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Old Feb 10, 2005, 11:13 PM
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Old Buzzard's Soaring Video or Book


Anybody got this reference item I could buy from you? Soaring Stuff refuses to call me or write or email...or breathe?

PM me please!
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Old Feb 10, 2005, 11:27 PM
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Think Thermals!!!!
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Good luck. Keep checking eBay.
Old Feb 10, 2005, 11:28 PM
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This is where I ordered mine from a year ago and it looks like they still have it:

http://www.carstens-publications.com/hangar/a11560.html

~Dan
Old Feb 11, 2005, 12:49 AM
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There you go!

Darn that's a good looking cover on that book!
Old Feb 11, 2005, 09:28 PM
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I have a signed copy I bought directly from Dave. I'll never sell it!
Old Feb 11, 2005, 09:32 PM
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Same here.
Old Feb 12, 2005, 01:20 AM
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thanks for help....I just know they are harder than anything to buy. Being that hard I don't know why there isn't more out floating around. I'd even settle for a video.
Old Feb 12, 2005, 01:21 AM
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I have a signed copy I bought directly from Dave. I'll never sell it!
Is that how to get them? Directly from him?
Old Feb 12, 2005, 02:18 PM
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Many years ago Dave was selling them. He would sign it if you asked. Used to sell a lot at the IMS. Try the publishers link provided.

He also published "Do You Speak Model Airplanes?".

I'll ask around for a local copy of the video. I haven't seen it.
Old Feb 12, 2005, 02:28 PM
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Hit my smoke....
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Don if you can't get one you can borrow my copy.... need to find it first
Old Feb 15, 2005, 01:04 PM
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What is wrong with the Carsten's link above? That is where I bought mine about a year ago. It arrived a few days later in the regular US mail in a nice proper book box. Cheap, too!

Unfortunately I find that local fliers have imparted just as much knowledge on to me as I could glean from that book, and I was disappointed that over half the book seemed dedicated to slope soaring (which we have precious little of here in woodsy CT). I loaned mine to another local flier last Spring and I think he might have shipped out for Iraq or something cause I haven't seen him since! (he is in the Naval reserve)
Old Feb 15, 2005, 04:51 PM
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Unfortunately I find that local fliers have imparted just as much knowledge on to me as I could glean from that book...
Perhaps, but the book's worth a read just for the story of the hitchhiking buzzard!

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Old Feb 17, 2005, 08:24 PM
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For everybody's information, forget Soaring Stuff. I even asked the Albuquerque BBB to see what was going on and they told me there was no answer, period. It's pretty agravating when the website is so enticing, but it looks like there's nobody home for business. JohnC
Old Feb 17, 2005, 08:32 PM
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Carstens is your friend. As for a video for learning thermals, I am told that Paul Naton's Secrets of Thermal Soaring is pretty decent.
Old Feb 18, 2005, 12:28 AM
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I ordered from Carstens on Fri.,book was in my mail box today. Its a very
entertaining read with much useful infomation.
Ron


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