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by Steve90266
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: July 4
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: July 4

What a wonderful synopsis of the trip, Greg! My most memorable moments from the trip were the evening flight at Hat Creek Rim, this one screaming thermal I caught over Sugar, watching Sue sky out (she's fearless) over Sugar, and hanging out with you and everyone else at the RV park for 4th of July. ...
by Steve90266
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Launches & Landings
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Launches & Landings

As some of you know, my friend Wolf has been recording launches and landings on the Saturdays that he is there at the LZ. We've created a YouTube channel to view his recordings. Please take a look.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgagj ... subscriber
by Steve90266
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Tuesday
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Tuesday

Well done, Greg. Did you ever have to turn? :) The track log looks pretty straight line. KUDOS BIG TIME!
by Steve90266
Wed May 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Let's fly Mingus!
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Let's fly Mingus!

Hey Sue, thanks for organizing this. Pat and I are IN like Flynn! Looking forward to flying with you! I'll coordinate with Jay regarding flying the cinder cone outside Flagstaff. It's only a 2 hr drive from the Mingus campground, so easily within reach! BTW - bring your O2 kit, just in case. When it...
by Steve90266
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steve's 60th B-Day Party - You're Invited!
Replies: 0
Views: 797

Steve's 60th B-Day Party - You're Invited!

To all SHGA pilots and their families - I'm turning 60 on the 1st of March. I'll be throwing a party in the LZ on Saturday, the 29th of February. There will be food, drink and festivities! The partying will begin after flying (hope for good weather) but food will be served at around 3:30 PM or so. P...
by Steve90266
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Kevin in Hospital
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: Kevin in Hospital

Kevin, glad to hear you are on the mend. Sorry we missed you at the Holiday Party. Hope to see you in the LZ soon! Speedy recovery!
by Steve90266
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Katherine Yardley - Sad News
Replies: 16
Views: 2495

Re: Katherine Yardley - Sad News

Here is an outstanding video you may have seen by Wayne Yentis. Time to look again. It's got so many beloved friends and some who have left the Earth already. Katherine Yardley at the 30 minute mark, Rome Dodson, Irwin too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FvqIhDBn3E&list=WL&index=9 Thanks for post...
by Steve90266
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 1405

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

An intrepid gaggle of Sylmartians, including Greg A., George S., Arthur S., Kia R, Sue S., and Steve & Pat M, embarked on an epic adventure to the Owens Valley this WE. Conditions at Walt's were less than optimal, with anywhere from 0 to 7 mph winds creeping up launch. It was Sue's first time in the...
by Steve90266
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Katherine Yardley - Sad News
Replies: 16
Views: 2495

Re: Katherine Yardley - Sad News

Pat and I are shocked and profoundly saddened by this news. We are here in the Owens, about to head up to Walt's for a long flight. If I were capable, I'd honor her memory with a long flight up into Nevada, like she would have done. Alas, I lack her skill, energy and enthusiasm. Katherine was an anc...
by Steve90266
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 1405

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Good to know about the room, George. Expect random pilots to crash the Dow Villa at all hours to use the showers, hot tub, pool, and if anyone challenges, drop your name. :D My wife and I will be camping just south at the Boulder Creek RV Park. Greg will be camping at Tuttle Creek, and Sue checked h...
by Steve90266
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 1405

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Hey George, it seems most of us are heading out Friday, with plans to fly Saturday and Sunday.
by Steve90266
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 1405

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

By the way, who is the user "magicpotato"?
by Steve90266
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 1405

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

George S- please come out and join us!

David V - so glad you can finally join us on one of these capers!

All- We're going to need a couple drivers. We might think of enrolling Steve Clark or the like.
by Steve90266
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 1405

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

So the 1st WE in October really looks like the one to go after. I'll see if I can roust a couple more pilots.
by Steve90266
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 1405

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Sounds great, Sue. Maybe you can bring that new Jeep you just bought! Flying the Owens is pretty awesome. A personal locator device is a must, as is a hook knife, small survival kit, and your O2 system.
by Steve90266
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 1405

Flyng the Owens in October

Looking to see if there's any interest in a trip to the Owens in October? My wife Pat could be a driver, and we can comfortably recover three, if not four pilots and gliders. Anyone interested? You've always said you wanted to launch Walt's. Now here's your chance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p...
by Steve90266
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 3148

Re: Yosemite

Thanks, Vrezh. It was a great trip. The flying was amazing, but the camping and camaraderie came in a close second. Count me and Pat in for next year!
by Steve90266
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mingus Mtn Fly-In for Labor Day
Replies: 0
Views: 865

Mingus Mtn Fly-In for Labor Day

Pat and I are headed to Mingus for their annual Fly-In. Should be fun. The camp site is very nice, at 7,800 ft, so could be cold at night. Launch is steps away. Bring O2 if you have it, 'cause when it's working, you become a dot in the sky! http://forum.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?f=26&p=407974#p4...
by Steve90266
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 3148

Re: Yosemite

Had a great time, Greg. Thanks for showing us the ropes! Till next year!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWiCGsIqCus
by Steve90266
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Kagel pilots make a trip to Hat Creek Rim
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Re: Kagel pilots make a trip to Hat Creek Rim

Hat Creek Rim is an awesome place to fly and camp! From the LZ it's less than 15 minutes up to launch. Flights are typically between one and two hours. Glass off site, with no surprises. LZ is huge and easy to land in just about any direction. Plenty of other things to do in the area like fishing, h...