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by dhmartens
Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

Important political update dealing with housing and permitting threats to Southern California flying sites. A number of political candidates have been or are running on the platform of declaring a Homeless and Housing emergency. If elected, our precious hang gliding launches and landing zones and la...
by dhmartens
Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

Amazon just ran an ad on youtube for "Amazon Business" with multiple hang gliders dropping packages into the laps of people sitting in lounge chairs in some downtown city. There is no reference to that ad yet anywhere on the internet as of this posting. From "Muncho Dog Food" advertisement from the ...
by dhmartens
Sat Sep 17, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Engine Failure with Video and Narrative
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Engine Failure with Video and Narrative

https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/2018/media/SE_Topic_18-05.pdf How Far Can I Glide? How many miles you can glide per 1,000 feet of altitude is another very useful thing to know. A rule of thumb for Cessna 152s and 172s is 1.5 nautical miles per 1,000 feet of altitude above ground level. Cons...
by dhmartens
Wed Aug 24, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

We have changed our AI personality from the Penguin and Darth Vader to the Teletubbies. https://ntvb.tmsimg.com/assets/p184390_b_h10_ab.jpg It wants us to address Joe Greblo's worst nightmare. https://cdn.abcotvs.com/dip/images/12140083_caruso-bass-split-TN-img.jpg?w=1600 16 countries have banned th...
by dhmartens
Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

Beryllium Hang Gliders I was looking at the Condor 330 and how it is said it should only be flown on training hills. Yet OP once said "If there is no video then it did not happen". So is there any evidence of a Condor 330 breaking at altitude of failing a DHV test. Hang gliding has been made too saf...
by dhmartens
Mon May 30, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

As we learned Uspha recently announced the new sport of Speed Paragliding with its new rating system but the 5' portable hang gliding movement refused to be out done.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvSJxD59omE
by dhmartens
Sat May 28, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

and now the season finale Twilight Zone Intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If3SXJeZzMQ https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52106231624_f4dbf8c7c5_o.jpg Tandem Launches right before crash(close up) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52105928006_4e9a443cac_o.jpg Tandem Launches (zoomed out view) n...
by dhmartens
Fri May 20, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

BobK has won the San Diego fiasco. https://ushawks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2006&sid=01645e14acb1ae10de3f431980b81000 Bob you have won. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Poland) and Department of Navy has authorized Jerome Powell to raise interest rates to the point the San Diego city cou...
by dhmartens
Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pacoima Wash just got $5 million from congress
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Pacoima Wash just got $5 million from congress

https://mynewsla.com/life/2022/04/19/la-receives-5-million-from-congress-to-improve-pacoima-wash/ “The pandemic emphasized the importance of parks and open space for our community,” said Pacoima Beautiful Executive Director Veronica Padilla. “They are critical for physical and mental health; they pr...
by dhmartens
Tue Apr 12, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

Bob, I am sorry my efforts to assist you are still suspended. It is much worse than you think. In my following post I have removed references to Hannibal Lector to make it safe for family viewing. https://media.npr.org/programs/watc/features/2008/apr/hannibal_200s-74c176c3ebda22a9540e843b01667a26a5a...
by dhmartens
Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

If Kiev falls then the emboldened mechanized force will roll into central France within days and seize the La Mouette Hang glider factory there. Here is full list of hang glider factories Putin intends to occupy: Aeriane Swift - Belgium Aeros - Ukraine A-I-R ATOS - Germany - AIR USA was sold to Germ...
by dhmartens
Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

The Russians have invented a ducted fan paramotor harness that could be used with a hang glider.
https://www.fulcrum-engines.com/

Fulcrum PowerPod is the world's first paramotor pod harness with a ducted fan only 0.5 m in diameter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b53zEObiWNk
by dhmartens
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

We have had to suspend operations against Ushpa in order to concentrate on saving the Aeros Hanglider factory from Vladimir Putin. Aeros Ltd 5 Post-Volynskaya St., Kiev 03061 Ukraine https://img.aeroexpo.online/images_ar/photo-g/173705-10356863.jpg https://scx2.b-cdn.net/gfx/news/2016/russianpresi.j...
by dhmartens
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: LAPD officers rescue man(pilot) moments before train crash
Replies: 0
Views: 239

LAPD officers rescue man(pilot) moments before train crash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JMlX3m0u0o After a small plane crashed on train tracks in Los Angeles, California, LAPD police officers pulled the injured pilot from his aircraft moments before a train hit his crashed plane. A single-engine Cessna 172 crashed near San Fernando Road and Osborne Stre...
by dhmartens
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

https://j.gifs.com/oZyXXj.gif We want to right the wrong of banning BobK from Ushpa insurance coverage because he wanted to start a Hang Gliding organization and we want to right the wrong of insulting Joe Greblo's Stuntwings fast food commercial stunt because it was unrealistic. The producers of t...
by dhmartens
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

This post is political and mentions Gavin Newsom and Larry Elder so judge accordingly. I was going to vote for no recall of Gavin Newsom for the following reasons that effect Hang gliding in Southern California. 1) Under Gavin Newsom construction projects have been minimal next to our landing zones....
by dhmartens
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

Remote thermal detection & Windsports Bait and Tackle Shop. You don't need a motor if you can see the thermals. http://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?8759-Thermal-Seeking-Instrument-for-Sailplane Fighting Fires with Thermal Drones | FLIR Delta - Episode 10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydn2x5ima8o F...
by dhmartens
Tue May 25, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

It is good San Diego is reviewing the situation. There was no side effects from the snake bite except for an explosion of the mice population and they are eating everything. Jethro Tull - One Brown Mouse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhU3YzMg8vo The A.I. outlined the possibility you have not been ...
by dhmartens
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 170
Views: 50483

Re: Calling USHPA's Bluff

When Ushpa discovered Operation Omega was from the Ushawks and was creating all of their problems they decided to wipeout the new Ushawks airpark. It was clever really I would never have thought of it. They used a powered paraglider and drove sheep to eat everything including the ground effect shiel...