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Old 06-26-2006, 01:16 PM
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I must say it was an interesting experience. My wife gave me an introductory tandem hang gliding ( hang soaring really) flight for fathers day. Pretty cool although a little un nerving looking at the ground 1500 feet below you and having basically a flying lawn chair cross bred with a tent above you The modern hang glider actually soars like a modern glider plane does. We started at 1000 feet from a cable tow and climbed on thermals to 1800. I was amazed at the climb and turn rates these things have. Real seat o the pants flying

If the chance arises, I highly recommend trying it out. It won't be something I give up boating for but it was a cool experience.
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I must say it was an interesting experience. My wife gave me an introductory tandem hang gliding ( hang soaring really) flight for fathers day. Pretty cool although a little un nerving looking at the ground 1500 feet below you and having basically a flying lawn chair cross bred with a tent above you The modern hang glider actually soars like a modern glider plane does. We started at 1000 feet from a cable tow and climbed on thermals to 1800. I was amazed at the climb and turn rates these things have. Real seat o the pants flying

If the chance arises, I highly recommend trying it out. It won't be something I give up boating for but it was a cool experience.
Wow Sean, sounds cool. Congrats. And I thought I lived dangerously !! I had a chance to go two years ago and turned it down. Maybe I shouldn't have. See you on the water.
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Sean,
Whereabouts did you try it? I did a few times when I was about 14 but that was it.

Bob,
I saw your boat today in Port Credit, how did you get the best parking spot?

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I saw your boat today in Port Credit, how did you get the best parking spot?
They take good care of me at Credit Village Marina. I spend some time there each month thru the summer. We are off to Geo Bay in a couple of days and be back for OSS races in a couple weeks then Lake Ontario Poker Run. Say hello if you see us around the boat.
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Bob,
I have a slip booked there the weekend of the OSS race so I'll say hello then - blue and white 26' Sutphen.
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My insurance Co says NO!

Same for flying a plane...
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Phil, the place is called High Perspective. Its right on HWY 7 just west of Brock road in Pickering.

OSS races, I'll prolly see ya around. Doing the patrol boat thing.
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