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by Jim
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's dead, Jim
Replies: 19
Views: 4179

Someone who doesn't have a pulse is destined for a barrow in short order.
by Jim
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Larry Chamblee is Recovering
Replies: 1
Views: 1461

Larry Chamblee is Recovering

Today, Larry was admitted for a scheduled back surgery. At this writing, the surgery went as expected and he is resting comfortably, expecting discharge home, tomorrow.

And he's looking forward to a return to pain-free flight soon.
by Jim
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camera Inoperative
Replies: 9
Views: 2715

Time to buy some coyote pee repellent...

No wonder Mike's new glider has that 'NEW SKUNK' smell.
by Jim
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Woody Valley Harness Check
Replies: 1
Views: 1595

Woody Valley Harness Check

It had been about a year since I checked the friction rope in my harness, the one that the slider moves on to adjust flight attitude. At that time, the harness was about six months old and the rope was still in perfect condition. I usually spray a silicone lubricant on it to help keep it that way. T...
by Jim
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Camera Inoperative
Replies: 9
Views: 2715

Complaint #1: Your profile picture is too old.
Complaint #2: You haven't been flying with us much.
Complaint #3: You think we don't appreciate your contributions.
Complaint #4: You think we complain too much.
:twisted:
by Jim
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holiday Party Entertainment
Replies: 0
Views: 965

Holiday Party Entertainment

Last year, I set up Kevin's projector with all the old Kagel Member photos looping around for everyone to reminisce. Since then, I haven't added many new pictures to the collection. I think it would be kind of boring to repeat (not that it was that exciting the first time). A projector will be avail...
by Jim
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: LOST RADIO
Replies: 0
Views: 1309

LOST RADIO

Last Thursday, Oct. 5th, an ICOM radio left on the picnic benches in front of the pavilion. If found, please return to Mike Knapp.[/b]
by Jim
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: NORTH WING LIBERTY FOR SALE!
Replies: 0
Views: 1538

NORTH WING LIBERTY FOR SALE!

This Liberty is the 158 size, 87% double surface, king-posted glider with a aspect ratio of 7.1 and variable geometry. Specifications may be found at http://www.northwing.com/liberty-hang-glider.aspx Listed for $2500 or best offer. Contact Mike Knapp at eight one eight two six two three seven one ei...
by Jim
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 150
Views: 35351

Whatever ways BK spins things (read his moon shot response - told you so - carefully: I call him on hyperbole, he spins it as an accusation of inaccuracy; he's a master dissembler). It appears that he would rather continue to believe that he's right about everything he perceives, than fly. Again, BK...
by Jim
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 150
Views: 35351

"Effectively" and "paraphrase" are not the same as 'literal' and do not warrant quotes. No one said those words. They are BK's <I>interpretation</I>. Just as I choose to interpret BK's words as hyperbole: Salem witch trials, comparison to Rosa Parks, accusing pilots of driving another to suicide... ...
by Jim
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 150
Views: 35351

Saying that Ken never gave an answer and then placing quotes around red text confuses readers, implying that Ken or someone else actually said those words. They are made up by the author, not Ken. Attempting to goad Ken into a response is counterproductive. All I have ever heard anyone in my circle ...
by Jim
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 150
Views: 35351

Incorruptible

Ken Andrews does not bluff. He doesn't know how. He is as guileless, straightforward and honest a soul as you could ever hope to meet. In 2016, he was also new to the director position and had no idea how much damage BK's chronic toxicity had inflicted on the USHPA, all of us as members, and even mo...
by Jim
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radio Licensing Class Available
Replies: 0
Views: 1004

Radio Licensing Class Available

Lately, club pilots have been announcing their intent to land. This improves safety for all but those who do not have their FCC license to use a two-meter radio are prohibited from informing other pilots of their plans (although, they could legally monitor). I found an instructor who holds a one-day...
by Jim
Wed May 10, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Let Your Guard Down
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

The Titanic was unsinkable, too.

It's OK JD, you'll always have Crestline so don't worry about losing Kagel.
All I'm saying is, we need to be vigilant.
by Jim
Tue May 09, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Let Your Guard Down
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Let Your Guard Down

We haven't heard anything about the property that includes our launch since it was taken off-market... Until now. The link is for the proposal for the Sylmar Heights development. At least there will be a shorter road to launch. http://www.sylmarlandview.com/artwork/pdf/Topographical.pdf At the momen...
by Jim
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just Trying to Keep Warm, Right?
Replies: 0
Views: 1174

Just Trying to Keep Warm, Right?

This is posted on Facebook and got a bunch of thumbs up.
When did risking a fire in the pavilion become a good idea?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

Next I guess will be cave paintings with the soot.
by Jim
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 'Memorial' space created in Member Photos
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

New 'Memorial' space created in Member Photos

Responding to members' requests for a space for remembrance of passed flying friends, the <I>Member Photos</I> page has been modified. The page defaults to photos of current members but the menu selection near the top will refresh the page to display entries for friends flying by other means. Anyone...
by Jim
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update on Ron
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Update on Ron

I spoke with Ron's wife today. She told me that Ron will return home in early January. He will be staying at home, visiting therapy on an outpatient basis. After he gets settled, she thinks it will be beneficial and wants him to be able to visit the LZ and reconnect with his friends. I will help mak...
by Jim
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Red Jacket
Replies: 0
Views: 1355

Lost Red Jacket

Left in the loader/tool storage area, a red jacket with a cell phone in the pocket. This jacket was forgotten on November 12th. If someone has inadvertently taken it or stored it for safe keeping, please return it to the Windsports house and have someone notify Robert (Sponge Bob) Moran.
by Jim
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ron Update
Replies: 0
Views: 1191

Ron Update

Denise called me a few minutes ago and sounded very happy about Ron's progress: The tracheotomy has been closed and Ron started eating yogurt but still has the feeding tube. They are working on muscle stimulation so he can gain better motor control. His right arm is still not moving much. He's walki...