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by TerryH
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 2260

Re: Yosemite

So if it still looks like we can fly next year, I'm going to give a shot at getting the group campsite there for a weekend in July. Maybe the weekend of 18-19 near the new moon. The first day (and only day, actually) to do that is March 15. I think if people could rely on having a campsite no matte...
by TerryH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Forced hillside landing
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

My vario says the landing position was 34.357367, -118.455733. This looks accurate on Google Earth to me.
by TerryH
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Forced hillside landing
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Here's what happened. It's kind-of embarrassing to lay it out, because it's all really a bit stupid. I wrote down a pretty detailed account of everything I remembered, but I'm going to summarize here. One contributing factor that occurred before the flight is that I had spent a lot of time flying we...
by TerryH
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Forced hillside landing
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

For those that don't know, I was the pilot involved. I plan to write a little about the series of bad decisions that led to the event once I've reflected on it a little further.
by TerryH
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Forced hillside landing
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Forced hillside landing

July 7, 2018, approximately 4 pm. An H4 pilot with around 220 hours experience, mostly at Kagel, encountered strong winds in a known venturi location and was forced to land on the hillside. The pilot was uninjured, and there was only minor sail damage to the glider. Joe and Andy drove out from the L...
by TerryH
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite July 28th and 29th with Andy Beem as monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 882

I'm interested! Noel might be prepared to drive.
by TerryH
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 1493

Wow. Thanks for the report. I'm glad you're okay, Richard. Gliders can be fixed.
by TerryH
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HAM Licensing Class
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

I'd encourage people to do this. Ham radio is very much like hang gliding, in as much as the government (FCC in their case, FAA in ours) has delegated running the use of a segment of a resource to the recreational community involved. They can lose their playground just as much as we can lose ours, a...
by TerryH
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Guitar from the Parachute Clinic
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Yes, it's mine. I'll most likely grab it on Saturday or possibly have someone grab it for me on Sunday.
by TerryH
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Wills Wing Bags Found
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

They're mine. Thanks Jim!
by TerryH
Sat May 28, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazon Smile donates to USHPA
Replies: 4
Views: 2223

jimshaw wrote:Good stuff Fred. Do you know if the prices are the same?
Yes, the price you pay is identical, whether you go through smile.amazon.com or the main site.
by TerryH
Mon May 16, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BIG O LOOP LANDING PRACTICE 5/13/16 AJX
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

NME wrote:
TerryH wrote:We went, but I didn't get much landing practice TBH. My third flight I climbed out and went back to Crestline...
That's very admirable but does not help your landings. :wink:
Which is why we have to do it again, soon!
by TerryH
Sun May 15, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BIG O LOOP LANDING PRACTICE 5/13/16 AJX
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

by TerryH
Sat May 14, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: BIG O LOOP LANDING PRACTICE 5/13/16 AJX
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

We went, but I didn't get much landing practice TBH. My third flight I climbed out and went back to Crestline... :twisted:

ETA: by "we" I mean Noel and I.
by TerryH
Sun May 08, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mishap at Big Sur 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 5813

Bumping this thread as a reminder and for people who haven't seen it before, and because it just happened to me. Yesterday I had the same assembly error, fortunately discovered when I picked up the partially assembled glider to move it out of someone's way. I'm pretty sure I would have caught it at ...
by TerryH
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LZ Whack, Weather Cam
Replies: 16
Views: 4133

Dang it, OP is correct, it's actually 8 gig of RAM.
by TerryH
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BIG O LOOP LANDING PRACTICE 5/13/16 AJX
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

TerryH wrote:me too, I'll go even if hcmom has to work.
Oops, sorry I didn't notice this was a Friday. I'd still like to go, but it's provisional on being able to book that day as a vacation day.
by TerryH
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Events
Topic: BIG O LOOP LANDING PRACTICE 5/13/16 AJX
Replies: 8
Views: 3094

me too, I'll go even if hcmom has to work.
by TerryH
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LZ Whack, Weather Cam
Replies: 16
Views: 4133

Broadcasting is taking more CPU than I think we have. OK, not that I think, that I know. The broadcasting is too CPU extensive for the old computer I put in there to get the whole thing going. I'll get a better computer in the near future. So for the time being, the best thing to do is look at the ...
by TerryH
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 146
Views: 26208

OP wrote:#recallken

He's in the pocket of 'big hang gliding' money.
Yeah. It's pretty easy to make a small fortune out of hang gliding. You just have to start with a big fortune...