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by Steve90266
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New LZ Drinking Fountain
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: New LZ Drinking Fountain

Very nice! Thanks to Rob and the club!
by Steve90266
Thu May 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Yosemite
Replies: 44
Views: 2267

Re: Yosemite

Pat and I would like to attend on the 20th or the 27th. We're fairly flexible. Just let us know what the group decides to do.
by Steve90266
Fri May 17, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a flightless bird?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Got a flightless bird?

Vrezh, you're more than welcome to use my Sport 2 155 for free. Locker 48 I tink. Send me an email if you're interested and I'll send you the combo. Fly the you know what out of it!

Steve90266@gmail.com
by Steve90266
Fri May 10, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Flying Safari to Monroe, Utah for Memorial Day WE 2019!
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Flying Safari to Monroe, Utah for Memorial Day WE 2019!

In lieu of the usual Owens trip, we've collectively decided to head out to Monroe, Utah to fly, camp, soak in the natural hot springs, and in general, relax and have fun. There are several launches in Monroe. The highest is at 11,200. The LZ is at around 5K and is an easy glide, even on a Falcon. If...
by Steve90266
Fri May 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Memorial Day WE in the Owens!
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Memorial Day WE in the Owens! CANCELLED

We've decided to head to Monroe, Utah instead. Hope you can join us!
by Steve90266
Thu May 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flying Safari to Monroe, Utah for Memorial Day WE 2019!
Replies: 0
Views: 673

Flying Safari to Monroe, Utah for Memorial Day WE 2019!

I usually post hang gliding trips under the "Events" category, but given the time line, this is the one most people read first. We're headed to Monroe, Utah to fly, camp, soak in the natural hot springs, and in general, relax and have fun. There are several launches in Monroe. The highest is at 11,2...
by Steve90266
Thu May 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emergency LZ now cleared
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: Emergency LZ now cleared

Wow! The grading gremlins have been at it again! Now that the Pacoima Wash LZ is safer, perhaps it's time to run another land-out clinic? I'd like to give it a try on my U2!
by Steve90266
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Refridgerator/freezer in LZ for All Members
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Re: New Refridgerator/freezer in LZ for All Members

This is great, Rob. Thanks!
by Steve90266
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Memorial Day WE in the Owens!
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Memorial Day WE in the Owens!

We're going back for more! Once again the Beast that lives above 10K beckons and mocks us with laughter and disdain. I'm headed back to the Owens this Memorial Day WE to answer the challenge, and I invite you to join me for some true High Adventure! All H-4s and high hour H-3s are encouraged to join...
by Steve90266
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Two Dead at Torrey - Paragliding Collision (March 9, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Two Dead at Torrey - Paragliding Collision (March 9, 2019)

Very sad news. Both pilots were "experienced". P4 and P3. Lesson emphasized. Keep your head on a swivel, ESPECIALLY when ridge soaring with multiple pilots, but always, always, always assume somebody is looking in the wrong direction and coming to take you out.
by Steve90266
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Congratulations Joe Greblo on Rob Kells Memorial Award!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 720

Re: Congratulations Joe Greblo on Rob Kells Memorial Award!!!

Congratulations, Joe! Thanks for being such a stalwart leader in the sport of hang gliding. You continue to be an inspiration to us all. Keep 'em flying!
by Steve90266
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gridley Street Neighbors
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Gridley Street Neighbors

This is awesome. Great work BoD and all who supported this effort! Very smart!
by Steve90266
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marina Beach
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Marina Beach

I got a chance to launch this ramp once. Me and OP set up. The wind was weak, but we could not resist giving it a go. We both took quick little Dockweiler style flights to the sand. Ah well. C'est la vie.
by Steve90266
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Hook In Check! This Tandem Tourist Almost Bought it!
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Hook In Check! This Tandem Tourist Almost Bought it!

A buddy of mine just sent me this. I'm amazed that the guy is able to hang on as long as he did. Unbelievable. Hang Check/Hook In Check Always Always Always!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLBJA8SlH2w
by Steve90266
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wills Wing U2-160 (2005)
Replies: 2
Views: 673

U2

Somebody got a very sweet deal!
by Steve90266
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to fill up your 02 bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Where to fill up your 02 bottle

Got mine filled up for $10 at Gardena Welding Supply! 310-323-5850.

16601 S Normandie Ave, Gardena, CA 90247
by Steve90266
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: XC landings
Replies: 13
Views: 2027

Landing in the Crop Field

If I could add my two cents here Greg. To be fair, landing in the heat of the day at 4,000 ft in no wind would be challenging for most pilots. The field was wet and the crop made running it out difficult. You and the glider walked away relatively unscathed, and so we are thankful for that. The take ...
by Steve90266
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Labor Day WE in the Owens
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Owens

I just got an invitation to fly to Chicago for a family reunion on the 22nd of Sept. I am seriously thinking about making that, in which case I would not be going out to the Owens for the WE of the 22nd.
by Steve90266
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Labor Day WE in the Owens
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Labor Day WE in the Owens

Some of us Sylmartians are gathering in the Owens this Labor Day WE to test our skills against the dreaded beast that lives above 10K. All H-4s and long hour H-3s are invited. Camping and camaraderie will abound. Pilots should bring a locator and emergency first aid kit, along with cold weather gear...
by Steve90266
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote for Windsports in Argonaut's Best of the Westside
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Survey

Andy, you guys appear at the very end of the survey. People need to vote on at least 20 items, then go to the very last page to find you under "Best Adventure Sport".