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by JD
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FAA NextGen Air Traffic Control & Close Proximity Events
Replies: 11
Views: 3390

I made this so pilots can get a sense of what 'too close' really looks like....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdzrFcONsb0[/youtube]
by JD
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FAA NextGen Air Traffic Control & Close Proximity Events
Replies: 11
Views: 3390

Re: NextGen

It's too bad USHPA and the hang gliding community in general has its head stuck in the sands of the past on the issue of collision avoidance. This is the 21st century. Because of the requirement to see and avoid faster aircraft that can come from any direction, low-speed ultralight aircraft need, a...
by JD
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FAA NextGen Air Traffic Control & Close Proximity Events
Replies: 11
Views: 3390

Thanks Marshall. I have an ongoing dialogue with air traffic control regarding this matter. As it stands right now, we are constrained by the FAR103 'See & Avoid' rules. We may utilize air-band radio to monitor for approaching air traffic. The use of air-band radio to contact air traffic control is ...
by JD
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 8736

OMG Marshall. That photo is hysterical. Best SHGA club happening photo ever!
by JD
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 8736

oldguy wrote:I took this one from the upper launch at King. Surprisingly almost nobody there. Most pilots watched from the LZ and came up later to fly....
Nice shot OG! Forum member 9+ years and first post. Gotta be a record.
by JD
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 8736

I stayed home and managed to get this view....
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by JD
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FAA NextGen Air Traffic Control & Close Proximity Events
Replies: 11
Views: 3390

FAA NextGen Air Traffic Control & Close Proximity Events

Watch the first few minutes of this edit from Thursday's flight at Crestline... [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-8YMvINX0U[/youtube] The numbers of close proximity encounters have only been increasing since this new system was activated: https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/ Please pay attention to ...
by JD
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Airspeed is What You Need - DON'T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN!
Replies: 5
Views: 2871

This sounds to me exactly like Crestline launch. Marshall has two, much better ramps. Yesterday, we had a pilot get turned by a thermal on the Crestline ramp. He did not have the speed or altitude to recover and it cost him a leading edge and other repairs. No injury however. The pilot before him ha...
by JD
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 150
Views: 35387

Re: squad car rack

Yeah, I'll second that. Where is this from? You mean this? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKUYb8DoFPU[/youtube] I regret not following the clouds to the East. I especially regret not replacing the AAAs in my Garmin Geko. I'll bet if Bob, Doug and I all flew OTB as a team we would have made...
by JD
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost Digifly
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Mr E-Blast

It's Greg "E-Blast" Angsten's and he has been in contact with Kraig/Jonny who may arrange for it's safe return this week. Thanks for posting here. I saw Greg's post on the CSS forum and sent him a note.
by JD
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Return of the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 1962

Thank you Ken!
by JD
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: First aid kits in the LZ
Replies: 3
Views: 1889

Hook Knives Save Lives.

I hope there's a hook knife in the first aid station. It's imperative to be able to cut a pilot way from a crashed glider without disturbing the pilot for risk of spinal cord injury. It may also be necessary to cut a pilot out of his/her harness and clothing while waiting for paramedics to respond. ...
by JD
Wed May 10, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Let Your Guard Down
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

The Titanic was unsinkable, too. It's OK JD, you'll always have Crestline so don't worry about losing Kagel. All I'm saying is, we need to be vigilant. I thought it was Molly Brown who was unsinkable? I think I feel a stage musical song coming on. Watch out Philldor! I'll be back singing and dancin...
by JD
Wed May 10, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Let Your Guard Down
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

It looks like little more than a pitch to sell the entire parcel for $9M http://www.sylmarlandview.com/about.html
I wouldn't hold my breath. The U.S economy is cyclical and we are due for a major contraction long before the investors' pipe dream becomes our worst nightmare.
by JD
Mon May 01, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: April 30th 102.6 miles by Paraglider
Replies: 1
Views: 2463

April 30th 102.6 miles by Paraglider

Congratulations to Mike Lester who hiked to launch then flew 102.6 miles to Whitewater yesterday along with the rest of the group who flew anywhere from La Canada to Yucaipa. Here are the available track logs animated.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nkgEbeL9Is[/youtube]
by JD
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: A Red-Tail Watches Over Me @ Big-T
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

A Red-Tail Watches Over Me @ Big-T

It only took me 5 years to figure out hos to make a decent edit from this footage of a resident Big-T red-tailed hawk protecting its territory. Furthermore, Greg Angsten needs something to write about for his much-appreciated SHGA E-blast. Sorry I missed the Spring Air Fest. The weather looked fanta...
by JD
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Politics of Flying at Dockweiler
Replies: 17
Views: 3918

.....I have been a bit busy attempting to rig the ArK of the Covenant as a man made thermal generator on top of the volcano. Unfortunately pilots within 100 meters either melt or explode even when welders goggles are used. I haven't seen anything this bad since Deitch thermalled over the antenna fa...
by JD
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Otto Meet 46th at Dockweiler (May 21st)
Replies: 12
Views: 3866

Bob spiked the water at the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting with fellatiocum or whatever that drug thingy was called. Here's the LA Co Board having safety meeting....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9pD47K8fj8[/youtube]
by JD
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 4205

I've witnessed a pilot hoist the glider upwards just prior to launch and, while convinced he was hooked in, he wasn't. Hoisting the glider upwards without a visual inspection can fail and has. Can you elaborate a little? Did the "pilot" fail to hoist the glider far enough to feel the tug that a con...
by JD
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 4205

Watch and listen to this pilot on the ramp: https://youtu.be/sG6R5fG5Tzs