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by Lucky 13
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: don't take Kagel Mt. for granted
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

don't take Kagel Mt. for granted

After flying for a while at Kagel, you get used to it. I just moved to Austin, and now I have flying withdrawl symptoms. Sure, you can fly in Texas, but it's just not the same. I found a place about an hour away, it's 400-500 feet high, and there's some thermals, but it's not the same. You're all ve...
by Lucky 13
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: harness cleaning
Replies: 7
Views: 2550

harness cleaning

What is a safe way do clean a harness. My cat decided the harness was part of her territory. I have a knee hanger harness. She marked it thoroughly.
by Lucky 13
Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garlock - Sunday 9/2/07
Replies: 26
Views: 8897

Joe said I can go as long as I don't fly cross country, just ridge soaring and sled riding. I emailed Malury a few days ago to reserve a spot. I'll be there at 7 am. -Chris Lucky 13
by Lucky 13
Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garlock - Sunday 9/2/07
Replies: 26
Views: 8897

Joe said I can go as long as I don't fly cross country, just ridge soaring and sled riding. I emailed Malury a few days ago to reserve a spot. I'll be there at 7 am. -Chris Lucky 13
by Lucky 13
Thu May 31, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Spring Air Sat. June 9th, 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 3389

Come on people, I need volunteers...

I need 2-3 volunteers for setting up and breaking down the flight simulator. We will be meeting there at 9:30 am. I'd also like some people to be there the whole time without flying, just to be available. I'm not going to fly that day. Flight simulator set up etc... Cooking and serving...mostly cove...
by Lucky 13
Mon May 21, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OF PAVILIONS AND MEMBERS
Replies: 17
Views: 8310

I went down to Torrey Pines this weekend to look at the headquarters they have there. They have a little cafe, office, pro shop/ gift shop, and a gazebo. There was also a digital windspeed readout inside. When visitors or tourist show up there, they see a well established organization. It looks more...
by Lucky 13
Tue May 15, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: coming in to land and thermaling back up again
Replies: 6
Views: 3035

The reason I left the thermal, was because of the 3000 ft. rule. I didn't violate any airspace restriction, and by the time I got that high, I had drifted past the bridge and was heading towards the dam. I could have stayed in it, but I thought I'd fly to the volcanoe instead. I was well aware of my...
by Lucky 13
Sun May 13, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: coming in to land and thermaling back up again
Replies: 6
Views: 3035

coming in to land and thermaling back up again

Today, I was coming in to land and there was another pilot infront of me who was lower. As I started heading to my staging area, I hit a little lift. To buy myself some time, I did a 360... my vario kept beeping, so I did another, and another, the other pilot landed, and I was still going up very fa...
by Lucky 13
Sun May 06, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The SHGA Adventure Pass
Replies: 24
Views: 11827

If you really want your adventure pass, I think you should be able to swim two laps underwater in an olympic sized pool with no air, for water landings, do 20 chin ups with the military grip for tree landings, palms facing away from you, shoulder width apart, and tear a telephone book in half, have ...
by Lucky 13
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Spring Air Sat. June 9th, 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 3389

No, I'm afraid we will not have the new gazebo done by then, but it will be a goal for next years mega event; the 25th annivesary party with more politicians and media coverage. This year is more casual, but there will still be a lot of events, and VIP guest. I am still trying to get as much as I ca...
by Lucky 13
Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Spring Air Sat. June 9th, 2007
Replies: 8
Views: 3389

Spring Air Sat. June 9th, 2007

The date has been set, events are being organized. If you can help in any way, email me through the board of directors directory on the main page, activities director. If you have opinions, suggestion, or ideas, let me know what you want. I need some BBQ helpers, some people to help set up or clean ...
by Lucky 13
Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Burning Man?
Replies: 0
Views: 1694

Burning Man?

I've wanted to go to burning man for the last four years, but I haven't been able to. A lot of people I know from the FX industry go every year, and there is a lot of aerial activity there; skydivers, ultralights, etc. They even have a runway set up. It would be cool to do a hang gliding trip there....
by Lucky 13
Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Club Projects / Volunteer Opportunities
Topic: An idea I had for a cool new gate
Replies: 1
Views: 3730

An idea I had for a cool new gate

Instead of a chain link fence gate, wouldn't it be cool to have a really nice fancy wrought iron gate. Some of the main bars in the design could be from old Leonardo drawings of flying machines. I'll come up with a cool design when I have time. There are some really cool pictures of wing designs tha...
by Lucky 13
Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Club Projects / Volunteer Opportunities
Topic: LZ and launch work party April 14th
Replies: 8
Views: 6940

I'll be there...
by Lucky 13
Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Landing out? Cops and concerned citizens
Replies: 27
Views: 10872

One thing to keep in mind when landing near roads, is, that's where powerlines usually are. A pilot landed on the roof of my parents house in Austin TX years ago, but it wasn't a hang glider, it was a hot air balloon. We shot him a few times, with a camera, and got some pictures. He just got low and...
by Lucky 13
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Weather Clinic Set for Saturday April 7th
Replies: 15
Views: 6599

Is there a rain date for the weather clinic?
by Lucky 13
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: My first flight to Mt Wilson and back
Replies: 4
Views: 3115

A while back I flew from Kagel Mt. all the way to Trash Mt., and then back again. Next I'm going for Locals, then maybe Palm Springs. And then I'll top the paragliding record for altitude. Or maybe not. Seriously, does that count as a record? Is the use of thunderhead clouds cheating?
by Lucky 13
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Santa Barbara flying and wine tasting event
Replies: 0
Views: 1585

Santa Barbara flying and wine tasting event

This event has not yet been organized, I just wanted to see how much interest there is in it. It would probably be in April. You can e-mail me throught the board of directors list on the website. I guess this would be a camping trip. -Chris Wolters
by Lucky 13
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Chem Trails
Replies: 2
Views: 2420

Chem Trails

I hate to sound paranoid, but what are these "chem trails". There are some obviously man made clouds, and they are not jet streams. Laugh all you want, but something is going on.
by Lucky 13
Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mountain Lions on Kagel
Replies: 2
Views: 3630

I was on launch, and halfway through setting up my glider, when I looked up and saw it. It got down low and walked in slow motion for a few seconds, then pounced and ran for me. I closed my eyes hoping for a quick death, but to my surpirse, it only wanted to play with the shiny hang 2 streamer on my...