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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Sherpa Fire Smoke Soaring @ Sylmar Friday

19 June, 2016 - 18:55
Author: NMERider
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:55 am (GMT -8)

once&future wrote: I didn't notice the observatory or TV towers in your video. Did you tag Mt. Wilson as planned? If so you made good time - after beaming out from Kagel you reappeared less than 1.5 hrs later.

Max altitude for those of us wallowing around the fishbowl was about 6800. What were you hitting en route?
6800 on Friday? Good for whoever tagged that. I left at 6050 and everything to the East was bad news plus a 10mph headwind. I turned back 1000 below Lukens towers. Fun flight not epic. Marshall Peak was no better.
Cheers,
JD
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Hang gliding general :: Unprepared....

19 June, 2016 - 18:42
Author: DAVE 858
Subject: Unprepared....
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:42 am (GMT -8)

I made an error in misjudging temperature & it cost me one of the best flying days of the year. The only time my hands have been this cold was skydiving in VA in the wintertime. This was like that but prolonged! I was actually yelling during my decent because the pain in my hands was so bad. It was an epic day & had I brought my bar mitts I would have gone a lot farther. See attached track log.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Sherpa Fire Smoke Soaring @ Sylmar Friday

19 June, 2016 - 18:32
Author: once&future
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:32 am (GMT -8)

I didn't notice the observatory or TV towers in your video. Did you tag Mt. Wilson as planned? If so you made good time - after beaming out from Kagel you reappeared less than 1.5 hrs later.

Max altitude for those of us wallowing around the fishbowl was about 6800. What were you hitting en route?

Hang gliding Videos :: Sherpa Fire Smoke Soaring @ Sylmar Friday

19 June, 2016 - 18:12
Author: NMERider
Subject: Sherpa Fire Smoke Soaring @ Sylmar Friday
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:12 am (GMT -8)

A surreal and fun afternoon above the orange-brown layer...


Link

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Hang gliding general :: RE: CSS Anniversary Fly-in and Pond Party July 9th!

19 June, 2016 - 16:51
Author: TjW
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:51 am (GMT -8)

Also, for those of you who have never spent the actual July 4th at the pond, it's pretty amazing.
Bring a lawn chair and be amazed at the millions of dollars of fireworks shot off across the Inland Empire.
Show starts off slow pretty much as soon as the sun is down, and continues for hours.

Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Falling numbers of HGs

19 June, 2016 - 06:01
Author: davisstraub
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:01 pm (GMT -8)

Please stop piercing Rodger's ideological bubble. His current life depends on it.
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Hang gliding general :: RE: Thermal temperature

19 June, 2016 - 05:12
Author: mgarnett
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:12 pm (GMT -8)

I've had this idea too. Sounds like someone has tried it before. Basically two bare thermocouples on the wingtips, wired together differentially to tell you what the temperature gradient perpendicular to your flight path is. If temperature is greater to the right, turn right.

Compensating for humidity could be done with humidity sensor chips. Normally response time for these is on the order of 5-10 seconds, but it looks like a company named UPSI makes some with a sub-second response time.


May be worth a shot to try making one again, if we could compensate for the flaws of the older attempts with better sensor and signal processing tech. I think all the pieces are there.

Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Falling numbers of HGs

19 June, 2016 - 04:24
Author: once&future
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:24 pm (GMT -8)

I was a certified instructor from 1988 to 2003. While there were some regulatory changes during this time I didn't really perceive any great difficulty in maintaining my certification, and left instructing because of issues unrelated to USHGA.

During that time, however, our demographic collapse was already evident. The average age of HG pilots was somewhere in the late 20s or early 30s when I started instructing and was well into the 40s when I stopped. I believe it's in the mid-50s by now.

While the current regulatory environment and its associated costs would certainly discourage me from instructing again I'm pretty sure that factors larger than USHGA policies are behind our dwindling numbers.

Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Falling numbers of HGs

19 June, 2016 - 04:01
Author: miraclepieco
Subject: Re: Falling number of hang glider pilots
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:01 pm (GMT -8)

Flyboy5131 wrote: Maybe we have over regulated ourselfs and there are no instructors left?

Yes, yes, exactly right! USHPA put such a stranglehold on instructors in the 1990's by allowing a BOD dominated by big hang gliding schools to enact regulations without the ability to fulfill them, that nowadays we are seeing the consequences of those policies.

As long as USHPA coffers stay full by incoming paraglider membership gains compensating for outgoing hang glider membership losses, there is little incentive for the Ass. to do anything about it.

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Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: RE: Guess who wants to privatize weather service

19 June, 2016 - 03:44
Author: Jaybird78
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:44 pm (GMT -8)

Why are they spraying? Well based on the data I have studied plus my own observations, I would definitely say weather modification is on the top of the list of reasons why. Next I would say Bill gates, Mansanto, share holders and some politicians and elites,have a great deal to gain from the spraying of Chemtrails. Bill Gates does after all own half a million in Monsanto shares, and Monsanto just so happened to coincidentally engineered aluminum resistant seeds. Look up Evergreen Aviation On their web site they list weather modification as one of their services. Kinda strange considering this is just a crack pot conspiracy right?

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Cruise around Crested Butte- Video

18 June, 2016 - 19:48
Author: HangDiver
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:48 am (GMT -8)

Hey JR,

Tony still has his place on White Rock Circle that he uses as a vacation rental. He spends time also in Crestone, just south of Villa Grove.

Rich J.
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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Cruise around Crested Butte- Video

18 June, 2016 - 19:00
Author: Jason
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:00 am (GMT -8)

I haven't meet him

I met a guy name MATT and Hangdiver
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Q&A, Learning to hang glide :: RE: Guess who wants to privatize weather service

18 June, 2016 - 18:45
Author: brian scharp
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:45 am (GMT -8)

Mavi Gogun wrote: Brian wins the internet.
Thanks. Is there a return policy?

Hang gliding general :: CSS Anniversary Fly-in and Pond Party July 9th!

18 June, 2016 - 18:13
Author: designbydave
Subject: CSS Anniversary Fly-in and Pond Party July 9th!
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:13 am (GMT -8)

Hope to see as many of you as possible for this year's Andy Jackson Airpark anniversary fly-in and pond party hosted by the Crestline Soaring Society and Cross Country Ranch. We are celebrating 22 years since the opening of Andy Jackson Airpark and Andy's original dream is now more complete then ever thanks to the amazing facilities at the park and the ranch and thanks to the countless hours of work by an amazing club!

We will have our usual, summer flying conditions (soarable all day,) a pot luck dinner starting around 5pm in the LZ, music at the pond, a movie night and more music! My friend and Dreaming Awake Composer Matt Harwich will spin the tunes and I will provide a playlist of short, flying and flying related movies for after the sun goes down.

Last year we had a couple of amazing parties at the pond and I'm sure this year won't disappoint!

Camping is available on site - $10 per person per night. There are shower facilities available.


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Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Cruise around Crested Butte- Video

18 June, 2016 - 17:32
Author: JR
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:32 am (GMT -8)

Is Tony Brown still the main hang glider/rigid wing pilot in the Crested Butte area?

JR

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Lumby Air Races 2016

18 June, 2016 - 14:03
Author: Skeeter
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:03 am (GMT -8)

Felix wrote: Awesome! I'll have to come out there one day. Are you going to be in Golden, BC for the Canadian Nationals? Can't wait for that one

I won't be at the nationals but will be in Golden right after for the Willi. Good luck
at the Nationals Felix. Hope your still around for the Willi

Hang gliding general :: RE: Lakeview Oregon Festival of Free Flight

18 June, 2016 - 13:48
Author: blacet
Subject: Alt 1
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:48 am (GMT -8)

Some of this is private. The southern bit is FS.
There are numerous small trees I there and some small rocks..But land able. Someone landed on the adjacent road last year.

Hang gliding Videos :: RE: Lumby Air Races 2016

18 June, 2016 - 13:27
Author: Felix
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:27 am (GMT -8)

Awesome! I'll have to come out there one day. Are you going to be in Golden, BC for the Canadian Nationals? Can't wait for that one
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Growing the Sport of HG :: RE: Falling numbers of HGs

18 June, 2016 - 12:09
Author: Flyboy5131
Subject: Falling number of hang glider pilots
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:09 am (GMT -8)

Maybe we have over regulated ourselfs and there are no instructors left?

Hang gliding general :: RE: Thermal temperature

18 June, 2016 - 06:29
Author: DHMead
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:29 pm (GMT -8)

I once owned and used a "Thermal Snooper". It took quite a lot of experience to learn to use it effectively, but it worked. The idea needed to be developed further and the product refined a bit, but it had real potential.


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1336359

http://www.paraglidingforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=5130

DM