June 9, 2020 at 9:33 AM #9019
Reminder to P2s (I’m one too, btw): if you’re flying on your own under a site sign off from your instructor, please respect the terms of what you signed up for. That includes NOT launching from Crestline without your instructor present. This is still going on, despite a few recent incidents, close calls, and tree encounters. Experienced pilots came up with that rule for a reason.
Thanks for your understanding. Fly safe and have fun out there.June 19, 2020 at 9:37 AM #9188
Expect to see a reply here every time this happens, since it would seem like it can’t be said/written/shouted enough:
Crestline is a P3 launch. Regardless if you have a site sign off from your instructor, you MUST NOT LAUNCH there unless YOUR INSTRUCTOR IS PRESENT.
Yesterday, another P2 launched into conditions that they weren’t prepared for and got lucky. If you’ve got a burning itch to fly Crestline, talk to your instructor and work with them to do it safely (and under supervision).June 19, 2020 at 1:38 PM #9201Bo FrazierGeneral Member
What’s going on with pilots not giving a darn about rules and safety. There is a real problem at Crestline/Marshall these days based on the number of incidents that are occurring. What’s it going to take to get people’s attention? Some fatalities? Stop being idiots because getting hurt really sucks. Been there, done that in my 40 years of hg/pg flying so I’ve earned the right to express this opinion.December 25, 2020 at 5:50 PM #10946
It’s that time again. As promised above, we’re again asking all P2 and under pilots NOT to launch from Crestline unless YOUR instructor is present. Please respect the rules of the road and either fly at a site that’s within your rating or get the appropriate rating if you have the skills and necessary requirements.
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