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Cullom 2007 - (left) Darek captured it! Nice shot. PeterB taking off to the north
on static tow from The Crib. (right) self-portrait snagged from a video, showing Kempton in the background.
How about that flare? Landing at Cullom, September 2006.
Photo is about 450Kb @ 8" high x 36" wide.
Pilot: PeterB. Photos by Jaro.
Enjoy Field and hangar.
October, 2005, Cullom
flatland launch photo by Marzena.
PG/HG towing crew at Bong Park WI - Aug3'02. Standing: Igor, Peter, Mack,
John. Kneeling: Frans, Ola. Photo: Frans.
Went to Lookout Mtn, GA the first week of November 2001 with Dave and
Bill. Here are a couple of the better shots. Left: unknown pilot below
me. Middle: looking north from a thousand feet above the ridge, a few
miles north of launch. Right: looking south from near the launch ramp.
Joe Glynn taking his first HG flight of the season behind one of the Kolb
MarkIII's at Hang Glide Chicago. Photo: unknown.
Peter Birren, June 13, 1998 at Whitewater WI on his HP-AT158, "Veriah",
with new Airtime LaZer harness and Uvex helmet. This started a 2.5 hour
flight with about 25 other pilots in the air at the same time. Great day!
Photo by Darcy Seipman.
Todd "Gizmo" Allen ready to static launch at Cullom in September,
1998. Note the small reel over his head to pull in the Hewett bridle after
releasing from tow. Photo by Peter Birren.
Runway 9 Rantoul Airport, "Elliott Field", by PeterB from 4500
feet agl. Note the gliders near the tree line. We had about 20 pilots
in the air at one time. B-47 is at lower right. The hangar (upper left, near the corner) houses the
Octave Chanute Museum which features many aircraft on display outside as
well as inside including the B-58 Hustler that held the coast-to-coast
time and speed. Shortly after I took this shot, Rudy Frasca came by in
his Spitfire to check us out, tip wings and say HI!
Greg Pierson foot launch static line towing on Lawai, Hawaii in '97.
Note the small chute on the towline. Photo by ???
Beautiful sunset shot by Steve Rewolinski taken high above Milwaukee WI.
Green Point, Michigan. What a great site for a change from towing all
the time. Oops, how did that paraglider get in there? (It's just in front
of the ramp on the right). See "sites"
page for more details. Photo: PeterB
"Here is a shot from May 29, 1992 taken near Yaton, a small Mennonite Community
in Canada... nice country road with no poles. Nice winch, hydraulic, got
1,000 feet on tow and my first thermal to 1,600' on the Gemini." from John
Peter Birren, Greg Fischer and Dan Hartowicz ready to take off at a Rantoul
Airshow. Photo: Janet Hartowicz
Bong Park WI looking west. Towing runway is on the left, campground at
the end of the runway, Burlington is in the distance. Photo: PeterB
John Licata just leaving the dolly at Leland IL, Sept '01. Photo: PeterB
Barely got this one of Rhanor Gillette aerotowing. Photo: PeterB
Main launch at Warren Dunes MI. Pix by PeterB, August 1975
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