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Torrey Pines Gliderport, Paragliding

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Torrey Pines Gliderport, Paragliding


The Torrey Pines Gliderport (FAA LID: CA84) is a city-owned private-use glider airport located 11 nautical miles (20 km) northwest of the central business district of San Diego, a city in San Diego County, California, United States.

The Torrey Pines cliffs have featured soaring aircraft since the 1930s with many famous aviators earning their wings on the strong ocean breezes.

Many aviation pioneers flew at Torrey Pines. Charles A. Lindbergh flew along the coast from Mt. Soledad to Del Mar in a Bowlus sailplane on February 24, 1930. Woody Brown was the first to launch from the top of the Torrey Pines cliff and come back to land at the same place when he did so in 1936. Other notables include Hawley Bowlus, Bud Perl, Bill Beuby, John Robinson, Dick Essery, Bill Ivans, Helen Dick, Richard Johnson, and Paul MacCready.
From: Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrey_Pines_Gliderport

Filmed with Blackmagic cinema pocket and a Canon in RAW.


February 19, 2015