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by Greg Kendall
Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Appologies
Replies: 10
Views: 4728

I wasn’t planning to go xc. I topped out at 6900 ft msl over East Lukens and was starting to head back after everyone else. Then I saw Loren coming up fast from below. I got in his thermal and it took us both to 8500 ft. You can’t just go back when you have 8500 ft, so I decided on an out-and-ba...
by Greg Kendall
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHGA's youngest hang glider pilot in training
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Congratulations and Mazel Tov!!!!

Greg and Sharon
by Greg Kendall
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Appologies
Replies: 10
Views: 4728

Nice save Jay, and you were flying well on Saturday too. Also, thanks for the use of the GPS. Sorry again for waking you up at near 2am (when I made it back to Sylmar).

Greg
by Greg Kendall
Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 4th Annual Awhai Ranch Independence Day Fly In
Replies: 22
Views: 9024

What a great party. Thanks Emily and Andy.
by Greg Kendall
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 4th Annual Awhai Ranch Independence Day Fly In
Replies: 22
Views: 9024

Sharon and I would like to be there as well. Looking forward to it.

Greg
by Greg Kendall
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alternative sites this weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 1749

Here's a tip. The forecasts for NW wind at Kagel have been wrong a lot lately. It blew in today (Saturday). So if the forecast for NW isn't too strong, keep an open mind and consider flying Kagel.
by Greg Kendall
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Stuff Left Behind Sunday
Replies: 1
Views: 1458

Stuff Left Behind Sunday

If you're missing a gray harness bag, it's in the Greblo house, near the front door.

If you're missing a red cooler, or if you want free beer, it's under the pavilion, behind some gas cans. Bring ice.
by Greg Kendall
Thu May 03, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: OP's XC bad landings (stuck zipper, wind gradient)
Replies: 16
Views: 14735

A 50 degF temperature change will make about a 1 mph change in true stall speed. Pilots can decide how significant that is.
by Greg Kendall
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Artful Pound-in
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

Artful Pound-in

While we were drinking beer in the lz Sunday, this was happening in Pasadena, in the name of art.

http://vimeo.com/35492243
by Greg Kendall
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: high alt.
Replies: 11
Views: 3229

Monday: Kagel to 5 miles south of Crestline LZ

Beautiful cloud street going east from Kagel. I had 12,500 ft in front of Cucamonga but then got drilled by the Cajon Pass venturi. I guess it was blowing down at Crestline. Who knew? Good thing I didn't drive there.
by Greg Kendall
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Crestline to Apple valley airport on Saturday, Sept 4.
Replies: 4
Views: 2062

This is old now, but here's another flight from that day.

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by Greg Kendall
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: My First Attempt to Post a Video
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

My First Attempt to Post a Video

Here's my first attempt to make and post a flying video. The flight wasn't anything to brag about, but what the hell.

Greg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7A_Iq11xgo
by Greg Kendall
Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Report of a Stupid Landing
Replies: 2
Views: 1638

Report of a Stupid Landing

Here's a story about a screwed up landing that I had recently in my Litespeed S4. After sinking out, I headed for the landing zone with about enough height to do one normal pattern and land. The wind was probably 60° cross from the East, but it was light. On my upwind pass over the LZ, I hit some l...
by Greg Kendall
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Springtime spells changes in turbulence
Replies: 20
Views: 9506

nothing happens instantaniously; not even in a power plane.
Gusts and turbulence can happen instantly. The glider (or power plane) can't accelerate instantly in response. This can result in dangerous airspeed excursions, which was the original point of this string.
by Greg Kendall
Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Springtime spells changes in turbulence
Replies: 20
Views: 9506

George is accounting for the inertia of the glider. It’s true that if a glider (or airplane) flying at constant trim encounters a reduction in headwind, it will tend to accelerate (with respect to the ground) to maintain airspeed. However, this acceleration doesn’t happen instantly and it doesnâ...