Search found 6 matches

by Loren
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FAA NextGen Air Traffic Control & Close Proximity Events
Replies: 11
Views: 2135

Re: ADS-B

My first take on the ADS-B devices was that it would be better to have receive only as not to clog the system with HG and PG's positions... In a perfect world, we should have units that transmit only when a powered aircraft is approaching us so that both pilots are aware of the potential conflict. ...
by Loren
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FAA NextGen Air Traffic Control & Close Proximity Events
Replies: 11
Views: 2135

Re: NextGen

It runs on 5VDC so power will be simple. Thanks for this information, Jonathan, it sounds quite promising. Looking at the unit, I think it is powered by the USB connection, which is good. AVARE appears to be open-source, so it might be possible to add an "audible alert" capability. It's too bad we ...
by Loren
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FAA NextGen Air Traffic Control & Close Proximity Events
Replies: 11
Views: 2135

NextGen

It's too bad USHPA and the hang gliding community in general has its head stuck in the sands of the past on the issue of collision avoidance. This is the 21st century. Because of the requirement to see and avoid faster aircraft that can come from any direction, low-speed ultralight aircraft need, an...
by Loren
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found knife
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

Re: Knife

I lost a knife 6 months ago or so either on launch or in the LZ. Did it look like this?

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by Loren
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: USHPA Refusing to Renew Torrey Hawks ...
Replies: 31
Views: 7074

Damn Obama! I bet he instructed the Muslim Brotherhood to infiltrate the USHPA!
by Loren
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dockweiler Beach Closing
Replies: 14
Views: 4941

Write to USHPA

I think that the letter-writing campaign would be better directed to the USHPA. They are supposed to be capable of securing site insurance, aren't they? What good do the dues we pay do us if they can't help keep such a historic and invaluable site open?