Flyboy wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:07 pm
With respect to Billie: the most extreme thing I've witnessed is a day in the Izonso Valley in Slovenia. It was after a week of very hot weather. It was a beautiful afternoon & there were a bunch of paragliders circling the mountains. Gradually a line of dark clouds began to push into the area. The paragliders started to come down one after another, but the last one landed only a couple of minutes before the storm hit. It was extremely ferocious with driving rain & rotating winds of probably 70 - 90 kph. I remember thinking that any paraglider that hadn't landed in time would - for sure - have been killed.
Yes -- exactly what you said ; only in a dry desert, with No clouds
for the advanced warning .
It truly fricken Sucked ; 3,000' in the air, with not
much escape ; if i didn't know how to fold my PG
in 1/2 with the B line , (I'd be dead now) .
I ran down-wind, and dropped into the wind-shadow, of
a 1,000 ft cliff.
There goes another one, of my 9 lives ; not many left.
I lost a lot of body parts , to aviation ; too addicted to quit .