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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Fall Colors Flying Hammondsport, NY.

14 October, 2014 - 19:42
Author: psilyguy
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:42 am (GMT -8)

Nice flight. Lovin' all the fall colours right now!

The camp fire :: RE: Bob Shelton

14 October, 2014 - 19:36
Author: CRV
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:36 am (GMT -8)

Carpenter, guitar player, pilot, friend - Bob was an all-around great and fun guy to be around - he'll be missed by his flying family that's for sure.

When the Canuck and I visited Bob four weeks ago, he was upbeat and had a non-stop smile on his face - an inspiration for someone in his circumstance - he was more a comfort to us then we were to him come to think of it.

Thanks to everyone that helped him out the last few weeks - a flying community at its best.

Rest in peace Bob - you'll be missed.

~Chris
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The camp fire :: RE: Have I got an offer for you

14 October, 2014 - 19:32
Author: Felix
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:32 am (GMT -8)

Whoa, this really is an awesome offer, I might take you up on that sometime soon Big Guy!
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Drifting in the Wind

14 October, 2014 - 18:31
Author: kukailimoku
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:31 am (GMT -8)

That one brought back some memories! Back in the stone age, we used to do the man-tow launch along the beach on the outer banks to pop up high enough to soar buildings. Definitely a bizarre sensation.
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The camp fire :: RE: Have I got an offer for you

14 October, 2014 - 17:43
Author: blindrodie
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:43 am (GMT -8)

VERY generous offer Big Guy!!


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Hang gliding general :: RE: The shitter on launch

14 October, 2014 - 16:48
Author: Clockboy
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:48 am (GMT -8)

Wisdom from Mr. Lahey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcQW04AQ_Ok

The camp fire :: Have I got an offer for you

14 October, 2014 - 16:25
Author: Roadrunner
Subject: Have I got an offer for you
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:25 am (GMT -8)

Hi Guy's. Most of you don't know me. But this Chris McKeon, AKA The BIG Guy in the Sky.

almost five years ago, I pounded very hard when I (BLEW) my landing, while flying X-C. since that Day March 28th 2010. I have been working to fully recover.

So, here is the deal. I will loan you my Predator 158. I will also handle your retrieval. You do plan on flying x-c don't you? By the way, I live directly across the street from Mount Diablo's PRIMARY-L-Z

I figure that by me loaning my glider to visiting Pilots to fly. And handling their retrieval needs. In a way, I can stay involved in flying.

As to my Glider. You can fly it,. But please, please, PLEASE don't whack it.

Here is my contact numbers, good By The BIG GUY: 925-497-1059 CCMCK@GOLDSTATE.NET

The camp fire :: RE: Bob Shelton

14 October, 2014 - 16:22
Author: Skyhighwoman
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:22 am (GMT -8)

My heart is broken. The community lost a hell of a man. Always smiling no mater what. Always willing to help and have food for the crew.

Many talents including remolding. He put a HG inlay as a border into my hardwood floors. To the untrained eye it is an elegant inlay border. Put up custom backsplash in my kitchen. I am so proud of. I was sent angel and now he is gone.

Another one taken away by such a terrible disease.

Take care and thank you to all that help get him home. He was very happy to the very end. I was able to say my final goodbyes. Miss u always Bob aka liftlover.

Enjoy life it is way too short and give your love ones a hug!
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Hang gliding general :: RE: The shitter on launch

14 October, 2014 - 16:05
Author: mbadley
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:05 am (GMT -8)

Some ideas work out better than others. I think the whole episode, along with the results, is a sad example of several club members knocking their heads into brick walls and bitchin' about the headaches. There are other more productive ways to handle issues.

Oh well, at least it ain't FUNSTON politics....
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The Basement :: RE: Things that make you laugh your ass off

14 October, 2014 - 16:01
Author: Fred Wilson
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:01 am (GMT -8)

A little bit of dark humour from the Yanks:


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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Awkward talk show interview about PG v HG

14 October, 2014 - 15:16
Author: AlaskanNewb
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:16 am (GMT -8)

Paragliders are the Justin Bieber of free flight.

The camp fire :: RE: Bob Shelton

14 October, 2014 - 02:12
Author: CAL
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:12 pm (GMT -8)

Bob was certainly a great friend! this is quite shocking! he will indeed be missed!
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The camp fire :: RE: Bob Shelton

14 October, 2014 - 01:56
Author: NMERider
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:56 pm (GMT -8)

God Bless Bob and may his family and friends keep his memory alive and fresh.

Flying Stories + Flight Reports :: RE: First Trip to the Crawfords

14 October, 2014 - 01:49
Author: CAL
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:49 pm (GMT -8)

it was great meeting up with you all, I watched your launch from above and radioed to everyone, Jason had a great launch, from there he did nothing but sink until he hit the thermal in the bowl, that I was hoping to hit all day, but wasn't working, he rose above us all as he said, and soon was at the top of the stack, we all headed to get in it with him but by the time we got there it was gone, it was a real tricky day, we thought it was going to be a give me, but it wasn't you had to work to stay up, the name of the game was don't leave the lift you are in, early I left the lift to try out the thermal in the bowl, and almost sunk out when I finally nailed a thermal and was able to get back up, I then never left lift again unless it left me.

it was awesome flying with all of you, very nice pics and videos, love you all !
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Crowded Beach Landing

14 October, 2014 - 00:50
Author: DAVE858
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:50 pm (GMT -8)

aireout wrote: Nice landing however... American pilots: do not try this at home. Its a huge violation of Part 103 (overflying a crowd).

s*** camera angle, glad no one was clotheslined... I could not see what he was aiming for due to his shitty camera angle, but I am guessing he landed in a clear area. There are reasons why we have rules in America against such stupidity & for good reason. He could have hurt someone.

Flying Stories + Flight Reports :: RE: First Trip to the Crawfords

14 October, 2014 - 00:47
Author: g billow
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:47 pm (GMT -8)

Hey Spark and Rick, it was good seeing you again at Randolph this past weekend. Nice meeting the rest of the crew as well. It wasn't quite classic Crawfords but it wasn't bad for mid October. Come earlier next year.

The camp fire :: RE: Bob Shelton

14 October, 2014 - 00:46
Author: LadyHawk
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:46 pm (GMT -8)

Sadly, Bob passed away on Saturday. Thank you again everyone, for helping him so he could spend his final days with his family. Big cyber hug to all.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Port Orford soaring session

14 October, 2014 - 00:08
Author: DAVE858
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:08 pm (GMT -8)

I scored it again today!!! This time I crossed over to the Battle Rock ridge & flew down past Hubbard Creek & back several times! Best session out here to date! I am so blessed to have this amazing site practically in my backyard.

The camp fire :: RE: Fantasy Island — vacation video

13 October, 2014 - 23:38
Author: Fletcher
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:38 pm (GMT -8)

Sweet Nic
Ella is a lucky girl to have such a cool dad.
Was that her first snorkel experience?
She took to it well.
Fletch

The camp fire :: Fantasy Island — vacation video

13 October, 2014 - 22:44
Author: Nicos
Subject: Fantasy Island — vacation video
Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:44 pm (GMT -8)

So we went to Lady Elliot Island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef for a week, this place is simply incredible! Astounding wildlife.

Turns out the pilot on the flight back to the mainland let me fly it soon after launch, down to about 40 feet off the deck at our destination... he knew I was a HG pilot (it's the reason I asked to sit in the front) but I think the only thing he heard was "pilot". Good thing I also fly RC! Awesome


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