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Gatineau Gliding Club - GGC
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While we're busy not flying, we have lots of time to watch YouTube videos. I recommend this one, which talks about mountain wave flying in New Zealand, with some really breathtaking pictures. We experience wave when we are able to fly at Lake Placid NY, most falls; not as extensive, but about 200km from Pendleton, so a lot more convenient. We are limited by an agreement with Air Traffic Control to about 26,000', with an hour's notice. You could fly to Pendleton from that height, if not for that pesky border... but then would have to get back to your car and trailer. www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhDpoM5k2Qg&ab_channel=PureGlide The most difficult badge leg for Eastern Canada pilots is a 5,000m/16,404' climb ("Diamond Climb"), which is possible during a 10-day period at Lake Placid every couple of years (the last year I was there I got just over 18,000' above sea level, for a climb of about 12,000'). It is easy for pilots waiting for their Diamond to know when the wave 'will work'; just have work commitments, and it usually happens!If you watch YouTube, Pure Glide is a great channel. ...
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Gatineau Gliding Club - GGC
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Gatineau Gliding Club - GGC
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And towplanes were born.#throwbackthursday✨ It was Feb. 23, 1909University of Toronto Engineering graduate J.A.D.McCurdy sits in the Silver Dart on Bras d’Or Lake nearBaddeck, as skaters position him for takeoff. Thesubsequent flight made history as Canada’s firstpowered airplane flight.Photo credit: Alexander Graham Bell National HistoricSite#jeudinostalgie C'était le 23 février 1909. J.A.D.McCurdy, ingénieur diplômé de l'Université de Torontoest assis dans le "Silver Dart" sur le lac Bras d'Or prèsde Baddeck, alors que des patineurs le positionnentpour le décollage. Le vol qui s'ensuit devient le premier vol d'avion motorisé du Canada. ...
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