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by Don
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gridley Street Neighbors
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Gridley Street Neighbors

Sounds like a class act.
by Don
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: hook in faliure (almost)
Replies: 19
Views: 5835

"Joe Greblo Hook-In Check"

My routine is to do some ground handling on launch, put the glider down, and do a "Joe Greblo Hook-In Check". Sorry for the people behind me but that is how I was taught!
by Don
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Another blown launch in the saddle
Replies: 7
Views: 3125

Saddle Blown Launches

Unfortunately, I'm in good company with blown launches from the saddle. Hopefully no one else will join the club!

Glad to hear you OK Rob.

My Blown Launch cost about $1k (which included a new helmet - because the old one saved my front lower head).
by Don
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHGA WiFi
Replies: 20
Views: 5159

EV charging costs

Just to put some numbers on the EV 'freeloading' issue, it looks like (assuming 15-cents-per-kWh electric rates in Sylmar; I have no idea if that's accurate), that a full, empty-to-100% recharge of a Volt would cost about $2.50, a 100% recharge of a Leaf would cost about $4.00, and a 100% recharge o...
by Don
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Culture of our LZ
Replies: 24
Views: 7243

Look to those that you strive to be like

Over the years I've observed hundreds of pilots. Some have been absolute A-holes, most are reasonable, and a small handful I almost "look up to". The top three of that handful are Joe Greblo, Rob McKenzie, and Owen Morse. Besides their never ending contributions to the sport I've noticed something e...
by Don
Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHGA WiFi
Replies: 20
Views: 5159

[quote="MaluryI am all for wi-fi provided by our club and I don't mind if it is part of the dues. Aloha[/quote] Nice of you to volunteer to pay considering that the SHGA wifi signal is likely pretty spotty where you live! Until the club provides free, or greatly subsidized, gasoline for all members,...
by Don
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHGA WiFi
Replies: 20
Views: 5159

"Free Electricity"

How do we keep the neighborhood meth people from using the wifi? Seems the vending machine and free electricity are already a significant attractant to their kind. I haven't seen any of the neighborhood residents using any electricity - but I have observed club members charge their electric car - a...
by Don
Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Culture of our LZ
Replies: 24
Views: 7243

SHGA is bad???

I can only comment on the reaction when someone lets the nose of their glider touch the ground and the immediate comments from the pilots in the LZ. SHGA is a near model of perfection compared to the large number of F'ing A-holes at that large club just 50 miles East of Sylmar. Talk about a group of...
by Don
Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: The insurance problem
Replies: 43
Views: 11674

"The Word"

Well Ken, you request to keep "The Word" out of this thread lasted exactly 44 hours and 57 minutes.
by Don
Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: truth be told
Replies: 9
Views: 2598

Hurry Back

Jay, sounds like your having a good time, but hurry back because the grass in the LZ is nearly knee high!
by Don
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FREE - storage tube
Replies: 3
Views: 2053

Gone

Gone.
by Don
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FREE - storage tube
Replies: 3
Views: 2053

FREE - storage tube

Storage Tube ideal for single surface glider. 12" diameter, 20' long, thin wall, 2 end caps. I can bring it to the LZ.
by Don
Wed May 06, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infrastructure Milestone
Replies: 15
Views: 3931

Donations

Any payments should be considered donations to SHGA and now are tax deductible, if you file Sch A with your IRS form 1040. :D
by Don
Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WillsWing Demo Days
Replies: 21
Views: 7176

Crowds

Someone at CSS said that registrations for Demo Days was at ~500! Sounded completely out of the ballpark to me but I have no basis for knowing if it is true or not. If the numbers are even remotely close to that - it could be an absolute zoo. If that is your idea of fun - go enjoy! If I was even goi...
by Don
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Battery Pack
Replies: 0
Views: 1491

Battery Pack

Several weeks ago I THINK I lent my battery pack for a Vertex 150 to one of the mid-week "regulars" and did not get it back. If you have a battery pack that doesn't belong to you I would appreciate it back.
by Don
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Bad Flying and some good luck at Kagel
Replies: 15
Views: 6656

Pilot B

It has been over a week and not a single word from Pilot "B". Any reason? For what it is worth - I had the experience of being in the air at the same as Pilot "B" about a month ago. While there was no specific issues - I never the less have never felt so uncomfortable. Just bad vibes. Also - for wha...
by Don
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Cheap Sunglasses
Replies: 0
Views: 1632

Cheap Sunglasses

Found in the LZ Monday morning. I put them in the Lost & Found.
by Don
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Crestline
Replies: 1
Views: 2042

Biased Reporting!

Watching this video makes you believe that Max was above Richard & myself the whole day. This is a BOLD FACE LIE! At least once I was above him (but his back was turned) :?
by Don
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flytec confirm prices of new 7030
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Hands Free?

Do the "Hands Free" laws apply to hang gliding? If not, I want one so I can talk on the phone and text while flying! Oh Hell - I'll just talk and text no matter what the law says - it won't affect my flying.
by Don
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Runway Expansion Photo
Replies: 1
Views: 871

Picture is NOT worth 10,000 words

It is unfortunate that your picture does not show all the people that helped that day - or for that matter all the people that worked on this project for the last couple of weeks.