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by Frederick
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help Forest Service Sunday
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

I'm in!
by Frederick
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: More Than A Repack - Betty Pfeiffer Parachute Clinic
Replies: 42
Views: 18440

I'm in a class all that weekend, but found Betty's instruction (less-extensive than this clinic, at her shop) tremendously useful. I give it a 5 star recommendation! Lets hear it for staying alive!
by Frederick
Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why We All Should Be Behind the Gazebo Project
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Go forth!

The gazebo is still a great idea. Extra glider storage will be great, too. I'm most interested in this benefit: Giving our club more permanence on the land, and having a nicer place for folks who are visiting. I think we need all the support we can possibly get, and then some, as an urban flight par...
by Frederick
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Falcon league?
Replies: 25
Views: 7352

Oh, I love this idea! Class-flying. Falcons seem great to me -- I'm having a ball on mine and still growing my skills after 200 hours (I haven't flown a double-surface before). Sounds like they're more-responsive, and give better feedback on air nuances. (Dave Cutter discusses those in his flying in...
by Frederick
Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Drogue Chute - Near Disaster At Kagel LZ
Replies: 11
Views: 6764

Stall

Now, it seems like that's a great video of how much altitude loss there is with a stall and recovery -- something I hadn't a great sense for before.

Sure glad he made it. I don't want to do any more memorial services.
by Frederick
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: WHACK!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 10506

Tone judgement

I read results of a study showing the tone of emails was misjudged 50% of the time, and view that as the inharent weaknesses of the text medium. Thank you, to everyone for their contributions on these important forum topics. I appreciate them. Greblo and I have discussed a danger of max. speed: it p...
by Frederick
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos of the Redtail Hawk release 9/13 ??
Replies: 0
Views: 686

Photos of the Redtail Hawk release 9/13 ??

Hello, Jeff Craig's family (especially those who couldn't make the event) would love photos of the amazing release of the red-tail hawk in the LZ after the memorial service 9/13. Would you please send those to me, and I'll combine them with the other photos and deliver them all. Seemed there were a ...
by Frederick
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeff Craig Was Killed On Landing Today
Replies: 36
Views: 23851

Jeff Craig

! ! ! This sorrow doesn't express in words. Jeff has been a great friend of mine and pilot for the years he's been flying -- part of my group of six. He had such a continually bubbling-up positive energy in him that he was always a joy to be around. Even the way he talked about his post-heart-attack...
by Frederick
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CUP - 1 Year After the Fact
Replies: 23
Views: 6966

Yes

I was in favor of investing in exploration when 2 years ago, on the board, I heard it might cost up to $40-50k. It seemed like such a significant legal issue for us. I think we have to vigilently manage the special issues of being an urban flying site (the last remaining one). Thanks to all who have...
by Frederick
Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Jet encounter!
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Another Jet encounter!

Yesterday, I was flying at 4310', almost up the ridge to the missle silo site above towers, heard a strange sound, looked up and saw a Southwest going directly above me, 300-400' up. I'd read Malury's post of 3950' last week, but didn't think I was high enough above the ground yet to start looking f...
by Frederick
Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hang 3 technique ahh-haas
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Hang 3 technique ahh-haas

Valuable things I didn't understand for 435 flights/170 hours of airtime: Quadruple penalty of not touching down soon enough on landing: 1. If you refuse to start moonwalking at the necessary time, you put the glider into a stall and when you are forced to start running, you'll have to run harder, f...
by Frederick
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos and Biographies of All Kagelites Solicited
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Great idea

This getting to know each other subject was discussed quite a bit at the board meetings 1-2 years ago -- a recognized opportunity. I chewed on it a lot back then. I think doing pilot profiles is great -- with LZ-recognizable photos. Then the new (and even prospective) pilots can get a feel for what ...
by Frederick
Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SHGA Holiday Potluck and Annual Club Meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 3429

Setup

I'll show at 4:30pm to help set up tables.
by Frederick
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Safety personnas (Sharks)
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Neurology

I'm interested in understanding human perception, and methods needed to counteract deficiencies and keep up safe flying. I notice that it's a neurological requirement that we lose awareness of things once we've been around them awhile: else we'd have all our attention absorbed by the first round of ...
by Frederick
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Website by Chris
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

1

I still think I was the first one to say how great Chris' site is.

He didn't design it in his personal style preferences, btw, but in what he thought would be good/nice for the club.

Congrats, Chris. We really use all this functionality a bunch now (instead of emailing...).
by Frederick
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Safety personnas (Sharks)
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Safety personnas (Sharks)

FYI I kind of try to require for myself a shark-like approach to safety matters: I once heard that sharks will turn away from any prey that fights back. That's most effective for their survival. But funny, because they're so powerful. I work at grooming a shark personna in myself to use for the safe...
by Frederick
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaving the sport
Replies: 5
Views: 2122

Christian

Christian, thank you very much for getting our web site going -- all the week-in, week-out work to steer our communications over onto this site. The eBlasts have always been very fun and welcome for me to read each week. I feel we're connecting-up and coordinating a whole lot more as a club now, the...
by Frederick
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heli flying notes (Mosquito flying...)
Replies: 0
Views: 934

Heli flying notes (Mosquito flying...)

For any other inquiring minds: I went to the Pasadena Police heliport open house and got these interesting bits from a pilot. * "The D Curve" (fly below it and you'll die): they need 60mph or 500ft of elevation, in one model of heli, to autorotate in the event of an engine failure. So they rarely fl...
by Frederick
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Beach Party Food-related sign-up sheet
Replies: 10
Views: 4388

Fantabulous!

Hey that's great!! I think we don't need the table this year because BJ is bringing I think 6 of them -- lots. But the grill is fabulous (I've been worried. I'll pick up coal in tomorrow night's shopping run.

Congrats on the comp flying!

- F
by Frederick
Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: Summer Comp - Sub Comp #3 starts 9/15 - More Waypoints added
Replies: 12
Views: 7686

...

If it wasn't for the Comp (and this my only day flying Kagel during this phase), I'd have gone across to Little T for the first time! Spectacular day!!