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by tnankie
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness

you islanders are such a cohesive bunch aren't you? :D My biggest concern in this case is the track record, I'm not sure if it should have a bearing on the current case or not. I think it takes two pilots to have a mid-air. There is no way I'd ask for compensation. I'd hope that if someone blatantly...
by tnankie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6260

Re: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....

Kind of amused Martin, You say that how people spend their money is up to them yet you post this thread about what? Trying to get us to change our minds about HPAC?, are you telling us how to spend our money? And If it really is just about you then why even ask us? Surely you've made it clear you do...
by tnankie
Tue May 28, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6260

Re: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....

Does it make a difference? Wont we (WCSC) have to put up with your rants anyway? So it really makes no difference to me whether you leave or not. True! That's because the WCSC does contribute to the flying community and does provide a service.... good value. Sad tho... It would be nice to know you ...
by tnankie
Mon May 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6260

Re: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....

Does it make a difference?
Wont we (WCSC) have to put up with your rants anyway?
So it really makes no difference to me whether you leave or not.
by tnankie
Thu May 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spot Owners....
Replies: 28
Views: 7509

Re: Spot Owners....

I am paying $50.35 a month, taxes inclusive. I have the mini, so no choice (I believe) with who I signed up with (Garmin Canada). And I just realised I'm paying to be on a freedom plan but never changing/deactivating my plan based on usage.....so I've just changed to the $35 a month Garmin plan. I m...
by tnankie
Wed May 08, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spot Owners....
Replies: 28
Views: 7509

Re: Spot Owners....

Ultimately it depends on how important the tracking is to you Bill. It is a safety feature.....but even on the cheapest plan you can turn it on if you think you need it. I use the recreation plan and I tend to leave it running year round. I find 40 text messages is more than enough, I doubt I use mo...
by tnankie
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Repack spring 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 2190

Re: Repack spring 2019

why would you need one?
by tnankie
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Elk Prest Road LZ Closure
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Elk Prest Road LZ Closure

LZ is probably HG friendly, the launch not so much. I'm not going to help you get your glider to the top but I'll come along for moral support/giggles.

Launch is about here, https://goo.gl/maps/Mz3E82z7s3N2 .
by tnankie
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: FORUM UPDATED
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

Re: FORUM UPDATED

hurrah!
Thanks Pedro
by tnankie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Then there is storage room. Not everyone has a garage or a barn to put a gilder into. Imagine how easy it would be if the wing could be stored at a safe secure location at the gliding site? I'd seriously consider paying an annual fee for this !! Nice idea and if it could coincide with a gondola tha...
by tnankie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

yeah its far too much work to read whats written Martin and much easier to imagine what is being said and go with that. paragliding is the secret to eternal life and if you do it you miraculously get younger :roll: median and mean age is what I'm fairly obviously talking about not the individual. As...
by tnankie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Pedro....I was NOT comparing it to paragliding I was comparing it to other pass times like skiing, which is considered a rich mans sport and I was pointing out that the initial outlay to go skiing is far less than paragliding or hand-gliding. There are plenty of sports that have an even lower cost o...
by tnankie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Rather than comparing to paragliding compare it to another extreme sport Les. Take skiing, similar logistical challenges, number of really good developed places in the world, an option to do it grassroots/backcountry if you choose, seasonal restrictions etc I think its a reasonable comparison. Now l...
by tnankie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Ok, good topic. First question should be, should hang gliding be saved? You need to make a case for it. What does it offer? Secondly what are you saving it from, a gentle slide into a twilight of obscurity? Having said all of the above I believe there are two major barriers to hang gliding, cost of ...
by tnankie
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Important! HPAC voting on line now!
Replies: 11
Views: 6120

Re: Important! HPAC voting on line now!

Perspective, as in it's $180. Really not worth stressing about. Maybe HPAC will blow up, maybe they wont, but until they do I'm going to send my money in and not worry about it. Having seen how rewarding it was organising reserve repacks for our club, I'm not throwing any stones at HPAC. I acknowled...