In celebration of the 20th running of the Torrey Pines Gulls International Handlaunch Glider Festival, I have re-released my film International Handlaunch as a special 2 hour download edition at the very special price of only $5.00 usd. Click Here to buy the 2 hour download.
This film first released in 2000 documents the last major HLG/F3K contest to feature the Javelin or over-hand throwing technique as the new generation of discus or spin-launch gliders were about to revolutionize this class of gliders. This special edition of this film has been remastered and re-edited with additional historical HLG footage and interviews added to document the the rapidly changing designs and launch techniques of the last 13 years. Discus-launch pioneers Dick Barker and Phil Pearson talk about the birth of the spin launch in rare interviews, and design master Mark Drela talks about the ideas behind the ground-breaking Super Gee design.