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Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2017, 10:59 AM
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Posted By lwright
Dr. Mike Boska

Sad to report that Mike Boska was killed yesterday afternoon in a sailplane accident in Iowa. Many of us flew with Mike when he lived in Ohio. Details are sketchy right now, but I believe accident...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2017, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Lucky_Chevy
Introduction

Hi. My name is Dan Lukaszewicz and I am the new Region 9 director for USHPA. I'm a hang gliding pilot and fly out of the Capitol Hanggliding and Paragliding Club in DC.

I fly the mountains of...
Forum: Club News 03-20-2017, 07:23 AM
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Posted By Larry Ball
WesMar operations boundaries

Stopped by to see Wes and Willie yesterday evening. Wes wanted me to try and post the picture that he had made up showing operations boundaries he has set up for us that he had at the club meeting. I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2017, 07:20 PM
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Posted By miketest
Indeed, it is… In the books, that is. Just a...

Indeed, it is… In the books, that is. Just a few stark highlights of the meeting follow; details will be in the minutes:

34 members attended, either virtually* or in person…. Largest...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2017, 07:33 AM
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Posted By fdmurphy44
2017 OF's Meeting In The Books

Another meeting is in the books and another fine job from our Secretary/Treasurer, Mike Compton. He has a knack for assembling and producing a fine presentation and once again didn't disappoint. Even...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Larry Ball
Indecent report forwarded

Incident Report

Is There a God!

The disposable answer to the issue of this incident is to simply state “make sure you do a good preflight”
This isn’t the first time I’ve had a close one, but...
Forum: Plans to Fly 04-17-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Larry Ball
Not sure if any one flew Sunday. Larry Wright and...

Not sure if any one flew Sunday. Larry Wright and I launched around 3:00 because it wasn't looking to good when Shawn flew earlier. Bother Rob had a couple extended bubbly flights earlier. Larry got...
Forum: Plans to Fly 04-13-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14
Posted By Old Trike Pilot
Two days ago I was living on an island surrounded...

Two days ago I was living on an island surrounded by water, today the ground is still spongy. I am thinking by Sat. or Sun. we could (maybe) tow. the ground might be firm enough for us. The other...
Forum: Plans to Fly 04-11-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Old Trike Pilot
Trike

I figured I would post and let people know what's up. The new engine is on the trike, we were thinking of starting it for the first time today. My plans got rained out again.
Most people don't...
Forum: Plans to Fly 10-16-2015, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Michal M.
I saw on FB that Adam and Mike B. had great...

I saw on FB that Adam and Mike B. had great flights. :headbanger:
Forum: Flight Reports 10-12-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By SBX614
First solo AT!

I've only gotten to fly a few times this season, but I was finally able to make my first attempt at an aerotow yesterday. Willie pulled me up with a fantastic tow and waved me off directly over the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By miketest
Turncoat! :moon: ______ :biggrin: just...

Turncoat! :moon:
______
:biggrin: just kidding of course! Good On Ya! That will bring to a total of 2 the number of official bi-wingers in the club
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By Matt Dittman
If you haven't you should

What a great finish to a wonderful several days of challenging flying (for a beginner at least). Had my first soaring flight in a PGer and received my P2. Seen a cloud street leading to Lookout but,...
Forum: Plans to Fly 06-08-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By austinkass
I finally got a decent thermal that took me high...

I finally got a decent thermal that took me high and over the back. Only 3600ft max alt but I managed an 11 mile XC. That's not a very long flight but apparently it's an Ohio PG record. Here's my...
Forum: Plans to Fly 06-08-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By fdmurphy44
The Day

Deb, The Doggies, Dan and I arrived just after 10:00 followed shortly after by Larry and Linda. Dan and I commenced to whacking while it was still reasonably cool. We got a good chunk of the north...
Forum: Plans to Fly 05-24-2015, 09:06 AM
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Posted By RickM
OK, Rose and I are headed up again Dan, I...

OK, Rose and I are headed up again

Dan, I made it to Caesars creek. 52 miles. Arrived with 6500 ft. Met an old hang glider pilot there, Bob Miller
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2015, 09:52 AM
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Posted By IndianaBob
Im back into the sport.

Hello everyone, I just got my H2 rating card in the mail the other day, Im very excited to be back into the sport, I am kinda disappointed with myself as I wanted an H3 rating with a few special...
Forum: Plans to Fly 05-06-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Old Trike Pilot
No, Thank You !

Have you ever heard " Get in where you fit in " I am just a tow pilot, the skills are yours. We are both hooked to a line, I just fill the skills needed to be on the leading edge of that line, that's...
Forum: Plans to Fly 04-29-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By RickM
Yeah my butt was sore and my wrist was really...

Yeah my butt was sore and my wrist was really tired :biggrin:

I was flying the Carbon Dragon of course, I'm not sure I could stay in the air that long in a hang glider any more. There were cumy's...
Forum: Plans to Fly 04-28-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 20
Posted By RickM
Made the flight I've been wanting to do for a...

Made the flight I've been wanting to do for a long time. Launched at Wesmar around 1:00. In the air 3 hours 27 mins, 77 miles, arrived at home at 3500 ft about 4:30. I flew around in the neighborhood...
Forum: Flight Reports 04-19-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5
Posted By CHassan
Wesmar April 18 2015

I chose to go before anyone else. I got rewarded with a gentle climb out to about 4k AGL. Rick M in the Carbon Dragon came up Larry B followed suit.
Sadly Rick was turning in imaginary lift, and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 19
Posted By Old Trike Pilot
Wesmar

Hello all,
The standing water around the hangars is finally gone, but the
ground is still real soft. We have had a lot of wind which helps dry
things out. Lets hope for a little less rain. I am...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 04-10-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17
Posted By sdelivera
You can, however there's a small catch. Most...

You can, however there's a small catch. Most tablets only have a GPS sensor. XCSoar does works with GPS only, but it's laggy since GPS won't give you the kind of resolution a barometric sensor based...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 14
Posted By Old Trike Pilot
Wesmar

With all the rain here it is lake Wesmar. The hangar areas are under water.
When it finally quits raining it will take about three days for the water to run off.
Then it will take at least a week...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1
Posted By RickM
Ohio Flyers Christmas Video

If you aren't on Facebook you may not have seen it. Very entertaining...
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