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by Greg Kendall
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Tuesday
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Tuesday

No, only 6 times, 7 if you count the time I came up short, but walked the rest of the way. Maybe 17 is a typo? If it makes you feel better, I’ve sunk out at Big T more than 100 times.
by Greg Kendall
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Let's fly Mingus!
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Let's fly Mingus!

Yes, more discussion would be nice.
by Greg Kendall
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Tuesday
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Tuesday

I ditched work on Tuesday because the forecast looked really good. The actual conditions turned out to be good enough to fly to Crestline. There's a track log of my flight at

https://www.onlinecontest.org/olc-3.0/p ... 1590737797
by Greg Kendall
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona flying
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Corona flying

I'm not committing to not flying yet, but I passed on last weekend and this weekend. I plan to continue hiking up the hill anyway.

We're okay so far too, but we also know people who aren't.

Thanks for trying to keep this forum going.
by Greg Kendall
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Check out this PG flight from Wednesday
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Check out this PG flight from Wednesday

I think it's more like 77 miles into the flight, but still a long way.
by Greg Kendall
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: More discussion would be nice
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: More discussion would be nice

I had a sled ride last Saturday. How's that for discussion?
by Greg Kendall
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: TFR's and NOTAMS
Topic: TFR is in effect from 10/11/2019 to 12/11/2019 west of Kagel mountain
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: TFR is in effect from 10/11/2019 to 12/11/2019 west of Kagel mountain

It looks like they expanded the TFR to include the LZ.
by Greg Kendall
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: More discussion would be nice
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: More discussion would be nice

Sunday had a great looking forecast with light winds. It blew in pretty strong in the early afternoon, but then backed way off with most people launching in nil wind. I got a good climb with JD over launch and headed East. I hooked up with Chippy over Lukens and we climbed out to 10,500 ft. Chippy h...
by Greg Kendall
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Kendall's Call
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Kendall's Call

Just for anyone who's not stuck at work, I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's not blowing down today (Friday 3/8/19). It might be kind of West, but not down.
by Greg Kendall
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Flying related
Topic: The terror of the white room
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

A bubble level won't tell you which way is up when it's in an airplane or a glider. For that you need a gyro or an IMU (inertial measurement unit).
by Greg Kendall
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2018 Dahlsten Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

I wonder if anyone feels like making a track log animation. I'd like to see how Andy and Jim and Bruce did it.
by Greg Kendall
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: High Day in July
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

High Day in July

Really high days in July are pretty rare at Kagel. I can think of two. The second one was Friday 7/6/18. The heat (and presumably employment) kept everyone away and there were only three flights. I had looked at the forecast and decided to extend my vacation by one day. I had just returned from the ...
by Greg Kendall
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: New and Improved Winds of a Hurricane
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Well, how was it?
by Greg Kendall
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who ?
Replies: 4
Views: 992

by Greg Kendall
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who ?
Replies: 4
Views: 992

That was me. The XC Skies forecast (or my interpretation of it) said it could be a 7,000-ft day, but the haze made me very skeptical. Despite the haze, I got to 8k at Lukens and couldn’t let that go to waste. I got to 7,800 again at Harvard. That, and another climb over the powerlines, got me across...
by Greg Kendall
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 3412

Great, now I'm jinxed.
by Greg Kendall
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oroville could top spillway by 13'
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Strong wind. Push out. What could go wrong?