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by JD
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Congratulations Erika!
Replies: 21
Views: 4795

It's lipstick on a pig, Jonathan. Are you calling Erika Klein a pig Bob? It certainly appears that is what you meant by how you phrased your post and after all you're a man who says what he means right? What do you predict she will do Jonathan? Her best, Bob. I predict that Erika will do her best i...
by JD
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Congratulations Erika!
Replies: 21
Views: 4795

She’ll lead a new communications strategy ... Right. That's what's been missing ... a "communications strategy". Isn't that what Paul Montville was supposedly hired to do a decade or so ago? Maybe they should try the one "communication strategy" they've been avoiding ... telling the truth. Hey Bob,...
by JD
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Congratulations Erika!
Replies: 21
Views: 4795

Congratulations Erika!

I just read in the USHPA newsletter: "Erika Klein is excited to join the USHPA in the new role of Communications Manager. She’ll lead a new communications strategy to reconnect with members, clarify the many changes of the past few years, and keep you updated on the organization’s works in progress....
by JD
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Moyes exempt from aluminum tariffs
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

...."There are currently four aluminium smelters operating in Australia producing 1.96 million tonnes of primary aluminium in 2011, of which approximately 1.68Mt was exported. "... Looks like the 7075-T6 tubing could be coming from Asia: http://www.globalsources.com/si/AS/Ningbo-Reliable/6008842186...
by JD
Thu May 31, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Moyes exempt from aluminum tariffs
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Re: Moyes exempt from aluminum tariffs

....Willswing could see a 10% cost increase if it imports aluminum from Europe. Isn't Moyes' aluminum sourced from the same source in Europe? Don't they have to declare this when exporting to the U.S.? What's BobK doing about this Trumpesty? I know he's got all of our backs. http://www.ushawks.org/...
by JD
Wed May 30, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owens Valley over Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Memorial Day weekend

gregangsten wrote:Jonathan, I just knew you would be the one to reply to my query. Thanks.
I'd prefer the old way with Orian being our BBS tech guy. :|
by JD
Wed May 30, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owens Valley over Memorial Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Owens flying

...(someone tell me how to make the images right) AFAIK Dropbox doesn't allow image hosting. It's a file sharing service that allows a link to the image but not an embed. All you can post is: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nqgrmkd4s8ybdxp/Alabama launch.jpg and https://www.dropbox.com/s/st2ua708byis9f3/...
by JD
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 2449

RichardShaw wrote:A Falcon.
You mean a FallDown? :( :o :cry:
by JD
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 2449

RichardShaw wrote:No what I ment is launching Lukens is challenging enough (even on a single surface) with out the complacation of slope transition.
What were you flying?
by JD
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 2449

Thanks for the replies, To answer DQ's deleted reply. This was the falcon league, and you would have to see Lukens launch to understand the gravity of my screw-up. Didn't think anyone other than Bob & Doug read the forum so I zapped it. Can we all assume your were flying a single surface glider and...
by JD
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: A Beautiful 8-Mile Glide Out!
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

A Beautiful 8-Mile Glide Out!

Did a little cloud surfing yesterday from Marshall Peak then let myself get a little too low to stay in the thin lift band just below cloud base. This resulted in a an 8-mile glide out and arrival at my bailout with maybe 100' of altitude to spare. Enjoy! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myua...
by JD
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Towers in March
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Don't Get Taco'd Anywhere

Greg, I was hoping the topic of this thread was to inform everyone that Towers Launch has re-opened. But alas... Markus' accident at Contract Point happened at 2PM PDT, May 9, 2015. There is no time of year when any portion of the spine from Locals up to Contract Point is ever safe, mid-day. Somewhe...
by JD
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Ken Andrews is a tall and brave pilot
Replies: 22
Views: 7094

Re: All it takes for evil to thrive ...

Bob Skrew Loo Ski wrote: ....I didn't say USHPA was lazy, cowardly, or do nothing. Check your reading comprehension.
Ah! So we are in agreement that USHPA's expulsion of you was long overdue. I'm so glad we see eye to eye.
by JD
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Ken Andrews is a tall and brave pilot
Replies: 22
Views: 7094

Re: All it takes for evil to thrive ...

....Or maybe you can comfort yourself (as Jonathan Dietch has done) by somehow convincing yourself that my expulsion was "justified".... When and where did I say your expulsion was justified? I could have sworn I said it it was LONG OVERDUE. At least that how I feel about it. ....It's been 3 years ...
by JD
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headed to Santa Barbara 3/4/2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: Headed to Santa Barbara 3/4/2018

Chip wrote:Headed to SB with Phill and maybe Rob Derringer, meet time 8:30. Looks really good there today, will report in later on that.
How was it?
by JD
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 150
Views: 35386

Jim wrote:"And in related news, Generalisimo Francisco Franco is still dead..."
Please don't tell Father Guido Sarducci: https://books.google.com/books?id=eeTof ... &q&f=false
by JD
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Rules to live by ~
Replies: 11
Views: 2886

barton wrote:....I’ll be down in la is land soon wanna fly too, which leads to the question... can I get a ride up or do I fly Crestline ~
Does this mean you wish to be added back to the Crestline mid-week shuttle email distribution?
by JD
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Rules to live by ~
Replies: 11
Views: 2886

What the EFF?
by JD
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's dead, Jim
Replies: 19
Views: 4186

Somebody please check Vrezh's pulse! :lol: