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!