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Protest Filed Today, !2/6/05

 
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Christian



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:37 am    Post subject: Protest Filed Today, !2/6/05 Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I have today formally complained to the National Weather Service about the continued contrary winds in the Los Angeles area, with specific reference to the unsuitability of the current pattern for hang gliding. I have pointed out that there has long been a tacit agreement that the winds would blow from the north during the evening hours but return to southerly flow during the daytime, if only between the hours of noon to 5 p.m. Why change the agreement without any consultation at all?

The sheep-like attitude of the hang gliding community towards the National Weather Service, which is after all funded by tax dollars, speaks very poorly of us all. Day after day the wind is all wrong and we just herd up with our asses to it, chewing grass. If America can build a car that can go ten miles on a single gallon of gasoline, we certainly have the will to do something about this Santa Ana crap.

And we do nothing.
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JBBenson



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Whom do we sue?
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JBBenson



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Whom do we sue?
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JT
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Santa Anas Reply with quote

These winds are why God gave us mountain bikes and skis.

Fools, you should know you can't get anything done through the government... unless you have lots and lots of money.

Why don't you host a $10,000 per plate fund raiser for the director of NOAA so he can run for some office? That'll get you some pork. Giant nuclear powered turbines pointed up Kagel for instance. Maybe you could get him to throw in some parking lot-sized heating blankets for thermal effect while you're at it.

Wake my 4S and me when it's Spring.
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Chip
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Joined: 28 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:11 pm    Post subject: Limited only by your lack of experience Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Flying is still good in the places that are sheltered from the harsh blowing winds.

Friday and Saturday blew pretty hard NW. Bad for Kagel, SB, Elsinore, Crestline, and Ojai. However Torrey Pines had nice flying both days with winds directly in 270 @ 15 (perfect). Bates beach in SB was probably good but strong. I suspect Dockwiler was flyable.

Sunday the wind switched to the NE, but somewhat hard here in Sylmar. In those conditions Ojai, SB, and Elsinore usually work. Ojai requires a bit of logistical support but pilots were rewarded this last Sunday with flights into SB from Ojai. SB pilots all had really good flights.

When it looks NW and you really need to fly, look to the coastal sites for your fix. Dockwiler for the pilots that are working on skills, Torrey for experienced pilots.

In NE winds look to SB, Ojai, Elsinore, and Ave S. for your air fix.

Plan ahead .......... with a front passage the wind is normally going to go NW for at least 1 day. A NE flow normally follows. A little bit of planning and logistical support can go a long way and will avoid these needless litigation issues. Wink
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JT
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:30 pm    Post subject: Lack of Experience Reply with quote

So, does this mean you aren't going to go skiing with us, Chip?
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Chip
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I'd go skiing!

SB or Ojai looks good this weekend
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