Hair-raising hang gliding incident caught on camera

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Hair-raising hang gliding incident caught on camera

Post by Woxof38 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:52 pm

Switzerland's civil aviation authority said it will question a hang-glider pilot after a tourist he flew over a picturesque Swiss landscape nearly fell dozens of metres to the ground because his harness wasn't properly attached.

A nail-biting video of the incident drew more than two million views on YouTube by Tuesday, a day after it was posted.

The video edit titled "Swiss Mishap" starts with a written introduction and then zooms in on the two men, with a note that the passenger's harness isn't attached. After a countdown and running to a takeoff, the passenger dangles to the pilot's left, variously clinging to the bar or to the pilot's clothes

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/switzerla ... -1.4922813
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Re: Hair-raising hang gliding incident caught on camera

Post by pelmet » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:35 pm

Woxof38 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:52 pm
Switzerland's civil aviation authority said it will question a hang-glider pilot after a tourist he flew over a picturesque Swiss landscape nearly fell dozens of metres to the ground because his harness wasn't properly attached.

A nail-biting video of the incident drew more than two million views on YouTube by Tuesday, a day after it was posted.

The video edit titled "Swiss Mishap" starts with a written introduction and then zooms in on the two men, with a note that the passenger's harness isn't attached. After a countdown and running to a takeoff, the passenger dangles to the pilot's left, variously clinging to the bar or to the pilot's clothes

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/switzerla ... -1.4922813
I guess the passenger missed that beatiful view. Really pretty. Maybe next time.
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Re: Hair-raising hang gliding incident caught on camera

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Re: Hair-raising hang gliding incident caught on camera

Post by pelmet » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:52 pm

linecrew wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:38 pm
History almost repeating itself.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Police ... story.html
Thanks, forgot about that one. Here is an update.....

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/1 ... 68641.html

Just shows how careful one has to be even as a passenger.
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Post by Meatservo » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:54 pm

I know very little about hang-gliding, but despite the hair-raising misadventure, this video has me wanting to try it. Switzerland looks like a beautiful place, too.
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Re: Hair-raising hang gliding incident caught on camera

Post by North Shore » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:10 pm

I'm bloody impressed that the guy managed to hang on that long - and that in pursuit of hanging on he tore his bicep tendon. I guess when the alternative is falling to your death...
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Re: Hair-raising hang gliding incident caught on camera

Post by aeroncasuperchief » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:16 am

I know very little about hang-gliding, but despite the hair-raising misadventure, this video has me wanting to try it. Switzerland looks like a beautiful place, too.

You can get in touch with Randy Rauch of freedom flight school and park in Lumby near Vernon BC. Luc Mallieu is the local tandem guy and quite capable and never forgets his carabiner. The Lumby area is beautiful from the sky as well! Jon Orders is still around but not doing tandem rides !!
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Post by Meatservo » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:03 am

I may do that some time soon. Thanks!
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