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by greblo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USHPA RRG
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

I'm glad I watched it. Thanks Greg.
by greblo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Beautiful Sculpture
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Another Beautiful Sculpture

In case you've been wondering where the fantastic rotating brass sculpture in the club's native garden came from, here's the scoop. It came from Sergey Pavlov, our Russian pilot, artist, and past Moscow Circus performer. I first hired Sergey to help improve the airpark property with a few of his art...
by greblo
Thu May 24, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHGA asked to participate in mock hang glider rescue
Replies: 0
Views: 642

SHGA asked to participate in mock hang glider rescue

Past discussions with L.A. Fire Dept Chief Ward have resulted in their invitation to participate in a training exercise using 2 or 3 hang gliders and hang glider pilots as rescue victims. This will be a great opportunity for our club to receive great recognition for our contributions to the communit...
by greblo
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kagel closed Tuesday
Replies: 0
Views: 1046

Kagel closed Tuesday

I think President Trump comes to town Tuesday which will close most LA airspace. Last I heard the closure is from 3 pm Tue thru 09:45 Wednesday.
Check with flight Service to make sure this is correct. 1800 WX BRIEF.
by greblo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back from Valley Of The Brave
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Back from Valley Of The Brave

Thanks Windsports, for sending me and Kris on this week-long flying vacation to Mexico. Rudy Gotes of Vuelo Libre Mexico, pulls out all the stops by providing 1st class everything; gliders, accommodations, transport and instruction. We didn't even have to set up or break down our own gliders. Every ...
by greblo
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 16
Views: 3792

Sad News

Today we received the shocking news that Greg DeWolf passed away while sitting at his computer, overlooking his garden. We're told that the coroner reported that Greg suffered from an embolism and died peacefully. Right now we're all very sad. We will be learning more soon. Many close to Greg have s...
by greblo
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Blowin' In The Wind
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

Blowin' In The Wind

It was quite a few weeks this accident happened;and likely old news. Short version: I blew over on launch while hooked in. Long version: I wanted to feel wind on my face and bugs in my teeth before i left for a non flying vacation. I was tired but took the opportunity to squeeze in a hot mid day lau...
by greblo
Tue May 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Big Challenges facing our club
Replies: 2
Views: 1791

Big Challenges facing our club

A new developer has surfaced with plans to build houses exactly on our launch site and all the way down the main ridge, volcano, bench, and foothills. If allowed to do so, this would end flying at Kagel. Look for details soon from your board. In the meantime, it's election time for the city councilp...
by greblo
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Otto Meet 46th at Dockweiler (May 21st)
Replies: 12
Views: 3412

Just to clarify Bob's post above..... Everyone pilot flying Dockweiler Beach will be required to be a member of the USHPA. Most pilots will already be members, however some may not so we're prepared to provide temporary 30 day USHPA memberships for those vintage pilots that may have let their member...
by greblo
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 3352

My thoughts.. I've witnessed a pilot hoist the glider upwards just prior to launch and, while convinced he was hooked in, he wasn't. Hoisting the glider upwards without a visual inspection can fail and has. There is no fool proof way to prevent hook in failure, but I believe the following... Pilots ...
by greblo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News of OP's passing
Replies: 13
Views: 4515

Remembering Orian

The turnout for Orian was tremendous and the love and appreciation shown by all his friends was, I believe, a great comfort to his mom and sister and all who were close to him. Thanks to Cathy, Kat and Nancy for a fantastic job of making this so successful and rewarding and Jim and Richard for joini...
by greblo
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: In Memory of Orian
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

I'm looking for a volunteer to video the flying portion (Missing Man Formation flight) of the celebration so we can give it to OP's mom Carol.

Any takers please let me know.
by greblo
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Sport 2 155 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1539

Sport 2 155 for sale

OP's mom has asked me to sell his flight gear.
155 Sport 2
Wills Wing Z5 harness
Flytec 6030 flight computer w/ mount

call or email me if you're interested.
Joe Greblo
windsports@earthlink.net
by greblo
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News of OP's passing
Replies: 13
Views: 4515

Sad News of OP's passing

We've only just learned that Orion Price passed away in October of medical complications. He was found by his landlord in his apartment. His Sister, Summer Bushnell has asked that friends not yet contact Orian's mother, but may call Summer if they wish. Email Joe at Windsports for her phone number i...
by greblo
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: found sun glasses
Replies: 0
Views: 1217

found sun glasses

Black frame sunglasses found yesterday under soda machine.
Will be in Windsports lost and found box in living room by front.
by greblo
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Brown Ray Ban prescription glasses lost in lz
Replies: 0
Views: 1227

Brown Ray Ban prescription glasses lost in lz

Not sunglasses. Left on picnic table this past weekend.
Contact: Windsports.
by greblo
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detour to LZ tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 5th) Use Tibbetts St.
Replies: 0
Views: 917

Detour to LZ tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 5th) Use Tibbetts St.

Gridley Street will be closed from Simshaw to Tibbetts Wednesday (all day) so access to the lz will be down Tibbetts St. Gridley Street is having it's asphalt recoated.
by greblo
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Detour to LZ tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 5th) Use Tibbetts St.
Replies: 0
Views: 828

Detour to LZ tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 5th) Use Tibbetts St.

Gridley Street will be closed from Simshaw to Tibbetts Wednesday (all day) so access to the lz will be down Tibbetts St. Gridley Street is having it's asphalt recoated.
by greblo
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: hook in faliure (almost)
Replies: 19
Views: 6556

I watched another pilot launch unhooked using your (Jonathan's) technique. As many agree, all systems can fail when you fail to use them. I believe the absolute largest cause of failures to hook in can be attributed to the pilot's belief that it won't happen to him because he has a good system. Greg...
by greblo
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: hook in faliure (almost)
Replies: 19
Views: 6556

I watched another pilot launch unhooked using your (Jonathan's) technique. As many agree, all systems can fail when you fail to use them. I believe the absolute largest cause of failures to hook in can be attributed to the pilot's belief that it won't happen to him because he has a good system. Greg...