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Hang gliding general :: RE: Renting a Glider out West

26 November, 2016 - 18:01
Author: Roadrunner
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:01 am (GMT -8)

Hi Rob:



You might consider this offer of mine a Good One. Well if you do indeed come to the Bay Area. You might want to hook up with me. For I have a Predator 158 that I would let you fly.

Ok Rob I'm looking forward to receiving your Phone-Call 925-497-1059

Good By Chris McKeon

Hang gliding general :: Renting a Glider out West

26 November, 2016 - 17:27
Author: robertgskinner@yahoo.com
Subject: Renting a Glider out West
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:27 am (GMT -8)

I was planning a trip out West, thinking about flying into Vegas, then driving to Owens Valley, then Ft. Funston. Does anyone know of a place along that route that rents gliders ?

Thanks!

Rob

Hang gliding general :: RE: Injured pilot needs help

26 November, 2016 - 16:45
Author: TomGalvin
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:45 am (GMT -8)

Lucky_Chevy wrote: So, what's the best way to send a couple of bucks?

Use the gofundme link in my first post. They take credit cards.
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Hang gliding general :: 50% off SPOT until 12/31

26 November, 2016 - 16:44
Author: Helix3
Subject: 50% off SPOT until 12/31
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:44 am (GMT -8)

Pilot Friends without a SPOT, please seriously consider getting one. Seconds count between life or death.
Lost a pilot on Thanksgiving.

50% off until 12/31.
http://www.findmespot.com/en/

Hang gliding general :: RE: Injured pilot needs help

26 November, 2016 - 15:36
Author: Lucky_Chevy
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:36 am (GMT -8)

So, what's the best way to send a couple of bucks? Do you have an email That I can send PayPal to?

Hang gliding general :: RE: Injured pilot needs help

26 November, 2016 - 11:27
Author: Dave Gills
Subject: Re: Injured pilot needs help
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:27 am (GMT -8)

TomGalvin wrote: Please join me with a contribution to Joe's recovery fund
Done!
Good luck Joe & thanks for helping with site maintenance / flying community.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Injured pilot needs help

26 November, 2016 - 04:35
Author: NMERider
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:35 pm (GMT -8)

Joseph is also an active Org contributor along with being one heckofagood guy. Please help a brutha out!

The happy portion of his fateful flight went like this....

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The unhappy portion went almost identically to the accident when I fractured a couple of vertebrae in my neck nearly 3 years ago. Hint: Don't do base leg to final low to the ground unless you are in 100% Top Gun condition to be doing something like that. If you know you are fatigued then give yourself lots of room for error when landing. There have been plenty of similar accidents in HG as well as GA flying.
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Hang gliding general :: Injured pilot needs help

26 November, 2016 - 04:04
Author: TomGalvin
Subject: Injured pilot needs help
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:04 pm (GMT -8)

From: https://www.gofundme.com/joe-stearns-recovery-fund

"Joe Stearn is a young man from western MA that learned to hang glide a few years ago. His love of flying and his good and positive nature made him a great addition to the New England flying community.

On Sunday, November 13th, after a long day of volunteering to make a flying site safer to fly , Joe enjoyed a 1.5 hour flight off the mountain. Unfortunately, Joe crashed on landing and broke a few vertebrae in his back and received a few cuts and bruises. After a med flight and a few days in hospital, Joe was released sporting a new back brace. Now he needs time to heal before he returns to his work as a roaster at the Barrington Coffee Roasting Company.

Please join me with a contribution to Joe's recovery fund that will help him with lost wages, medical expenses and repair of his glider. This week is a time that we gather with friends and family to give thanks for all that is good in our lives. Please give a little something to this great guy and help him through a difficult and painful period in his life."
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Sink rate and glide performance-- Falcon 1 vs 3?

26 November, 2016 - 00:16
Author: pjwings
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:16 pm (GMT -8)

I respect your scientific approach to these things as opposed to the more frequently aired subjective observations. I'll be looking forward to your appraisal. I have put a down payment on a Falcon 1 that I need to get back from Canada. I hope it's not ridiculous.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Happy Thanksgiving

25 November, 2016 - 20:11
Author: captclem
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:11 pm (GMT -8)

Thanks Scot for the well wishes and the encouragement to fly further. Looking towards putting some miles on my new T2. Alex says she hopes to see you again more up at Camp Clement . Maybe some more records will be broken next season from Keddie Ridge. Hope to see you at the Xmas party at Phil and Judys. Dave C.
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Hang gliding Videos :: Enjoyble 1997 Telluride Aerobatics Documentary

25 November, 2016 - 19:12
Author: NMERider
Subject: Enjoyble 1997 Telluride Aerobatics Documentary
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:12 am (GMT -8)

Proudly featuring our very own Tontar (Aaron Swepston), John Heiney, Mitch McAleer, Dino Dinaso, Luigi Chiarni, Tammy Burcar, and many more!!
Very enjoyable watching with a realistic spin on the sport.

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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Thank You!

25 November, 2016 - 19:04
Author: Roadrunner
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:04 am (GMT -8)

Hi Eric:

Looking Good/ You look like a Pilot who would do well landing at the JUNIPER RIDGE L-Z over at Mt. Diablo.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Sink rate and glide performance-- Falcon 1 vs 3?

25 November, 2016 - 18:45
Author: aeroexperiments
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:45 am (GMT -8)

blindrodie wrote: Sounds like a simple matter of drag don't you think? That ol' Falcon 1 wants to fly in those higher airspeed ranges...

Cleaner F4 is easier to handle in pitch in strong conditions. That's my WAG.

Hmm doesn't "wanting to fly" sound like more a matter of lift coefficient, than drag?

I'm halfway tempted to hang on to BOTH gliders till I can fly them back-to-back on a windy day on the dune... but would forgo that if the right buyer came along--

The set-up issue I mentioned in my first post is significant, so I will probably hang on to the F3 and let go the F1...

Just for the record I acquired the F3 fairly recently and it has been well over a year since I flew the F1, so I can't really compare the flight characteristics...

Steve

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: softest landing yet

25 November, 2016 - 16:30
Author: Wagner24314
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:30 am (GMT -8)

very nice
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Thank You!

25 November, 2016 - 06:51
Author: highhuber
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:51 pm (GMT -8)

Nice Eric, sweet flight and top landing. Good to see the earth greening up again.

Thanks for sharing.

Hang gliding general :: RE: Happy Thanksgiving

25 November, 2016 - 06:33
Author: highhuber
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:33 pm (GMT -8)

Happy Thanksgiving Dave, see you,ve got yourself a T2 now so hope we can do some long distance sky surfing this coming season together. Give my best to Alex.

Happy thanksgiving to everyone and all.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: softest landing yet

25 November, 2016 - 06:29
Author: mark selner
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:29 pm (GMT -8)

thank you roadrunner and windloard.didnt even feel my feet hit the ground

Hang gliding Videos :: Thank You!

25 November, 2016 - 03:25
Author: EricH
Subject: Thank You!
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:25 pm (GMT -8)

I have many things to be thankful for, but I Really want to Thank all those pilots that made it possible for us to fly these incredible aircraft in such amazing places.

We call this Mission Ridge aka Mission Peak, the site of the first soaring flight over an hour on a hang glider by Dave Kilbourne.

The air was possibly the sweetest I've ever felt, the views incredible, and birds out playing everywhere.
I know it's long, but don't miss the last four minutes or so...


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Hang gliding general :: RE: Close Call

25 November, 2016 - 01:36
Author: Vrezh
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:36 pm (GMT -8)

ukrain has air forces???

Hang gliding general :: RE: Happy Thanksgiving

25 November, 2016 - 01:36
Author: blindrodie
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:36 pm (GMT -8)

Thank you Dave. Strongly agree with your words. Gobble gobble gobble...


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