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  • in reply to: San Manuel Reservation – Airspace File #12969
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    Thanks David.  I don’t stray far from Marshall and Crestline but this is good to have.

    in reply to: We Won USHPA’s 2020 Website of the Year Award! #11597
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    Lots of improvements have been made that make the website better.

    Congratulations David.  Great work.

    in reply to: Discussion Quality #11267
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    Alan, I contemplated the exact same thing.  I thought about making the recommendation to only allow members in good standing access to the website.

    Then I reconsidered.

    I believe that there is a wealth of knowledge here that should be available to anyone.  I also believe that allowing the general public to register and be a part of the discussions is inviting to others and a good thing.   Sharing our weather data and site information also improves the pilot and their experience.

    For those reasons my position would be to keep the forum open and monitor the posts versus a closed forum.

    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    I believe accidents and incidents should be published so that we can all learn from them.  The pilot and instructor were not named and I also agree with that and feel that’s the professional way to do it.  I hope that trend continues with the new Safety Director.

    David, thank you for being part of the solution and for your efforts this past year in your position and with the website.

    Fly Safe Everyone.

    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    Jonathan, you make a great point and everyone should be warm and welcoming at launch and at the LZ.  If a person feels welcome they might be more inclined to ask and accept advise about launches, landings, site hazards, and protocols.  As a new pilot I remember feeling very intimidated on launch and in the LZ because I was surrounded by so many people with more experience than I had at the time.

    I can also appreciate the desire not to be governed by unnecessary rules and regulations.  But that is not the climate we live in at our location at this time.  Safe practices and financial liability are important and must be satisfied.  The Club has rules and protocols in place for the safety of the individual and the liability of the Club.  I for one hope to fly here for a very long time.  I love this site and the things that club members do you improve the site and my experience there.  If there are too many accidents then the Club will become unsustainable.  What happens then?  Will the land will be sold, other land owners trespass anyone who lands on their property, the forest service block access to launch?

    I believe it is a reasonable expectation to be a current Club member, and Current USHPA member with the proper rating, to satisfy the safety and liability concerns of our sport and our Club at our location.  I think the argument that Club rules don’t apply to a launch that is outside of the Club boundaries is factually correct but a dangerous position to take because accidents will draw negative attention to CSS, and a financial burden in the event CSS is named in any legal action.

    But it doesn’t matter what I think.  Those are the rules of the Club.  If anyone disagrees then as a club we should discuss, vote, and amend the policies and rules as necessary. But right now, those are the rules we should follow.

    Albert

    in reply to: Weather Station Compasses #10990
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    That’s a great addition!
    Helpful data and displayed in very subtle way.

    Thanks David

    in reply to: Dishwalla-Pilot? AJX Internet Out #10671
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    Can someone share what company provided the hardware or information on the missing dish?

    in reply to: National Forest Closure – Cancelled! #10263
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    Thank you for keeping us updated on the closure status David.

    in reply to: The Couch Wasn’t Good Enough… #10248
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    At least he’s wearing a harness this time.

    Pretty cool.

    in reply to: This is about Safety / health & longevity #10031
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    Glad you made it out the other side Billie.  The infection rate is low and death rate lower, but that doesn’t mean they don’t happen.  And may happen to those we know and care about.

    The times I have chosen to fly, I have chosen to maintained my distance on launch, and upon landing I packed and left immediately.  I miss socializing with everyone at the LZ, but I don’t think now is the best time so I have chosen not to.

    We must be free to make our own choices.  But I would encourage everyone to be good humans and to be cognizant of how your choices may effect others.

    Be safe everyone.

    in reply to: Marshall and AJX Weather Stations #9565
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    I always get excited when I see data across all three stations on the website.

    Thanks to everyone for their efforts!

    in reply to: Bag and zipper care #9564
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    Did you have any problem with overspray of the Sailkote onto the cloth?  I would assume even if there was, there would be no adverse affects since the product can also be applied to Boat Sails, but I always hate making assumptions.

    in reply to: The Future of Paragliding: Paracouch #9501
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    Or apparently any kind of harness?

    Cool idea though.

    in reply to: PG Landed Out – June 7, 2020 #9030
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    Thanks David.  I listed the club frequency in my response above, but I have that one.  I was hoping for a more central complete list of others.

    I did see the other post you made and all information is appreciated.

    in reply to: PG Landed Out – June 7, 2020 #9017
    Albert Sharp
    General Member

    I had previously searched the forums for a list of Radio Frequencies and who used them.  Club frequency, emergency frequency, instructor frequencies, etc. but I couldn’t find them.

    Is there any reason these shouldn’t be compiled and kept on a Sticky in a member only area of the forums?

    It might encourage radio use.