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[Cancelled] Hang Gliding 101 + option to camp (tents) at the Airport

Update 8/23 - 12:22pm


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I'm cancelling today - there's a huge blurb on the radar headed our way. It's going to be a bad day for hang-gliding :( Sorry folks!

Lookout for a new event another weekend.

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We'll do a hang-gliding 101 hill class this upcoming Saturday. Cost is ~$30-35 (plus gas share). Plus we'll have the option to camp at the whitewater airport Saturday night. There's a porta-potty, and if I understand right there's also a warm water shower. Plus bring camping foods - there is a grille, as well as a fire circle, so we can make fire, cook etc. Musical instruments are also welcome.

We'll discuss location(s) to meet and carpool etc once people sign up. I'll be driving and I have room for 3 more. I'll need at least another carpool driver to make the 7 people group possible.

PS: updated time to 2:30 pm so we'll get there by around 4pm. This is a bit flexible - time or any other questions, post a comment.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfCncsZZPTo

This however is not a tandem hang-gliding event. You will not get to go high up in the sky or experience the scenery from up high etc. (If that's what you're interested, the hang-gliding club offers that, and you can schedule tandem flights while there, but this event is not focused towards that).

As for clothing etc, long pants work great including jeans - just make sure it's something that's not too tight so you can run a bit in them. Wear some kind of shoes that covers the toes. Basically, hang-gliding involves a little bit of running when starting out. Also note, the club doesn't mow the grass real close, and so if you fall / drag your feet, you may get grass stains on your pants / shoes - something to think of in case you want to wear a used pair of pants and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty.

RSVP early if you're interested. I need to let the instructor know exactly how many people etc.


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Update 08/22/2014

Hey Folks, there's a chance of rain tomorrow. So please make sure you check the event and verify we're still on before you start the drive out to Whitewater. I'll have an update by 1pm on Saturday. If I have to reschedule, I'll likely move it back to Sept 6th.

As for Carpool, if you are interested, come to Matt's place 8002 Ritz Dr #301, Madison, WI - park on the street since the apartment manages issue tickets frequently for visitors parked in resident lot.

Since weather isn't looking great, I'm not likely to be Camping. So if you're carpooling with me, that won't be an option - sorry ! (the airport welcomes camping, so if you want, you're still free to as long as you can arrange transportation.). If the weather turns for the better, I'll reconsider..

Also, if you're driving Straight, the airport is at the corner of Cty Rd N and Cty Rd U in Whitewater. See the attached map-snippet. Your GPS may not correctly find the address, so I'd recommend looking up and planning in advance.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Folks - this meetup stands cancelled :( Sorry - but the weather gods didn't cooperate. Lookout for another event in the future.

    August 23, 2014

  • Maggie

    Okey Doke! I'm getting pretty excited. My friend and I will be there, but not for camping , and we are planning to take a motorcycle so that puts us out of the running for giving rides. 4pm is only a 30% chance and then it looks like it clears up so I'll have my fingers crossed hoping for dry weather.

    August 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hah, well maybe I'll put a tent in the back of the Jeep then, and if the weather looks good and everyone that's not camping has a way to get home, I might just pitch it and stay.. we'll see.

      August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Folks, there's a chance of rain tomorrow. So please make sure you check the event and verify we're still on before you start the drive out to Whitewater.

    As for Carpool, if you are interested, come to Matt's place 8002 Ritz Dr #301, Madison, WI - park on the street since the apartment manages issue tickets frequently for visitors parked in resident lot.

    Since weather isn't looking great, I'm not likely to be Camping. So if you're carpooling with me, that won't be an option - sorry !

    August 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      see updated event description.

      August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfeaturing this event, as all spots are already full. Great to see the interest in this event :)

    August 19, 2014

  • Ashley G.

    Are you planning on having this meetup again next weekend? I thought I read something like that in the description.

    August 18, 2014

    • Ashley G.

      Alrighty, I won't be able to make this weekend but if you do plan another hopefully I can make it. Thanks!

      August 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good.

      August 18, 2014

  • Maggie

    This sounds great but I have plans later in the evening in Madison so wouldn't be able to camp. What time would we be done with the hang-gliding portion in case people want to do just that and not camp?

    August 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It can go no later than sunset. Probably done about 7pm at Whitewater - you'll need to factor in time to drive back as well..

      August 18, 2014

  • Ben S.

    Busy - but interested in the next one.

    August 17, 2014

  • Kimber

    awww man I really want to go but I'll be in MKE that day! :(

    August 17, 2014

  • Posner

    Man, you always make these great events when I can't make it.

    August 17, 2014

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