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by Amir
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 52
Views: 11415

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

I'm really not sure what more you're wanting from HPAC Martin. I agree that a new website is long overdue. However, the primary reason to have HPAC is to protect the landowners. No other insurer (USHPA, personal liability etc.) will cover our land owners. If you care about our landowners and their l...
by Amir
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness
Replies: 9
Views: 2963

Re: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness

I honestly have no idea who was involved in the collision, so I'm pretty impartial. I've never heard of anybody trying to get compensated for damage from a mid-air. I'd figure that Pilot#1 who lost his wing should be feeling pretty ashamed that with all his experience that he didn't avoid it. After...
by Amir
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why we fly...
Replies: 5
Views: 2776

Re: Why we fly...

If you take comps too seriously, yes I think you're right. But if you think of them as simply flying with friends with retrieve and emergency vehicles on standby and look at it as primarily a learning experience, then you can very much capture the essence of flying during these events. Most of my sp...
by Amir
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why we fly...
Replies: 5
Views: 2776

Why we fly...

<r>Great video you can send your friends when they ask why you fly...<br/> <br/> <br/> <YOUTUBE id="nA_J5O_e7bI" url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA_J5O_e7bI&fbclid=IwAR0XyYjuQMpyDukHpD3zyWVeoj33PiNz7RZ23feuGDRtsvwdJApejIEm5_g"><URL url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA_J5O_e7bI&fbclid...
by Amir
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why the Amateur Radio People Hate Us....
Replies: 8
Views: 1694

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

One of the problems with the extended frequencies above 146 is that most regular ham radios can't transmit on these. One either has to use specific commercial radios that are tuned to that particular frequency, which would make them useless for other frequencies, or modify your current ham radio to ...
by Amir
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Liability commercial tandems
Replies: 4
Views: 1939

Re: Liability commercial tandems

Andrew,

I've had my lawyer take the wording from the HPAC waiver, then add a few extra sentences and then name everyone on the same waiver.

Amir
by Amir
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Liability commercial tandems
Replies: 4
Views: 1939

Re: Liability commercial tandems

I just have one waiver that names: HPAC, myself and any associates, and "all land owners".

I'm not sure why you need a separate waiver for every entity.
by Amir
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Pemberton Flying site under threat - please help
Replies: 0
Views: 1913

Pemberton Flying site under threat - please help

If you're not aware, our flying site in Pemberton is under threat. This is arguably Canada's best and busiest paragliding site and its loss would be a huge blow to our sport. Blackcomb Helicopters has applied for a tenure to use our primary flying corridor to ferry mountain bikers around. As you kno...
by Amir
Wed May 23, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New WCSC Website (Sneak Peek)
Replies: 24
Views: 5546

Re: New WCSC Website (Sneak Peek)

I think there are a lot of pilots out there including myself who don't have the respect for how much effort has gone into building these sites. Tyler Hence why I said that having access to the old forum posts is valuable information for the club. There's a lot of wisdom that can be gleaned from pil...
by Amir
Sat May 19, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New WCSC Website (Sneak Peek)
Replies: 24
Views: 5546

Re: New WCSC Website (Sneak Peek)

Hey Tyler My question wasn't a challenge or defence of the old website. It was a simple question for which I was expecting a simple answer, but thanks for you detailed response. It makes complete sense. If you'll indulge me as a veteran of the WCSC, I have another: What happened to all the old posts...
by Amir
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: HPAC/ACVL Finances.........
Replies: 13
Views: 2008

Re: HPAC/ACVL Finances.........

Or as Nick Jones, the current acting president, says, maybe you should be bringing this up for discussion during the AGM. That's where the budget can be viewed, discussed and voted on. The HPAC "Spending Policy" is the annual budget which is developed by the BoD and voted upon by the members. Any ex...
by Amir
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Flying psychology - The head game
Replies: 0
Views: 1558

Flying psychology - The head game

An excellent article including interviews with M. Syndegaard, author and comp pilot, and Theurillat, Chrigel Maurier's X-Alps partner/sport psychologist.

http://xcmag.com/magazine-articles/the- ... sychology/
by Amir
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New WCSC Website (Sneak Peek)
Replies: 24
Views: 5546

Re: New WCSC Website (Sneak Peek)

Perhaps if you explain the deficiencies of the current website it will give people a better idea of why it needs a revamp.
by Amir
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Chrigel Maurer interview
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Chrigel Maurer interview

5 time X-Alps champion has some great advice regarding training, mind set, and safety. Well worth listening to:

http://www.cloudbasemayhem.com/episode- ... -an-eagle/
by Amir
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Wilderness Medicine podcast
Replies: 0
Views: 750

Wilderness Medicine podcast

Very informative and practically useful talk on paragliding and trauma in the wilderness.
http://www.cloudbasemayhem.com/episode- ... or-pilots/