Seems like it wasn't too long ago we went an entire year with no HG deaths in the US.
It sure would be nice to do that again.
Lets realistically hope that we won't have another fatality until after Dec 31, 2009, and unrealistically hope never again. _________________ H4, Litespeed 4 w/ Mylar sail.
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......Jeez, what a horrible year. The two at Sylmar, one at Lookout, one at McClure, and I missing one, aren't i?
What's going on? Is this part of a resurgence of hang gliding?
No. It's the resurgence of Hang Dying. Negligence appears to be a strong contributing factor in many of the recent fatalities and near-fatalities too. It strikes every endeavor of life at some point. Mingus in AZ, was another recent fatality.
I feel real bad for Mark's family and patients. Ryan's post on WOR mentioned he was a doctor.
The accident was on Saturday, as reported by the Wings Of Rogallo site. That's as much as I know. _________________ Cheers,
Pssst! New pilot? Free advice, maybe worth the price,
H4, Moyes X2, Falcon Tandem, HES Tracer, Quantum
An old friend of mine, died 9 days ago in his Lancair Legacy. They cremated him today. We had flown together in hang gliders, gliders, balloons and airplanes over the years. He had many 1000s of hours in 100s of aircraft including helo. He was meticulous about every aspect of aviation.
My prayers are for healing for their families. _________________ 'Spark
H4/OBS - WW U2-160 & Falcon 2 195
P3, Skywalk Chili L
he was a happy man on launch,if i go in this way,i dont want any of you to be sad.Be happy i died doing what i loved.I feel sorry for the people he left behind.This hurts me deeply because he was so happy and ready to be free again,naturally i welcomed him back to the fold.I have had allot of people die on me in the past three years,i know that nothing said or done will help much.All i can offer is understanding and i do understand.I stood outside on saterday night and asked the old man upstairs to watch over him and his loved ones.I did not know the guy ,or even if he had family so i felt like i should talk to the old man upstairs for him.He was happy on launch,R.I.P.