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Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, itís science ~

 
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barton



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, itís science ~ Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

August 21st there will be a total eclipse of the sun viewable in the US n its ground path goes nearly directly over King Mountain, Idaho. This will be a great event to be at, both as a hang gliding event n also a great moment for experiencing astronomical events, which is science of the highest kind.

Link to the King Mountain Glider Park:

http://www.kingmountaingliderpark.com/

Latitude 43* 45í 47.0Ē
Longitude 113* 20í 38.0Ē

Remember never to look directly at a sun/solar eclipse, the use of filters or watching via shadows is highly recommended.
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barton



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

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rebardan



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject: GE kmz for eclipse Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

This site
http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/SolarEclipsesGoogleEarth.html
contains kmz files showing path and time info.

This is right up Hungary Joe's alley. ROAD TRIP!
I'll be heading up the 15 a week or so before to hit sites along the way.
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Steve90266



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Eclipse Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

This has been on my mind for some time, and I am planning on going regardless. If we can get a group together, that would be great.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I've done a few queries lately trying for hotels and campsites in the path of the eclipse thinking I could fly to a local airport and stay at a local hotel. As of today, every hotel I've checked is sold out on the days of the eclipse so it's pretty much "phone a friend" time. As an example, I thought that around Bend OR might be a good place somewhat out of the way ..... nope not a room available anywhere within driving distance of the eclipse path.
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Malury



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Mike is right. Better plan on camping out. I advise planning to be east of the cloudy weather zone.

Tokiko and I are going to be in Boise for the event. The day after the eclipse, I plan to visit King Mt. It is a great flying site with powerful thermals to great height. Y'know, over 1000FPM the vario gives up on beeping and just screeches
Bring oxygen and warm clothes. There are lots of places to land if you go CC.
I'd be happy to drive for SHGA pilots. Hope to find you there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Eclipse Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Camping sounds fine to me! Malury, let's go flying! Boomers sound good to me!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:56 pm    Post subject: King Mountain and the Total Eclipse Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I just got off the phone with John Kangas, the head honcho at King Mountain. He's all for a gaggle of Sylmartians coming out for the days leading up to the Solar Eclipse, which occurs on Monday, the 21st of August at around 10:45 AM local.

Here's the gist of our conversation:

1. He's happy to hear we are coming up, and the more the merrier. He plans to rent out some port-o-potties to accommodate, so we'll be needing to take up a collection to help out with this. We can camp at the airport, or wherever we like. There may be a hangar built by then. We'll see.

2. Some of the best flying happens in August, so be ready!

3. He recommends that each pilot bring an O2 system and a SPOT locator. He recommends the Mountain High On-Demand system. The airport is at 5,500, lower launch is at 7,500 and upper launch is 8,000. Density altitude takes those altitudes higher. Effective launch he estimates at around 10K.
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Julieann



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Madras Airport in Oregon is opening up for airplane pilots to camp as well as RV's. Madras is located just north of Bend.

http://www.ktvz.com/news/madras-airport-makes-more-room-for-eclipse-campers/465322244

$125 per night or $300 for the weekend.
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Malury



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Hey Steve, when you found John Kangas, you found the right guy. He flies to work as a commercial pilot, flies to somewhere and back, then he flies home where he spends his free time flying gliders. He can help you find camping and I think you can camp on launch. It's BLM land, no facilities. It's gonna be HOT.
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