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by RichardShaw
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

A Falcon.
by RichardShaw
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

No what I ment is launching Lukens is challenging enough (even on a single surface) with out the complacation of slope transition.
by RichardShaw
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Thanks for the replies, To answer DQ's deleted reply. This was the falcon league, and you would have to see Lukens launch to understand the gravity of my screw-up. I haven't, nor do I want to quit, but this really makes me realize that I'm not the only one affected by my flying. After the dust settl...
by RichardShaw
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good

I had always thought of myself as a better than average pilot, that's probable why complacency played a large roll in what could end up being a career ender for me. A couple of weekends ago the day was looking less than average so a small group of pilots decided to fly Mt. Lukens to change things up...
by RichardShaw
Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Guitar from the Parachute Clinic
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

I believe it is Terry's, he knows it is there and will pick it up as soon as he is available.
by RichardShaw
Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Appeal to USHPA Region 3 Director Ken Andrews
Replies: 5
Views: 1962

Without getting into a protracted debate (which I will not do) Ken took office for the first time Jan. 1 2016. If you have been hounding him for "a number of months" now, I'd cool your jets, give the guy some time.
by RichardShaw
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's all post our latest favorite flight passages, okay?
Replies: 13
Views: 2898

From: Phill Bloom

"Yer Blow Me"
by RichardShaw
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Landing at alternate LZ in Big T wash
Replies: 20
Views: 8851

Lets put it this way, When I fly with this pilot I often land at places I never had before.
by RichardShaw
Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Landing at alternate LZ in Big T wash
Replies: 20
Views: 8851

It was discovered when a group of us launched Lukens and one of us landed there, I chickened out on the way back to Kagel over middle T, turned around to land at the normal big T LZ and was called over to land there.
by RichardShaw
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Landing at alternate LZ in Big T wash
Replies: 20
Views: 8851

I'd love to take the credit for finding this spot, But someone showed it to me.
by RichardShaw
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Landing at alternate LZ in Big T wash
Replies: 20
Views: 8851

I never saw the red convertible until I reviewed the video (not that there was a problem with being to close). I didn't experience any abnormal sink on approach however I found a little bit of lift at my staging area (I cut out the 4 or 5 turns while in zero sink. The LZ is also slightly up hill. It...
by RichardShaw
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Landing at alternate LZ in Big T wash
Replies: 20
Views: 8851

Landing at alternate LZ in Big T wash

Set-up was a little on the conservative side. After seeing the video a right hand approach may be safer for the vehicles on the road.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NajeWn8sURk
by RichardShaw
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grebloville 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 14301

Rafferty everyone deserves to be an a** hole once in a while. But you're abusing the privilege.
by RichardShaw
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garlock on the 21st & 22nd of April
Replies: 40
Views: 9642

Kat And I plan on arriving at Red Rock early afternoon (Friday), we can get at least two sites maybe more depending on availability and interest. 1 camp site can have 8 people. Let me know if you have interest in staying at Red Rock. I will call you after we arrive and let you know how things stand.
by RichardShaw
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Road trip to Jean NV.
Replies: 8
Views: 3659

We didn't start out going to Jean. Because Vegas had a TFR that was Obama's next stop on his tour. It was Adams idea to go to a place he read about that's called New Jack city in Apple Valley (the name should have been enough of a clue) It turned out to be an abandon gas pipeline road cut over the m...
by RichardShaw
Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Yosemite July 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3345

Rafting was fun and a nice relief to the heat. Apparently the river was higher than last year making it faster. We escaped with several mosquito bites. Awesome trip great memories.
by RichardShaw
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Yosemite July 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3345

Yosemite July 2010

Thanks Barton for coordinating this awesome trip this was Kathy and I's first time there and we can't wait to go back. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbZL6B-tvog[/youtube]
by RichardShaw
Fri May 07, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Haircut
Replies: 6
Views: 2523

Hey Tom. How can you say you were startled? I can hear your aircraft proximity warning going off moments before I came into frame.

Thanks again for being a good sport.
by RichardShaw
Tue May 04, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Haircut
Replies: 6
Views: 2523

Thanks for view, the target, and a good sense of humor.