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Old November 17th 16, 06:01 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Dan Marotta
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Moriarty AWOS: Winds 220/34G45

It's supposed to get up to about 55 kts today. If I could get safely to
the runway, I could take off backwards! Naaah... I think I'll stay home.

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Dan, 5J
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Old November 17th 16, 06:08 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Vaughn Simon[_2_]
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On 11/17/2016 1:01 PM, Dan Marotta wrote:
I could take off backwards! Naaah...


With enough steady wind, you could theoretically launch using nothing
but an anchored tow rope of sufficient length. Of course, if you were
(say) 100 feet high and the wind even momentarily slacked to zero...
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Old November 17th 16, 06:27 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Duster
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Old November 17th 16, 07:27 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mike the Strike
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On Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:01:14 AM UTC-7, Dan Marotta wrote:
Moriarty AWOS: Winds 220/34G45

It's supposed to get up to about 55 kts today. If I could get safely to
the runway, I could take off backwards! Naaah... I think I'll stay home.

--
Dan, 5J


A mere zephyr, to quote Billy Hill

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