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by Steve90266
Fri May 17, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got a flightless bird?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Got a flightless bird?

Vrezh, you're more than welcome to use my Sport 2 155 for free. Locker 48 I tink. Send me an email if you're interested and I'll send you the combo. Fly the you know what out of it!

Steve90266@gmail.com
by Steve90266
Fri May 10, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Flying Safari to Monroe, Utah for Memorial Day WE 2019!
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Flying Safari to Monroe, Utah for Memorial Day WE 2019!

In lieu of the usual Owens trip, we've collectively decided to head out to Monroe, Utah to fly, camp, soak in the natural hot springs, and in general, relax and have fun. There are several launches in Monroe. The highest is at 11,200. The LZ is at around 5K and is an easy glide, even on a Falcon. If...
by Steve90266
Fri May 10, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Memorial Day WE in the Owens!
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Memorial Day WE in the Owens! CANCELLED

We've decided to head to Monroe, Utah instead. Hope you can join us!
by Steve90266
Thu May 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flying Safari to Monroe, Utah for Memorial Day WE 2019!
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Flying Safari to Monroe, Utah for Memorial Day WE 2019!

I usually post hang gliding trips under the "Events" category, but given the time line, this is the one most people read first. We're headed to Monroe, Utah to fly, camp, soak in the natural hot springs, and in general, relax and have fun. There are several launches in Monroe. The highest is at 11,2...
by Steve90266
Thu May 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emergency LZ now cleared
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Emergency LZ now cleared

Wow! The grading gremlins have been at it again! Now that the Pacoima Wash LZ is safer, perhaps it's time to run another land-out clinic? I'd like to give it a try on my U2!
by Steve90266
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Refridgerator/freezer in LZ for All Members
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: New Refridgerator/freezer in LZ for All Members

This is great, Rob. Thanks!
by Steve90266
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Memorial Day WE in the Owens!
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Memorial Day WE in the Owens!

We're going back for more! Once again the Beast that lives above 10K beckons and mocks us with laughter and disdain. I'm headed back to the Owens this Memorial Day WE to answer the challenge, and I invite you to join me for some true High Adventure! All H-4s and high hour H-3s are encouraged to join...
by Steve90266
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Two Dead at Torrey - Paragliding Collision (March 9, 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Two Dead at Torrey - Paragliding Collision (March 9, 2019)

Very sad news. Both pilots were "experienced". P4 and P3. Lesson emphasized. Keep your head on a swivel, ESPECIALLY when ridge soaring with multiple pilots, but always, always, always assume somebody is looking in the wrong direction and coming to take you out.
by Steve90266
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Congratulations Joe Greblo on Rob Kells Memorial Award!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 274

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

Congratulations, Joe! Thanks for being such a stalwart leader in the sport of hang gliding. You continue to be an inspiration to us all. Keep 'em flying!
by Steve90266
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gridley Street Neighbors
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Gridley Street Neighbors

This is awesome. Great work BoD and all who supported this effort! Very smart!
by Steve90266
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marina Beach
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Marina Beach

I got a chance to launch this ramp once. Me and OP set up. The wind was weak, but we could not resist giving it a go. We both took quick little Dockweiler style flights to the sand. Ah well. C'est la vie.
by Steve90266
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Hook In Check! This Tandem Tourist Almost Bought it!
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Hook In Check! This Tandem Tourist Almost Bought it!

A buddy of mine just sent me this. I'm amazed that the guy is able to hang on as long as he did. Unbelievable. Hang Check/Hook In Check Always Always Always!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLBJA8SlH2w
by Steve90266
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wills Wing U2-160 (2005)
Replies: 2
Views: 523

U2

Somebody got a very sweet deal!
by Steve90266
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to fill up your 02 bottle
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Where to fill up your 02 bottle

Got mine filled up for $10 at Gardena Welding Supply! 310-323-5850.

16601 S Normandie Ave, Gardena, CA 90247
by Steve90266
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: XC landings
Replies: 13
Views: 1650

Landing in the Crop Field

If I could add my two cents here Greg. To be fair, landing in the heat of the day at 4,000 ft in no wind would be challenging for most pilots. The field was wet and the crop made running it out difficult. You and the glider walked away relatively unscathed, and so we are thankful for that. The take ...
by Steve90266
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Labor Day WE in the Owens
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Owens

I just got an invitation to fly to Chicago for a family reunion on the 22nd of Sept. I am seriously thinking about making that, in which case I would not be going out to the Owens for the WE of the 22nd.
by Steve90266
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Labor Day WE in the Owens
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Labor Day WE in the Owens

Some of us Sylmartians are gathering in the Owens this Labor Day WE to test our skills against the dreaded beast that lives above 10K. All H-4s and long hour H-3s are invited. Camping and camaraderie will abound. Pilots should bring a locator and emergency first aid kit, along with cold weather gear...
by Steve90266
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vote for Windsports in Argonaut's Best of the Westside
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Survey

Andy, you guys appear at the very end of the survey. People need to vote on at least 20 items, then go to the very last page to find you under "Best Adventure Sport".
by Steve90266
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Beautiful Sculpture
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Sergei

We are very lucky to have Sergei as a friend. �¡�¿�°Ñ��¸�±�¾!
by Steve90266
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Forced hillside landing
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Forced Landing

Glad you are OK, Terry. Getting caught in the venturi of a canyon as an HG or PG pilot is always challenging and rarely ends well. Glad it ended well for you and we look forward to hearing the details so that we can all learn. All the best.