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by gregangsten
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WINGNUTZ for Regional Director
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: WINGNUTZ for Regional Director

I think this is a worthwhile discussion but I'd say it's under the wrong thread and probably the wrong forum category.
by gregangsten
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: More discussion would be nice
Replies: 3
Views: 170

More discussion would be nice

Since this whole topic has been dead for so long (and work is slow), I'm posting some very mundane information for the hell of it. I think it would be good if people would post more routine reports here, if only to let people know how conditions have been. Evidently everyone is waiting until they br...
by gregangsten
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: King Mountain
Replies: 1
Views: 77

King Mountain

I'm sure everyone has gotten that email from USHPA regarding the possible threat to King Mtn. as a flying site. I hope everyone who has flown there or hopes to, takes a moment to comment here: https://usfs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MinimalGallery/index.html?appid=cb5e8f103e4c408ba1990522a0b9f6fb#query=wi...
by gregangsten
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Red Cross training
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Red Cross training

Cyndia asked me to relay this to the forum: Hi all, I have tentatively scheduled February 9 for the Red Cross Training. We need a minimum of 8 people to sign up. I need to confirm with the trainer how many people will be there. We are dividing the cost of the class over the participants so I won't k...
by gregangsten
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Congratulations Joe Greblo on Rob Kells Memorial Award!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Congratulations Joe Greblo on Rob Kells Memorial Award!!!

Credit where credit is certainly due. Thanks for everything, Joe.
by gregangsten
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marina Beach
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Marina Beach

Pretty hard up for a news story. Looks like there won't be a launch ramp at Marina for awhile, the local club got into mild trouble for cleaning up the beach.

https://www.montereyherald.com/2018/12/ ... ate-beach/
by gregangsten
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tow rating in the winter
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Sonora Wings

Here is a link to the Oz Report post that should work a little better:

https://ozreport.com/1542302840

Here is the Sonora Wings website link:

http://sonorawings.com/
by gregangsten
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Comp Discussion
Topic: 2018 Dahlsten Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: 2018 Dahlsten Cup

chadness wrote:If a measure of success, the 2018 had 29 gliders simultaneously on launch up from 23 gliders in 2017.

Again thanks to all who helped to make it such a success,
Chad
So that's why you launched so early.
by gregangsten
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to fill up your 02 bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 678

oxygen

And the short answer is, use the welder's oxygen.
by gregangsten
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to fill up your 02 bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: Where to fill up your 02 bottle

Fat Fred wrote:
Steve90266 wrote:Got mine filled up for $10 at Gardena Welding Supply! 310-323-5850.

16601 S Normandie Ave, Gardena, CA 90247
I was under the impression that there is special aviators oxygen?

-Fred-
I've been using O2 from welders and look how normal I am.
by gregangsten
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: At home glider storage suggestions, looking for P.I.P
Replies: 2
Views: 394

glider storage

...or you can save yourself a lot of hassle and rent a storage tube at the LZ. Talk to Jay D.
by gregangsten
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: XC landings
Replies: 13
Views: 1619

XC landings

OK, I'll 'fess up. After a glorious flight along the Sierras (as usual), I worked my way down the valley for awhile on light lift before deciding on this nice looking field I'd driven by and admired for years. Yes, it was green and being watered but it didn't look like any real crop was growing ther...
by gregangsten
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lilienthal in California
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Lilienthal in California

Look what Andy has been up to at the beach. Here is a little one page article with some pictures:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tRXRwp ... sp=sharing
by gregangsten
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 167 Saturn for auction
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

167 Saturn for auction

There will be a 167 Saturn up for auction at the upcoming Dahlsten Cup on September 29. Contact Jim Thompson or Rob Burgis for details.
by gregangsten
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USHPA RRG
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

USHPA RRG

An insurance forum interview about the formation of the USHPA RRG:

http://www.ambest.com/video/video.aspx? ... liding2818
by gregangsten
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-air collision and PG crash at Crestline
Replies: 0
Views: 567

Mid-air collision and PG crash at Crestline

Initial information seems to be incorrect. I am told that the pilot who crashed at Crestline Saturday before last at their Fly-in needed spinal fusion surgery. More information here:

http://www.crestlinesoaring.org/node/2499
by gregangsten
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been a while...
Replies: 1
Views: 511

It's time

Atta boy, Vrezh! Good to hear. I'll be away for a couple weeks but I'll see you in the air soon I hope.
by gregangsten
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cerro Gordo
Replies: 0
Views: 479

Cerro Gordo

Cerro Gordo, the ghost town and, I presume, also hang gliding launch has been sold. The plan is to house tourists there. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/california-ghost-town-sale-180969322/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=07/24/2018%20Daily%20Newsletter&spMailing...