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Torrey Pines Gliderport
It was first established as a soaring site in 1930 and is the home to hang gliding, paragliding, radio-controlled model sailplanes, and full-scale man-carrying sailplanes.
It is listed as a National Landmark of Soaring of the National Soaring Museum, a San Diego City Historical Site (#315), a Model Aviation Landmark of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (#1 in the nation),
and is listed on the California Register of Historic Places, and the National Register of Historic Places.
It is considered by glider enthusiasts of all types to be the "Kitty Hawk of the West."
Thanks for coming "exploring" with me yesterday Donna!

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Monnie Ryan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/25/2008
    Whoa - a little more rugged than the Kitty Hawk counterpart, I'd say! Always looks like fun. Cool capture, Julianne!

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10/13/2012 1:25:35 PM

Jeff Robinson
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Fantastic view, capture and info!!

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10/13/2012 2:21:57 PM

Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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I love this location, what a great image Julianne!

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10/13/2012 3:03:02 PM

Susan M. Campbell
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Wonderful POV. The gliders add fun touches of color in the sky. Beautiful shot.

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10/14/2012 3:56:22 PM

Val Feldman
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Wow...what a grand view! Gorgeous terrain, a big expansive sky dotted with paragliders - and a wonderful sense of wide open spaces and exhilarating freedom captured, SoCal. Beautiful!

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10/15/2012 5:07:32 AM

Tammy Espino
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2007

How fun watching them, excellent capture

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10/15/2012 7:19:31 PM

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