Coolest hand-launch EVER!

Dec 27, 2012 10 Comments by

So you think gliders aren’t cool? This video will change your mind! Love that hand-launch technique & “inverted J-flip”!! This was posted by PGTS on Vimeo and sent to me by Dave Garwood. PGTS comments, “Enjoying Laurac and its great landscapes on this early morning, I tryed the new way of taking-off initiated by Steve Lange… and Marcel Guwang years ago, maybe on the same slope… Well, it works, so I can also do it inverted ! Starting up, continuing down…”

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10 Responses to “Coolest hand-launch EVER!”

  1. M L Hutchison says:

    Several years ago a flyer moved to Michigan from California. He was flying electric delta wing aircraft and would use this method of launch with one variation. He would hold the plane inverted and launch., The plane would imediatly flip to upright and blast away under full plower. He planes were using pusher power, and his hands and fingers were clear of danger.

  2. Jim says:

    gotta love the music!

  3. Doug says:

    I’m a newbie learning on a 68″ glow trainer. My new Spectra glider has its maiden today. Can’t wait. Yes gliders are cool!

  4. Frank Coburn Jr says:

    That is sooooooo COOL!!!!!!!!

  5. Tunito says:


  6. marcelo says:

    bunituuuuuu, veri nice, cool, love 2 c the birds doing that, this guy could b a paraglider pilot, beautyfull interaction with the wind, congratulations 4 him…….

  7. W. Orrin Eldred says:

    That is kewl, really KEWL!!!


  8. Jeff says:

    Awesome! love the music and the scenery!

  9. Andres says:

    Very nice footage, excellent piloting skills.

  10. Marty Hillier says:

    That a Wasabi?

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