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by JD
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Cloud Suck Thursday - 2019.11.21
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Cloud Suck Thursday - 2019.11.21

WingNutz wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:02 pm
Watch out in the Clouds....
Please don't even be in the clouds locally given the amount of commercial and other powered air traffic.

On another note, I see you signed your marvelous watercolor "WINGNUTZ".
I am impressed. If you have an online gallery I would enjoy seeing more.
Cheers,
Jonathan
by JD
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Cloud Suck Thursday - 2019.11.21
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Cloud Suck Thursday - 2019.11.21

Hour-long flight yesterday to 500' below cloud base just over 4900'MSL. The lighting and scenery were very pleasing but the cold and turbulence weren't nearly as enjoyable. I kept the edit short and to the point. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/orvDVALVcqY http://photos.imageevent.com/aero92/misc/vlcsnap-20...
by JD
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Katherine Yardley - Sad News
Replies: 16
Views: 3921

Re: Katherine Yardley - Sad News

So sad. Katherine will be so badly missed by everyone.
by JD
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale WW Eagle 164 VGC - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Price Reduced to - SOLD

Price Reduced to Just - SOLD
by JD
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale WW Eagle 164 VGC - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 893

For Sale WW Eagle 164 VGC - SOLD

Great for FLPHG! Video of this glider: https://youtu.be/B9nn0VwAdYU Photos: http://imageevent.com/aero92/eagle164 Includes a set of Finsterwalder 8" pneumatic wheels. Located at Andy Jackson Airpark in San Bernadino, CA. Can be shipped as well. Thanks! JD http://photos.imageevent.com/aero92/eagle164...
by JD
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Sunday, 17
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: Sunday, 17

Vrezh wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:14 am
Sunday was good,
Any good flights, anybody, please?
Lots of good flights. Kendall flew to Wilson and back. I think Chippy and Jim flew to East Lukens and back.
Highest was ~10,900'. I got to 9,200' and landed safely at Oro Vista and Big T Rd. on my old Sport 2 155.
by JD
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Two Dead at Torrey - Paragliding Collision (March 9, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 2013

Re: Two Dead at Torrey - Paragliding Collision (March 9, 2019)

The names have been released ... LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) — The San Diego County Medical Examiner released the identities of the two men who died in yesterday's paragliding accident. Glenn Johnny Peter Bengtsson, Carlsbad (43) Raul Gonzalez Valerio, Laguna Hills (61) ... but not their USHPA ratings ...
by JD
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Woody Valley Tenax Rope Slider Failure!
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Woody Valley Tenax Rope Slider Failure!

I know there are a number of Tenax harnesses in the club that use the tensioned rope slider instead of a steel rod for the suspension.
Here is an ass-puckering reminder to follow the inspection and maintenance procedures in the Tenax owners manuals.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ3zoXyyMoU
by JD
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Land Next to LZ is For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

Re: Land Next to LZ is For Sale

Thanks Julieann,
LZ and property lines from the LA Assessor's map and Google Maps satellite image.
Image
by JD
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: XC landings
Replies: 12
Views: 3243

mrobin604 wrote:....This means that someone else has one-upped my landing.
More like they one-undered your landing. Didn't mean to torpedo the topic. Is there a new sign-off co-branded w/ PADI?

Doug found me the actual video of your landing.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0dFzy0yD7c[/youtube]
by JD
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: XC landings
Replies: 12
Views: 3243

FYI - Dave Turner from http://sierraparagliding.com found Ken's glider and has the precise location recorded. I put Dave and Ken in touch with each other (hopefully) and the glider can soon be high and dry rather than submerged and damp.
Cheers, JD
by JD
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WINGNUTZ for Regional Director
Replies: 12
Views: 3073

You got my vote and my support. I'll be happy to spread the word around to the other clubs I belong to.
by JD
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Landing Skid Test
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Landing today at Sylmar in a strong crosswind and sliding somewhat sideways across the grass. When I get a section of Moyes zoom downtube to use as a mold I will make an adapter for the Moyes carbon speedbar.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-43hasojbDg[/youtube]
by JD
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Landing Skid Test
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

The latest iteration is the best but only fits onto the Wills Wing aluminum speedbar wheel bracket.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmx7gZb8Ncc[/youtube]
by JD
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to fill up your 02 bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 1504

Re: Where to fill up your 02 bottle

Fat Fred wrote:....I was under the impression that there is special aviators oxygen?
There are 4 kinds of oxygen we can use for hang gliding and not just 2. Read all about it: http://www.c-f-c.com/supportdocs/abo1.htm
by JD
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to fill up your 02 bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 1504

Wow! That's really cheap. Thanks for the tip.
by JD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Landing Skid Test
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Landing Skid Test

Greg seemed so despondent over the dearth of videos so I've uploaded this test I ran yesterday of landable skids.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4qygL7asbI[/youtube]
by JD
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Forced hillside landing
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

Thanks for the report Terry. Could you you please post the exact coordinates of where you landed or at least take a screen shot from Google Earth of the location?
Thanks,
JD
by JD
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Forced hillside landing
Replies: 6
Views: 1920

For those that don't know, I was the pilot involved. I plan to write a little about the series of bad decisions that led to the event once I've reflected on it a little further. Glad you survived unscathed Terry. Looking forward to your detailed report. Do you have a GPS tracklog? If so, I can conv...
by JD
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Congratulations Erika!
Replies: 21
Views: 4795

Are you calling Erika Klein a pig Bob? It certainly appears that is what you meant by how you phrased your post ... Anyone with reasonable intellect and reading comprehension skills would already know that's neither what my message says nor is intended to convey. It makes me wonder what sort of def...