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by chadness
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: flying in very smokey air last Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 138

flying in very smokey air last Saturday, Nov 10, 2018

Saturday was after most of the fires died down. By the late afternoon the SW west had really brought all the smoke in. I think I heard a jab "its like san bernardino" oh snap. This was a demo flight of an Rx3.5. I spent the first 30 min well below the first bowl trying to get up. Not the glider's fa...
by chadness
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Phil's Air Force
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Phil's Air Force

with my lower back problems, seems I am down to flying about once per month. Grrr. Gotta fix that, but for now leaves some time for marginally interesting videos:

https://youtu.be/-fe97qQLI0c

A big thanks to Phil.
by chadness
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2018 Dahlsten Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 476

2018 Dahlsten Cup

If a measure of success, the 2018 had 29 gliders simultaneously on launch up from 23 gliders in 2017. 2017: https://www.chadandrea.net/Links/BlogHangGliding/2018-10-09_DahlstenGliderCount/Dahlsen2017_23Gliders.JPG 2018: https://www.chadandrea.net/Links/BlogHangGliding/2018-10-09_DahlstenGliderCount/...
by chadness
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Very quick building fire out in Castaic
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Very quick building fire out in Castaic

Saturday, 9/22. This is from a GoPro (wide angle) and quite far away but more dramatic when seen directly. The fire was noticed after launch, kinda a spec way out to the North, but grew quickly. Weird seeing the puffy white cloud of top of the column of dark smoke in the beginning. I read that this ...
by chadness
Thu May 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Rob's Annual Summer Party July 21st 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Hey Rob, thanks for the great news. My weatherman says the flying and partying conditions will be much better on July 14th. Oh yeah, also, my calendar shows I will be out of town on the 21st :).
by chadness
Sun May 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Spring Air Fest Fallouts
Replies: 0
Views: 448

Spring Air Fest Fallouts

Thanks to all who helped to make this a great event (again). Nothing great here, but FWIW:
[youtube]https://youtu.be/EASe6pPMTGA[/youtube]

https://youtu.be/EASe6pPMTGA

https://youtu.be/EASe6pPMTGA
by chadness
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Hi Richard, thanks for the lesson learned info. This shows that even really skilled and safe pilots like yourself can make minor mistakes that make the critical difference in (rare) cases where there is little margin for error. When I started learning to fly (still learning) in the 80's, I attempted...
by chadness
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: high altitudes last weekend 4/21/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 628

high altitudes last weekend 4/21/2018

I pulled a few photos from the video footage. You can see them at: https://www.chadandrea.net/Trips/Trips2018/y2018AprHangGlidingKagelHighDay.html Also, a picture of when I snuck up below and surprised Ken a few weeks ago: https://www.chadandrea.net/Trips/Trips2018/y2018MarHangGlidingKagelKenAbove.h...
by chadness
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2017 Dahlsten Cup Results Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

I pulled together some of the footage of the staging gaggles during the Dahlsten. The wide angle GoPro makes everything appear far away, but we had some nice gaggles going.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/embed/pf8Gym-Lx10[/youtube]

https://youtu.be/pf8Gym-Lx10
by chadness
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2017 Dahlsten Cup Results Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1631

2017 Dahlsten Cup Results Discussion

Hey folks (Chippy, JD, et. Al.): have the total tracks been uploaded somewhere? What about some more post comp analysis, like an animated track video? Also what about any on-board flight video? I have some, nothing great, but will share when ready. Gotta take the opportunity to thank the significant...
by chadness
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dahlsten Cup, a glimps
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

that is a really cool representation of where we (as a group) did and didn't thermal; where we did and didn't fly. Seems the thermal areas are/were quite defined, very few cases of someone stumbling into a good thermal in the "non thermic" regions.

thanks!!!
by chadness
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: gray wing tip bag with batten bag inside of it
Replies: 1
Views: 998

These were found - my bad! While breaking down recently, on the day I had finally decided to order new ones (friends tired of seeing me wrap my wingtips with old shirts, etc), I could not find my remaining pads in my harness! Despite that I had looked all through the harness several times for the ot...
by chadness
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dahlsten Cup, a glimps
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

great pictures Vrezh! Thanks for coming out, taking these, and posting them. Good luck with knee/meniscus recovery. See ya soon I hope.
by chadness
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Hang Gliding videos with new 360 degree view
Replies: 1
Views: 674

this is pretty cool! fun to look at what you want to see.
by chadness
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: gray wing tip bag with batten bag inside of it
Replies: 1
Views: 998

gray wing tip bag with batten bag inside of it

this went missing on 6/3/2017. I had it when I setup at launch but could not find it when completing my glider breakdown at sunset. guessing either I forgot to pack it in my harness at launch or it accidentally got packed away after landing. please let me know if it turns up. thanks, Chad Margolin
by chadness
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Chuck Norris Hang Glider Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Even if this video was made in jest, there are alot of dumb people in this world that are heavily influenced by what they see in the media. With just the wrong mix of drugs, mental instability, firearms, and hang gliding, and what could we have? FYI If you want to avoid watching this video which giv...
by chadness
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News of OP's passing
Replies: 13
Views: 4236

I don't know what to say. Have to say something. This is absolutely awful. This is a terrible loss to me, to us in the club, and to the world. Orian could be such a jokester at times and the irrational parts of my brain keep trying to pretend this news is fake...and that feels better...
by chadness
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Who is coordinating the Dec 10 2016 holiday party?
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Andrea and I will be attending (bringing Emily Rio if we don't find a babysitter). I made the donation via paypal. I guess all set then?
by chadness
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Who is coordinating the Dec 10 2016 holiday party?
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

Who is coordinating the Dec 10 2016 holiday party?

please let me know how to reach you. I have a couple questions. Thanks, Chad Margolin
by chadness
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Info on the Candidates for Region 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Info on the Candidates for Region 3

All I see is a write up on Pete Michelmore, who is not running. Anybody have any info or thoughts on Dan DeWeese versus Chris Grantham? Should we all write-in Ken?:)?

Thanks, Chad