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by tnankie
Thu May 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spot Owners....
Replies: 28
Views: 6556

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: 6556

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: 2116

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: 656

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: 1943

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: 6096

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: 6096

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: 6096

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: 6096

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: 6096

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: 6011

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...
by tnankie
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Important! HPAC voting on line now!
Replies: 11
Views: 6011

Re: Important! HPAC voting on line now!

Good, glad you found some perspective at last.
by tnankie
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New web cam
Replies: 7
Views: 3564

Re: New web cam

cool, thanks again!
(btw you might want to update the thumbnail, its from may last year)
by tnankie
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ATOS on a Trike in Pemby....
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: ATOS on a Trike in Pemby....

Boom!

Shots fired.