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by brianscharp
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Otto Meet 46th at Dockweiler (May 21st)
Replies: 12
Views: 3265

Ushpa attempting to come into Los Angeles and blocking Bob will be their undoing. I believe that is largely up to Joe Greblo. I'm not seeing much ambiguity in... Just to clarify Bob's post above..... Everyone pilot flying Dockweiler Beach will be required to be a member of the USHPA. This is an imp...
by brianscharp
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

It would be interesting to see the poster take the same harness and same model glider and recreate exactly how they got fooled into believing they were hooked in when they weren't. Instead what I see here is the wholesale disparagement of what many consider to the the single-most effective and appl...
by brianscharp
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Mid-Feb Hook-In Failure
Replies: 11
Views: 2762

I've witnessed a pilot hoist the glider upwards just prior to launch and, while convinced he was hooked in, he wasn't. Hoisting the glider upwards without a visual inspection can fail and has. Can you elaborate a little? Did the "pilot" fail to hoist the glider far enough to feel the tug that a con...
by brianscharp
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: USHPA pulls Torrey Exemption: The story behind the headlines
Replies: 54
Views: 10908

You're probably wasting your time Bob. You're "not an appropriate person to bring anything to the USHPA."

http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.ph ... 576#392576
by brianscharp
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Politics of flying
Topic: USHPA pulls Torrey Exemption: The story behind the headlines
Replies: 54
Views: 10908

Bob Kuczewski wrote:2. What was the exact date that Max Marien's tandem rating was revoked?
Why do you think it was? Did he break an established rule?
http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.ph ... 455#392455
mgforbes wrote:Both Max and Robin are current USHPA tandem instructors.
by brianscharp
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Extraordinary Carnage for One Day
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

Re: USHPA Accident/Incident Report System

Whatever you do don't write about it here. If you have valuable information that will help others avoid repeating the same experiences you should put it where only three people can access it and wait to see if they ever release it.
by brianscharp
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Safety and Incidents in flight
Topic: Wires
Replies: 7
Views: 3571

Funston Accident http://www.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?p=375066#375066 Someone could do the trigonometry to figure out the resulting line tensions and how they compare to flight loads... It depends entirely on how bent the wire is at the load. For sake of argument let's say the 50 lb load is appl...
by brianscharp
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dawn Comp
Replies: 1
Views: 979

Possible leads sent to PM.
by brianscharp
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supine harness for suprone
Replies: 5
Views: 2866

Thanks OP,

I would like to see him go supine in it too. Very nice looking harness. Don't think I'd want to fly a pg prone, but that harness might work for
me. I'll be giving dual purpose harnesses more thought.

Brian
by brianscharp
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supine harness for suprone
Replies: 5
Views: 2866

Hi again,

I'm going to wait and give my want adds a little time before contacting
Mitch. So if anyone has or knows of a harness that might work please
contact me.

Thanks, Brian
by brianscharp
Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supine harness for suprone
Replies: 5
Views: 2866

Hi Janyce,

Yes I will. Used ones seem rare, that may be my best bet.

Thank you, Brian
by brianscharp
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supine harness for suprone
Replies: 5
Views: 2866

Supine harness for suprone

Hi everyone,

I am looking for a used supine harness to fly suprone. I'd prefer

enclosed, but I'm also interested in skyfloater setups (light-weight pg

harness with spreader bar).Any leads would be appreciated.

Thanks, Brian Scharp
Sonoma Wings