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by Martin
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness

Not really sure what "significant amount of pressure" means but I understand the emotion of the situation. Several years back I experienced a mid air at Woodside where I ended up in the trees with equipment damage. I was fortunately not hurt but was out of pocket $1000 in repairs and loss of use. By...
by Martin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

Martin wants us to spend more money to get less in return. So far the only solution I have seen him present is... Join USHPA. Quitting isn't a solution, Martin. Tyler, what a newbie.... one of the sheep grazing in the high alpine meadows blissfully believing there is a future ;-) - Martin wants us ...
by Martin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

Kind of amused Martin, Tom, well thanks! Your amusement is my pleasure. Oh, and your right... this thread is all about "me" and my opinions regarding the HPAC... (oh and chocolate sprinkles on Latte's, Whistler lift tickets....Russian pilots...and sheep that graze in high alpine meadows ). Perhaps ...
by Martin
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

Hi Martin! Uh, I never said anything about "chump change" ... I'm suggesting that we are privileged - compared to the average Joe - to be able engage in a sport that takes us into an amazing environment by incredible means that few others get to experience. I understand that to a lot of folks, even...
by Martin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

Ok, votes are in.... apparently people would like me to stay (73% in favor of me staying)... which is a bit disappointing give the effort I put in to getting myself thrown off the "Island". I will take the vote into consideration and ponder my next move... IN the meantime, I just received this from ...
by Martin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

Ok, votes are in.... apparently people would like me to stay (73% in favor of me staying)... which is a bit disappointing give the effort I put in to getting myself thrown off the "Island". I will take the vote into consideration and ponder my next move... IN the meantime, I just received this from ...
by Martin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

One day of skiing at Whistler ... over $175, plus tax. Hmmmm ... Nikolai, just guessing here but I assume your post is to suggest that the HPAC membership is just chump change? After all if a day on the hill in Whistler cost you $175 (plus taxes) what's the big deal with dumping $175 on whole years...
by Martin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Western Canadian Hang Gliding (and Paragliding) Site Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Western Canadian Hang Gliding (and Paragliding) Site Guide

Tyler, Barry was like a relentless pit bull on this project. I think I still have one of the boxes that once stored dozens of these things probably have a few copies kicking around). I remember the war that was fought to include some of the Black (bandit) sites that never made it into the book... Ba...
by Martin
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

I am surprised to hear that your solution is to join USHPA? The org that spends much more per member on their office. You won't find greener grass; it's just spray painted rocks. Not the best solution, but for the sum of money I pay out, I actually get "something". Not doing a sales pitch for the U...
by Martin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

Proposed budget vs actual cost is two different things. Yup, two different things but if you budget something you will sure has heck try to meet that objective... target fixation... like a student heading for a tree? Still mixed on if I should "stay or leave", tho, given I have not rejoined, (still...
by Martin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

Proposed budget vs actual cost is two different things. Yup, two different things but if you budget something you will sure has heck try to meet that objective... target fixation... like a student heading for a tree? Still mixed on if I should "stay or leave", tho, given I have not rejoined, (still...
by Martin
Fri May 31, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

For those that don't know, Martin's real-life personality is at odds with his sometimes "Grumpy old man" online character. Martin is a lovely person who cares a lot about our community. His contributions are immeasurable. Tyler, lets not start any rumors that may diminish my ability to be a PITA ;-...
by Martin
Tue May 28, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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 Martin
Mon May 27, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

As I have not been a member since 2003, I actually have no right to comment on the affairs of the club. Having said that, if the insurance is only $50, $175 does seem somewhat excessive for services rendered. As an ex-hang glider competitor and father of a current competitor, I still follow the com...
by Martin
Mon May 27, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 38
Views: 6262

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

HPAC is so Canadian it's like CBC without the funding. If you want to fly Pemberton, Woodside Bridal etc.. you kneed it right ? It's paid out some great claims over the years ? There are multiple answers to your question about needing insurance. If your organization has negotiated the inclusion of ...