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by Malury
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Congratulations Erika!
Replies: 21
Views: 2732

I'm proud of Erika. Mazel Tov!
by Malury
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

WOW! That's unfortunate. I am glad to hear you are OK Richard. Don't let it become a career ender. Just get back to your conservative, normal launch procedures.
by Malury
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 6430

Hey Steve, when you found John Kangas, you found the right guy. He flies to work as a commercial pilot, flies to somewhere and back, then he flies home where he spends his free time flying gliders. He can help you find camping and I think you can camp on launch. It's BLM land, no facilities. It's go...
by Malury
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sticky Fingers
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

I always liked the cheap, rubberized gardening gloves from Home Depot. Barely warm enough and quite grippy. If you drop one in flight or you loaned them to Darryl, it's not a big loss. Easy to wash too.
by Malury
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Solar Eclipse Totality or as OP would say, it�s science ~
Replies: 30
Views: 6430

Mike is right. Better plan on camping out. I advise planning to be east of the cloudy weather zone. Tokiko and I are going to be in Boise for the event. The day after the eclipse, I plan to visit King Mt. It is a great flying site with powerful thermals to great height. Y'know, over 1000FPM the vari...
by Malury
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: hook in faliure (almost)
Replies: 19
Views: 5835

That's why I think of our club as a "Brotherhood". Andy, thanks for looking out for our brother Jay. Ya dun good!
by Malury
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leaky valve
Replies: 14
Views: 3472

Max,
We wish you a speedy and complete recovery! Then get up and grace our sky once again. Long may you fly brother.

And hats of to Kat Shaw for relaying such important news. What a club!
by Malury
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Blown launch at Palomar
Replies: 9
Views: 5009

It must be humbling to share your thoughts at launch and their outcome.
It's valuable to all of us who fly. You are a fine pilot Ken. I admire you.
by Malury
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHGA WiFi
Replies: 20
Views: 5159

Good point Don. A lot of people don't recognize the value of the electricity they use for a car or any device for that matter. As for an electric car, the cost of electricity is roughly the same as the cost of gasoline for the same distance traveled. After all, you are accomplishing the same amount ...
by Malury
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Was Delighted
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

I Was Delighted

Delighted to see one of my photographs featured on our Homepage!
On that day we launched from Chief's and some of us flew the Topa Topas before landing at the Beem Family Ranch.
That was the day I placed a fake rattlesnake next to Oscar's glider and then launched.
Markus was there too.
Thanks friends.
by Malury
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Switchbacks to the mystery mine in Kagel {pics}
Replies: 3
Views: 1803

Are you talking about that circular pit located east of the Volcano? If so, I have been there. It is a shallow man made container that looks like it was a water tank for animals or for a residence that used to be downhill from there. There is an old car in the bushes below there too. Some old maps c...
by Malury
Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dockweiler Beach Closing
Replies: 14
Views: 4941

Although this is very bad news, we need to be careful and thoughtful about mounting any political efforts. Joe G is very gifted when it comes to dealing with politicians and Joe has much more at stake then most of us. Lets let him call the shots on any efforts to bring political pressure to bear. He...
by Malury
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Fatal Accident Near Las Vegas
Replies: 3
Views: 2925

Fatal Accident Near Las Vegas

I hate to tell you that Kelly Harrison was in a bad flying accident and he did not survive. He was flying tandem with an 11 year old boy who also perished. They were towing aloft behind a pick up truck on a dry lake south of Las Vegas. (Jean?) The line did not release and the truck made a sharp turn...
by Malury
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newly Created West Launch
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Dang! I have a lot of catching up to do! Nice flying Joe and Richard. Hope to see everyone in March.
by Malury
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Can you tell witch place it is ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2352

Topanga???
by Malury
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desperately Need a Used MAC Laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Hold the phone!! I have had some electronic devices get wet and after drying out well they work just fine. Even a TV set that had a vase of flowers tip over. Do you drink your coffee black? sugar may be a problem. Take the battery out and charge it elsewhere. If all that fails, my sister may sell he...
by Malury
Thu May 08, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: FINALLY!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Good job Noel! It's gonna be a summer to remember for you.
by Malury
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wing loading
Replies: 14
Views: 5052

I fly the small U2. I am a bit heavy for it, hooking in at about 215 lbs.
I calculate between 1.86 to 1.95 per sq ft. And I enjoy great authority over the glider. Bottom of the stack, but thats just me.

I think I am right in the sweet spot on my Sport 2 155 at about 1.83 lb/ft.
by Malury
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Never more
Replies: 7
Views: 3147

Steve,
To learn from your own mistake is smart.
To learn from another person's mistake is brilliant.
by Malury
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAITLIN'S going away party at the l.z., then jim thompsons
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Is J.T. going somewhere? Where? When?