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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Tue Mar 14, 2023 12:25 pm

ONCE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH

Ok, Ok, Alright. I know that I should be doing something more constructive with My time. Well now this raining this raining cold Tuesday morning I a playing around listening to Music Videos. Heck I am a General And I want to get back to doing Jobs as I did before My crashing of <my Predator. I mean I have done three fairly small Jobs. I did aa Job for my Pilot friend Pilot X's Mother in Law. I did an alteration for Ann. I took out a Bathroom. Then I created a Walk in Closet. It turned out nice.

X said to Me once: "If Your getting your License back has anything to do with Your ability to do nice work, I will vote for You to be allowed to drive".

This whole experience. My Pounding, going to the Hospital. that wole deal was truly Eye opening to say the least. But the way i see it, and more and more others are seeing it that way also. But the way I see it; I pounded once, that is all the Pounding that I care to do.
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Tue Mar 14, 2023 6:31 pm

OK, I truly do not know When I will take to the Air again. I do have some indicators that it might happen though. Regarding My Flying a HG John and I have talked about coordinating He and I getting together timing our getting together around the Trp that John will be making to The Point. I was talking with Bob. Bob suggested that I shold see about having John Meeting up with Me on His return Leg from Utah.Well I think that would be a good idea. That way as Bob said I would be able to Hitch a ride with John to Southern California.

Guys as I have mentioned in an earlier Post. I know not what Aircraft that I will Fly, but I am more Determined to Fly like never before. I so hope that I will Fly again. In fact now that I am up here in Sonoma County I am going to check inti weather I will be able to get some Airtime Flying a Sailplane. See I have two Flights where I flew a Two Seat Grobe Sailplane down at the Byron Airpark. So one way or another I intend to Fly.
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Craig Muhonen » Tue Mar 14, 2023 11:42 pm

:salute: :salute: :salute:



Chris, get in that sailplane and Fly Fly Fly again, because you are absolutely
a "Stick and Rudder" guy I think, and the muscle memory in your hands is built into you.
When your legs get stronger you will fly a Hang Glider again, I have no doubt.


For 40 years I have worked for Generals as a Plumbing Contractor, and I know how you must miss the comradery of other craftsmen on construction sites. I know I do. (which are the most dangerous places on the planet). I don't know why they would keep your drivers license from you, but driving your truck again is most important for confidence and independence, so put driving at the top of your list, and you know,
the part about putting your hands on a control wheel and just pulling forward. Easy Peezy.

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Sometimes you gotta' push the stick forward while you're lookn' at the ground
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Wed Mar 15, 2023 8:55 am

Well Craig the Way I see it, My recovery has been stalling. I need to kick it back into a Higher gear. Take a mew idea that My Sister Kathleen; "THE DEMON" came up with for My Brain. Yes as an exercise I try to Memorise a chapter out of a book. To start this new; {BRAIN EXERCISE}. I picked a chapter from the Book Huckel Berry Finn.

PYSICAL RECOVERY:

i have been taking to doing push-ups. My current goal is to be able to do a 100 Push-Up's While having good form. Good Form is to Me anyways, waill be to while doing the 100 Push-ups will be to maintaining a straight Back. Using good Muscle control. doing each Push-Up with smooth controlled movement. At present even though I can in fact crank off a hundred Push-Up's,. My form sucks!

So I realise that many of YOu are thinking. Reciting a Chapter of a Book? Doing a Hundred Push-Up's, Come on! Those are no achievements! You are working towards being able to recite One Paragraph of a Book. Or You are working towards be Able to do a Hundred Pushups . Get Real, Your a Mess!
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Wed Mar 15, 2023 4:53 pm

Well I just finished doing some writting with a Pen and a Paper. I am finding that My Penmanship really sucks, as it is very Bad. But It is llight years from how bad that it was. My Sister Kathleen has been such an asset to Me, a real Gem. For she has been the Motivation to exercise that I am lacking.
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:26 am

that Crash was a real; "Game Changer" But hopefully with My actually getting of My Rear-end and doing more things to help improve My Body. This Six Foot three and Three Quarter inch tall, 203 Pound Guy might actually just Fly off a Training Hill or the Beach.

CHANGING MODES:

I am in the process of making some meaningful changes to how I live My Days. This hard for Me to do. But isn't hard for anyone to make changes to there Normal Daily routine?

I am living as of just Two or three Days now. I am up here staying with My Sister and My Mother at My Mother's House here in Cazadero.

But there is a Ray of light coming through these Dark dreary Wet Redwood Trees. There is Goat Rock that is about only 20 Minutes away.
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby JoeF » Thu Mar 16, 2023 7:44 pm

Join a National Hang Gliding Organization: US Hawks at ushawks.org

View pilots' hang gliding rating at: US Hang Gliding Rating System
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Mar 17, 2023 12:50 am

JoeF wrote:Another site with unfortunate overreach: http://sonomawings.com/site-guides/goat-rock/


sonomawings.com wrote:
Enforcement: You must have a current USHPA card in your possession, and a current Sonoma Wings card (or have a sponsor). Rangers and SW members will check these!


Yes. Another commandeering of public property by private organizations.
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri Mar 17, 2023 6:48 am

What are You saying Bob? I am now up here in Sonoma Wings Land. I have no idea how My returning to the Sky, will go. Hell for all I know is I will never leave this; "Gravity Secured Penitentiary that We live in will go, or Regarding My return to Free-Flight. I will; I am sure that when My Feet leave the Ground, Sand, I really do not know at this time exactly where My first Flight. I am not kidding Myself. For I have no doubt that the first time that I fly a HG, if I am able to Fly a HG at all. That Flight even if I am only off the Ground for 300 feet. The experience will be for Me an Epic Flight!

Also I have no Doubt that the way I will get back into even have an opportunity to Break Free from this Penientry thay I and all of You reside in is because of; Well John and Paul described it well. "I get High with a Little help from My Friends" Yes My Friend john Heiney will help me at first anyways to get back to the environment where I Truly long to be back in. Yes I will after doing the; "Almost Dead Deal". But that happened Thirteen Years ago.

John was once asked by another HG Pilot, I believe the Pilots name was Jack Sharp. Well this Pilot once said to John; Do You thik about every Breath that You take. I do not know about Every Breath that I take. But I do think sbout every Step that I take.

Ok enough of My Chatting about once looked at as an Impossibility. That impossibility is of course the one where I get to return Home. For My Home, My true Home is up in the Air!
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri Mar 17, 2023 7:44 am

OK I guess this is not exactly: "ON SUBJECT". But it is really is closely associated with Flying. Ok I fully realize also that I am putting The Cart Before the Horse. OK here is what I am trying to find out; My Sister currently is driving down to the Bay Area Where She wi get us New Cell Phones. So I do not know what Intelligent Phone that She will get. Se up here in the Redwoods, Cazadero We have been having a problem with reception. If One has an Intelligent Phone. Can just about any of them take Video images?

Sorry of the Fact that I do not have either the Brand or the Model of My future Phone. But any Imput, thoughts would be appreciated. Good By Chris.
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