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Announce and track hang gliding events
By Comet
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From: Frank Colver
Date: Sun, 7 May 2017 15:17:44 -0700

Hi All,

This is a reminder that the 46th anniversary Otto Lilienthal Hang Gliding
Meet is coming up soon – on Sunday May 21st. I have made some changes to
clarify how HG pilots can fly and what we will be providing through the
Windsports HG flight school for attendee’s guests. So, if you’ve read it
before, please read it again.

Frank Colver


What is now becoming an annual tradition, the 46th anniversary of the first
hang gliding worldwide meet, May 23, 1971, will be held at Dockweiler
Beach, CA on Sunday May 21, 2017 from 10:00am to sunset.

This also happens to be our regular Sunday Funday since it is the 3rd
Sunday in May.

As in the past, US Hawks and FDGS will share the cost of lessons at the
Windsports Flight School for the day so that pilots who have guests with
them, who have never flown a hang glider before, can get a training flight
with an instructor’s assistance (for free). Vintage pilots, who have not
maintained their USHPA membership over the years, can fly by becoming a 30
day USHPA member (Windsports & FDGS will pick up the charge for that) and
thus they will be covered by the school's USHPA insurance. Pilots with
current USHPA insurance coverage can fly by signing the Windsports
register, with their current hang rating shown. There is a county beach
parking fee and for flying there is a $5 site use fee.

All of the non-flying activities of the event will be covered by an event
liability insurance policy, as required by our LA County, Department of
Beaches & Harbors, one day event permit (yes, we’re totally “by the bookâ€￾
this year!).

Please pass the word along to hang glider folks you have contact with. Many
of those who have attended the 44th and 45th anniversary meets have
expressed the fun they had (it's like the early days says this old timer)
and said they hoped it would become an annual event.

Those who still have a relic HG from the past bring it out to fly or just
show. I'll leave my Eipper FlexiFloater home this time (been there past 2
times) to give someone else room to set up their old glider.

County rules do not allow paragliding or RC flying at this site.

Frank Colver, President: Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society (FDGS)

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