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by beemer
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:37 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: 233

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

There has been a TFR issued for the " Saddleridge fire " starting a few miles west of Kagel mountain launch and continues to the west toward Porter ranch. It looks on the map that the 2,200 and 1,500 are just outside the TFR but the west towers are inside.It will be important to stay clear of aircra...
by beemer
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TFR tomorrow starting at 2:00 pm until 12:15pm Wednesday
Replies: 0
Views: 171

TFR tomorrow starting at 2:00 pm until 12:15pm Wednesday

The TFR starts tomorrow at 2:00 pm local time and ends on Wednesday at 12:15 pm.
by beemer
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: TFR's and NOTAMS
Topic: TFR starting on Tuesday September 17 2:00pm
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: TFR starting on Tuesday September 17 2:00pm

The TFR will start at 2:00 pm (21:00 zulu) on Tuesday September 17,2019 and end on Wednesday September 18,2019 at 12:15 pm (19:15 zulu). You can call 1(800)wxbrief to talk to a FAA briefer to get the information about the TFR.
by beemer
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: TFR's and NOTAMS
Topic: TFR starting on Tuesday September 17 2:00pm
Replies: 1
Views: 71

TFR starting on Tuesday September 17 2:00pm

Be aware that there is a T F R in effect on Tuesday September 17,2019 starting at 2:00pm through Wednesday September 18, 2019.
by beemer
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1705

Re: Yosemite

A big Thank You to Aurthur and Dewayne for making my first day as site monitor go smoothly. It was fun to be baptized in the Merced river by Barton and Dewayne.
by beemer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Kendall's Call
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Kendall's Call

Update 1:00pm Paraglider just landed at 12:50 pm local time and had a awesome flight in light cloud suck conditions. Highest altitude was 5,000' msl with lift everywhere. A little cold but he was dressed properly for the chill. flight time was around an hour. I hope the conditions are this good tomo...
by beemer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Weather
Topic: Kendall's Call
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Kendall's Call

Update 12:00 pm (noon). paraglider is flying and currently at cloudbase. I am guessing 5,000' msl He looks to be the only one flying today.
by beemer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Kendall's Call
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Kendall's Call

Update 11:00 am A paraglider has gone up to fly and it looks like an awesome day. Blowing in lightly in the L.Z.
by beemer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Kendall's Call
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Kendall's Call

Kagel Cam shows it blowing lightly at 10:00 am and lots of puffy clouds overhead. Looks good !!!
by beemer
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Kendall's Call
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: Kendall's Call

I think it could blow in as well. Van Nuys calls for west southwest around 1:00pm then back to northwest at 4:00pm. It will be cold at altitude!
by beemer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Wills Wing Demo Days at Sonora Wings (Arizona)
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Wills Wing Demo Days at Sonora Wings (Arizona)

I got a chance to fly at Sonora wings last week and had a great day of aero-towing. The staff and local pilots are friendly and will make your visit to the flight park fun. The only thing that could be better is a bunch of new Wills Wing demo gliders to blast around the sky with.
by beemer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lilienthal in California
Replies: 5
Views: 818

beemer wrote:Here is a video flying the Otto Lilienthal glider at Dockweiler beach.https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Qi54b ... XEqyxCTVhj
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Qi54b ... XEqyxCTVhj
by beemer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lilienthal in California
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Here is a video flying the Otto Lilienthal glider at Dockweiler beach.https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Qi54b ... XEqyxCTVhj
by beemer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lilienthal in California
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Lilienthal in California

I had a student, Markus Raffel, back in January take a lesson at Dockweiler beach to work on his weight shift skills so he could fly a Otto Lilienthal replica glider. After the lesson he asked if I would be willing to help him test fly the glider at Dockweiler to work out some stability questions. H...
by beemer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite trip july 28-29 2018 cancelled due to fire
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Yosemite trip july 28-29 2018 cancelled due to fire

I have been informed that Yosemite will be closed to hang gliding until further notice. The Ferguson fire is still burning and Glacier point road is closed.Lets hope for rain!
by beemer
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite July 28th and 29th with Andy Beem as monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 812

As of Monday July 23,2018 the road to Glacier point is closed until further notice. The Yosemite fire will force the cancellation of hang gliding for this weekend July 28,29, 2018.
by beemer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite July 28th and 29th with Andy Beem as monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Yosemite July 28th and 29th with Andy Beem as monitor

I will be the monitor for Yosemite hang gliding on July 28-29,2018 next month. I'll be heading up on Friday and back to Sylmar on Monday. Looking for a retrieval driver for Saturday and Sunday morning. Should be a fun weekend! This will be my first official weekend as monitor at Yosemite.
by beemer
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: looks like Kagel.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

That was Rod Clure after he crashed his HP-AT 158 at the 2nd bowl at Kagel in 1991 or 1992.