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by Joe Faust
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Website migration
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: Website migration

Google shows: Sylmar Hang Gliding Association :: View topic - Not exactly an ... shga.com/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=9962&sid... Jun 28, 2010 - Sylmar Hang Gliding Association Forum Index -> Flight Discussion ... Thanks to fellow Houston area pilot Zack Castille for the editing. ====== But in usin...
by Joe Faust
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Alpha 210 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Alpha 210 for sale

EDIT, October 21, 2018: WING SOLD TODAY. =========================== Off market. The Alpha 210: SOLD! Off the market now. :o =========================================== Onwards! Upwards! :!: :!: :idea: :idea: =============================== Wills Wing: Alpha 210 was new to Frank Colver, USHGA #7, sa...
by Joe Faust
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Otto rating
Replies: 0
Views: 387

Otto rating

International Otto What is an Otto rating ? Self-Soar Association adopted a membership system where members were called Otto members. This all was to honor and share the spirit of Otto Lilienthal, considered by many as the father of hang gliding. An Otto rating wraps a hang glider pilot who honors b...
by Joe Faust
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Year 1888 Sylmar Flight Park roots
Replies: 4
Views: 485

I think Larry has it! The prize of honor probably will be yours! Anyone contest his answer? Today Joe Greblo told me some history that the parcel may not have been Los Angeles before the SHGA accepted the land parcel, but that Los Angeles grew in a land annexation process during the development of a...
by Joe Faust
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Year 1888 Sylmar Flight Park roots
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Is Sylmar Flight Park in or out of Los Angeles?
That is the question. What do you think is fact?
by Joe Faust
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Year 1888 Sylmar Flight Park roots
Replies: 4
Views: 485

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Google satellite, 2018.

Map clip, 1888
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by Joe Faust
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Year 1888 Sylmar Flight Park roots
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Year 1888 Sylmar Flight Park roots

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/colle ... l4/id/2158

The Maclay Rancho Ex-Mission of San Fernando, Cal
Year 1888
by Joe Faust
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Seniors arriving to SHGA Flight Park via vehicle types
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Jim, Bob and I are two known positively contributing seniors. Both have been given thanks. Sorry you missed it. OK. Too far, Jim: "or any other property that may be construed as a usual LZ for SHGA" That is reaching too far. SHGA has its 4.33 acres, no more. It had once no LZ. In time, SHGA may have...
by Joe Faust
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Seniors arriving to SHGA Flight Park via vehicle types
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Scenario : SHGA does not invite JoePilot to land on the private property SHGA 4.33 acres. And SHGA charges JoePilot nothing for a recreational-use landing on the said 4.33 acres. Indeed, SHGA notifies that such use by JoePilot is not permitted by the choice of the owner SHGA. Then JoePilot should n...
by Joe Faust
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Seniors arriving to SHGA Flight Park via vehicle types
Replies: 7
Views: 667

The reason that we are not inviting non-USHPA flyers to drop in on SHGA property comes down to one thing -liability insurance. Although it is not a common occurrence, houses have been struck by hang gliders in the past and there is always the potential to injure a spectator. Our club is at risk of ...
by Joe Faust
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Seniors arriving to SHGA Flight Park via vehicle types
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Seniors arriving to SHGA Flight Park via vehicle types

There are many seniors who would like to join the park and club and play a substantial role in volunteer work for the club. But a deep redtape item challenges: the having to join a third party private corporation to land a hang glider on the club's 4.33 acres. ' Is the club searching for ways to hav...
by Joe Faust
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dockweiler Records: Joe Faust makes 60 flights
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

126 Andy Beem and 201 Josh Laufer

Data with counts, times, commentary on the new world record at Dockweiler HERE Congratulations to Andy and Josh Together: more than 327 takeoffs, 327 flights, 327 landings, 327 carrybacks upslope. Many spectators saw some of the over 1,308 interesting HG actions at Dockweiler in one day. The WHGA re...
by Joe Faust
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USHPA RRG
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

A huge foundational assumption by the middle person does not hold true; he assumed that hang gliding would not be possible without the insurance.

Indeed hang gliding exists when no third-party insurance is present.

So, with such a fallacious assumption, the castle built must be questioned.
by Joe Faust
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 16
Views: 3536

As confirmed several times directly to Greg and here again: "Greg, you have been a flight father to many." He has thus a large family of flight children. http://www.energykitesystems.net/GregDeWolf/GregFlightFatheringMany002.JPG Thank you, Greg, for your decades of sharing yourself through your hang...
by Joe Faust
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News of OP's passing
Replies: 13
Views: 4240

Orian Price

See you soon, OP. ============================================= Some notes: ======================================= OP okprice Orian Price HE SIGNED WITH THIS SPELLING. Orion Price Horatio Alger OP used the spelling: horatio allger with the two ls Hang glider famous dad: Chris Price, early-modern pi...
by Joe Faust
Sun May 08, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Novel Concept for Launching Hang Gliders
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Novel Concept for Launching Hang Gliders

Novel Concept for Launching Hang Gliders
This is in concept stage needing staged model testing and simulation.
by Joe Faust
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunday, May 22, 2016: Celebration... Be there: Dockweiler
Replies: 0
Views: 739

Sunday, May 22, 2016: Celebration... Be there: Dockweiler

FYI: A majority of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society has voted for Sunday, May 22nd. to have a gathering of hang glider pilots and other enthusiasts, old and new, in celebration of the 168th birthday of Otto Lilienthal and the 45th anniversary of the beginning of th...
by Joe Faust
Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 24, 2016: Dockweiler Day
Replies: 1
Views: 925

Let me know by PM or direct email
if you are a friend to the Dockweiler site.
See the listing effort, so far:
http://www.worldhangglidingassociation. ... index.html
:) :?:
by Joe Faust
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: January 24, 2016: Dockweiler Day
Replies: 1
Views: 925

January 24, 2016: Dockweiler Day

Horizon, spotty interesting clouds, slow-to-serve wind direction, mild finally to 7 mph ... and good company: talk, fly, talk, fly, eat, fly more ... stories, challenges, politics of HG, exploring slightly crossing wind, making new Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society: http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by Joe Faust
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll question
Replies: 13
Views: 2815

Jim, I know of no way to alter the counts in the Poll Question. That you posted the typo is on record; such can be noted in any summary. Thanks for voting. My wording was probably confusing : ) Thanks for making the correction publicly. Best to you and yours, Joe PS Arbiter would need moderator priv...