Bobk Gag order and Ushpa RRG in California

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Bobk Gag order and Ushpa RRG in California

Post by dhmartens » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:34 pm

cross posted at ushawks.org:
As far as I know Ushpa has offered Bobk his membership and insurance if he signs a "gag order". If he does this all is well and we transition to the RRG June 1st and we all get to keep flying. If Bob refuses, or if the "Gag order" contains non compete rules, or if somehow legally attacking the RRG enters into it this all becomes more complicated, like a contested convention. California could react adversely which could effect the future of flying, Hang glider factories, schools, etc. My advise is for Bobk to sign the Gag order and deal with it later with the RRG after it is borne as not to disrupt the Hang Gliding Economy.
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Re: Bobk Gag order and Ushpa RRG in California

Post by Bob Kuczewski » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:54 am

dhmartens wrote:As far as I know Ushpa has offered Bobk his membership and insurance if he signs a "gag order".
I haven't heard anything about this. Are you free to share your sources?

While I value my ability to fly very much, I would never trade my constitutional right to speak for anything USHPA could offer me. I think they know that, and that's why there has never been such an offer ... as far as I know.

Now it wouldn't surprise me, if some USHPA mouthpiece were going around saying "Bob could fly again if he'd just agree not to be so critical of USHPA". That kind of statement makes it look like they're trying to be reasonable. But demanding silence in order to participate in the sport of hang gliding is not reasonable. Those who would trade their freedoms for security shall have neither.

USHPA has mismanaged their monopoly for decades and we're seeing the consequences all around us. Their desperation to silence and discredit me is symptomatic of their failure to manage our sports properly.
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