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by Greg Kendall
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: More discussion would be nice
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: More discussion would be nice

Sunday had a great looking forecast with light winds. It blew in pretty strong in the early afternoon, but then backed way off with most people launching in nil wind. I got a good climb with JD over launch and headed East. I hooked up with Chippy over Lukens and we climbed out to 10,500 ft. Chippy h...
by Greg Kendall
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Kendall's Call
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Kendall's Call

Just for anyone who's not stuck at work, I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's not blowing down today (Friday 3/8/19). It might be kind of West, but not down.
by Greg Kendall
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Flying related
Topic: The terror of the white room
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

A bubble level won't tell you which way is up when it's in an airplane or a glider. For that you need a gyro or an IMU (inertial measurement unit).
by Greg Kendall
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2018 Dahlsten Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 475

I wonder if anyone feels like making a track log animation. I'd like to see how Andy and Jim and Bruce did it.
by Greg Kendall
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: High Day in July
Replies: 1
Views: 575

High Day in July

Really high days in July are pretty rare at Kagel. I can think of two. The second one was Friday 7/6/18. The heat (and presumably employment) kept everyone away and there were only three flights. I had looked at the forecast and decided to extend my vacation by one day. I had just returned from the ...
by Greg Kendall
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: New and Improved Winds of a Hurricane
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Well, how was it?
by Greg Kendall
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who ?
Replies: 4
Views: 840

by Greg Kendall
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who ?
Replies: 4
Views: 840

That was me. The XC Skies forecast (or my interpretation of it) said it could be a 7,000-ft day, but the haze made me very skeptical. Despite the haze, I got to 8k at Lukens and couldn’t let that go to waste. I got to 7,800 again at Harvard. That, and another climb over the powerlines, got me across...
by Greg Kendall
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 2759

Great, now I'm jinxed.
by Greg Kendall
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oroville could top spillway by 13'
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Strong wind. Push out. What could go wrong?
by Greg Kendall
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update on Ron
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

I just had a good visit with Ron at his home. It blew me away when he greeted me at the door and said my name. We had a long conversation, mostly about all of his hang gliding friends. He already knew about OP. He still gets confused at times, but he remembers a lot. I told him that I flew yesterday...
by Greg Kendall
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2016 Dahlsten Cup
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

I think I got a pretty good start on the 3rd clock. What do you mean there's no 3rd clock?
by Greg Kendall
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2016 Dahlsten Cup
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Are the results posted somewhere?
by Greg Kendall
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: hook in faliure (almost)
Replies: 19
Views: 5793

It’s been mentioned that my hook-in verification technique is to establish a line that cannot be crossed without checking everything. It’s also been mentioned that it’s doing repeated checks on launch. Actually, it’s both of those things, plus hooking in at the setup location. The idea is ma...
by Greg Kendall
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Blown Launch at Kagel
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

I like the running on flat ground idea. For that, I think I want to replace my carbon base tube with something more expendable (and maybe with wheels).
by Greg Kendall
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Blown Launch at Kagel
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Blown Launch at Kagel

My name is Greg and I’m a launch blower. That’s twice now. The first time was 25 years ago on the training hill. The second time was Saturday at Kagel. I attempted to launch from the paraglider launch in moderately gusty afternoon conditions. I waited a while until the wind was straight in and a...
by Greg Kendall
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USHPA's Rate Increase
Replies: 26
Views: 6146

The only assurance I have that USHPA won't “continue their practice of failing to address problems reported by members� is that they can’t. The reason for contributing directly to the RRG is that it shows commitment. Saying “we have this money that we might contribute, but there are strings ...
by Greg Kendall
Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USHPA's Rate Increase
Replies: 26
Views: 6146

I’d rather fly than engage in discussion over the politics of flying, but given the lack of great flying conditions this time of year, I’ll make an exception. I think Bob has a point. The root of this insurance crisis is safety. Clearly, our recent record is not good enough. All of us, including...