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by chadness
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Tuesday
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Tuesday

Nice flight. Looks like it was great conditions for a front range no nonsense run.
by chadness
Fri May 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Late Evening Surprise Thermal
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Late Evening Surprise Thermal

yesterday, 5/21/2020 was pretty rough with punchy thermal and/or converging air starting with some climbs reaching 600 fpm behind Big T. Then a couple hours later, mellower stuff up to 400 fpm. Then at almost 5 pm, close to the LZ (out in front of Scooters), I stumbled across one reaching 900 fpm (o...
by chadness
Fri May 22, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona flying
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Corona flying

Seems LeedsLive needs both some fact checking (it is a paraglider) and spell checking "This Hand Glider..." ;)
by chadness
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: chad's absense
Replies: 2
Views: 728

chad's absense

Hey folks, my close nit mountain biking family has been asking one at a time, so thought I might proactively reach out to any members of our close nit hang gliding family who read this forum. I tore up my hamstring while pulling up waterskiing in July. I attempted a non surgical recovery (big mistak...
by chadness
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: cleaning hard drive - 2016 footage
Replies: 0
Views: 1148

cleaning hard drive - 2016 footage

I pulled a few clips before deleting the hard drive: 0:0 - starts out with two views of a launch to a flight that begins with some wire slaps 1:25 - how quickly two gliders can separate in the big sky 1:40 - a landing from side view 2:25 - stuck VG, trying to shake it through 2:57 - gaggle flying 3:...
by chadness
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken in Greenland
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Re: Ken in Greenland

wow. I bet he will come back with some interesting stories.
by chadness
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Rob and Janyce after fly party July 27th
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Rob and Janyce after fly party July 27th

darn it. I will be in New Hampshire for a family reunion. But if not for that, I would definitely be there. Rob and Janyce host the BEST after fly parties!
by chadness
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: flying in very smokey air last Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 647

flying in very smokey air last Saturday, Nov 10, 2018

Saturday was after most of the fires died down. By the late afternoon the SW west had really brought all the smoke in. I think I heard a jab "its like san bernardino" oh snap. This was a demo flight of an Rx3.5. I spent the first 30 min well below the first bowl trying to get up. Not the glider's fa...
by chadness
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Phil's Air Force
Replies: 0
Views: 704

Phil's Air Force

with my lower back problems, seems I am down to flying about once per month. Grrr. Gotta fix that, but for now leaves some time for marginally interesting videos:

https://youtu.be/-fe97qQLI0c

A big thanks to Phil.
by chadness
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2018 Dahlsten Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

2018 Dahlsten Cup

If a measure of success, the 2018 had 29 gliders simultaneously on launch up from 23 gliders in 2017. 2017: https://www.chadandrea.net/Links/BlogHangGliding/2018-10-09_DahlstenGliderCount/Dahlsen2017_23Gliders.JPG 2018: https://www.chadandrea.net/Links/BlogHangGliding/2018-10-09_DahlstenGliderCount/...
by chadness
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Very quick building fire out in Castaic
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Very quick building fire out in Castaic

Saturday, 9/22. This is from a GoPro (wide angle) and quite far away but more dramatic when seen directly. The fire was noticed after launch, kinda a spec way out to the North, but grew quickly. Weird seeing the puffy white cloud of top of the column of dark smoke in the beginning. I read that this ...
by chadness
Thu May 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Rob's Annual Summer Party July 21st 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Hey Rob, thanks for the great news. My weatherman says the flying and partying conditions will be much better on July 14th. Oh yeah, also, my calendar shows I will be out of town on the 21st :).
by chadness
Sun May 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Spring Air Fest Fallouts
Replies: 0
Views: 846

Spring Air Fest Fallouts

Thanks to all who helped to make this a great event (again). Nothing great here, but FWIW:
[youtube]https://youtu.be/EASe6pPMTGA[/youtube]

https://youtu.be/EASe6pPMTGA

https://youtu.be/EASe6pPMTGA
by chadness
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Hi Richard, thanks for the lesson learned info. This shows that even really skilled and safe pilots like yourself can make minor mistakes that make the critical difference in (rare) cases where there is little margin for error. When I started learning to fly (still learning) in the 80's, I attempted...
by chadness
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: high altitudes last weekend 4/21/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 753

high altitudes last weekend 4/21/2018

I pulled a few photos from the video footage. You can see them at: https://www.chadandrea.net/Trips/Trips2018/y2018AprHangGlidingKagelHighDay.html Also, a picture of when I snuck up below and surprised Ken a few weeks ago: https://www.chadandrea.net/Trips/Trips2018/y2018MarHangGlidingKagelKenAbove.h...
by chadness
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2017 Dahlsten Cup Results Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

I pulled together some of the footage of the staging gaggles during the Dahlsten. The wide angle GoPro makes everything appear far away, but we had some nice gaggles going.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/embed/pf8Gym-Lx10[/youtube]

https://youtu.be/pf8Gym-Lx10
by chadness
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2017 Dahlsten Cup Results Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

2017 Dahlsten Cup Results Discussion

Hey folks (Chippy, JD, et. Al.): have the total tracks been uploaded somewhere? What about some more post comp analysis, like an animated track video? Also what about any on-board flight video? I have some, nothing great, but will share when ready. Gotta take the opportunity to thank the significant...
by chadness
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dahlsten Cup, a glimps
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

that is a really cool representation of where we (as a group) did and didn't thermal; where we did and didn't fly. Seems the thermal areas are/were quite defined, very few cases of someone stumbling into a good thermal in the "non thermic" regions.

thanks!!!
by chadness
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: gray wing tip bag with batten bag inside of it
Replies: 1
Views: 1383

These were found - my bad! While breaking down recently, on the day I had finally decided to order new ones (friends tired of seeing me wrap my wingtips with old shirts, etc), I could not find my remaining pads in my harness! Despite that I had looked all through the harness several times for the ot...
by chadness
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dahlsten Cup, a glimps
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

great pictures Vrezh! Thanks for coming out, taking these, and posting them. Good luck with knee/meniscus recovery. See ya soon I hope.