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by Steve90266
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Beautiful Sculpture
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Sergei

We are very lucky to have Sergei as a friend. �¡�¿�°Ñ��¸�±�¾!
by Steve90266
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Forced hillside landing
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Forced Landing

Glad you are OK, Terry. Getting caught in the venturi of a canyon as an HG or PG pilot is always challenging and rarely ends well. Glad it ended well for you and we look forward to hearing the details so that we can all learn. All the best.
by Steve90266
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD! My Falcon 3 195
Replies: 1
Views: 799

SOLD!

I sold it. Thanks everyone.
by Steve90266
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD! My Falcon 3 195
Replies: 1
Views: 799

SOLD! My Falcon 3 195

I've been storing it at the beach but using it hardly at all. Time for some lucky pilot to take on this well used Falcon 3 195. Don't ask me how many hours are on it cause truthfully I have no idea. Let's just say she's been around the corner and down the block a few times. She's launched Sylmar, Cr...
by Steve90266
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Airspeed is What You Need - DON'T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN!
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Crestline Launch

Jonathan, you are correct. This was Crestline launch, not Marshall. I've launched Crestline many times before, but never had an issue. This one caught me a bit off guard, but my instinct for survival kicked in and I was able to accelerate the last part of the run.

To my fellow pilots - guard up!
by Steve90266
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radio Repair and Custom PTT kits just down the road!
Replies: 0
Views: 928

Radio Repair and Custom PTT kits just down the road!

Good news for Sylmartians! I discovered an excellent alternative to the radio guy up in Washington who's slow as a slug. There's a place just down the 210 Fwy in La Crascenta called K.R. Nida Communications. KR Nida Communications, 818-957-1248, rnida@krnida.com www.krnida.com Richard Nida is the ow...
by Steve90266
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: First aid kits in the LZ
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

First Aid Kit

Wow. Kudos to Janyce! I'm trying to locate a used but functional AED to add to the collection.

Janyce, if you know of something we are missing, please let me know and I will find it.
by Steve90266
Thu May 11, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 6811

Eclipse

Hurricane should definitely be on the menu.
by Steve90266
Wed May 10, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 6811

Solar Eclipse King Mountain

I've created a Facebook page for general communication ahead of the event. Please join if you have not already done so. Malury has posted some good pics there as well.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/719316398240666/
by Steve90266
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 6811

King Mountain

Malury, thanks for your the helpful advice. It will be super hot. John is attempting to have a hangar completed by then, but he sounded 50/50 on it and made no guarantees. Pilots are advised to bring their own versions of shelter from the sun. He has offered the area surrounding the glider port to c...
by Steve90266
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 6811

King Mountain and the Total Eclipse

I just got off the phone with John Kangas, the head honcho at King Mountain. He's all for a gaggle of Sylmartians coming out for the days leading up to the Solar Eclipse, which occurs on Monday, the 21st of August at around 10:45 AM local. Here's the gist of our conversation: 1. He's happy to hear w...
by Steve90266
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sticky Fingers
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Sticky Fingers

I got the gloves and the tape. Tried them out and they work great. I just ordered more tape to put on the down tubes. I had gloves from Home Depot that I used for years. They finally gave up the ghost, so I thought I'd try something more technical. The only draw-back: The gloves act like velcro. So ...
by Steve90266
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sticky Fingers
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Sticky Fingers

I was out last Sunday, flying around in some excellent spring air conditions. After about 45 minutes of flying I decided to head in. The usual pattern, etc, but on final I was higher than normal. As I honked it in on my right down tube, my glove slipped off the aluminum tubing. I'm using some motocr...
by Steve90266
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News of OP's passing
Replies: 13
Views: 4478

Orian Price

Mike Palmer, this came as a HUGE shock to us all. Orian told some crazy, funny stories of his time in Hawaii, delivering Pizza. Were you the guy he came out to visit, and then ended up staying there? If you have not heard from anyone yet, I have limited information but would be happy to share what I...
by Steve90266
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 6811

Eclipse

Camping sounds fine to me! Malury, let's go flying! Boomers sound good to me!
by Steve90266
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 6811

Eclipse

This has been on my mind for some time, and I am planning on going regardless. If we can get a group together, that would be great.
by Steve90266
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Colorado Fly Week 2016!
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

Colorado Fly Week 2016!

It's time to plan, ladies. Pat and I are heading out on Monday, Aug 22. The first fly site on my radar is Point of the Mountain, UT. If you've never been there, it's worth flying. It's a ridge site, so XC is usually not in the cards. Lots of jellies. The south side works in the early mornings, and t...
by Steve90266
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Parachute clinic take 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Parachute Clinic

It was a great event, and I think we all learned a great deal. Joe's morning lecture was full of useful information, the flying was great, and the drills we did in the afternoon were very helpful. Special thanks go out to Joe Greblo, Andy Beem, Kat Shaw and Kathy Thompson for really making it a grea...
by Steve90266
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Parachute clinic take 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Parachute Clinic

It was a great event, and I think we all learned a great deal. Joe's morning lecture was full of useful information, the flying was great, and the drills we did in the afternoon were very helpful. Special thanks go out to Joe Greblo, Andy Beem, Kat Shaw and Kathy Thompson for really making it a grea...
by Steve90266
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaky valve
Replies: 14
Views: 3629

Max

Kat, let me know the hospital and I'll go see him. Thanks!