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by Frederick
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Club Projects / Volunteer Opportunities
Topic: Career presentation for Sylmar Schools
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Career presentation for Sylmar Schools

Here’s an excellent way for us to be valuable to Sylmar, helping the club be something this community wants to remain here: The local school system requests candidates to do a 45 minute presentation on your career area, what it takes to get into it, the financial opportunity in it, and your career p...
by Frederick
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Big Sur Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Thanks for the write up! Helpful. Glad you got lucky and seem to be learning good things from this. Fk
by Frederick
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Club Projects / Volunteer Opportunities
Topic: Introducing the Friends of Sylmar Hang Gliding program
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Friends/Senior Program details

I've just put Google Drive links to some Friends/Senior Program docs in my original post, above, FYI. Joe Greblo and I are planning to share with club memebers why we think this program will be very valuable to the club, on: Saturday, Sept 8th, 11am after the board meeting There's complexity to it. ...
by Frederick
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Club Projects / Volunteer Opportunities
Topic: Introducing the Friends of Sylmar Hang Gliding program
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Introducing the Friends of Sylmar Hang Gliding program

Hello SHGA, In our Government Liason & Community Builder board roles, Joe Greblo and I have been putting together a new program intended to boost both areas. It’s called the Friends of Sylmar Hang Gliding program. We see a great match. The club gets to increase its contribution to the local communit...
by Frederick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Club Projects / Volunteer Opportunities
Topic: Graphic design help needed for Friends of Sylmar HG program
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Graphic design help needed for Friends of Sylmar HG program

Hi, Any graphic design skills in our club? I’ve got a super valuable way you could support our club: * We need a a flyer made and some visual style improvements on a presentation deck for the new Friends of Sylmar Hang Gliding program. * Bonus, you could assist me with a club visit postcard â€â€�...
by Frederick
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Airspeed is What You Need - DON'T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN!
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Airspeed is What You Need - DON'T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN!

From Steve Murillo (who has flow from aircraft carriers): Arthur Simineau and I decided to go to Crestline this past Saturday. Winds on launch were light and variable, I'd guess 2-8 mph, blowing mostly straight in with the occasional minor cross from the NW. I'm flying a Sport 2 155. As I approached...
by Frederick
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Add an In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact on your cell phone
Replies: 0
Views: 983

Add an In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact on your cell phone

Having an In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact on your cell phone is an excellent resource for first responders trying to help you! And, you'll be a better first responder if you know how to find a person's ICE contact(s) on their phone. Here's instructions to set this up, and how to find the contact ...
by Frederick
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: From Accident Reviewers
Replies: 0
Views: 976

From Accident Reviewers

Fabulous tips. Us humans are so passion-led some times, changing our judgements for worse risk management: Dear Member: We are taking a moment to reach out to you today on the subject of Spring flying and our ultimate goal of helping you to enjoy free flying over the decades. Each year, we all dust ...
by Frederick
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Sorry for the lack of clarity...I posted this for someone who flies a ton and has launched unhooked before, and just couldn't get the website to work As my dad and I discussed Monday night, I think it's interesting to notice that familiarity seems to create unreliability with human perception. We're...
by Frederick
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure
Replies: 0
Views: 977

Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure

"Hook in failure revisited I did it again. In the setup area I hooked my harness in before getting into it. I separated the four straps (each side for main and backup), put the carabineer around two of them, and locked the gate. I gave two more visual inspections. Yes, two straps going through the c...
by Frederick
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure

"Hook in failure revisited I did it again. In the setup area I hooked my harness in before getting into it. I separated the four straps (each side for main and backup), put the carabineer around two of them, and locked the gate. I gave two more visual inspections. Yes, two straps going through the c...
by Frederick
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: MOSQUITOES FOR SALE
Replies: 1
Views: 1450

I adore Mosquito flying. (Note my profile photo). Contact me to fly if you purchase one!
by Frederick
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazon Smile donates to USHPA
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

SHGA now

Looks like we can choose Sylmar Hang Gliding Association as a smile.amazon.com charity now!

0.5% of purchases gets donated
by Frederick
Sun May 22, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazon Smile donates to USHPA
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

Amazon Smile donates to USHPA

Smile.Amazon.com is a parallel site Amazon has that allows you to pick a charity that they'll donate a bit of your purchase to. USHPA is now a listed charity there. Amazon says they donate a portion that they would have otherwise spent on advertising. You just do your ordering from smile.amazon.com ...
by Frederick
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHGA WiFi
Replies: 20
Views: 5159

Why WiFi

I'd like to see the WiFi cost in the dues because I see value for club longevity in having the LZ a great place for pilot families to hang out while they fly.

I'm wanting bathrooms for the same reason.
by Frederick
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Events
Topic: THIS WEEKEND'S PARTY (1/31) POSTPONED
Replies: 2
Views: 2048

Thank you Ladies, that was a wonderful party!!!
by Frederick
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Fatal Crash
Replies: 4
Views: 3445

Text of full report (email me for a copy with formatting)

errors on submission

in the meantime, email me for a copy of the full report
by Frederick
Thu May 21, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Fatal Crash
Replies: 4
Views: 3445

Fatal Crash

At 3pm May 9th, the pilot was thermalling somewhere between 100-200ft above the top of Towers (AKA Contract Point). The pilot appears to initiate a right turn into lift when suddenly the glider begins go weightless and gets forced out of the right turn and rolled to the left. The left roll was stron...
by Frederick
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: RLF Clinic - Sat March 7 & Sun March 8
Replies: 12
Views: 4270

Audit option for H2s

This RLF clinic is fabulous, and there's another option for those not ready for RLFs: "audit" the ground school portion of it. Show up at 8am Saturday, and hear H Joe's ground school on landings -- part will be in the Pavillion, and part on-site at some bail-out LZs. Really fabulous to see the bail-...
by Frederick
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Intro to Flytec 5030 & 6030 - Sat 1/10/15
Replies: 15
Views: 4710

Please expect me.