what happened to the popularity of it. Regulations?
    I think there are a few areas where it's popular but not near me ,seems like paragliding is an easier alternative and doesn't require a roof rack . I think the performance is similar .

    Those Delta Kites to me seemed to be pretty fragile, pretty suscepible not much turbulance ,there were a couple crashes in the video series . The Ballistic Recovery systems have made a huge saftey advance if you are high enough.

    As far as regulations go near Blairstown NJ is the "Deleware National Recreation Area" Property taken by Eminant Domain to build a Dam that was never built. The glider pilots unfortunate to land there have a nightmare of a time getting acces to remove there sailplanes. So I'm guessing that Fedral property is the same , maybe state to state is diffrent ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siliconebobsquarepants View Post
    I don't know about the rest of it, but the helmets certainly have changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moresnow View Post
    I don't know about the rest of it, but the helmets certainly have changed.
    Gadgets too
    http://www.flymanilla.com/Equipment/...8/Default.aspx



    Still 10-15 to 1 glide ratio sucks , guy had some nads to fly over all those trees though!
    http://skyout.blogspot.com/2012/06/play-time.html

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