At the end of a long Cross Country flight, when you're trying to figure out what field you'll land in, one of the most important pieces of information you'll need is the wind direction on the ground.
Hang Glider pilots have used landing wind indicators in many forms over the years. All of them seem to have some drawback. For example, one popular wind indicator is a smoke bomb, about the size of a 35mm film container, that puts out a cloud of orange smoke. Drawbacks? Sometimes they don't work. Sometimes they start a fire in the dry grass. And they're expensive: one source sells two of them for $16 plus $5 shipping, plus $17 hazardous materials fee.
In contrast, the Landing Streamer I'm offering is cheap, easy to carry and deploy, and it's re-usable. Once you've tried one, you'll be hooked.
A box of 10 Landing Streamers will cost you $15, with shipping by priority mail anywhere in the US included. At $1.50 each, you can afford to leave it behind if it's too much trouble to retrieve, and since it is completely biodegradable, you won't have to worry (too much) about leaving trash out in the wild.
Streamer: 4 in. wide by 16 ft. long
Cardboard base: top: 4 3/8 in., bottom: 6 3/8 in., height: 5 in.
Overall thickness: less than 1/4 in.
If you'd like to try a box, please contact ErnieCamacho@comcast.net.
Let me know how many boxes (10 Landing Streamers per box) you'd like, and where I'm to send them. I'll confirm your order by return email and give you my address so you can send me payment. Once payment has been received, your order will be sent out by priority mail.
If you have a PayPal account, you can use that to make payment, speeding up the process. Just log into PayPal and "Send Money" to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the info on quantity and shipping address in the "Note:" field. Paypal will notify me when the payment comes into my PayPal account, and I'll speed the streamers on their way to you.
If you don't have a PayPal account, now is a good time to get one. It's free. All you have to do is give them your credit card number and the payment will be taken out of that. Click this link to go to: PayPal.com
If you want your streamers shipped to an address outside the US, shipping costs will be more. Email me your shipping address and I'll let you know how much it will be.