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by Jim
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Woody Valley Tenax Rope Slider Failure!
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Woody Valley Tenax Rope Slider Failure!

I have personal experience with three Woody Valley harnesses and I believe I've commented in the past about the necessity of regular inspection for the friction suspension version. Fortunately, I've always performed the checks before the rope failed, but twice, I was already through the sheath. That...
by Jim
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gridley Street Neighbors
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Gridley Street Neighbors

As many of you know, one of our neighbors interfered with and prevented the theft of patio chairs from the LZ. When this came up at the board meeting, it led to the board deciding that a small token of appreciation was in order for all the neighbors bordering our activities. To that end, a gift of a...
by Jim
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR THE HOLIDAY PARTY NOW!
Replies: 0
Views: 209

PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR THE HOLIDAY PARTY NOW!

As a courtesy to your fellow pilots, if you have not responded to the Punchbowl.com invitation for the SHGA Holiday Party on December 8th, please make your reservation, A.S.A.P. A final count is required by the restaurant by November 25th. If you did not receive an invitation, you may private messag...
by Jim
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COMPETIONS AT THE DAHLSTEN
Replies: 1
Views: 332

COMPETIONS AT THE DAHLSTEN

I made up a list of rules for Hang 2 pilots that may compete for the duration contest this Saturday: DAHLSTEN DURATION CONTEST RULES 1. Open to Hang-2 w/sign-off, ONLY. 2. Single Surface gliders (Alpha, Falcon or equivalent aspect ratio), ONLY. 3. Competition Opens at 11:00 closes at 17:00, you may ...
by Jim
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No More Rocks
Replies: 1
Views: 470

No More Rocks

I noticed some confusion yesterday regarding the white triangles scattered at launch. They are chocs, used by aviators and others to prevent their wheels from rolling when parked. If you are setting up into the wind with your glider nose tied, use a set (4) to keep your wheeled control bar from roll...
by Jim
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: General Discussion of Forum Banning (continued)
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

I suspect you've read it and found that I was right. Otherwise I'm sure you'd have posted it. I suspect Marshall found he was wasting his time here. I've got a lot of other things going on. Really? But the important thing for the club as a whole (members and officers) is to think about the standard...
by Jim
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Seniors arriving to SHGA Flight Park via vehicle types
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Or, maybe SHGA could receive from me a Waiver wherein I waive all rights to ever sue SHGA for matters related to any landing of a hang glider on their property; and then with that Waiver, then permit me to land on their property on the LZ strip. In a word, no . A non-liability-insured pilot must no...
by Jim
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Seniors arriving to SHGA Flight Park via vehicle types
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Seniors arriving to SHGA Flight Park via vehicle types

There are many seniors who would like to join the park and club and play a substantial role in volunteer work for the club. But a deep redtape item challenges: the having to join a third party private corporation to land a hang glider on the club's 4.33 acres. How do you know this, Joe? Are you vis...
by Jim
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Club Projects / Volunteer Opportunities
Topic: Introducing the Friends of Sylmar Hang Gliding program
Replies: 10
Views: 1553

I am relaying a suggestion from another pilot who heard the discussion at last week's board meeting regarding a "club" for elders at our site. This pilot said that a very good way to make a positive impression in the community is to offer help to people, families, groups, that are in need. He says t...
by Jim
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Events
Topic: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE DAHLSTEN EVENT
Replies: 0
Views: 355

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE DAHLSTEN EVENT

Please! Your help is needed. • Any number of volunteers to help with setup. • Non-flying volunteers to manage the following: - One-two people to measure and record distances for the spot landing contest. - One-Two people to monitor parking at the entrance and direct traffic, as necessar...
by Jim
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Congratulations Erika!
Replies: 21
Views: 2732

How is it that a congratulatory announcement for a 'home grown' SHGA pilot in the General Discussion section devolves into a politically-motivated mud-flinging fest? Back to the original topic, CONGRATULATIONS ERIKA! I believe that you will excel in your new position and I can't wait to see the effe...
by Jim
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ron Keinan
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Ron Keinan

I received a message from Ron's wife saying that Ron is doing fine. His family is currently visiting with him while he attends a special rehabilitation program in northern Israel. No word yet on when he might return to the U.S.
by Jim
Sat May 05, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Accidental Deployment
Replies: 1
Views: 862

Accidental Deployment

The pilot experiencing an accidental deployment of a reserve 'chute on Saturday may choose to post details but for those who are wondering... A pilot reported on the radio that a glider was under canopy to the east of Trash. The glider reportedly impacted on the steep slope on the east face. No one ...
by Jim
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 142
Views: 24291

The USHPA is made up of all of us who choose to participate, a group of people who believe it's in our interest to act as one. Apparently, most of us believe that those we elected are doing a pretty good job, otherwise, we'd be flocking to another organization that does more than offer a forum for t...
by Jim
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 142
Views: 24291

Let me be clear about this, no humor, not facetious: I fully agree with what the good people that run the USHPA did. If I am continually confronted by someone who is disruptive of my operation, who can't even acknowledge anyone else's point of view and who believes their way is the only way to proce...
by Jim
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Calling USHPA's Bluff
Replies: 142
Views: 24291

"And in related news, Generalisimo Francisco Franco is still dead..."
by Jim
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's dead, Jim
Replies: 19
Views: 3184

Thanks sooooo much, Vrezh!
by Jim
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Rules to live by ~
Replies: 11
Views: 1718

Yep, no adults here.
by Jim
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Rules to live by ~
Replies: 11
Views: 1718

Not as 'dead' as you thought, Vrezh!

Narcissistic megalomaniacs to your doldrums rescue, buddy: You have a pulse.

Now come fly!
by Jim
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's dead, Jim
Replies: 19
Views: 3184

Someone who doesn't have a pulse is destined for a barrow in short order.