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by JD
Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winsport's Kagel Kams 'O Fun
Replies: 0
Views: 1235

Winsport's Kagel Kams 'O Fun

5MB total for both animated GIF files. About 45 frames each..........

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by JD
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powered hang glider crash lands, starts Malibu fire
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Yeah, I also saw this nonsense in this morning's Los Angeles Times and guessed it was a PPG: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs17-2008jul17,0,928932.story MALIBU Hang glider crash causes brush fire A man using a motorized hang glider crashed Wednesday near Malibu Bluffs State Park, suffe...
by JD
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richards Memorial
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Brad - Thank you for your comments about the memorial. I too am a non-member although I have met several members and have been extremely impressed with the sense of commaraderie that I have picked up from each of them. Eventually, once I get back on my flying feet (after 26 years off) I hope to be a...
by JD
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: 3 Pilots to 29 Palms
Replies: 8
Views: 3983

Meanwhile Over At Pine Mtn.............

It was interesting to note Chip's comment about the big development over at Pine Mtn where Tony went 208 miles and past 29 Palms.

Looks like SoCal is taking the XC back from Drummer Stan and pal Dave in NY State.
by JD
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fatality at Sylmar Today?
Replies: 11
Views: 8884

I was just a visiting pilot from SLC, but happened to be in the LZ........slow response and seemingly apathetic care from the EMT's...... Roz - This is certainly no way to treat guests. I'm sure your response to the calamity was greatly appreciated and your video may shed some light on how bad the ...
by JD
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: 3 Pilots to 29 Palms
Replies: 8
Views: 3983

Awesome flying and write-up on your blog too! Makes me excited to be returning to the sport after > 1/2 my life.

Cheers, Jonathan
by JD
Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fatality at Sylmar Today?
Replies: 11
Views: 8884

Fatality at Sylmar Today?

Does anyone know more deatils about the reported fatality at Sylmar today? http://cbs2.com/local/Hang.Gliding.Death.2.753918.html Jun 21, 2008 4:39 pm US/Pacific 60-Year-Old Man Killed In Hang-Gliding Accident LOS ANGELES A 60-year-old man died in a hang-gliding accident near El Cariso Golf Course, ...
by JD
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: have your goats name orbiting the moon!
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

One in a million or so.....

Wow cool! Here's what I got:
Date: June 18, 2008 | Certificate No: 1347228
by JD
Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wills Wing featured on Discovery Channel
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

What were the mishandled facts? Start reading here: http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?t=6777&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=20 I was joking with Mike because I'm featured in the LA Times in tomorrow's Health & Fitness section: http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-recumbent16-2008jun1...
by JD
Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wills Wing featured on Discovery Channel
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Thanks for putting up the link. You're welcome! I was at WW this afternoon trying on helmets for size and Mike Meier was more bemused than amused about the way TDC mishandled the facts and took 3 full days of video and interviews then missed all or most of the salient points in the final 6 minute e...
by JD
Mon May 26, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Los Angeles Times Features Andy w/ Blind HG Students!
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Los Angeles Times Features Andy w/ Blind HG Students!

Windsports' instructor Andy Breem is shown and mentioned in yesterday's LA Times article about a film called: Blindsight which chronicles the transformation in the lives of a group of Tibetan teenagers who were born with 'the curse' of blindness. I took the liberty of scanning the article into a jpe...
by JD
Thu May 15, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hang Gliders and B737's near Sylmar
Replies: 7
Views: 2747

Re: words from a United pilot

......I have this great image if someone can tell me how to post it or will post it for me if I email it to them. Rob sent me the image this morning. It's kind of large so I uploaded it and linked it here: http://photos.imageevent.com/aero92/misc/BUR.jpg It's the Four Stacks Visual Approach to Runw...
by JD
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Been 26 Years Since........
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

It's Been 26 Years Since........

……I last flew a hang glider. I used to hang glide from 1973 through 1982 then I stopped. Yesterday at Sylmar Flight Park I took my first tandem flight/lesson off Kagel Mountain with Joe Greblo, lead instructor from WindSports in Sylmar, CA. I got the whole thing on my Kodak V705 and edited it do...