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Re: Gliding

Postby Gunda » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:18 pm

And this one here, I don´t know a word to describe my feelings properly. Just awesome. Height was never anything what fascinated me in flying. It´s the feeling you get when turning slowly left or right, steep up- or downwards - and flying shortly above ground. And to hear no motor noises but only the pure wind. In this video, you got everything combined. Sheer ectasy.

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Re: Gliding

Postby Gunda » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:31 pm

If they would have such a show on New Years Eve instead of fireworks, where stupid people throw fire crackers and glas bottles into the crowds, then I would go outside at midnight for watching again. Only the blue lights stripped onto the plane look silly and cheap.



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Re: Gliding

Postby Gunda » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:20 pm

Hang gliding. I never was attracted by parachuting or paragliding, as you aren´t in a horizontal but vertical position. But flying means horizontal position (at least to me). Otherwise it´s simply not as great. It doesn´t even look elegant. Admittedly I never tried either of it, as I am too much of a coward. I never would run down that ramp and jump into an abyss. But kudos to those men and women who are that "crazy".

The video starts slow, showing the hang glider (which also is the author of that video) training at first in the flat lands. That breathtaking ramp at the Tegelberg in the Bavarian Alps is shown from minute 2:50 on. Funny thing is (and the more respect I have for that guy), that he once made a very bad experience when he first attemped to start from that ramp years ago and consequently stopped hang gliding - and yet wants to overcome that trauma.

Great landscape too! Enjoy!

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Re: Gliding

Postby Gunda » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:51 pm

Jesus... hang gliding appears to be safe compared to this. The optic makes such a difference, lol. But alone that barefoot seating position without any "protecting" sack of a hang glider or cabin of a glider/plane - I so wouldn´t do this, lol. But it looks great!

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