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Old Jun 11, 2008, 02:49 PM
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Early Slope History Treasures Unearthed


Links: Glide Fast Journal: http://glidefast.typepad.com/
B2 Streamlines: http://www.rcsoaringdigest.com/SlopeSoaringNews/

The folks at RC Soaring Digest have made available some vintage issues of the famous Slope Soaring News, a small magazine dedicated to slope soaring published in the late 1980's.

The issues up are in high rez PDF format, and you can download them from the links above. They are worth a read, these early slope pioneers were inventing everything we know and fly today.

Some names you will know from today, others forgotten. The Slope Soaring News is a true archive of slope history and technology.

What a difference 20 years makes in soaring. A must read.

Paul Naton
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 02:58 PM
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Wow !.
That is the Bluff Park in Long Beach ( Ocean Ave & Redondo ).
The fellow on the right is Dick Vader.
I still see him occasionally at the Bluff Park - less often lately.
I think he is a regular attendee at Tuesday night meeting at Dr. Marty Nation's clinic.
Old Jun 11, 2008, 05:10 PM
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I remember that article about the Lynx...uh...I mean, boy is that some "vintage" stuff...

Not old, just "experienced"
Old Jun 11, 2008, 08:35 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, Paul - I'm going to enjoy reading through all of these.
Old Jun 11, 2008, 09:21 PM
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mmm... wings....
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Vintage?
Thats the whole problem with getting involved with a young sport. lol
At least I can say I could not buy beer in 1988...
but I could get into an "R" rated movie.
and vote.
Thanks for the link, great article
Old Jun 11, 2008, 09:57 PM
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That's really cool there are some online. I have a whole stack of these that I flip through every now and then. It takes me back to my roots.
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Old Jun 11, 2008, 10:23 PM
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I learned to fly at that park, I was flying an Oly 650 and I watched this guy flying an SR7 just tear up the place, I was so amazed at how fast and nimble it was. I just HAD to get an aileron ship...
Old Jun 11, 2008, 10:30 PM
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Crikey never leave beer behind
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Not to mention the cool mullet hair cut long live the mullet !
SteveW well I thought it looked good
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