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First flight at Big Sur

 

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Longest PG flight from EL 600

Above flight is the longest so far in PG. 5min hugging the ridge.

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New milestone – EL top flight together

First time we both got to hang glide from Ed Levin top.

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HG and PG flights from 600

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First Aerotow at Brentwood

Priti had a 9 min flight, her first aerotow. She also got to ride passenger with Kevin on his dragonfly. She got hooked to the idea of flying powered planes.

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Soaring PG flight from 600ft

Getting more addicted to light soaring off the 600ft hill at Ed Levin. Priti and I hiked to 600ft today from 300ft due to road closure. I have done hike-n-fly from 300ft once before, and this was the first time hiking to 600ft. I got rewarded with longest-so-far flight of 4 minutes. Learnt to use ridge lift but need to get closer to use better lift.

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First hike-n-fly with a paraglider

This thanksgiving weekend was unlike any other before. I got to fly 3 consecutive days. Got back my flying momentum. Did my first hike and fly to find out how difficult it is. Did it with the glider and harness in the easy bag and not packed tightly. Even then it was not too bad to hike to 300ft. Looking forward to hiking to 600ft and soaring from there. It is the very reason I took up this sport.

More photos/videos from that weekend: https://photos.app.goo.gl/cwyoGnXZZ9cBYMaI3

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