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by mario
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: PG fatality at Crestline
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: PG fatality at Crestline

Here is the accident report that I believe to be well done and helpful.
http://www.crestlinesoaring.org/node/2648

It is worth reading and hopefully it can help others prevent another tragedy like it. Lua was a fun and free spirit. She leaves behind two kids.

Mario
by mario
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Congratulations Joe Greblo on Rob Kells Memorial Award!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 245

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

Congratulations Joe! I don’t know anyone that has worked harder to keep our sport alive. Not an easy task in our metropolis! I’m forever thankful for your help in getting my two brothers and me safely in the air, starting on that day that you and Rich offered us a chance to try hang gliding on that ...
by mario
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: XC landings
Replies: 13
Views: 1619

I’m sure this has already been solved. My guess is that it wasn’t a harness that Dave saw, but some of the red sail that Ken’s glider had on it.
by mario
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Vintage Sylmar with an Aolus
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Vintage Sylmar with an Aolus

I got an email from former Sylmar pilot and cartoonist extraordinarie, Harry Martin, with a short film he made around 1980 that shows Sylmar/Kagel and shaky air to air footage of my brother flying his Aolus design that he built. I don’t know how to attach the film here, but if you have Facebook, you...
by mario
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 16
Views: 3525

Very sad news indeed. I will remember Greg for his passion and for patiently introducing tons of people to our sport.
I think the memorial at the beach would be a great idea. Maybe it’s time to do a “Fly Americaâ€Â� again.....
by mario
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creek Fire, Kagel evacuation, and an invitation
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

If I can be of any help, please call me at 626-714-8876
Mario
by mario
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News of OP's passing
Replies: 13
Views: 4236

Very sad news indeed.
Thanks for writing that Ken. I couldn't have expressed our loss any better.
by mario
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: hook in faliure (almost)
Replies: 19
Views: 5793

Thank you Andy!!
My biggest fear too! The brain can play some mean tricks sometimes.
We have lost too many good people this way.
We need more people like Andy!!!!
by mario
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: O2 system
Replies: 8
Views: 3163

Yes, to Colorado in the fall. Also, I plan to start flying the White Mountains any day now and don't want to be restricted by altitude. :)
by mario
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: O2 system
Replies: 8
Views: 3163

O2 system

Does anyone have an O2 system that they don't need/want anymore that I can buy? Otherwise, perhaps rent?
Thanks,
Mario
by mario
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weather Station
Replies: 19
Views: 4491

Awesome! Thank you Chip!! (And Francisco and whoever else helped out!)
by mario
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Flying Related
Topic: Flying in Himalayas
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

Beautiful video! Scary too - for a moment I wanted to start paragliding :o
Thanks,
Mario
by mario
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: The insurance problem
Replies: 43
Views: 11672

Re: The insurance problem

Mark Forbes has posted lots of excellent information about insurance and the RRG on the USHPA website. If you haven't read it, I'll encourage you to visit the "Information Center and FAQ" at https://www.ushpa.aero/freeflightforever.asp . It's also well worth logging in to the Members area and click...
by mario
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USHPA's Rate Increase
Replies: 26
Views: 6146

Well said Greg!
by mario
Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donations
Replies: 28
Views: 5119

Thanks for starting this thread Jim. I gave $200 on 12/9 and will give more before the time is up if it is needed. It's a lot of money for me, but just think of all the money I've saved on gas and rides up the hill with this string of bad flying weather! I will let some of my other charitable giving...
by mario
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FREE - storage tube
Replies: 3
Views: 2030

Call Andy Beem, I think he could use it at his place.
by mario
Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange glider
Replies: 11
Views: 3095

Harry, Great to see you and your ol' Fledge are flying! I recently took Carlos' Aolus out for a test flight at Crestline. Someone there by the name of Crazy..... had a Fledge 2 that he was going over to prepare for flight again. I was impressed with the weight and the size of the control frame for c...
by mario
Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange glider
Replies: 11
Views: 3095

That glider looks loopy!!!
I know who you are because my brother Carlos flew with you for years!
I'm sure there are others in the club that will remember you.
Does this mean you are still flying?!?
Mario
by mario
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: Dockweiler insurance
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

Great news and thanks for whatever negotiation help that was offered by USHPA. I had my first flight there in 1973 when I was 10 and Joe Greblo and Rich Grigsby offered my brother and me a free try. I knew it was for me the moment my feet left the ground, and that flight is still very fresh in my me...
by mario
Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Girls wanted!
Replies: 0
Views: 931

Girls wanted!

Hey all you great female Sylmar pilots, check this out and submit some pictures!
"Girls just wanna have flights!"
https://www.facebook.com/events/1069378086440734/