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Old Aug 06, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Wilgas Wilgas!


I got this pic off the webcam at the World Soaring Championships going on right now in Germany. Now thats a serious towing armada!
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Old Aug 06, 2008, 11:12 AM
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Some hapless sailplane is going to accidentally land there and be torn to shreds by all the Wilgas that want to tow him!

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Old Aug 06, 2008, 12:57 PM
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I got this pic off the webcam at the World Soaring Championships going on right now in Germany. Now thats a serious towing armada!
Can you give a link to the web cam?
Old Aug 06, 2008, 05:01 PM
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Tow planes? we don't need any stinkin towplanes! Real men hand launch!
Old Aug 06, 2008, 07:08 PM
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Can you give a link to the web cam?
Here ya go..

http://www.wgc2008.org/WEBCAM.359.0.html?&L=
Old Aug 06, 2008, 10:31 PM
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Thanks. Can you get them to turn on some lights?

I guess I'll try again in the morning. It should be close to noon there.

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Old Aug 08, 2008, 01:16 AM
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Tow planes? we don't need any stinkin towplanes! Real men hand launch!
Thats a cool pic!
Old Aug 08, 2008, 01:20 AM
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Not exactly a spectators sport..
Old Aug 08, 2008, 02:56 AM
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Where's the lift?
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Not exactly a spectators sport..
That's FUNNY!
...maybe they're all off flying...?
Old Aug 08, 2008, 10:07 AM
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That's FUNNY!
...maybe they're all off flying...?
Yep! Around 3:00 in the afternoon is a perfect time to take a nap at a a soaring contest!
Old Aug 08, 2008, 05:48 PM
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Here in New York, when I get home from work it's already dark there. When I get up in the morning all the sailplanes seem to be gone.

We'll just have to hold the next one here!

Pete


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