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Coolest hand-launch EVER!

Coolest hand-launch EVER!

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…”

Updated: August 15, 2013 — 10:28 AM


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  1. 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. gotta love the music!

  3. 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. That is sooooooo COOL!!!!!!!!

  5. Espetacular!!!!!

  6. 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. That is kewl, really KEWL!!!


  8. Awesome! love the music and the scenery!

  9. Very nice footage, excellent piloting skills.

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