Beach Patrol – Pile On Ladies

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Got to get me one of these- clearly a chick magnet.

I think they just dig into the sand a bit- these things seem to always be on the beach(French seem to call them “Aeroplage” which I think loosly translates to aero-beach?).  I actually was going to build something very similar to this a number of years ago for the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.  Louis Bleriot(fisrt across the english channel in 1909) was an enthusiast and his company sold somethign similar for awhile.

Thought it might be sort of fun to sail up and down the runway on days when it blew to hard to fly the old planes.  Unfortunately I haven’t gotten to it yet. Stay tune…

Peter Truesdell

2 responses

  1. Carl

    Looks like they are on a broad reach.

    06/15/2016 at 7:36 pm

  2. Joachim P. Roesler

    Hi Peter,
    I was scouting the Rhinebeck Aerodrome last year, with the hope of perhaps sailing my own land/ice sailboat there. To me the runway didn’t seem that feasible (surface, wind obstruction, etc.). If you fancy land sailing, let’s take my ride, especially if you know of a place that would work. JoeRoesler@gmail.com

    06/14/2016 at 6:32 pm