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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:26 pm
by Odakyu-sen
After my pancake landing at the Paeroas two days ago, I needed something to raise my spirits, so I threw this together to remind myself of why I keep on flying...


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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:30 am
by NMERider
Good show, matey! I know the feeling and so do many others.
I linked your S-turn mishap to the Hang gliding near miss incidents and accidents group on Facebook. It's a closed group so I can't link the post here. This is the url for those who wish to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hangglidingaccidents/

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:37 am
by Odakyu-sen
Thanks. I hope that my example may help other pilots. I have certainly learned from my experience (that's the first time I've ever pancaked like that). Speed really is your friend.

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:40 am
by NMERider
Odakyu-sen wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:37 am
Thanks. I hope that my example may help other pilots. I have certainly learned from my experience (that's the first time I've ever pancaked like that). Speed really is your friend.
The discussion on the group regarding your video seems more or less constructive to me thus far.
Cheers, Jonathan

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:17 am
by Jason
Where are you flying in Japan?

I've been on a tour of Japan since just before new years (Tokyo, Naha, Yonaguni, Ishigaki, and Osaka

Just got into Kyoto tonight.

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:05 pm
by DAVE 858
NMERider wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:40 am
Odakyu-sen wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:37 am
Thanks. I hope that my example may help other pilots. I have certainly learned from my experience (that's the first time I've ever pancaked like that). Speed really is your friend.
The discussion on the group regarding your video seems more or less constructive to me thus far.
Cheers, Jonathan
I am happy to hear you are at least open to feedback. However blunt that feedback may be, it is important try to learn as much as possible. I really think you need to ask yourself some questions about what you want out of hang gliding and why you feel you need to be flying a topless glider. I have seen a lot of people flying blade wings and they never go cross country or perform aerobatics, they are more or less "fish bowl pilots" as Jonathan likes to say. & THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT! I just don't know why one would want a topless glider in order to do that. It just doesn't make a lot of sense and IMO is more hassle than its worth. What really makes me crazy is when said fish bowl pilots on blade wings can't land for crap. From there its easy to see there is no logical reason for them to be flying a blade wing other than ego and that pisses me off.

If you are wanting to jump up to the next level of wing, for whatever reason you see fit, please get some coaching from someone who has been in the game a while and be honest with yourself in regard to your physical abilities. I would start by assessing what your goals are in hang gliding & go from there. I hope you learn from this and improve to be a highly skilled pilot in whatever discipline you choose to pursue.

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:27 pm
by Odakyu-sen
Jason wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:17 am
Where are you flying in Japan?

I've been on a tour of Japan since just before new years (Tokyo, Naha, Yonaguni, Ishigaki, and Osaka

Just got into Kyoto tonight.
I learned to fly in New Zealand. (This video was taken in the Coromandel district.) You'll love Kyoto.

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Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:26 am
by Jason
We only had one day in Kyoto, but I enjoyed it.

Really enjoyed all of my time there.