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by msoultan
Wed May 08, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help save point of the mountain!
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Help save point of the mountain!

Hey everyone, I'm sure many of you have flown Point of the Mountain (Steep Mountain), and if you haven't, you should! It's an amazing place to fly with an amazing group of pilots and the mountain is now being bulldozed. Please help support the Utah Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association to stop the ...
by msoultan
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Big Sur 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3903

Hey Steve,
Which trip are you talking about - I'm referring to the big sur trip. Are you talking about your AZ trip?
by msoultan
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Big Sur 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3903

I'm so stoked for this trip!!!!
by msoultan
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flying La Salina on the 15th of July
Replies: 9
Views: 1801

Hey Steve, I was planning on going to Point of the Mountain this weekend but the locals say it's going to be blown out so I'm pushing it back a week. Were you planning on going the weekend of June 30th? I'm planning on heading up that way, so if you wanna fly, lemme know because I'm probably going t...
by msoultan
Wed May 16, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Spring Air Festival 2012 - Sat. May 19th
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

So, I was able to output my GPS track and import it into the following site: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/index.html Seemed to work great, so I think I should be good. Please let me know if your program supports the Magellan Meridian format, otherwise, I'll bring my laptop to make the conversion. Th...
by msoultan
Wed May 16, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Spring Air Festival 2012 - Sat. May 19th
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

I have a magellan meridian gps that will save my track, and I've found a program that can convert my track file into other formats: http://www.gpsbabel.org/index.html What format would you need for me to convert to? I'd like to do a test track and send it your way to make sure you can open it to you...
by msoultan
Wed May 16, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Spring Air Festival 2012 - Sat. May 19th
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

Hi, I'd like to compete with my Falcon 3, but I've never done a contest before. I noticed that there's a GPS checkin - are there any specifics for a GPS? I have an old GPS that I think should work, otherwise I have my Android phone. Does anyone have a recommended app to use for Android that will wor...
by msoultan
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking from hang gliding sites from LA to Canada!
Replies: 14
Views: 3686

Wow...that's beautiful!! Especially that lake takeoff!! Does my falcon 3 have enough glide to make it from that launch?
by msoultan
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking from hang gliding sites from LA to Canada!
Replies: 14
Views: 3686

What time this summer? The dates will decide if you go coastal or inland. Driving up the Owens, then hit Hat Creek, then do Lake View to Pine Mt. Or. then up to Chlean... It would be so epic, it would be epileptic. Or you could go coastal. Imagine hitting Torrey, then Bates, then Marina, then Funst...
by msoultan
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Capital of Hang Gliding? WTF?
Replies: 62
Views: 13133

I guess here's the real question: *Who* is calling Sylmar the world capital of hang gliding? If it's just us, then Janyce is completely correct in her statement. Now if there are other people *around the world* that also support this statement, then we are correct in having that line on our site. Ho...
by msoultan
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Capital of Hang Gliding? WTF?
Replies: 62
Views: 13133

Based on the definition of capital ("The most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government"), unless we're being recognized by the rest of the *world* HG community as the most important hang gliding spot, or we're providing serious influence towards the governance of...
by msoultan
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking from hang gliding sites from LA to Canada!
Replies: 14
Views: 3686

Looking from hang gliding sites from LA to Canada!

Hey Everyone, I'm planning on doing a road trip from LA to Vancouver this summer, and I'd like to hit as many hang gliding spots along the way. I'm thinking I'll drive up the coast on the way there and then maybe head inland on the way back, but that may change. As for the range of locations I'm wil...
by msoultan
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Kagel launch 02/18/12
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

fifth element :) Great movie!
by msoultan
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting a HAM licences this Saturday. Who else wants one?
Replies: 2
Views: 884

I need to do this! I'll see if I can make it out.

Thanks!
Mike
by msoultan
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VASI for Sylmar?
Replies: 1
Views: 854

I think it's a great idea, but I'm sure you're going to hear other people say that you shouldn't rely on these kinds of visual aids because the majority of the time you probably won't have them (unless you fly Andy Jackson or anywhere else that had a VASI). That said, it would definitely take a lot ...
by msoultan
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: Flight Discussion
Topic: Video of my flight on Maui
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Video of my flight on Maui

by msoultan
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Looking for inflatable wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

Looking for inflatable wheels

I have a falcon 3 and I'm looking for some inflatable wheels around 6-8 inches or so (or whatever the size is around that measurement).

Thanks!
Mike
by msoultan
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: circling in tiny lift
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Jim wrote:Besides, your supposed to be flying with a pink streamer and anyone coming near you does so with your skill level in mind, right?
I got my H3! :) But I've still got *PLENTY* to learn!
by msoultan
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: circling in tiny lift
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Jonathan, You could be right about me marking a bad spot... I totally could have been doing that, but the other guy was flying along the ridge and would go around me on each pass and kept sinking lower and lower, so it was kinda obvious that there wasn't much else around. As far as multiple people t...
by msoultan
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: circling in tiny lift
Replies: 11
Views: 2316

Well, that's the thing, there was no other spot to go, so it was sink or swim (I was swimming hard). He actually came across the dam about 400ft above me and then ended up sinking below me. I was making little gains, so I felt that I could make some headway, but it was slow. Now, as to why I was the...