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by Jim
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Passing Of A Friend
Replies: 9
Views: 3439

The Passing Of A Friend

Our dear friend and long time Sylmar pilot, Rome Dodson, succumbed to his illness last night.
by Jim
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Towers Launch and Camp 9
Replies: 6
Views: 2497

You are correct, Greg, the helipad is at the western end of the Camp 9 compound, just north/east of the road. The picture shows it at the top of the peak where part of the old Nike installation was.
by Jim
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USHPA's Rate Increase
Replies: 26
Views: 7238

The best insurance is, of course, never having an opportunity to use it. As you, Bob, I despise the fear of 'what if'. But in the world we live in, with actuaries quantifying fear and a greedy legal system, it is impossible to ignore. If you have any assets that can be taken as a result of responsib...
by Jim
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USHPA's Rate Increase
Replies: 26
Views: 7238

You have liability coverage for your car and home, don't you? Maybe even umbrella insurance, in case those aren't enough. And if you fly a plane, you have liability insurance for that, too. The third party liability insurance provided by the USHPA does not cover a landowner for damages to you, the p...
by Jim
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Wires
Replies: 7
Views: 4533

The stomp test is good enough to allow the pilot to launch and get far enough away from the hill to use his reserve in the event of a failure. That's very comforting , Jonathan. I'm going to check with another source about manufacturer's testing. As I think you know, there have been failures of new...
by Jim
Sat Oct 17, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Wires
Replies: 7
Views: 4533

That certain pilot's wires probably would not have failed, if he had followed the prescribed maintenance interval. The wires were the same age as the glider: 6 years old. Even if the wires passed the 'stomp' test, I doubt any of us would put as much pressure on the side wires as we may encounter in ...
by Jim
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill and Molly Moyes are coming to the LZ Sunday
Replies: 0
Views: 1325

Bill and Molly Moyes are coming to the LZ Sunday

Just a quick note to let you know that Bill and Molly Moyes will be out at the Sylmar LZ on Sunday October 11th. We plan to arrive out there around 2pm and will have food and drinks on site from 4pm onwards. Hope to see you there!
by Jim
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bill and Molly Moyes are coming to the LZ Sunday
Replies: 0
Views: 1956

Bill and Molly Moyes are coming to the LZ Sunday

Just a quick note to let you all know that Bill and Molly Moyes will be out at the Sylmar LZ on Sunday October 11th. We plan to arrive out there around 2pm and will have food and drinks on site from 4pm onwards. Hope to see you there!
by Jim
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: My Best Scenes from Thursday - Short & Sweet!
Replies: 1
Views: 1555

WHAT?! My wife launched you? And she didn't have you sign the release? I'll have to talk to her, right away.
by Jim
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bathroom recap
Replies: 5
Views: 3082

I don't understand all the negativity associated with placing the restrooms in the far corner of the pavilion. It was part of the original design and wish list. But, whatever. Let's get something done that utilizes the $10,000 sewer connection that was paid for prematurely. FYI, Glenn, as it was exp...
by Jim
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Greblo] illegal mexican hang gliding + Lesbians
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Re: [Greblo] illegal mexican hang gliding + Lesbians

Opie, are you familiar with the quip, "speak of the devil..."?
by Jim
Thu May 14, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Aircraft Proximity Alertness Reminder
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Ron and I first heard and then saw the aircraft approaching the three of you when it was just about to cross the dam, inbound. Had anyone flying noticed it at that moment, it may have been possible to take evasive action, if necessary. It was a relatively slow pass. Fortunately, we were on the groun...
by Jim
Mon May 11, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pretty In Pink
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Too cute! Go Greg! Will your next glider be chosen to match?
by Jim
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SPRING AIR Festival June 6th
Replies: 31
Views: 13568

I think you've used this one before, Doug. And George Lazenby was the worst Bond this side of David Niven. I think you should look up some good ol' John Deutschendorf. You might even find something Opie likes. It's either that or Death Cab for Cutie. No, wait! Try Bjork, possibly Lady Gaga.
by Jim
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SPRING AIR Festival June 6th
Replies: 31
Views: 13568

I say we just play wheel in the sky on a continuous loop. Man this song never gets old. I'm surprised, Opie. I would have thought you'd opt for "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'". Kind of like comfort food for your ears, I imagine. Sorry, Doug, Jon Anderson is a bit esoteric for the rest of us. Pick ano...
by Jim
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Shaw, Burgis, Beem
Replies: 0
Views: 1876

Shaw, Burgis, Beem

Your trucks all preceded mine up the hill on Saturday so I believe that one of you may have lost the black tie-down with the metal clamp. Or it could be Friday's crew. Anyway, I think it's still in the Bronco.
by Jim
Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: dhmartens is leaving shga?
Replies: 11
Views: 3698

I looked up eight-pointed stars: Ishtar.
by Jim
Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: dhmartens is leaving shga?
Replies: 11
Views: 3698

OP is tempting fate?

Opie, I didn't know your job takes you to Turkmenistan. How was it riding the Alem? Weren't you worried being so close to the northern Iranian border? Or did you find you just fit in?
by Jim
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Love and Miss EVERYONE
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Janyce who? Are you sure you have the right site?
by Jim
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baja in February, plan ahead.
Replies: 44
Views: 12811

Looks like a scene from The Walking Dead. Are you trying to tell us something about Mike or the population across the border?