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agent_lead

ground launching near socal?

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please excuse if this is posted in the wrong forum, figured this was the best suited forum for it.

wondering if anyone knows of any good places for ground launching in the socal area?

been looking to give this a shot since i moved out here and havnt found anyone who is really into it yet.

please advise.

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Jim Slaton's Groundlaunch Center might be a place to start. Brian Germain showed me some nice video of coastal soaring on sand dunes out there, somewhere near Monterrey I think. Soaring on dunes is the best place to start I think, much less dangerous than hill launches IMO.
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. Soaring on dunes is the best place to start I think, much less dangerous than hill launches IMO.



I disagree. Soaring requires a specific set of skills that is taught to paraglider pilots, not skydivers. It can be very easy to stall your canopy and spin yourself into a hill.
Can it be learnt? yup - but that's not where you start...

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