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by Steve90266
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Refridgerator/freezer in LZ for All Members
Replies: 1
Views: 89

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: 0
Views: 105

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: 480

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: 246

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: 307

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: 141

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: 306

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: 509

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: 678

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: 1619

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: 870

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: 870

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: 454

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: 495

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: 934

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.
by Steve90266
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD! My Falcon 3 195
Replies: 1
Views: 675

SOLD!

I sold it. Thanks everyone.
by Steve90266
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SOLD! My Falcon 3 195
Replies: 1
Views: 675

SOLD! My Falcon 3 195

I've been storing it at the beach but using it hardly at all. Time for some lucky pilot to take on this well used Falcon 3 195. Don't ask me how many hours are on it cause truthfully I have no idea. Let's just say she's been around the corner and down the block a few times. She's launched Sylmar, Cr...
by Steve90266
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Airspeed is What You Need - DON'T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN!
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Crestline Launch

Jonathan, you are correct. This was Crestline launch, not Marshall. I've launched Crestline many times before, but never had an issue. This one caught me a bit off guard, but my instinct for survival kicked in and I was able to accelerate the last part of the run.

To my fellow pilots - guard up!
by Steve90266
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radio Repair and Custom PTT kits just down the road!
Replies: 0
Views: 843

Radio Repair and Custom PTT kits just down the road!

Good news for Sylmartians! I discovered an excellent alternative to the radio guy up in Washington who's slow as a slug. There's a place just down the 210 Fwy in La Crascenta called K.R. Nida Communications. KR Nida Communications, 818-957-1248, rnida@krnida.com www.krnida.com Richard Nida is the ow...
by Steve90266
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: First aid kits in the LZ
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

First Aid Kit

Wow. Kudos to Janyce! I'm trying to locate a used but functional AED to add to the collection.

Janyce, if you know of something we are missing, please let me know and I will find it.