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  • in reply to: Altitude caution advisory #11463
    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    John, thanks for sharing your personal experience and thanks for volunteering to be the safety director. There are a number of times each year that I have to let a newbie or visiting pilot know about this, so it is relevant and helpful, especially with the traffic increasing and the consequences of a midair.

    Mitch, saying that John is misinformed, bragging about his job or pretending superior knowledge says more about you than anything based on reality. I would suggest not polluting this forum anymore or learn to delete personal attacks before submitting your posts, because what little useful knowledge or information you add gets lost in your delivery.

    in reply to: Whose Aolus at vintage fly-in? #11226
    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    this is the glider I’m looking for:

    6D502B36-ACE0-497A-986A-6C781B1BEBA1

    in reply to: CSS Board Member Motivations #11220
    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    I think Jana and Dan make some good points on this matter.

    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    Well said Jana!

    I think Linda’s first post brings up a good argument of whether people running businesses at AJX should be able to hold a position. As much as I like those running their schools here and think that some have and would make great directors, there is a potential of conflict of interest.

    As far as the incident goes, it seems minor but for the fact that it wasn’t the first time this happened. Hell, I’d argue it is good to learn to do an emergency landing in an unusual place (although this doesn’t appear to be what happened). I think an unsupervised student without proper membership is a problem. If there was something wrong with the facts reported, why didn’t the instructor contact David directly or come on the forum and explain it? There has been plenty of time to do so.

    I also don’t understand why people find it hard to sign up for membership or short term membership before flying. Internet at the LZ is not the problem as there is plenty of time before getting up to launch to find cell service and an instructor probably should have worked that out with the student in advance.

    Finally, thanks for doing all you have for the club David. I think that you have been open, fair, patient and professional. Hope you enjoy some great and safe flying this year, free of some of this extra work load.

    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    I also agree with Albert and will echo Rob in thanking David Webb for his work, responsiveness and patience.

    in reply to: Wednesday 2020/11/25 #10817
    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    Thanks for letting me crash (I mean join!) your party guys. That was some fun integrated close flying.
    I launched Crestline and got 2.5 hrs and up to 6650 at Santa’s Village.

    in reply to: To shreds, you say? #10652
    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    Thank you Gene and Tim.

    I brought my rolling magnet this morning and went over the entire parking area once. I’ve left the magnet in the LZ bin for anyone with some extra time to use it. There is a handle on the main bar that you lift to release the metal you have collected.

    Sandy, may you never get another flat tire driving for all us crazy pilots!

    Unexpectedly, I was rewarded with an awesome high altitude switch day flight in the afternoon that was definitely not in the plans this morning.

     

    E95C5F22-CD50-435E-9B1B-8AAA7411FD9F

    in reply to: New Shade Structure Member Input (Wishlist) #10628
    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    Not sure how much of an issue the old structure caused, but I second what Marc points out about considering turbulence.

    in reply to: Thanks Alan Crouse & Ken Andrews #10627
    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    I agree, big thanks to both of you!

    in reply to: National Forest Closure – Cancelled! #10321
    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    Yes Ken, it would seem like a good time to make the case to the FS.

    in reply to: National Forest Closure – Cancelled! #10317
    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    With the El Dorado and now Bobcat fire almost wrapped up, it would be a good time for someone with a good rapport with the San Bernardino FS to talk to them for permission for launching Crestline since we aren’t really going through, but over the Forest. I only know some of the Angeles FS folks and they have made allowances in the past. It has to be the right (diplomatic) person though.

    Throwing rants will not help anything. Knowing FS people on the front line, I can tell you that they could use a break too.

    in reply to: National Forest Closure – Cancelled! #10308
    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    Ugh!! The FS just contacted me saying that the closures are being extended again for another week! : (

    in reply to: National Forest Closure – Cancelled! #10226
    Mario Miralles
    General Member

    “He’s merely a self proclaimed voodoo high priest of an illegitimate cult of authority.”

     

    Couldn’t have said it better…..and I’m not referring to the FS Randy Moore.