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by Dizzy
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Wednesday Report
Replies: 3
Views: 2112

Did you launch north?
by Dizzy
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Flying in Himalayas
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Thanks Mario, I guess you can fly HG as well, I saw few, but it would be hard to arrange for transportation after XC and LZs (except the primary) are pretty bad even for PG with many power lines running across all possible directions.
Alex
by Dizzy
Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Flying in Himalayas
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Flying in Himalayas

Video from my trip to India last fall:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nN0a1tpK_k[/youtube]
by Dizzy
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Labor Day in the Owens
Replies: 14
Views: 5680

So far weather looks good for both Saturday and Sunday. I will try to fly at least 1 day. Where do you plan stay? Tuttle Creek?
Alex
by Dizzy
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: How were Sunday and Monday?
Replies: 9
Views: 4355

I flew from Marshall to Kagel, intersect with Greg somewhere around Monrovia Peak. Highlight of the flight was flying above Cucamonga Peak.

Track:
http://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/1114634

Image
by Dizzy
Fri May 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Why so quiet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

by Dizzy
Tue May 13, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H3 Meteorologist here
Replies: 15
Views: 3982

Why is SW so much worse than SE? Look at the map to see which air-mass will bring SW versus SE winds. Here is 2 wiki articles, which maybe helpful to understand why sea breeze develops and how it affect our soaring: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_breeze http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inversion_(met...
by Dizzy
Sun May 11, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: H3 Meteorologist here
Replies: 15
Views: 3982

Do strong Santa Ana events like these (I'm going off the temp change here) make for great soaring days after? Always. The only variable is how fast SW breeze will kick in, could be half day or 2-3 hours, after it arrives it kill all greatness. Marshall is further from ocean, so its normally hold go...
by Dizzy
Thu May 08, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Kagel to Barstow, 96 miles
Replies: 6
Views: 2872

I'm wondering if this is a PG record for Kagel?
Yes, it is.

And here is a video from that day mixed with SeeYou animation:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vGQ3mCwApw[/youtube]
by Dizzy
Sun May 04, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Kagel to Barstow, 96 miles
Replies: 6
Views: 2872

Hi Dave, what time did you launch? According to Camp 9 it switched between 10 and 11: 02 May 02:55 pm SSE13-G30 02 May 01:55 pm N14-G26 02 May 12:55 pm SE14-G24 02 May 11:55 am SSW11-G19 02 May 10:55 am SSE 8-G19 02 May 09:55 am N7-G34 If you're on launch during switch I normally wait for 15-20 minu...
by Dizzy
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Towers to Lukens
Replies: 0
Views: 757

Towers to Lukens

Flight was back in September, took me awhile to edit:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoP-aWgvSr4[/youtube]
by Dizzy
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Owens Trip, labor day?
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Monday

Do you plan to fly on Monday as well?
by Dizzy
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Failure to hook in
Replies: 14
Views: 6933

Glad you ok Rob. Could you share more details what happened after you realize that you unhooked? Just let it go and fell or did you steer into the hill side?
by Dizzy
Thu May 23, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big T and Towers launches
Replies: 5
Views: 1850

Kagel is the best option for launching PG in this area, easy to get a ride there from LZ, just make sure you launch early (11:00-13:00) because it gets windy later in the day.

Why do you want to launch from Big T or Towers?

Alex
by Dizzy
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Kagel to Brian Ranch Airport, 37 miles
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

I actually reported my location when I was over Geason, probably not very clear, since even Jonathan can't understand me.
When I made it close to Crystal airport around 5:40 I also try to call you on radio, but no reply and I did not see any HG in the airport.
by Dizzy
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Kagel to Brian Ranch Airport, 37 miles
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

Kagel to Brian Ranch Airport, 37 miles

Epic weather and great flights everyone. Here is my story:
http://skydizzy.blogspot.com/2012/09/ka ... miles.html

View from over Mount Gleason:
Image
by Dizzy
Wed May 30, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: ....
Replies: 31
Views: 6735

I don't think that ultralight vehicles excluded from this rule, at least its my understanding. You can double check with FAA. Asking a question cost nothing, penlty for violations could be quite serious. Please let us know what they think :)
by Dizzy
Wed May 30, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: ....
Replies: 31
Views: 6735

Looks perfectly legal to me. In the link you provided: http://www.aopa.org/asf/publications/sa02.pdf Go to page 5: Airspace in Detail: Class C ...To operate inside or above Class C airspace, all aircraft are required to have a Mode C transponder (up to 10,000 msl)... SeeYou has a feature to check a...
by Dizzy
Tue May 22, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold Canyon
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

I wish I was in shape to hike like that too Stop wishing, start hiking. Its that easy. There is good hike to Lukens Mt. from the north side, trail is not in the great shape and was not maintaind after fire, but still passable. Another good hike in this area is to Condor Peak. Its always good idea t...