F 3523 Hawley Bowlus Baby Albatross, at Torrey Pines

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Bille Floyd

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Some Fun Old footage , of gliders flying at Torrey Pines Ca.

I made my living selling glider rides on that cliff, for 10 years
and can't get over how much it changed since this footage
was created !!!

The first 1:10 is boring ; but it does get better.

Bille


 

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Beautiful. And yeah, pretty much only paragliders at Torrey now. I heard of a sailplane event a few years back, but that's the last I know of such an event.
 

Bille Floyd

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Beautiful. And yeah, pretty much only paragliders at Torrey now.
...
I would Not fly a Paraglider at Torrey now days ; only way i would
fly there again, is with my rigid-wing HG, and the wind was well over
25-mph, so that ALL the PG's were grounded. In those conditions
ya only see a few speed-wings ; the ones flying are quite good plots.
I do fly Paragliders , (just not there) .

I borrowed a Hang glider, a few years back , at Torrey ; never wanted
to do it again. I'm the one with the Green , on the bottom of the LE :

Bille

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