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by gregangsten
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Kevin in Hospital
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Kevin in Hospital

Kevin this sounds awful. I'm really sorry to hear this. Good luck with your recovery and we hope your mug returns to its former beauty.
by gregangsten
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:17 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: 231

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

The TFR region has been reduced and now allows launches from Kagel. The eastern edge now includes the 1500. A map is available here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6jly29jaiddzb ... 9.png?dl=0
by gregangsten
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: chad's absense
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: chad's absense

Yeah, we got the bad news from Andrea. Don't act like you committed a crime, shit happens ...on a glider, on the water or on a motorcycle. Come on out once you are mobile and we all wish you the best luck with your surgery.
by gregangsten
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

I think I would be in for the first weekend of October and maybe the third as a second choice but it looks like Jim D cannot make that one. Also, I don't think it is necessary to have oxygen to fly there, especially if you are not familiar with the place because you'll have enough to worry about. It...
by gregangsten
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

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 matter...
by gregangsten
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: Yosemite

Steve M put up some launch and landing videos https://youtu.be/H8oD1rTTyFE. Thanks, Steve!
by gregangsten
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: Yosemite

Yeah, I thought the trip went great. Perfect weather and no fires. For myself, I enjoyed getting a few extra days up there to relax, hike a little and bicycle around the Valley. We had less trouble than expected getting campsites, probably due to the lack of water there. Made it quieter too with few...
by gregangsten
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: Yosemite

River is low but floatable. No more boat rentals after Thursday though. Get a cheap one at Walmart or Big 5.
by gregangsten
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: Yosemite

River is low but floatable. No more boat rentals after Thursday though. Get a cheap one at Walmart or Big 5.
by gregangsten
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: Yosemite

Nevermind. It is the Mt. Raymond Rd. The snow area shows up on the maps.

Mike, I will try to get spots for you and Arthur for Thursday night, if I can.
by gregangsten
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: Yosemite

There is a "snow play area" just outside the park off of 41. It is basically a large parking lot hidden in the trees. It is in the national forest, not the park, and I've never been rousted there. The Bridalveil Camp Host says that it is acceptable (for now) to stay there. Please, no fires. The Cam...
by gregangsten
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: Yosemite

Marshall, I can take your Falcon. I expect to be at Sylmar on Saturday if you want to give it to me then.
by gregangsten
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: Yosemite

I am planning to drive up Tuesday evening of that week, stay just outside the park, and get in early the next morning to get a spot on Wednesday. The last two years it's been tough getting campsites there and I resolved to make a little vacation out of it and go up earlier mid week to stake my claim...
by gregangsten
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Emergency Procedures
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Emergency Procedures

Thanks, Forger. Fixed it.
by gregangsten
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Emergency Procedures
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Emergency Procedures

The recent helicopter rescue of a PG pilot from Kagel after a blown launch went fairly well, but it also exposed some weaknesses in our procedures. Rob took the lead in remedying this and produced a set of suggested procedures in the case of an injury emergency at our site. These suggested procedure...
by gregangsten
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: Yosemite

Got a notice yesterday from Yosemite saying the campground will open on July 15, but without water. No word on when water will be restored to that campground. I hope it is by August.
by gregangsten
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hurricane on the Fourth of July
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: Hurricane on the Fourth of July

Well, we hit a winner for weather at Hurricane this time. Temps were warm of course, but surprisingly nice, and we had good flying every day. Long flights were possible if you were both a little lucky and willing to go. On the fourth we were getting over 12k at times and I was over 14 once. Flew to ...
by gregangsten
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Andy Jackson Memorial Fly-in
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Andy Jackson Memorial Fly-in

Thought I might mention that I got a campsite up at Dogwood above the Rim of the World high school for that Saturday night after the fly-in. Plenty of room for a tent at my site in case anyone else is interested in making it a weekend up there.
by gregangsten
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1704

Re: Yosemite

And today it went back to a -maybe- at Bridalveil. They rescinded the earlier opening statement. Probably might be a better word. We apologize, but due to a technical issue, we will not be able to release Bridalveil Creek Group and Horse sites tomorrow, June 27. We will send another email when they ...