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By day dreamer
#88387
This song is for you Warren, Paul H. and all you airhogs out there. I hope to be there before i die. Be great if you would buy me a beer when i pass through. I'm sure noman, and Willrmx will be rollin with me too.
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By phantomflier
#88403
Hey THAT'S my song!!! I was given that song to sing way back in '86 when I worked at my first professional theatre job in Cripple Creek, CO. I had about a week to learn it. To this very day I can still sing every lyric...and I did all four verses! Except I took the fourth verse 'double time'!! I'd be happy to serenade any of ya on the hill someday. :popcorn:
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By Redbeard
#88404
some nice additions...

i get to add:

ed Levin
waddell
marina
fort funston
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By Lknup
#88833
Talcott Mtn, CT
Brace Mtn, MA
Mt Ascutney, VT
Mt Tom, MA
Ellenville, NY :thumbsup:
Grandfather Mtn, NC
Tater Hill, NC
Lookout Mtn, TN
Whitwell, TN
Henson's Gap,TN :thumbsup:
Sandia Crest, NM :thumbsup:
Francis Peak, UT :thumbsup:
POM, N&S, UT :thumbsup:
Slide Mtn, NV
Yosemite (Glacier Point & Sentinel Dome), CA :thumbsup:
Ft Funston, CA
Torrey Pines, CA
Crestline, CA :thumbsup:
Marshall, CA :thumbsup:
Elsinore, CA :thumbsup:
Kagel, CA
Sylmar, CA
The Eliminator, CA
La Cumbre Peak, CA
Palm Desert turnoff, CA :thumbsup:
Hidden Valley, CA
Ord Mtn, CA
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By Skyhighwoman
#88839
:welcome: Lknup

and you too Paul H. How's it going? Long time!

Carm
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By SeeMarkFly
#88850
Chronological order:

Little Black: graduating from training hill.

Blossom Valley: First high altitude, no turns allowed.

Horse: first soaring flight.

Otay Mesa: flying in a group (south wind blowing).

Elsinore: ignoring "locals".

Laguna: walk the plank.

Walt's Point: 2 miles up.......F@&^%@ing...TWO MILES UP!!!

Big Sur: Slightly better view than "on the ground".

Slide Mountain: "put that glider away".

Black Cap: Thermal is right over the hot springs.

Hat Creek: "What time is sunset?".
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By flysurfski
#167778
Very interesting thread.

NC
Jockeys ridge-(first flight ever)
Ocean veranda(beach site)
Sanderling(beach site)
Currituck airport(first solo aerotow)

VA
Woodstock

GA
LMFP training hills(earned H1 rating)

FL
Wallaby Ranch

UT
Point of the mountain(earned H2 rating)
Camels
Inspo
The Crawfords (Randolph)-(first mnt. flight)
Francis
Frisco Peak (gnarliest place ever flown)
Antalope Island
Hurricane

NV
Mcclellan
Hotsprings
Duck Hill

CA
Mt Tam
Funston
Torrey
Daydreams
Marina (favorite place to fly in CA)
Mc Clure
Cayucos
a few banditto sites on the central coast
(Been Skunked way too many times Big Sur :cuss: )

HI
Makapuu (most spectacular place ever flown)


COOL THREAD!!
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By Paul H
#167782
I updated my list, too. There were a few I forgot to include. Five states and three countries, so far.

I will be adding some more soon. I have found a few new sites here in the Reno area and plan to fly them when the weather gets a little better. There can never be too many flying sites and nobody has found any new ones around here in years. One of them has been flown by a few pilots after I took some of them to see the site and do some launch clearing on a non-flyable day. They went back a short time later when I wasn't available to fly on that day, but they had a good time.


Here's mine, starting with the site where I did my H1 training.

Scotts Creek Beach, CA
Ed Levin Park, CA
Bird Road, CA
Waddell, CA
Dunlap, CA
Slide Mt, NV
Peavine Mt, NV
Fort Funston, CA
Hull Mt, CA
Lake McClure, CA
Little Black, CA
Laguna Mt, CA
Horse Canyon, CA
Blossom Valley, CA
Gateway, MX
Mt Tamalpais, CA
Cerra Bola Mt, MX
Elsinore, CA
Ocotillo, CA Truck towing
Walt's Pt, CA
Big Black Mt, CA
Torrey Pines, CA
Mission Ridge, CA
Otay Mt, CA
Fuzz, CA
Otay Lakes, CA Aerotowing
Paiute, CA
Questair, FL Aerotowing
Blanchard Mt, WA
Tiger Mt, WA
Red Rock, NV
Sierra Country Club, WA
Black Mt, WA
Rampart Ridge, WA
Aerial Adventrues, Fort Langley, BC Aerotowing
Saddle Mt, WA
Iron Mt, WA
McClellan, NV
Chelan, WA
Palomino, NV
Duck Hill, NV
Black Eagle, CA
Black Cap, OR
Doherty Slide, OR
Dog Mt, WA
Rainbow (Petersen Mt), NV
Sonora Pass, CA
Hot Springs Mt, NV
White Lake, NV Scooter towing
Sweetwater, CA
By noman3
#167808
Paul H wrote:I updated my list, too. There were a few I forgot to include. Five states and three countries, so far.

I will be adding some more soon. I have found a few new sites here in the Reno area and plan to fly them when the weather gets a little better. There can never be too many flying sites and nobody has found any new ones around here in years. One of them has been flown by a few pilots after I took some of them to see the site and do some launch clearing on a non-flyable day. They went back a short time later when I wasn't available to fly on that day, but they had a good time.


Here's mine, starting with the site where I did my H1 training.

Scotts Creek Beach, CA
Ed Levin Park, CA
Bird Road, CA
Waddell, CA
Dunlap, CA
Slide Mt, NV
Peavine Mt, NV
Fort Funston, CA
Hull Mt, CA
Lake McClure, CA
Little Black, CA
Laguna Mt, CA
Horse Canyon, CA
Blossom Valley, CA
Gateway, MX
Mt Tamalpais, CA
Cerra Bola Mt, MX
Elsinore, CA
Ocotillo, CA Truck towing
Walt's Pt, CA
Big Black Mt, CA
Torrey Pines, CA
Mission Ridge, CA
Otay Mt, CA
Fuzz, CA
Otay Lakes, CA Aerotowing
Paiute, CA
Questair, FL Aerotowing
Blanchard Mt, WA
Tiger Mt, WA
Red Rock, NV
Sierra Country Club, WA
Black Mt, WA
Rampart Ridge, WA
Aerial Adventrues, Fort Langley, BC Aerotowing
Saddle Mt, WA
Iron Mt, WA
McClellan, NV
Chelan, WA
Palomino, NV
Duck Hill, NV
Black Eagle, CA
Black Cap, OR
Doherty Slide, OR
Dog Mt, WA
Rainbow (Petersen Mt), NV
Sonora Pass, CA
Hot Springs Mt, NV
White Lake, NV Scooter towing
Sweetwater, CA

how did you like mcclure,paul?.
By old newbie
#167809
Too much typing I have flown everywhere that I have launched. I would also need to make up names for many nonsites.
So I will stick with the hang only

Oregon
Cape Kiwanda
Sollie
Oceanside
Cape Lookout
Lincoln City
Ecola
Fort Stevens
Chehalem

Washington
Dog Mt
Bingen
Blanchard

Nevada
Duck Hill
Palamino

California
Holister
Marina
Eliminator
Bates
Marshall
Crestline
Dockweiler

Steve Forslund
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By Paul H
#167818
I only flew there once, but it was a nice place to fly. I went there for a weekend in '93 with a group from the bay area. It rained really hard the first day and then the sun came out for great soaring conditions the next day. The lake was very low and I landed on a dirt road down by the water so I didn't get to see any interesting landings at the regular LZ. While it was raining some of us went and toured the huge metropolis of Coulterville.
noman3 wrote: how did you like mcclure,paul?.
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By Cloudhopper
#167829
Here's my best recollection:

Funston
Ed Levin
Mission
Tam
Diablo
Soda-lexington reservoir
Windy Hill
Waddell Cr
Marina
Big Sur; Wild Cattle
Big Sur; Plaskett Cr.
Bi Sur; Knob
Pescadero
Dillon Beach
Ft Cronkite
Ft Baker Bowl
Elk Mt.
Hull
St John
Slide
Mc Clellan
Prison Hill
Peavine
RedRock
Sugar
Black Cap
Mt Konocti
Palisades
Hadley Butte
Hat Creek
Horse Mt.
Tekoe Ridge, ID
Hammondsport NY
Ellenville, NY
Tonda (Japan)
Kagel
Crestline
Elsinore
Torry Pines
Yosimite
Mt Grant
Salinas (Tow)
Petaluma (Tow)
Grouse Mt. BC
Telluride CO
Merriam Crater AZ
Alternator
Eliminator
Carpinteria
Chelan, WA
Acapulco, Mexico
Dunlap CA
McClure
Scott Creek Beach
Elk Creek
Mariposa
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By hnglidr
#167833
hollister It sure is a trip to try to remember!
ed levin
slide
indian valley
daydreams
sugar
hadleys
black cap
hull
mission
elsinore
king
crestline
funston
walts point
hat creek
eliminator
palisades
st. johns
mcgee
johnson
coronet nz
I have probably been to fifteen sites I never flew.In retrospect I wish I had gotten
to fly them even more now.No flight since nov.3 --time to get :sleep: peace
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By tiger12
#167847
In no particular order

New York;

Pennell Rd
Dillman's farm
O'Neil's Farm
Finger Lakes Aerosports
Turners Hill
Padghams Hill
Greater Rochester Airport, (towing at airshow, landed next to Blue Angel jets)
Dome arena, (towing demo)
Bristol -Stid Hill
Bristol - Valley entrance, (only one to ever fly there)
Italy Valley
Cohocton -old
Cohocton - new
Mt. Washington
Mossy Bank
Harris Hill
Katydid
Indian Cliffs
Conesus Lake
Canandaigua Lake
Canandaigua Airport
Muellers Ridge
Dansville
Draht Hill
Harriet Hollister
Ellenville - 3 different launches


Florida;

Quest
Wallaby
Florida ridge
Paradise Hang Gliding
FRR day 2 - don't remember the towns name
Stuart Beach

Georgia;

Moultrie
FRR day 3 - don't remember the towns name

Texas;

Hearne
Big Spring

Arizona;

Casa Grande

Pennsylvania;

Hot Shoe Motopark, (intermission entertainment at mx races, stupid)
Jack's Mountain
Ringtown

Maryland;

Ridgley - Highland Aerosports

North Carloina;

Currituck Airport

New Hampshire;

Morningside

Vermont;

Mt Ascutney

California;

Ant Hill
No Name, Bakersfield
Lemrue
Slick Rock
Bodega Bay, (or some dune north of SF)
Crestline

Canada;

Ottowa
SOHGA
Port Colburn International airport

I don't remember all the places we did demo tows back in the 80's and I think I left out a few others, but this sure brought back some memories.
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By Alex
#167862
Mt 7 Golden BC
Ft Funston CA coastal
Youbou BC
Cornet Peak NZ
Woodside BC
Chelan WA
Black Mtn WA
Robotham BC
Prevost BC
Dallas Rd BC coastal
Deadman's BC
Quest Air FL aero tow
Grouse Mtn BC
Whiterock BC
Mt Seymour BC
Steinback Man truck and aero tow
Cochrane Alb
Cadboro Bay BC boat tow
Lumby BC
Mara Lake BC
Kokisella BC
Malahat BC
Blanshard BC
Mt Brenton BC
Vedder Mtn BC
Cawston BC
Sumas Mtn BC
Saltspring Island BC
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By bsquare
#167896
Updated my list from a couple years ago.

Miscelleneous lakes - central Florida
Chamonix France - near mont blanc
Wallaby Ranch FL
Florida Ridge FL
Kitty Hawk Kites NC
Somewhere near Tuscon - training hill AZ
Whitewater WI
Millers Canyon AZ
Mt Magazine AR
Mt Nebo AR
LMFP GA
Hensons gap TN
Whitwell TN
Dunn AL
Big Boy Junction TN
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By Spark
#168002
I updated mine too <edit to annotate PG only>
<edit> to fix the 'avenues'

* = pioneered

Arizona Aubry Cliffs
Sheba Crater (PG only)

California
Avenue L
Big Black
Crestline
Dantes View
Day Dreams
Donner (Tahoe Donner)
Dunlap
Fort Funston
Glacier Point
Gunther
Hidden Valley
Kagel
Lake Elsinore
Lake McClure
Marshall
Mono Lake - east launch
Mono Lake overlook
Mt. Lola *
Mt. Tallac *
Parker Mtn
Pauite
Pine Flat
Seboba Hot Springs
Sylmar
Torrey Pines
Walts Point
Walker Lake

Colorado Farm-Flight (AT)
Beaver Creek (PG only)
BellyAche Ridge (PG only)
Gold Hill
Joint Point
Kenosha
Lookout Mountain
Paradox
Storm Peak
Villa Grove
Williams Peak
Wollcott

Florida Florida Ridge (AT)
Quest (AT)
Wallaby Ranch (AT)

Georgia Menlo

Hawaii Haleakala
Poli-Poli
Sea Cliffs

Idaho Coyote
King Mountain
Big Southern Butte
JumpOff Peak

Maryland High Rock
Highland Aerosports (AT)
Mill Point *
Oregon Ridge (PG only)
Smithsburg
Tom's Farm * (PG only)

Nevada Fossil Hill
Goodsprings
Incline Overlook
Jean Ridge
Marlette Ridge
Mt. Charleston *
Nellis Dunes
Peavine Mtn.
Peterson Ridge
Potosi
Slide Mtn
Sloan
Sparky's Ridge *
Tabletop *
Tyrollian Village
VoTech Mesa *
Wilson Creek Mtn *
Zulu (Red Rock) Ridge

New Mexico Blue Spring
Menaul Blvd (PG only)

New York Ellenville

Oregon Black Cap
Dougherty Slide
Hadley Butte
Lower Sugar Hill
Pine Mountain
Sugar Hill
Tagues Butte
Winter Ridge
Woodrat Mtn

Pennsylvania Bills Hill
Fisher Road
Hyner View
Jack's Mtn.
Kirshners Knob
Pulpit
Rich's Pipeline (PG only)

Tennessee LMFP
Whitwell

Utah Beaver Notch *
Cedar Mountain
Crawfords
Hurricane Cliffs
Kannaraville
Point of the Mountain
Toquerville

Virginia Daniels
Dickey Ridge
Manquin
Woodstock

West Virginia Fairgrounds (PG only)
High Point
Mickeys (PG only)
North Mtn.
Pharris Knob (PG only)
Pinnacle (PG only)
Zirks

Wyoming Jackson Hole Ski Area

Baja La Salina
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By ChattaroyMan
#168048
Sand Turn, WY
Medicine Wheel (Bighorns), WY
Crawford Mtns, UT
South Pryor, WY (maybe MT)
Dry Head Overlook (Pryor Mtns), MT
Grassy Knob, MT
Chrome Mtn, MT
Iron Mtn, MT
Picket Pin Mtn, MT
Two Bear Ridge, MT
Coyote, MT
Billings Rims, MT
Anaconda, MT
Judith Mtns, MT
Hogback (Livingston), MT
Mt. Rae, MT
Bull Mtns, MT
Ingessana Hills, Sudan
Hartebeersport (sp?) Dam, South Africa
Byron Bay, Australia
Point of the Mountain, UT
Lookout Mtn., CO
Torrey Pines, CA
Fort Funston, CA
Sylmar, CA
Steptoe Butte, WA
Tekoa, WA
Canfield Mtn., ID
Mica Peak, ID or WA - not sure
Wrights Mtn., WA
High Drive, WA
Black Hills, SD
Mead Sand Dunes, WA
And a heck of a lot of small stuff learning to fly a 20' standard in '75-'76
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By Cloudhopper
#168060
Spark

El Cap???? No s---! Do tell!
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