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by Steve D
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Hook In Check! This Tandem Tourist Almost Bought it!
Replies: 2
Views: 319

http://ozreport.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13132 Unhooked Death Again - Change our Methods Now? JBBenson - 2009/01/25 16:27:19 UTC I get what Tad is saying, but it took some translation: HANG CHECK is part of the preflight, to verify that all the harness lines etc. are straight. HOOK-IN CHECK is to v...
by Steve D
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: hook in faliure (almost)
Replies: 19
Views: 5833

lswendt wrote:There is no ONE solution--ALL are wonderful.
I suspect that Kunio Yoshimura's fatherless kids would disagree with ALL are wonderful solutions.
by Steve D
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: hook in faliure (almost)
Replies: 19
Views: 5833

Re: hook in faliure (almost)

jdevorak wrote:My normal procedure is to hook in my harness to the glider and then get into my harness. A new step was added to the procedure because my new radio PTT is hard wired and needs to be dealt with.
Have you considered adhering to the requirements of your proficiency rating, jdevorak?
by Steve D
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Culture of our LZ
Replies: 24
Views: 7243

I agree. Less trash talking in the LZ. That's what the internet is for. Also if you are old, irrelevant, crazy, and bitter (a la: Tad Eareckson - Rick Masters) then keep it up or every go 'crazy' with the trash talk. I see that you somehow managed to spell Eareckson correctly. That's a significant ...
by Steve D
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donations for Dan...
Replies: 1
Views: 962

Donations for Dan...

by Steve D
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Wires
Replies: 7
Views: 3580

Wires

by Steve D
Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 13420

by Steve D
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: [TIL] About Tad Eareckson
Replies: 31
Views: 27934

I thought about posting this: Orion Price I noticed on his tow treatise he keeps mentioning the word "strength." And referred to the "G" rating of weak links and ropes. Might of has well mention the number in inches of water in of gallon, or how many volts are in a pound. A clear demonstration of ig...
by Steve D
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: [TIL] About Tad Eareckson
Replies: 31
Views: 27934

Freedomspyder - 2009/02/14 I've found your posts on both hook-in checks and releases very interesting and well thought out. Best of luck dealing with the Oz Report forum cult and its leader. Zack C - 2010/10/15 Houston Speaking of which, while I can fault Tad's approach, I can't fault his logic, no...
by Steve D
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 13420

Kunio's Kids: Mark Johnson - 2008/08/31 Phoenix As Mark Knight and I jumped in my truck to drive to the trail head, I could hear Kunio's kids crying, my heart sank even more, I felt sick. Bille's Mother: Bille Floyd - 2010/05/26 After hitting the ground I looked down at where my feet should be and k...
by Steve D
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 13420

Allen Sparks - 2012/07/13 I've launched unhooked twice. Both times were in 1977. One was a shallow slope launch, survivable. I sprained my ankle. The other was a windy assisted cliff launch at Jean ridge NV - not too survivable. Hanging from the basetube by my finger tips 40' over jagged lava rocks...
by Steve D
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 13420

Hang Gliding - 1992/09 Tad Eareckson In the period from 1980 to the present there have been reported four fatalities resulting from total failure to clip into anything and one from failure to step through either of the leg loops (the same problem on the other end). In doing a traditional hang check...
by Steve D
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 13420

Eric Hinrichs - 2011/05/13 I went to Chelan for the Nationals in '95 as a free flyer. They were requiring everyone to use the Australian method, and you were also not allowed to carry a glider without being hooked in. This was different for me, I hook in and do a full hang check just behind launch ...
by Steve D
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 13420

Davis Straub - 2009/01/04 Forbes airfield, Australia Forbes, day one, task one Meanwhile there was dust devil carnage in the launch line. A dust devil happened right in front of Michael Williams and he and two other pilots who were hooked in were pulled up and flipped over. One pilot had two people...
by Steve D
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 13420

Rob Kells - 2005/12 "Knowing" that if you are in your harness you must be hooked in, means that if something comes up that causes you to unhook for any reason, you are actually in greater danger of thinking you are hooked in when you are not. This happened to a pilot who used the Oz Method for seve...
by Steve D
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 13420

Steve Kinsley - 2005/10/02 I already see where the anger and grief take us. We need to do hang checks, double hang checks. And who was on Bill's wire crew? How could they let that happen? When Bob Gillisse got hurt I suggested that our local institution of the hang check is more the problem than th...
by Steve D
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 13420

Jesse Benson - 2009/01/25 I get what Tad is saying, but it took some translation: HANG CHECK is part of the preflight, to verify that all the harness lines etc. are straight. HOOK-IN CHECK is to verify connection to the glider five seconds before takeoff. They are separate actions, neither intercha...
by Steve D
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 13420

Tad Eareckson - 2012/07/18 1. We all do incredibly stupid things all the time. If the penalty for doing incredibly stupid things were usually mangling or death it would be a bad idea for ANYONE to fly. 2. Fortunately in aviation you almost always hafta do two or three incredibly stupid things at th...
by Steve D
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FTHI
Replies: 21
Views: 13420

Mike Lake - 2012/07/22 09:44 UK I worry about launching unhooked all the time and the closer I get to actually committing aviation the more worried I get. Anyone who has a 'system' in place that removes this worry is likely to launch unhooked. It matters not what you do in the run up to launch as t...