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by pecofly
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Injured Hang Glider.....
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Re: Injured Hang Glider.....

Anyone hear who this was?
Is she ok?
I don't know of many female pilots in the area.
Anyways wishing the best for her.
PeteR
by pecofly
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 5766

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Yes Scarameous. Good name I remember those flyins very well and my first soaring flight in my 18' standard Muller kite in 1975 for over 2 hours! Those were fun days and yep also a few days backing into the the LZ in 60 or more km winds. Ray Galan and I got driven up and dropped off at the top of Fai...
by pecofly
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 5766

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

"Wazungy" " How can we make the sport of more interest to the general public" I guess it boils down to the manufacturers and how much they want to sell their product. Windsurfing kept strong for quite a while by upselling the next latest,fastest and greatest inovations to people already involved in ...
by pecofly
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 5766

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Right on Randy!! Someone has to keep it going Good on you man for being that guy ! I know my post for my part sounded a bit negative but that's my reality with screwed up shoulder and all (not from hg ) Bottom line both HG and PG are awesome sports for those of us who are looking for a little bit mo...
by pecofly
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 5766

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Hang gliding to be saved? Hmmmm . Perhaps if we redesign it with say, no aluminum frame and build it so it fits easily into a pack and can be easily carried up a mountain? Being a HG pilot since 1974 - 2009 , I well understand the joys of flying one but, since I began paragliding in 2009, I have nev...
by pecofly
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bridal Falls/Archibald Gondola Proposal
Replies: 4
Views: 4266

Re: Bridal Falls/Archibald Gondola Proposal

That would be very exciting to actually have a Gondola up there.
PeterR
by pecofly
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Barry Bateman Remembrance
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Re: Barry Bateman Remembrance

I didn't know Barry passed
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Barry was a great guy and always a gentleman, the few times that I had met up with him over the years
So sorry to hear this
RIP Barry
Peter Rasmussen
by pecofly
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Stewart's Story
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Stewart's Story

A really great read ! I can relate to the experiences of being distracted and not totally in the moment. ( been there ) This one thing cannot be stressed enough. Hope more folks get to read this. I almost didn't at first, thinking to myself shit , I know what can happen out there, why do I want to r...
by pecofly
Tue May 16, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: WCSC Spring Fly-in 2017 (GLIDEHOUSE Double Feature)
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Tidbit of info on Hedly

My Experience with Hedly tho rather limited as far as PG is concerned has always in the end , been exciting. Most of my flying experience there has been with HG. There are two things that should be cautioned with Hedly One is the Venturi effect that is often seen there as the valley heats up and the...
by pecofly
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: chute pak clinic
Replies: 6
Views: 789

chute pak clinic

You guys still planning a chute clinic re pak?
Anyways here is aninteresting video of a buddy of mine that decided to throw
https://youtu.be/5NjzC_WcCO4
Might be interesting to use and maybe some helpful critique?
by pecofly
Thu May 26, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Cool Videos The Thread...
Replies: 15
Views: 3490

Re: Cool Videos The Thread...

This should be watched many times It is really good ! I,ve seen it before but get something out of it everytime I watch it again Thanks for posting Amir 'PeteR Highly educational video of Russell Ogden (test pilot from Ozone) and Martin Orlick from the Czech national team. https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by pecofly
Sat May 14, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Woodside Artillery Range
Replies: 15
Views: 1974

Re: Woodside Artillery Range

I like how you think Martin !
Thumbs up !
PeteR
by pecofly
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fatigue....
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: Fatigue....

Just a follow up on this very important topic Martin And thanks for posting this Here is my story that I posted in a few years ago in the Incident Reports My belief is that we all need to make this one very important judgement call everytime No sleep ? No fly ! Postby pecofly » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:58...
by pecofly
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fred T. L. Wilson
Replies: 12
Views: 2933

Re: Fred T. L. Wilson

Does anyone know about a service for Fred?
by pecofly
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fred T. L. Wilson
Replies: 12
Views: 2933

Re: Fred T. L. Wilson

RIP Fred Wilson I'm sorry you have left all of us and that we couldn't help you with your pain . Depression is an insidious ailment and one that can affect any of us and unfortunately one that can be easily dismissed by others. I do remember you telling me of your loneliness and I'm sorry that I did...