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by Jim
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SUMMARY OF THE USHPA VISIT
Replies: 0
Views: 963

SUMMARY OF THE USHPA VISIT

For those who couldn't attend... Martin Palmaz and Paul Murdoch reiterated the information already available in mailings and on the Association website. Afterward, they addressed all members' questions about the RRG formation. My impression of both Martin and Paul is that they are dedicated to the R...
by Jim
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: More information about USHPA's plans for the RRG
Replies: 23
Views: 7082

For those of you who don't like to click on links and weren't able to make it out when Martin Palmaz and Paul Murdoch visited, here's the article R8PISTOL is referencing: "Jan 18,016, by Ryan Voight Why RRG Will Succeed Where Past Insurance Failed First, the background- extremely abbreviated- hang g...
by Jim
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: More information about USHPA's plans for the RRG
Replies: 23
Views: 7082

For those of you who don't like to click on links and weren't able to make it out when Martin Palmaz and Paul Murdoch visited, here's the article R8PISTOL is referencing: "Jan 18,016, by Ryan Voight Why RRG Will Succeed Where Past Insurance Failed First, the background- extremely abbreviated- hang g...
by Jim
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: More Carnage in the Rain, For my buddy Greg who asked nicely
Replies: 5
Views: 4123

More Carnage in the Rain, For my buddy Greg who asked nicely

For those who have not flown a wet Mylar wing, a word of caution. The Monday after Christmas, we were not expecting rain, with only a 10% chance forecast. Long story short, it drizzled on us, heaviest as we approached for landing. As a fellow pilot put it afterward, expect your glider's stall speed ...
by Jim
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: The insurance problem
Replies: 43
Views: 13577

Torrey! Torrey! Torrey! Wasn't there a movie? Didn't the attackers lose in the end? I think they got nuked. Why is Torrey so important to you? Are you that hooked on ridge soaring? Or is that the extent of your skill, no slight intended, maybe thermals just aren't your thing. Was it so difficult to ...
by Jim
Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Writing Analysis of BobK 12/13 - 12/26 [infotainment]
Replies: 59
Views: 16134

Yes, we will name it, or more to the point, a roll of paper, in honor of BK pushing members to abandon good sense.
by Jim
Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: The insurance problem
Replies: 43
Views: 13577

P.S. While there, I noticed that you (Ken) have been welcomed as the new Region 3 Director. Let me say that if I could have voted, I'd have voted for you. However, I also endorsed both Dan and Alan, and they've both been corrupted by USHPA's insiders. Time will tell. I haven't been reading BK's pos...
by Jim
Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: The insurance problem
Replies: 43
Views: 13577

Sorry, Ken, BK only gives the appearance of being rational. He sounds coherent but he is self-deluded. He refuses to help unless he is given omnipotence to create the reality he desires. No one is correct, no one sees the "big picture", except BK. There is a pathology at work when one moves with suc...
by Jim
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Writing Analysis of BobK 12/13 - 12/26 [infotainment]
Replies: 59
Views: 16134

There is so much that I could say about your contributions to this forum. You've repeated them, ad vomitus and you don't get that it isn't getting you anywhere. I guess you just don't have anything better to do now that you're not flying. The SHGA has taken its stand; your rants are irrelevant. Refo...
by Jim
Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Writing Analysis of BobK 12/13 - 12/26 [infotainment]
Replies: 59
Views: 16134

Glad to see you're back and in top form Opie. Get free from work and come use your free ride.
by Jim
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donations
Replies: 28
Views: 6371

So the free rides are now taken, although, I count eleven, including Dan. And Dan, you are welcome to a ride anytime you decide to come out, flying or not. So the list now stands at Rob Burgis, Ron Keinan, Jonathan Dietch, Orian, Price, Steve Murillo, Marshall Robin, Ken Manatt, Mike Moacanin, Micha...
by Jim
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donations
Replies: 28
Views: 6371

BTW, ride voucher is good for any day of the week, including Thursday Club meetings, but you must reserve in advance.
by Jim
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donations
Replies: 28
Views: 6371

Again, three spots left. Any takers?
by Jim
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USHPA's Rate Increase
Replies: 26
Views: 7238

Bob, you've had your say. It's clear that you have reason to suspect the USHPA's intentions. However, your suspicions, a result of the actions taken against you , personally, are a result of every self-destructive thing you've done since I met you. Your response to differences in opinion with how yo...
by Jim
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donations
Replies: 28
Views: 6371

So I believe I now owe Rob, Ron, Ken Manatt (who doesn't remember his password for posting), Jonathan, Mike Moacanin, and Mario a ride. Oh, and Michael Bastan (I'll wait for you to slip your new daddy duties and come out). That's seven (or $70 I have to account for for my wife myself :roll: ). Three...
by Jim
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donations
Replies: 28
Views: 6371

Posting for Ron, $200 and Rob, $100.

Eight free rides remaining.
by Jim
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donations
Replies: 28
Views: 6371

Donations

Every pilot interested in USHPA's fundraising to establish the RRG should visit the organization's site and seek out the FAQ page. It answered my questions, particularly, what happens to our money, if we fail to establish the RRG. I wanted to know that it wouldn't just evaporate. It won't; USHPA wil...
by Jim
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sydney tornado
Replies: 8
Views: 2138

Jay is Sheila hunting. His trapping permit is limited to sables/silvers and brindles; bagging a ginger or the elusive red-devil variety would levy a huge penalty. If successful, he may never return or he may bring his trophy home to the states. It depends... mostly on the Sheila. Some resist transpl...
by Jim
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Extraordinary Carnage for One Day
Replies: 6
Views: 3834

Extraordinary Carnage for One Day

Since no one posted their own... Monday, November 30th was very gusty at launch, 10 to 25mph. Thirteen pilots showed up. Only nine made it off and eight made it safely to the LZ. 1. From the main launch, H4 pilot cleared the wire crew. While taking a step, the right wing raised pulling the glider an...
by Jim
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 15501

All good habits, Greg. I follow much the same routine as you except, before approaching launch, I grab the front wires, step forward to tug on the strap and look back at my glider for un-zipped zippers or released tensioners. And one additional habit related to not clipping the carabiner onto the ha...