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  Topic: To all the haters
flybop

Replies: 12
Views: 903

PostForum: Flying Stories + Flight Reports   Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:40 am   Subject: To all the haters
I really hope that my post was not taken as an attack. Mine was in response to a couple of responses before it "explaining" how complicated this hang loop thing can be.

And yes, I did see ...
  Topic: First aid kit
flybop

Replies: 7
Views: 968

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:14 am   Subject: First aid kit
This has been mentioned in other threads before, but I think this is a good place to re-post.

http://www.stormwhistles.com/
  Topic: New weather station!
flybop

Replies: 3
Views: 489

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 12:38 pm   Subject: Re: weather station info
Can you get me the specs of the weather station? I've been researching on what to get to make my own remote weather station.

I had nothing to do with the purchase or install, just gave a few bucks ...
  Topic: New weather station!
flybop

Replies: 3
Views: 489

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:42 pm   Subject: New weather station!
Last year the local paragliders organized a fund raiser for a wx station. Now we have a remote, real time station at the Hog Back. Here's the link. http://holfuy.com/en/data/416&q=1

This is goi ...
  Topic: First hawk attack
flybop

Replies: 7
Views: 710

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:53 pm   Subject: First hawk attack
A few years ago two young red tails would swoop us just after launch. My buddy had a minor nick on his leading edge upper surface.

Now these guys seem to know us better and will hang out in front o ...
  Topic: Just interviewed for a magazine article
flybop

Replies: 4
Views: 568

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:01 pm   Subject: Just interviewed for a magazine article
The questions were very basic. Mostly where the main sites are, how many pilots are there in the state, and how to counter act adverse yaw. He asked about an "average" flight, how high, how ...
  Topic: Just interviewed for a magazine article
flybop

Replies: 4
Views: 568

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:58 am   Subject: Just interviewed for a magazine article
Yesterday I was called by an old co-worker and asked if I would be interested in being interviewed for a story about hang gliding in Montana. The magazine is called, "Distinctly Montana". ht ...
  Topic: Hang & Para PR Video?
flybop

Replies: 15
Views: 1025

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:31 am   Subject: Hang & Para PR Video?
Steve, I think this is a great idea for a video to show to landowners. It does seem that that this is a specific goal that will require a dedicated production to achieve.

Perhaps we can start a fun ...
  Topic: April Fools Day Got Me
flybop

Replies: 9
Views: 659

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:35 pm   Subject: April Fools Day Got Me
Thanks for telling your story. We all need to do everything we can to be as safe as we can. This is true,not only in aviation, but in everything we do.

Good luck with your recovery. Keep us posted.
  Topic: Looking for your thoughts on my Typing speed.
flybop

Replies: 6
Views: 358

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:41 pm   Subject: Looking for your thoughts on my Typing speed.
That all depends on how fast your readers can read...

Seriously though: Over the years I have seen some overall improvements in your writing here. Keep fighting, never give up and stay focused. I k ...
  Topic: Help!!! I need excuses
flybop

Replies: 18
Views: 1420

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:20 pm   Subject: Help!!! I need excuses
That'll buff out...
  Topic: I will be: "THE ASSISTANT TO THE DRIVER TODAY"
flybop

Replies: 2
Views: 450

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:23 am   Subject: I will be: "THE ASSISTANT TO THE DRIVER TODAY"
Sounds like a great day. Enjoy it!
  Topic: Good Bye Friends
flybop

Replies: 19
Views: 1540

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:57 pm   Subject: Good Bye Friends
I am so sorry to hear of your accident and injuries. Believe me, I know what you are going through. Took out both femurs and many lesser injuries in a small plane crash. Personally I knew I would fly ...
  Topic: Anemometers
flybop

Replies: 2
Views: 457

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:06 pm   Subject: Anemometers
Thank you Waveview. Your set up is just what I was thinking about. This is something that I had wanted to do, but never saw or heard of anyone doing before.
  Topic: Anemometers
flybop

Replies: 2
Views: 457

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:49 pm   Subject: Anemometers
I am planning on getting an anemometer this spring. Looking at Amazon I see the prices ranging from less than 20 bucks to over 200. What brands have you guys had good luck with and are there any I sho ...
  Topic: Moon Landing
flybop

Replies: 22
Views: 1688

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:38 pm   Subject: Moon Landing
Copy you down, we're breathing again. You had a bunch of guys turning blue here...

Looks like you had almost 19 seconds of lift left...
  Topic: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
flybop

Replies: 40
Views: 4207

PostForum: Q&A, Learning to hang glide   Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:35 am   Subject: Looking For Thermalling Tips?
My home site is at the end of an east-west running ridge in a north-south valley. The launch is at the east end of the spine and the ridge has a good slope down to the east, or right of launch. On lig ...
  Topic: Rising from my own Ashes I am doing!
flybop

Replies: 12
Views: 1065

PostForum: Hang gliding Videos   Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:05 pm   Subject: Rising from my own Ashes I am doing!
This is good to hear. Stay positive, keep the dream alive and go fly that sail plane! It is far too easy to go down that rabbit hole of negativity.What takes guts, drive and incredible people around y ...
  Topic: Hello / first post
flybop

Replies: 22
Views: 1569

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:17 pm   Subject: Hello / first post
David, there is a fairly active group of pilots in Pa. I spent some time there in the fall and managed to fly 5 sites. I am originally from Pa.

As far as how often goes, that depends first on the w ...
  Topic: Chewelah, WA-USA Area Flying Sites
flybop

Replies: 8
Views: 713

PostForum: Hang gliding general   Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:58 pm   Subject: Chewelah, WA-USA Area Flying Sites
I'd like to make it out your way sometime Steve.Are there trout streams in the area?
 
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