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Old Apr 16, 2010, 02:19 PM
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Eagle meets hang glider at Peterson Butte

I thought some of you Peterson fliers might enjoy this clip. I didn't intend for us to pass so close-- I don't want an eagle stuck in my wires or impacting my fragile tubing any more than I want a slick carbon RC sailplane to do so-- and was a little surprised he or she came back to linger longer....

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Eagle meets hang glider (0 min 35 sec)

half speed
Eagle meets hang glider-- full length, 0.5 slow motion (1 min 10 sec)

shorter clip one-tenth speed
Eagle meets hang glider-- short clip-- .10 slow motion (0 min 30 sec)
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Old Apr 17, 2010, 06:16 PM
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Bloody amazing!
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 01:59 PM
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We had beautiful conditions at PB on Saturday. The wind was blowing SSW all morning then picked up nicely around lunch time. It started to shift around 2 pm and then finally shifted WNW by 3:30 pm. so we packed up.
About 12-15 members of the Cascade Parasailing Club were also out enjoying the great wx and lift. We saw Steve there; but unfortunately he arrived a little too late for the good wind -- Sorry Steve! I do want to publicly thank you for everything you do preserve PB this as a great spot for soaring enthusiasts.

Cheers to all,

Vic
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 07:40 PM
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Vic: Glad you got some Oregon slope flying in there at PB. I am over due for that slope stuff. How was the road going up the back side of the hill? Is it fixed yet?
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Old Apr 19, 2010, 06:02 AM
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Good to see Steve back from South America, and also good to hear that there still are good days to be had at Peterson; April and May can be the best months there.

I'm heading up the hill in the old country with Dad right now. Air space is still closed but spring finally has arrived.

Dieter Mahlein, ShredAir
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 07:20 PM
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Wednesday April 28 was good

Today was great at PB. Had the place to myself. SW 12 or so with thermals adding to the gust factor.

Flew Zagi, ASH-25, and 60" slope racer. It was sweet!
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 10:30 AM
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Anybody going to PB Saturday to take advantage of the morning south winds?
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 11:07 PM
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Want to go fly

Is it open yet?
I was told that it doesn't open till October.....
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 11:27 PM
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It doesn't open until November 1, 2010. Like you, I'm looking forward to another season at the Butte.
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 11:30 PM
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Maybe they'll fix the road this year finally (yeah right )




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Old Sep 30, 2010, 11:37 PM
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I know TomFlyer engineered a solution to the bad spot in the road. Not sure if it's been repaired yet. We may need to organize a work party....
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 11:59 PM
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I'm with you Vic,
Cant wait for it to open, sure hope we get more south wind this year though....

TIM

P.S. count me in for the work party
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Old Oct 01, 2010, 01:22 AM
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Yes, count me in for working as well. In the past there have been no shortage of volunteers for workers, only the property owners have simply not gotten the ball rolling. Hopefully this year will be the one.

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Old Oct 01, 2010, 03:06 PM
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road repair?

I noticed some time ago someone put sand in the break, not good. A culvert pipe is needed with crushed rock over. Someone needs to put out a flyer to get donations for the work.
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Old Oct 22, 2010, 04:16 PM
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I think the fall/winter/spring slope season is about to begin:

534 AM PDT FRI OCT 22 2010

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS ALONG THE NORTH AND
CENTRAL OREGON COAST AND SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.


* WINDS: WIND GUSTS TO 65 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING: STRONGEST WINDS SHOULD OCCUR AROUND 11 PM PDT SATURDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...CAPE FOULWEATHER...
YACHATS...CANNON BEACH...NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LONG BEACH...
CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT
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