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by lswendt
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: King Mountain
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: King Mountain

Hi All, I spoke to John Kangas about WHAT we should include in a comment to the Forest Service. Here's what he told me is important to emphasize: • King Mountain is a historic hang gliding site. It is one of the oldest sites and has been in consistent use since the sport’s inception. It is also the ...
by lswendt
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: hook in faliure (almost)
Replies: 19
Views: 5833

There's nothing like a visual. Turn around and look to see if you're hooked in. I do it on launch all the time. Also, my good friend J Shelly used to tell me, "Never refuse a hang check." I understand pilots are in the moment when they are walking to launch but one more check doesn't hurt. As someon...
by lswendt
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Knapp's Holiday "After Party" Sat. 12/19
Replies: 0
Views: 1360

Knapp's Holiday "After Party" Sat. 12/19

Join your fellow Sylmartians and celebrate the holidays yet one more time, (how can be TOO much celebrating). Mike and Lourdes Knapp will be hosting yet one more of their famously fabulous parties at their home. The party is pot luck so be sure to bring something to share. Saturday, December 19 7:30...
by lswendt
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Wires
Replies: 7
Views: 3580

Hmmm...load testing my side wires has always been a part of my preflight. Learned it from Rob Kells.
by lswendt
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UAV Pilot certification program
Replies: 0
Views: 972

UAV Pilot certification program

Thought some pilots may be interested in checking this out.

http://www.ceu.csupomona.edu/courses/cert/UAV/UAV.html

(originally from J Shelley)
by lswendt
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The tribute
Replies: 5
Views: 2053

The poem was from a friend/cousin (?) of Markus who could not be here for the service. I believe it was read by Markus' brother, Philippe.
by lswendt
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HVAC guy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

Richard Shaw
richard@systemsup.net
8161 Andora Drive, La Mirada, CA 90638
MobilePhone: 714-269-7697
Work Phone: 714-523-5168
by lswendt
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Wills Wing Eagle 145 + Z5 harness + Lara Gold Reserve $1550
Replies: 1
Views: 3169

Please contact me. I am VERY interested.

Lisa

818 341-zero six nine three
by lswendt
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Launch incidents
Replies: 16
Views: 6469

I often experience ramp suck. Most pilots probably don't feel it but I have heard of others who do.
by lswendt
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Events
Topic: LA County Air Show this Friday and Saturday, March 21-22
Replies: 0
Views: 1298

LA County Air Show this Friday and Saturday, March 21-22

We are excited to host the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as part of our inaugural event, Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Fox Field. Air Show fans will be captivated by an array of exciting and thrilling jets, gravity-defying aerobatic performers and the rumble of historic aircraft. We’ll ...
by lswendt
Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's all post our latest favorite flight passages, okay?
Replies: 13
Views: 2898

http://video.disney.com/watch/you-can-fly-4d128243e37127fae6

You Can Fly

"All it takes is faith and trust"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRjpna_3pFA[/youtube]

(of course Tinkerbell has the pixie dust)
by lswendt
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHGA's youngest hang glider pilot in training
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Congratulations! Glad to hear everyone is happy and healthy!

So where's a photo?

lw
by lswendt
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hang Gliding information cards FREE to members
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Hang Gliding information cards FREE to members

Whenever I run across people asking about hang gliding--whether it's in our local community or in the Owens--I find myself wishing for an easy way to give them information they will remember. So with that in mind, Ken and I came up with business-sized cards to give to people asking about our sport. ...
by lswendt
Thu May 30, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Blown launch
Replies: 8
Views: 3669

Glad you're okay (mostly), Vrezh. I understand the complacency but I've been hearing (and experienced) about a left wing lift on launch. Joe P. and I talked about it a couple of weeks ago. There may have been some influence from the change in airflow caused by the new ramp that exacerbated your comp...
by lswendt
Tue May 07, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 11
Views: 2720

It also looks like it may have been Photoshopped. Granted, this isn't the easiest image to do that with, but with patience, it's doable. The lighting is not the same between the background and the pilot. Notice the high contrast on his helmet caused by bright sunlight. The sky in the background is o...
by lswendt
Mon May 06, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Join Us for a Stork Drop, Saturday May 11
Replies: 0
Views: 1024

Join Us for a Stork Drop, Saturday May 11

In celebration of Juliann and Joey’s new baby girl, Jasmine Josephine , we are having a stork drop (aka baby shower). Please bring disposable diapers (Pampers, Huggies and Luvs. Sizes newborn through 3) and baby wipes (Target sensitive unscented). We’ll start with a BBQ at 3 pm followed by cake...
by lswendt
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Flightpark
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

I know she tried to open a legal whorehouse in NV but was denied the permits as she hadn't been able to prove permanent residency. Maybe she opted for the more appropriate "touch and go" business model? Quick in and out?

I could go on...
by lswendt
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kagel rules for landing NOW
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

"Obtaining and flying with a radio is also a good idea." In reference to Rob's comment about having a radio: IF you get/have a radio AND you plan on BROADCASTING on it, you MUST have a HAM license. It just isn't that hard to get your HAM license--after all, I have one! Having the visual as Crestlin...
by lswendt
Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who does aluminum forming and welding?
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

How about Dave Froschauer? He's in the Member Directory.

lw
by lswendt
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Santa Paula Airshow - HG pressence?
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Another great airshow at a small airport is the Camarillo Air Show . That's the following weekend, August 21-22. There are always really cool vintage WWII planes that fly in the show and it looks like the aerobatic helicopter pilot I saw a couple of years ago is back. There are also several of the p...