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by greblo
Thu May 09, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emergency LZ now cleared
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Emergency LZ now cleared

Somehow the emergency lz (near the base of the Pacoima Dam) has been graded and is now much safer to land on if needed. Imagine that!
The road to launch has been graded as well.
by greblo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Another Reason
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Another Reason

Another Reason to not look down while getting into your harness after launching.
Thanks to Davis' Oz Report
http://ozreport.com/pub/images/IMG_4053.MP4
by greblo
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Sur Neighbors seeking assistance
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Big Sur Neighbors seeking assistance

Funding for the Big Sur Road Restoration Project has ground to a halt, just a couple thousand dollars short of the goal. If you've ever flow Big Sur or wish to, and you haven't made a small donation already, I hope that you will. I'm hoping we'll meet the goal and celebrate with a fly in up there th...
by greblo
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Valle
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Valle

I’ve got to thank Josh and Andy over at windsports for sending me down to run another flying trip to Valle de bravo. We were a fun group of 8, flying every day and getting as high as 13000 ft. Where else in the world can you soar everyday in the winter and spring. Getting pampered with your own set ...
by greblo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Land Next to LZ is For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Land Next to LZ is For Sale

Only the past political climate and nothing else, prevented 2 previous attempts to build more than a dozen homes there. I view this as one of the more serious threats to our flying future. The other two serious threats we should be concerned about are the sale and development of our launch site and ...
by greblo
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Land Next to LZ is For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Land Next to LZ is For Sale

Thanks Julieann,

This could be very important to the club.
The board I'm sure will discuss it right away.

Joe
by greblo
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Congratulations Joe Greblo on Rob Kells Memorial Award!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Congratulations Joe Greblo on Rob Kells Memorial Award!!!

You guys are great for taking the time to say thanks. I'll see you soon on launch I hope.

Joe
by greblo
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Sur Neighbors seeking assistance
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Big Sur Neighbors seeking assistance

Many of you know that Windsports Soaring Center has been running annual flying trips to Big Sur (Plaskett Creek) since 1974 with each trip averaging about 50 pilots. These trips have been among our most cherished, due to the unique beauty and serenity of the Big Sur coastline and the superb memories...
by greblo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Club Projects / Volunteer Opportunities
Topic: What is one thing you can do for your LZ?
Replies: 0
Views: 218

What is one thing you can do for your LZ?

What is your one thing you can do for your LZ? Consider one of the following... 1) Zero Effort Work Party 2) Heed an Easy Request 3) Be a Super Star . During this season of cool weather let us chip away at improving the view from and around our awesome bathroom and improve the fire protection perime...
by greblo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USHPA RRG
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

I'm glad I watched it. Thanks Greg.
by greblo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Beautiful Sculpture
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Another Beautiful Sculpture

In case you've been wondering where the fantastic rotating brass sculpture in the club's native garden came from, here's the scoop. It came from Sergey Pavlov, our Russian pilot, artist, and past Moscow Circus performer. I first hired Sergey to help improve the airpark property with a few of his art...
by greblo
Thu May 24, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHGA asked to participate in mock hang glider rescue
Replies: 0
Views: 536

SHGA asked to participate in mock hang glider rescue

Past discussions with L.A. Fire Dept Chief Ward have resulted in their invitation to participate in a training exercise using 2 or 3 hang gliders and hang glider pilots as rescue victims. This will be a great opportunity for our club to receive great recognition for our contributions to the communit...
by greblo
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kagel closed Tuesday
Replies: 0
Views: 938

Kagel closed Tuesday

I think President Trump comes to town Tuesday which will close most LA airspace. Last I heard the closure is from 3 pm Tue thru 09:45 Wednesday.
Check with flight Service to make sure this is correct. 1800 WX BRIEF.
by greblo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back from Valley Of The Brave
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Back from Valley Of The Brave

Thanks Windsports, for sending me and Kris on this week-long flying vacation to Mexico. Rudy Gotes of Vuelo Libre Mexico, pulls out all the stops by providing 1st class everything; gliders, accommodations, transport and instruction. We didn't even have to set up or break down our own gliders. Every ...
by greblo
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 16
Views: 3536

Sad News

Today we received the shocking news that Greg DeWolf passed away while sitting at his computer, overlooking his garden. We're told that the coroner reported that Greg suffered from an embolism and died peacefully. Right now we're all very sad. We will be learning more soon. Many close to Greg have s...
by greblo
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Blowin' In The Wind
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Blowin' In The Wind

It was quite a few weeks this accident happened;and likely old news. Short version: I blew over on launch while hooked in. Long version: I wanted to feel wind on my face and bugs in my teeth before i left for a non flying vacation. I was tired but took the opportunity to squeeze in a hot mid day lau...
by greblo
Tue May 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Big Challenges facing our club
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

Big Challenges facing our club

A new developer has surfaced with plans to build houses exactly on our launch site and all the way down the main ridge, volcano, bench, and foothills. If allowed to do so, this would end flying at Kagel. Look for details soon from your board. In the meantime, it's election time for the city councilp...
by greblo
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Otto Meet 46th at Dockweiler (May 21st)
Replies: 12
Views: 3265

Just to clarify Bob's post above..... Everyone pilot flying Dockweiler Beach will be required to be a member of the USHPA. Most pilots will already be members, however some may not so we're prepared to provide temporary 30 day USHPA memberships for those vintage pilots that may have let their member...
by greblo
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

My thoughts.. 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. There is no fool proof way to prevent hook in failure, but I believe the following... Pilots ...
by greblo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News of OP's passing
Replies: 13
Views: 4240

Remembering Orian

The turnout for Orian was tremendous and the love and appreciation shown by all his friends was, I believe, a great comfort to his mom and sister and all who were close to him. Thanks to Cathy, Kat and Nancy for a fantastic job of making this so successful and rewarding and Jim and Richard for joini...