This is a test of the reinstated politics section of the forum.
Before I post the Grand Series Final of The Bob Show with 10 years of the series and several movies which are sold into syndication, much like Seinfeld/Simpsons and played as reruns.
I will post a teaser of a small segment of the plot and cut footage.
When we left off Hang Gliding had been relinquished to operate only at native American reservations. The last act of the banned Ushpa was to take their rrrg money and budget to the last penny and establish a flying site in the Malibu Chumash reservation.
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The Ushpa executive committee even sold off their personal assets to purchase a stealth hang glider transport vehicle to transport hang gliders between Indian reservations without attracting too much attention from the authorities.
This caution was taken after the Pasadena Hang glider seizure law had been expanded to all 50 states.
Joined: 06 Jul 2009 Posts: 480 Location: San Diego
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:50 am Post subject:
Great shot of the hang glider on a police car. Is there a story to go with the photo?
By the way, I started this topic about 15 months ago after Ken had written to another pilot behind my back:
Ken Andrews on April 16th, 2016 wrote:
I've told Bob many times that if he would stop attacking Torrey and USHPA, then I would work to get his membership reinstated so that he could fly at USHPA sites again. So far, Bob has refused my offers.
So I challenged Ken to spell out his conditions in writing. I knew very well that when he began to get into the details he'd realize that such a gag order was ridiculous. Here was my prediction from the very first post in this topic:
Bob Kuczewski on April 18th, 2016 wrote:
Ken's a smart guy, and it will be interesting to see how he handles this one. My guess is that USHPA (and Tim Herr) will urge him to find an excuse to avoid answering altogether. That's my prediction. But like I said, it will be interesting to see what happens.
Now we've seen "what happens". My prediction was correct. Ken could never spell out his terms because they would reveal the unconstitutional gag order (can't testify in court, can't speak at City Council) that U$HPA imposes on us in return for our ability to fly at what Ken calls "USHPA sites".
The waters were pretty muddy during my expulsion "trial". I had been arrested a few times based on claims by the Torrey business, and those charges were still outstanding at that time. But two years have passed now and the waters are crystal clear. All charges were dropped, and I can go to Torrey Pines whenever I want. But I can't fly because USHPA's expulsion has not been reversed. Regional Director Ken Andrews remains silent on the injustice. _________________ Join a National Hang Gliding Organization:US Hawks at ushawks.org
I regret not following the clouds to the East. I especially regret not replacing the AAAs in my Garmin Geko. I'll bet if Bob, Doug and I all flew OTB as a team we would have made it up the 15 and past Baker. Of course, had we all landed in Horsethief Canyon there'd have been a human trophy tied to the front bumper of that cruiser. It really does pay to listen and get along with people regardless of their status, position, beliefs and prejudices. Without such qualities, it's difficult to fly X/C and especially to get retrieved in a manner that allows continued flying privileges.
Joined: 06 Jul 2009 Posts: 480 Location: San Diego
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:52 am Post subject:
Bob, maybe Ushpa is waiting to see the outcome of the RFP before reinstating your insurance.
That's a nice thought, but the RFP outcome has no bearing on whether USHPA should be expelling people for testifying in court, speaking at their City Council meetings, or starting their own hang gliding association.
Now, getting back to off topic.
You forgot one of my favorites:
NME (Jonathan Dietch) wrote:
I'll bet if Bob, Doug and I all flew OTB as a team we would have made it up the 15 and past Baker. Of course, had we all landed in Horsethief Canyon there'd have been a human trophy tied to the front bumper of that cruiser.
"human trophy tied to the front bumper"
Is that a threat of some sort Jonathan? _________________ Join a National Hang Gliding Organization:US Hawks at ushawks.org
I get the feeling some of the paragliding schools were intimidated to not bid on the RFP.
The Native American tribes after much deliberation have made a Proclamation to help the pilots regain their ability to fly the American territories. Some felt a kinship after enduring a similar persecution,
while others bought into a conspiracy that the U.S. Government was driving pilots on to the native lands in order to seize their land much like they did in the 19th century.
20 minutes history of Native American suffering and beguile:
The Hualapai Nation tribal police have cited a pilot for flying his ultralight over tribal lands near the Grand Canyon, according to a Jan. 22 report by Cyndy Cole in the Arizona Daily Sun. After flying over the western Grand Canyon, pilot Lionel De Antoni landed to find that his motor home had been towed and tribal police were waiting for him. He was cited by Hualapai Nation police for trespassing via ultralight plane and for not buying permits to fly over the tribe’s land.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the tribe is overstepping its jurisdiction in fining the pilot as much as $25,000 for violating its airspace. “A tribe has no authority over airspace and cannot charge people for using it,” said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. “The federal government has sole jurisdiction over the nation’s airspace.”
To make matters worse the Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile was involved in several highspeed chases while transporting hang gliders and sustained moderate damage on multiple occasions but was repaired by the cherished club volunteers.
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