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by Spitfire
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Land Next to LZ is For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Land Next to LZ is For Sale

Also the land is zoned for equine keeping with the general plan being open space so building anything here is going to be tough.

Photo too big to attach, so here's the link.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjFVdm3s90E0j3IiDufQxYYXdKSK
by Spitfire
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Land Next to LZ is For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: Land Next to LZ is For Sale

Some relevant info - this is in a flood plain (zone AO) so building anything here is not going to be easy. See attached photo.
by Spitfire
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 16
Views: 3536

When I showed up to the beach to learn how to hang glide, I was expecting more adrenaline and less theory. Well, I quickly realized that Greg wasn't going to allow me to get sidetracked by adrenaline. My ego flared up a lot in the beginning. "How can this sport be such a freakin' drag?" were some o...
by Spitfire
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: FAA NextGen Air Traffic Control & Close Proximity Events
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Looks like there was a near miss with a glider over Chicago this afternoon: https://thepointsguy.com/2017/09/united ... ion-ohare/
by Spitfire
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting airport approaches at SMO LAX
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

So what you're saying is that if SMO does not reverse when it's blowing down then aircraft are taking off and landing downwind? I always thought that was an aircraft no-no.
by Spitfire
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting airport approaches at SMO LAX
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Interesting airport approaches at SMO LAX

I can see planes land and take off at both from my office window. SMO is business as usual but LAX is in reverse (landing approach over the ocean, take off over the city). Strange given their proximity, no?
by Spitfire
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: dhmartens banned?
Replies: 11
Views: 3177

This happened to me once. One of my IP addresses got caught up in the list of SHGA spam IP addresses. Easily fixed.
by Spitfire
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHGA WiFi
Replies: 20
Views: 5159

Is there anything we can do so that the wifi supports wifi calling? This usually works by default unless it's blocked or the wifi is too slow. T-mobile has terrible coverage in the LZ and I think Sprint does also, so this would allow us to make and receive calls. I know I have made SIP (session ini...
by Spitfire
Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SHGA WiFi
Replies: 20
Views: 5159

Is there anything we can do so that the wifi supports wifi calling? This usually works by default unless it's blocked or the wifi is too slow. T-mobile has terrible coverage in the LZ and I think Sprint does also, so this would allow us to make and receive calls.
by Spitfire
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windfinder App
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Hope they do. My app only shows the forecast so I wonder how real time data would integrate with it.
by Spitfire
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windfinder App
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

Windfinder App

Has anyone used the Windfinder app for Android or iPhones? I find it's a pretty useful app for quickly checking the wind direction, wind speed and a bunch of other parameters with a 10 day forecast. You can download it at http://www.windfinder.com/apps and at the bottom is the link to the free versi...
by Spitfire
Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packs for the homeless
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Packs ready and almost half are accounted for to be distributed by SHGA members

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by Spitfire
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packs for the homeless
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

NME wrote:Kudos to your lovely wife. You are a lucky man indeed.
Indeed 8)
by Spitfire
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packs for the homeless
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Packs for the homeless

Given the expected El Nino rains and cold and miserable weather, my lovely wife has decided to make packs for the homeless. These contain a bunch of stuff including gloves, beanies, toilet paper, granola bars, water, heat packs, wet wipes, rain ponchos, socks etc. She's going to make them tomorrow a...
by Spitfire
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colorado Fly Week 2016 -The Finale-
Replies: 8
Views: 2253

1 & 2. I can fly into Alamosa airport via Denver which is an hour away from Villa Grove and tickets aren't too bad. I would just need glider transport from Sylmar (which I'll pay for). I need to see if you have to be there on day 1 for a site briefing or can show up midweek. Looks like this is what...
by Spitfire
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colorado Fly Week 2016 -The Finale-
Replies: 8
Views: 2253

1 & 2. I can fly into Alamosa airport via Denver which is an hour away from Villa Grove and tickets aren't too bad. I would just need glider transport from Sylmar (which I'll pay for). I need to see if you have to be there on day 1 for a site briefing or can show up midweek. 3. The baby thing is all...
by Spitfire
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colorado Fly Week 2016 -The Finale-
Replies: 8
Views: 2253

Is if feasible to come for a couple of days? Really want to come but can't do a whole week.
by Spitfire
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Donations
Replies: 28
Views: 5119

Thanks Jim. I just donated $200. Charge someone $10 and donate that the RRG instead of my free ride. Every little bit helps.