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by greblo
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Dockweiler insurance
Replies: 16
Views: 6523

I feel I must say it's unfair and unhelpful for anyone to accuse the USHPA or any of it's directors for playing any role in the loss of my commercial insurance policy at Dockweiler Beach. Quite the contrary, the USHPA quickly stepped in and put resources to work to try to assist me in remedying this...
by greblo
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dockweiler Beach Closing
Replies: 14
Views: 4995

Trying to find someone to blame is not helpful. The county needs to protect itself from liability and their requirements are not unreasonable. It's not their fault and it's not the fault of the rich haas or mark forbes or USHPA. It's no more than an unfortunate fact of life. People are working on wa...
by greblo
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dockweiler Beach Closing
Replies: 14
Views: 4995

Dockweiler Beach Closing

Friends of Windsports and Dockweiler Hang Gliding, I'm afraid I have bad news. My insurance company has declined to renew Windsports insurance policy for the coming year due to a high insurance claims rate in industry during the past year. After 2 weeks of researching, my broker is not optimistic th...
by greblo
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Chute toss and repack clinic - July 19th
Replies: 1
Views: 2295

It's a Great opportunity for anyone that has not had this type of training.
by greblo
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Awesome Video w/ Wolfi's Elsinore event
Replies: 0
Views: 1230

Awesome Video w/ Wolfi's Elsinore event

Don't miss any part of this video. It's the best I've seen and includes Wolfi's recent upside down event at Elsinore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHwV51nxhqE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHwV51nxhqE
by greblo
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strip mine opposition needs printing help
Replies: 5
Views: 2302

This is an old post from years ago. This is not a current request for donations, so please don't send anything to that address.

Joe
by greblo
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newly Created West Launch
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Newly Created West Launch

Some recent changes we've arranged with L.A. County Fire Dept. include brush removal below our normal launch ramp and now a new southwest to west facing launch area on the west side of the "donut" or Helipad. Our club rules require a H4 for all launch sites other than the original Kagel ramp. Take a...
by greblo
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Andy's on Lifetime TV this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Andy's on Lifetime TV this weekend

Here's a link to the teaser video. http://youtu.be/ULjNkiJqwls
The episode is on Lifetime Television Network. The Art of Life airs this Friday 10pm, Saturday 7am and Sunday 4:30pm. http://youtu.be/ULjNkiJqwls
by greblo
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Carabiner Recall on Moyes and Woody Valley Harnesses
Replies: 21
Views: 10650

That's an interesting observation. I carry Maillon Rapide s/s links for those pilots that desire them. I order them from Betty so I'm certain that she endorses their use. Ever since the hang gliding industry changed from aluminum to steel carabiners in the 70's, I've pretty much stopped worrying abo...
by greblo
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Carabiner Recall on Moyes and Woody Valley Harnesses
Replies: 21
Views: 10650

Great info Jonathan

Thanks
by greblo
Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Carabiner Recall on Moyes and Woody Valley Harnesses
Replies: 21
Views: 10650

I always found it odd that I could not find information on "the useful life of a steel carabiner". I've noticed some pilots flying with Stubai Super 5000 carabiners that are over 20 years old. While it's true that this particular carabiner is not a cheap carabiner (around $40.), has a particularly g...
by greblo
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Carabiner Recall on Moyes and Woody Valley Harnesses
Replies: 21
Views: 10650

I'd recommend every pilot check their carabiner, regardless of which harness you have. If it's an Austrialpin brand carabiner, then don't fly with it until you confirm with me that it has not been recalled by the manufacturer.
Joe
by greblo
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Carabiner Recall on Moyes and Woody Valley Harnesses
Replies: 21
Views: 10650

Carabiner Recall on Moyes and Woody Valley Harnesses

I recently sent out notices to local Woody Valley harness owners regarding a recall notice on defective carabiners. It turns out that Moyes also uses these carabiners on their harnesses. ANYONE WITH A MOYES OR WOODY VALLEY HARNESS, and anyone with an AUSTRALPIN carabiner must check their carabiner a...
by greblo
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Bad Flying and some good luck at Kagel
Replies: 15
Views: 6844

Bad Flying and some good luck at Kagel

I have a video I'm trying to post of me and Corey striking wings in front of the ridge at Kagel on Wednesday. I'd like to post it here in case it could be helpful. Stop in and lend a hand if it's convenient. The mid air occurred while we were both flying straight for a considerable time. We both fle...
by greblo
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Camera wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1605

Camera wanted

We had 2 cameras stolen and because we still have all the accessories, we're trying to replace one of them. If anyone has an old Canon Powershot Digital Elph SD1000 or SD1100 that's gathering dust, we'd like to buy it from you.
by greblo
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Can you tell witch place it is ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2707

Isn't it Ixpiyacoc, high up in the Andes of Peru?
I recognize those famous Mayan pilots, especially the old short guy.
by greblo
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woody Valley Advisory for HG and PG harnesses
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Woody Valley Advisory for HG and PG harnesses

Dear friend, we’re giving you the following info so that you can spread the word among your customers. Unfortunately we are experiencing unwanted openings of some of our light automatic buckles located on the main chest strap of our paragliding harnesses. So far we haven’t experienced any such p...
by greblo
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ken on Ice [gif]
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

I know a cat name Way Out Kenny
Got a cool little glider named Rockin' MInnie
He can fly and glide and Suzy-Q
Do the crazy hang slide, too

Hang slide
Hang slide
Hang slide

Doin' that crazy hang slide
by greblo
Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Water Hydration system found
Replies: 0
Views: 1763

Water Hydration system found

We've found a grey fabric drinking system in the lz. It's at the windsports house.
by greblo
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch out for Cham
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

He does look pretty sinister.
He doesn't seem to prey on single surface gliders so I usually feel safe when he's around.