Zen Peace And Quiet At Kagel Launch

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Mike Blankenhorn
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Zen Peace And Quiet At Kagel Launch

Post by Mike Blankenhorn » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:13 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cs7WxfKeMY[/youtube]

This video is lacking the sheer entertainment value of sunday's landing which I did not even get on video since I forgot to turn the camera on.
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harness tangles

Post by gregangsten » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:22 am

Another case to support hooking the harness in to the glider first, check it out, then get into it.

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Post by Busto » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:32 pm

This is something presented by an Aussie in HangGlider.org

Aussie Method of launching

As your experience builds the chance of launching un-hooked increases with each launch. Relying on your memory to do a hang check before each launch is flawed. Even check lists are flawed as they also rely on remembering to have it with you. Even if it is attached to your glider it will deteriorate over time.

The major place where memory falters is when you do actually remember to do your hang check, then you forget something, your camera, your water etc etc.

You unhook your harness to turn on your camera, get your water, then come back to your glider, launch conditions are stressful, you pick up your glider, you have the memory of doing your hang check right and suddenly find yourself launching unhooked.

The Aussie method eliminates your memory from the equation.

The Aussie Method attaches your harness to your glider during set-up and NEVER unhooks the harness until you have landed and are packing up, pretty simple really.

If you are on launch and forget something you climb out of your harness, your harness stays connected to your glider at all times.

This does not eliminate your hang check, a hang check needs to be done before every launch to catch other things like twisted lines, unlocked carabina etc.

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Post by Mike Blankenhorn » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:58 am

Ja, I can hang my harness up and practice at the shop. And for the record I did check my connection twice once re connected before launching. :D
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Post by dhmartens » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:11 am

You flew very well on Approach even though your feet were highly distracted. Demonstrating you can safely do 2 things at once - even in the danger zone.

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