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by gregangsten
Sat Oct 29, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Ride-Sharing
Topic: Rides up Kagel
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Rides up Kagel

I've gotten some understandable complaints about too many notifications. Please know that you can turn off any or all notifications regarding this calendar if you wish. You can also turn off the display of this or any other particular calendar by clicking the name of the calendar (Kagel Driver calen...
by gregangsten
Sat Oct 29, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Ride-Sharing
Topic: Rides up Kagel
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Rides up Kagel

Looks like my previous posts here got deleted somehow so once again... The loss of Steve Clark as a reliable driver to get us up the hill has made flying Kagel more problematic so I am submitting this plan in the hope that it would provide a way to improve the situation. By now everyone should have ...
by gregangsten
Fri Feb 25, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: LZ work day
Replies: 0
Views: 207

LZ work day

We need volunteers for some work Saturday the 5th (next week). Come out to fly (we're beginning to creep out from underneath winter) but get there early and help take care of our LZ beforehand. We will yank and cut some weeds, do a bit of painting, rock removal and cleaning. We are planning communit...
by gregangsten
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bates Beach
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Bates Beach

Looks like we lost the fight to save Bates as a flying site.
by gregangsten
Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Near midair-collision over Kagel ridge on Sunday 12/19/2021
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Near midair-collision over Kagel ridge on Sunday 12/19/2021

It always takes 2 to tango but I'm amazed that pilot B would be cruising in a straight line up the ridge and never see a glider doing turns in his flight path in a location where people are usually thermalling.
by gregangsten
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Flight restrictions Monday-Wednesday, 6-14 to 6-16
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Flight restrictions Monday-Wednesday, 6-14 to 6-16

In short: Do not fly before noon on these days. -----Original Message----- From: Joe Greblo <hanggliderguy@gmail.com> To: Rob Burgis <rburgis@aol.com>; SHGA Board <bod@shga.com> Cc: Joe Greblo <hanggliderguy@gmail.com> Sent: Wed, Jun 9, 2021 7:57 pm Subject: Fire Dept Training Exercises next week. ...
by gregangsten
Sat May 15, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Central Cal flying
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Central Cal flying

Did a little trip up north awhile back and flew Tollhouse and Dunlap with very nice flights in both spots. Ron Jones lives right near the LZ and is the guy to talk to about flying there. He showed me a spot to spend the night up there and arranged a driver when 3 of us went up to fly one day. Info f...
by gregangsten
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite this summer. Save the date, as they say.
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Yosemite this summer. Save the date, as they say.

The work on the Glacier Point road was postponed a year and Arthur has signed up to monitor July 17 and 18. Last season to fly the Y for awhile as the road is scheduled to be closed the following 2 years. I will be going up earlier in the week as usual to grab a spot or two so as the time approaches...
by gregangsten
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Over the Back
Replies: 9
Views: 1372

Re: Over the Back

Fantastic, Greg. Congratulations.
...and I didn't even look at the weather Monday because I was sure it was blowing down.
by gregangsten
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Saturday's incident
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

Re: Saturday's incident

Great to hear, Vrezh! Sounds like there is not much long term damage, if any? Glad to hear you are home. Good luck with it.
by gregangsten
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bates Beach
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Bates Beach

Just read this article about the Rincon trail project at Bates Beach: http://www.coastalview.com/news/city-releases-environmental-impact-report-for-rincon-trail-project-solicits-public-comments/article_225d75ac-8767-11eb-a784-8f7dd162c372.html I have to say it looks like our status won't carry much ...
by gregangsten
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Red Rocks Fly-in
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: Red Rocks Fly-in

Anyone planning to go? I am.
by gregangsten
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite over Labor Day?
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: Yosemite over Labor Day?

Well, it was an interesting trip. I got up there first Thursday afternoon with a little family entourage and was happy to discover that our "parking lot" campground had porta-potties, a trash dumpster and lots of good camping areas in the trees and meadow around the perimeter. The whole scheme prove...
by gregangsten
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite over Labor Day?
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: Yosemite over Labor Day?

Fires are clouding the picture for next weekend. Here are two sites to monitor the air quality: A map: https://www.purpleair.com/map?opt=1/mAQI/a10/cC0&select=14537#9.85/37.6263/-119.8048 , and a High Sierra webcam near launch: https://www.nps.gov/media/webcam/view.htm?id=81B464CB-1DD8-B71B-0BCE0506...
by gregangsten
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Red Rocks Fly-in
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Red Rocks Fly-in

Dear Chapters and clubs. I would appreciate your help with getting the word out about the 2020 Red Rocks. Please forward this to your members and post on facebook, whats app, and telegram pages. Also check out the great video from Bart Garton from last year's Red Rocks. (only 2 minutes) https://vime...
by gregangsten
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite over Labor Day?
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: Yosemite over Labor Day?

George, how was SnoPlay for camping? Many people there?
by gregangsten
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite over Labor Day?
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Re: Yosemite over Labor Day?

Arthur is confirmed as the monitor. Sign up at yosemitehg.org.
Entry tickets for this weekend through recreation.gov are all taken, however Arthur can get you day passes for flying Saturday and Sunday so you will be able to enter the park on those days.
by gregangsten
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yosemite over Labor Day?
Replies: 10
Views: 2845

Yosemite over Labor Day?

I noticed today that day passes starting 9-3 were available for Yosemite. (Go to recreation.gov) That allows for entrance from 9-3 for 7 days, though you must leave at night. This will be the last chance to fly Yosemite for a couple of years (at least?) I'm planning to camp here: https://freecampsit...
by gregangsten
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clinic in SLC
Replies: 0
Views: 956

Clinic in SLC

Ian Brubaker sent this: **Clinic Opportunity** I am organizing an Unusual Attitude Recovery/ Freestyle Hang Gliding clinic with John Heiney to take place in Fall of this year at Point of The Mountain, Utah. The clinic will span 3 days, Fri-Sun. This is a great opportunity to learn from a hang glidin...
by gregangsten
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clinic in SLC
Replies: 0
Views: 1169

Clinic in SLC

from Ian Brubaker in SLC: **Clinic Opportunity** I am organizing an Unusual Attitude Recovery/ Freestyle Hang Gliding clinic with John Heiney to take place in Fall of this year at Point of The Mountain, Utah. The clinic will span 3 days, Fri-Sun. This is a great opportunity to learn from a hang glid...