EVERYTHING WENT WRONG while Hang Gliding at Molly’s Nipple

EVERYTHING WENT WRONG while Hang Gliding at Molly’s Nipple


We finally broke down last night and got a motel room but that was nice because it had a swimming pool and let me charge everything up. Primary mission of today was to have a hang gliding day I talked to some other pilots around the area and they pointed us toward a geographical thing called Molly’s Nipple. It’s a little mountain that has a little flat peak at the top. It just looks a little goofy so they said that that was the place to fly When we tried to go to Molly’s Nipple we discovered that the road was not conducive to even an all wheel drive Subaru. There was some stuff that you really need a Jeep or some big four wheel drive truck with bigger ground clearance to make it through So we turned around but thankfully I had my powered harness stuff available so I actually flew powered from one of the access roads to it and soared up. So we’ll watch that first and then we’ll come back to this video for where we are now. [engine starting noises] [engine running noise] [engine dies] What!? You freaking kidding me!? [more engine noises] Aghhh! This is really awkward [more engine noises] – Alright so in the back I’m flipping a little -flap up and down. See that?
-yeah -spray it right into there [spray noise] That should do. [engine noises] [music] -It’s going pretty well so far. Can you hear me? -Can you hear me? Check. Check. -Check check check can you hear me? Check check check. How about now? Check check check. Can you hear me? Check check check KD8CGX. Can you hear me? -Hold on a second! KD8CGX can you hear me? KD8CGX can you hear me? KD8CGX can you hear me? Kilo Delta 8 Charlie Golf Xray. Sarah, can you hear me? Aw, crap! [music] Hi, I’m hang gliding. You’re not answering your phone. Aw, crap! Alright so I know the radios aren’t working very well but anyway I don’t wanna land back at the same spot I started. There’s a more wide open road further up that I want to take but can you go to it and make sure there’s no power lines or anything? Can you drive the car up to where I am right now? Turn left past the cow trails. Alright this stretch that you’re on right now… Can you see any power lines or anything? Any tall trees or anything? There’s power lines? Ok. Uh, keep going then. Alright, go left. That’s where the power lines start? …and they go from your left to your right or from front to back? Ok, yeah. No, I see them. Alright, keep driving then. [music] I hear ya. Keep going. Ok that stretch that you’re on right now… are there any power lines or trees or anything? No? That one’s clear? Ok. That one’s going to be my bail out if I need it. Alright go back to the highway. [music] Ok I’m gonna fly this ridge parallel to the highway. [music] Alright, I see you. I know exactly where you are, keep going. Keep going, I see you. [music] Alright, in about a quarter mile there’s a dirt spot on the left Coming up right here on the left. Right there! Ope! ope. You went past it. Alright, on your right, right here Actually, Nevermind Get back on the highway. Keep going. Pull off at your next right so I can catch back up to you And I still have 20 minutes worth of gas. There’s some mud up in front of you. But it looks like you can go up and around it to the left. Keep going Keep going Right after the turning road on your right Alright, look right to your right. Right now. Is it clear? Alright, then hang out there and wait for me. I’ll land there eventually. Alright, I’m gonna hang up. That’s where I’ll land eventually, ok? [engine runs out of gas] [music] And now we’re back. That was actually my new personal best flight. Lasted about two hours Hit a maximum of 14,000 ft Up over some beautiful canyons and stuff Near Zion National Park but not over the park. So that was pretty cool… Alright guy, thanks for watching this episode of The Matt Philips Adventure Vlog If you enjoyed this adventure make sure you give me a thumbs up down below to let me know and if you want to be notified next time I go on an adventure, make sure you click Subscribe down in the bottom right corner or down below this video. If you have any comments, ideas, suggestions, anything like that, make sure you leave it down in the comments And if you want to connect with me on any of the social networks I’ll put a row of buttons across the top for you to click on and down in the description So find me on one of those and Let me know what you thought! Thanks again guys, have a good one!

69 comments

  • TWO WHEEL FIX

    nice 1 buddy, good vid and congrats on pb

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  • Bruno Sabino

    Dis you do a radio check before flying?

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  • Johander Navas

    Congrats Matt ! Nice fly/video. 👌🏼

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  • skyym3

    cool video. You must have a very patient, giving girlfriend or wife. I don't think it is that fun sitting, driving around and waiting for someone to fly all over the place. Does she get envious of you when you get to fly?

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  • Joe Faust

    Thank you, Sarah!

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  • Alicia Hart

    amazing, amazing, amazing…thanks for taking me along on the ride!

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  • Bluevhin Ree

    I thought he was going to space

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  • chennai bills1

    awesome

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  • scott goodman

    When the motor will not start, consider cancelling flight, cleaning varnish from engine, put back together, fly another day?

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  • 27amsy

    Not much went wrong actually

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  • CloudStreets

    Hypoxia is no joke.

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  • Judd K

    Awesome video thanks for sharing. A big thank you to Sarah as well! I am a hang glider pilot in Zimbabwe and have a very patient girlfriend. Our passions aren't possible without them.

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  • TheDoodoo42

    i want a hang glider so bad. i live in oklahoma and this would be 👌

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  • Thomas King

    People die when everything goes wrong, and they fly anyway. This many oopsies can't be explained away, except for dumbness. Make a checklist of your life-safety items, or you will die pointlessly and painfully. No wonder Sarah was mad, you are pretty thoughtless.

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  • spc67h

    Be careful: "Above about 3,000 – 4000 meters (9,800 – 13,000 feet) you will need oxygen." (Hang Gliding FAQ at handgliding.org)

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  • My Earth

    Your girlfriend must be very patient and selfless. Cool flight!

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  • dtdan65

    Sarah's such a great sport. Well done Sarah.

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  • James Lawrence

    Awesome flight! You earned it after all that hassle up front. Kudos for stalwart Sarah, you're a lucky guy.

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  • femanvate

    Awesome video!
    Kept wondering how high you'd get before getting chilly.
    Does the 'Oxygen required above 12'500ft' rule not apply to hang gliding?

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  • buzzkillean

    Sarah smile

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  • Flying Translator

    Another motorcycling / FLPHG guy!

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  • darrenmuso j

    amazing team matt and sarah👏👏

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  • GreenFillwood

    So why were you still using the motor when you were shooting upwards in the mother of all thermals? Surely if you idled you would have saved fuel?

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  • Dave Bryant

    Your girlfriend is going to fuck you off, she looks so disinterested in what your doing. Me me me.

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  • Rapunzel

    you are always fixing somethiing.;;;

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  • Rapunzel

    no time for fixing everythhing while flying in the french alps . You would not end the flight .;;;too much obstacles .;;

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  • ClarkKent

    great video! makes me miss the hang gliding days

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  • Vinicius

    Nice and relaxed flight!

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  • Mr X

    Is it dangerous?

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  • Keith Bruce

    Make sure your girlfriend makes a video of your funeral.

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  • Keith Bruce

    Make sure your girlfriend makes a video of your funeral.

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  • Sam & Kirstin Hasty

    I cheated death today!

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  • sfbluestar

    can a glider stall in mid air and just fall straight down?

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  • Randomnick123

    Think about that engine catching fire (I know possibilities are like 0,001%) and being like a human torch..

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  • Frank R. Pilot

    You do that for fun, or is part of your job or business?

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  • waxlyricalman

    Thank that girl of yours. She’ll appreciated it

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  • DUCK-RIDES-A CUCUMBER

    I’m half way through watching and what a great video, talking , explaining, entertaining, subscribed. I have RA illness, so no adventure for me in life, I watch others..

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  • khan is back1111

    I am very interested in flying but no body give me Chance to fly my dream I fly but I have no money😑

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  • swampland

    I bet if you put a mirror on top of the van you would get sun glints to follow sarah

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  • Mulikow

    That was sooooooooooo cool!

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  • Garry Kennedy

    So what the hell went wrong? I don't see it!!!?????

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  • The Greenman

    Looks like the most rickety way to propel yourself through the sky.

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  • Thecoleman15

    #1 Get outside your self absorbed world and thank Sarah for putting up with your ass.
    #2 Decide if you want to become another statistic or actually learn from other peoples mistakes, because you wont live long enough to make them all yourself.

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  • James Rivas

    What happens if the organic prune juice you had for breakfast starts to kick in?

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  • Pretty Sure

    Too many hobbieslol

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  • Business Solutions

    Awesome bro! Thanks for sharing that. Dude you have no fear?

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  • Troy Elich

    After this motherf*cker didn't start for the first 60 pulls, I'd have abandoned this little excursion and went to look for Molly's actual nipples.

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  • Rodney Burnap

    Can you use a Paraglider engine with a Hang Glider…

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  • aoxilus

    11:40 Girlfriend face , not enjoying this, thinking about how to get out……

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  • Maximus Prhyme

    Pure radness !

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  • Jan Nademlejnsky

    Very good and interesting video

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  • richard bird

    Sarah is a bag of laughs.

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  • Grant 3d Taylor

    great stuff de G1SDX

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  • Salim Kumar

    Nice

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  • Juan Delgado

    You look and sound like a wasp

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  • Juan Delgado

    Was it scary or exciting

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  • Anthony Koeslag

    That looks awesome!

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  • Cédric Morelle

    Can you go out of the thermal? I mean is it possible to get out quickly of the elevator to land if you feel you need to land for an emergency or is it hard to get out from it ?

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  • James Emmrich

    Dude this is a really interesting setup you have

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  • Jim Schrom

    Only one thing please cancel the music. Good video.

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  • prince charming

    How is Molly's nipples never sucked on those since I was 23

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  • T David

    Like a living Hell.

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  • Awey Ejhon

    Daredevil

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  • Barky Barker

    You should never use starting fluid in a 2 cycle engine.

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  • david cavanaugh

    That was a blast!!!. And a saved $159.00. You rock! More please.

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  • Jeyapaul Samathanam

    Sarah doesn't seem happy at all. Is she happy with your flying?

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  • Alex Iordache

    INSANE!

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  • C B

    Is that a WASP you're flying?

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  • martin polach

    I feel sorry for Sarah!

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