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by silentflight
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6260

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

HPAC politics aside, I want to see a TV show starring, Rick Mercer , Stephen Colbert ,and you ! :P
by silentflight
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6260

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

Spray painted rocks are hard on your knees when you pound it in . :roll:
by silentflight
Fri May 24, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6260

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

Yeeeesh Martin ! I see you signed this as Martin Henry and not Comrade Martin . Does this mean you wrote this without Scotch ! Get back on the hooch man . You are going through withdrawl ! :P :P
by silentflight
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mount Woodside...Firearm Restricted Area
Replies: 4
Views: 1901

Re: Mount Woodside...Firearm Restricted Area

Build it out of steel so they can push it over with their camouflage Ford F 350 4X4 ! :D
by silentflight
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Send him a bottle of scotch and all will be forgiven.
by silentflight
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

P.S. I think it was your VW that I almost had a head on collision with in my 69 Ford Econoline van ( Red shag carpet throughout, bed in the back ) . I was driving up to launch at Cawston when this grey VW bettle with a rack on it came flying around the corner in a 4 wheel drift ,coming down the hill...
by silentflight
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Comrade Martin . I'll have you know ,I'm fully demented . And quite comfortable with it. . . . . . . . . now where's my Baileys ? Les
by silentflight
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Nice picture Pete. Scareomeous ? ( Cawston ) Brings back memories of the mid to late seventies where literally 50 maybe 80 HG pilots would show up from all over for a long weekend. It's popularity came from the fact it was very easy to soar there ( usually in high winds ) Often pilots would have tro...
by silentflight
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Let's put this into perspective .Lets draw a parallel on the storage issue for hang gliders . Look at how many kayaks you see being transported on the roofs of vehicles. They can be seen on anything from F-350 Ford pickups to smart cars . Most kayaks are 5 meters long ( a meter short of a hang glide...
by silentflight
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Pep ,it seems your well intended post has gone a little off track ,I tried to send you a p.m. but it doesn't seem to be working ,Contact Stewart or Martin for my email,I have some historical insight you might be interested in . Les
by silentflight
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 6641

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Complex question ,easy answer , Yes . I still get many inquiries every year as to where to get hang gliding lessons. The thing is the only thing I can do is refer them to Randy's operation in Lumby ( any takers Randy ?) What it really comes down to is hang gliding instructor are far and few between....
by silentflight
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bud's Training Hill Closed
Replies: 0
Views: 2441

Bud's Training Hill Closed

Apparently Bud's training hill on Vancouver Island near Duncan is now officially closed after the sale has been completed to the new owner. One of the best hills on the Island for hang gliding and para-gliding training was first flown by Mark Johnston in the late 90's . Bud ( I'm sorry I don't remem...
by silentflight
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why the Amateur Radio People Hate Us....
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: Why the Amateur Radio People Hate Us....

What ever happened to FRS radios ? Are they not a viable option for air to air, or is every slack jawed yokel ,and their grandma on them ?
I understand for instruction you want a sterile frequency ,but wouldn't a hands free cell phone ,(with the telemarketer headset ) be better suited? Les