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by stebbins
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holiday party time?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Holiday party time?

bwa ha ha ha

Good one, Kevin
Actually, it starts when my wife, J gets there... ;-)

Thanks. 5pm it is.
by stebbins
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holiday party time?
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Holiday party time?

Maybe I missed it, but I see a date for the Christmas party, but no time. When is it?
by stebbins
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Kevin in Hospital
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: Kevin in Hospital

Heal quickly, Kevin!
by stebbins
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Yep, Sue kicked some serious booty, flying well in weak conditions. Thanks to all who went, and made the trip better by your presence.
by stebbins
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Katherine Yardley - Sad News
Replies: 16
Views: 1396

Re: Katherine Yardley - Sad News

I will miss Katherine greatly. She was a kind and helpful person, and a huge asset to the club. I cherish her memory.
by stebbins
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

I have a reservation at the Dow Villa, for Fri/Sat nights. It has 2 beds, so if anyone wants to share a room, I'm ok with that. Or not. Up to you all. $161.28 total for both nights. So, if we split it, that's $40.32 per night each. ($80.64 for both nights, each). Note: The Dow hotel is a very old bu...
by stebbins
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

Thanks. I'll plan on that also.
by stebbins
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

OK, I'm in. How many days? Sat/Sun of course, but are we doing Fri and/or Monday also?
Please keep me in the loop.

661-965-0493
george@georgestebbins.com
Or via this forum
by stebbins
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Flyng the Owens in October
Replies: 21
Views: 581

Re: Flyng the Owens in October

I am interested. Earlier is better weather wise (at least statistically).
How do I get confirmed?
by stebbins
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1908

Re: Yosemite

Yep. That's right. I couldn't remember the name of the road when I posted, but seeing it reminded me. Mt. Raymond Rd.
by stebbins
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1908

Re: Yosemite

I just got back from Yosemite. Bridalveil is open, but no water. The camp host says it might be quite a while. He says that the fire last year "melted the water lines", whatever that means. In any case, no water there or at the bathrooms at Chinquapin (where Glacier Point Road splits from the main r...
by stebbins
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1908

Re: Yosemite

But it is actually better.

Aug 1st or later: No change - You can camp at Bridalveil.
Jul 15th-Aug 1st: Now you can camp at Bridalveil, when you couldn't before.
July 15th or earlier: No change - you still have to find somewhere else to camp.
by stebbins
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1908

Re: Yosemite

As of today, Tuesday 6/25/19, the Park Service web site for Yosemite has Bridalveil Creek campground opening on July 15th. (A Monday.) Just thought you'd all like to know. That means that the Dave Bakke weekend(7/20 & 21), and my weekend (7/27 & 28) should have the campground open. Assuming they don...
by stebbins
Fri May 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 1908

Re: Yosemite

One thing to note that is different this year. There has been a lot of extra snow very late. Then rain. The road to Glacier point road was open, then closed, then open, then closed, then open. The river is higher than normal for this time of year. Bridalveil Creek Campground will likely open later t...
by stebbins
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gridley Street Neighbors
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Gridley Street Neighbors

Way to go, Kathy, Kat, Nancy and the BOD!

Thank you all.
by stebbins
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Flying related
Topic: The terror of the white room
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

I added to the post after you posted. You were fast! ;-) RE: bubble levels. I am told that they react too quickly, and jump all over the place. Maybe one could be built with very thick fluid, but a normal one is unlikely to help much. It really is very difficult to stay even close to level. Much mor...
by stebbins
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Flying related
Topic: The terror of the white room
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

A couple of things: Cloud base often drops. I've seen it drop hundreds of feet at Kagel. I once launched with cloud base (very light suck) 50 feet over launch. 20 minutes later, it was 100 feet over Trash. Still very light suck. If the suck had been stronger.... Also, it is incredibly easy to lose y...
by stebbins
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: XC landings
Replies: 13
Views: 1899

I'm glad you both are ok. RE: green vs brown. When given a choice, I prefer greenish brown. Usually, that's what pasture looks like. Pasture won't have pipes and equipment as the owners are protecting their cash cows. Greener means less turbulence/lift. Browner means less chance of swam, high crops,...
by stebbins
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owens Valley Sept. 21-23? Pilots, Driver, Vehicle wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 977

After having a fun flight from Garlock to Trona Airport last Monday, I went home and broke my toe in my own house on Tuesday in a Tragic Pantry Accident. (Pantry, not panty...)

Crap.

So, I cannot go flying in the Owens. Anyone hoping to go with my, my apologies.
by stebbins
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owens Valley Sept. 21-23? Pilots, Driver, Vehicle wanted!
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Owens Valley Sept. 21-23? Pilots, Driver, Vehicle wanted!

Hi all, Since I am unable to go to the Labor Day Owens trip, I'm hoping to go September 21-23. Steve M. had planned on running a trip then, but he has to be out of town. I have no driver (yet) and only a 2-glider car, but am willing to pay a driver, and be a guide for those who are less than familia...