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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Dec 31, 2022 7:49 pm

Hi Guys;

So i am about to once again Play my Guitar. I am working towards having more mobility Up and Down the Neck.. I truly wonder as to how Well I will be able to be able to haver good Movement up and down the Neck as time goes on.

OK staying on Subject. Well thanks to My Local Kinkos I will have a printed ealease for Docweiler Beach. This I truly believe, when i fly will be almost assuredly the Best Flight ever regarding Me. Would Someone please Post the Web-Site for Wills Wing for Me ? Thanks Chris McKeon.
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Dec 31, 2022 9:04 pm

Chris McKeon wrote:Well thanks to My Local Kinkos I will have a printed ealease for Docweiler Beach.


Remember, getting it printed is only the first step. You have to fill it out and mail it in and WAIT for them to return it. The wait can take some time, so please finish the process as soon as you can. If you get it done in time, your rebirth into flight will be on Otto Lilienthal's birthday of May 23, 2023 (note that the double 23's will make it easy to remember).

Chris McKeon wrote:Would Someone please Post the Web-Site for Wills Wing for Me ? Thanks Chris McKeon.


       https://www.willswing.com/

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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Sun Jan 01, 2023 7:47 pm

OK, Bob has Me set-Up with My Cell Phone so if I go to Kinkos I will be able to Ask, and show the Kinko Employee's where My Phone weill direct them to the Dockweiler Video, then They Can down-Load and Print it for Me.

I realixe that My requesting that Someone. someone means You Bob. But will You E-Mail Me what I need to Down load and Print. That Way I will be asble to send it to Pilot-X X has a printer.

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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Mon Jan 02, 2023 8:49 am

OK Bob sent Me a Text that should be able to show at My local Kinkos where they will be able to Download the release image for Dockweiler. Also I hope to have the image Emailed to Me: CCMCK@GOLDSTATE.NET That way I can hedge My Bet regarding getting Myself a print of the waiver in My Hands. My Friend Pilot-X has a printer.

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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:26 am

Chris McKeon wrote:OK Bob sent Me a Text that should be able to show at My local Kinkos where they will be able to Download the release image for Dockweiler. Also I hope to have the image Emailed to Me: CCMCK@GOLDSTATE.NET That way I can hedge My Bet regarding getting Myself a print of the waiver in My Hands. My Friend Pilot-X has a printer.

Thanks Chris McKeon:


The PDF file is available in the Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society forum here:

     https://ushawks.org/forum/viewtopic.php ... 865#p21799
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Mon Jan 02, 2023 11:17 am

This will work Bob, thanks.
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Tue Jan 03, 2023 9:22 pm

So Here I am a Predator Pilot looking to Prowl the Shy, while doing a couple of steep Wing Overs, as in A Hundred and Seventy Plus Degrees'. I will be getting together with Johb I am sure that I will see John at the Orro Meet. I am saying to everyone that I am so enthusiastic regarding Flying. For Me to Fly for the First Time inwhat will be Thirteen Plus Years, is simply Awesome! Currently I am just hopping that X downloaded and will have Down loaded the Relase. That Way I will be able to get My Ducks in a Row.

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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Thu Jan 05, 2023 1:24 pm

Ok here is My thoughts. Regarding being able to Short-Pack Your Glider in order to Move it. This talk has Me thinking; Well I like Many of You have Been Flying, where staying close to where You could land says Your track should Go this Way. And the Clouds are lined up in a direction that is contrary to if You had to land due to that; Dreaded foul Four letter Cuss Word. That word is of Course "SINK" . Sorry about using that Dirty Cuss Word, But that is at the crux of which I am trying to convey here. So being able after One has had the Dreaded experience of sinking out. Why not Fly with say a set-up, where having flown with Two Wheels, a Rod that the Wheels could have the wheels attached to the Rod. Then say use some Velcro straps to attach the Wheels to tone end of One's Glider, coupled with a way to supporrt the other end of the Glider by the Pilot. Then said|Pilot could trans port the Glider with far less Strength and endurance

I for one have been a number of Miles when I got way too Low. But somehow I was able to get back up. A friend of Mine once said to Me; "I just love to Fly" Well being say Ten Miles from a road and getting down say to 250' AGL. I really wanted to continue Flying! Yes I Fly a Predator 158, the Predator as such an awesome ability to Climb in a thermal. But the way I see it the Day will come someday when I will be forced to land, Miles from a road.
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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Craig Muhonen » Fri Jan 06, 2023 2:24 am

:D

Everybody can relate,
Here's my take on transporting Hang Gliders, from a part time roadies point of view.
When I drove with hang gliders on the truck, everybody knew who we were and exactly what we were doing, it was kind of a badge of courage driving them around. I remember when I drove up with surfboards or skies on top, it was the same feeling. My skateboard, the same way. Point being, you could see us coming from far away because of our foils.
To me that is the complete difference from an unknown person driving or walking up with a back pack on and then all of a sudden pops this parachute out, fiddles with it and flies away, where is the courage? Then they come back and land, pop their chute back in the pack, give me a wink and sing, "I'm a hang glider" and walk away incognito again. HG=happy great, PG=perilous grief.
When you saw hikers carrying hang gliders up the mountain, you saw an athlete walking on precarious trails, balancing 50 pounds of HG on his shoulder, what courage, no incognito there.


Here is an athletic story that you all can appreciate, In 1973-4 Hal Brock caught a ride to town and then hitched a ride up Tomboy to the pass at 13,500, then hiked his glider up a ravine, across a ridge or two and got to Ajax. A trek of miles and miles on narrow rocky ridge line, but this 12 year old HG Pilot, who had once flown at Torrance beach with Francis Rogallo and David Cronk, was ready to fly this really big mountain, and we were all watching him from town. But fair winds had changed and Hal folded up his glider and walked back the way he had came, and hitched a ride back to town. Hal Brock RIP.
The hang glider pilots, and the roadies, seemed to have great courage to drive and hike their gliders to some seriously crazy places, and live, the sled ride down in their machines was easy compared to the drives. Some times it was hours and hours up for a 7 minute flight to town park but each test flight they gained so much knowledge, to where by 1979 John Heiney and others were pulling multiple loops over town, 8 years of testing and crash landings to get those perfect gliders, after 1979 there has been not so much relative improvement. glide ratio yes, and topless gliders
you might as well by a Cessna. ;) but..

Long winded.


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Re: PHOENIX FOLLIES.

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Jan 07, 2023 11:38 pm

I look back at My experience Thirteen Years ago. I mean I was "Knocking on Heavens Door' . as the Lyric in the Song Goes. I mean I would say that i was "POUNDING ON HEAVENS DOOR" The mere fact that I am able to type out a message that somewhat makes sense to some of You anyways bears testament to the Human Bodies ability to withstand a tremendous G-Load. To be injured to a Degree that in My Eyes anyways. I was so injured that it is amazing that not only did I not fail to recover. I did not "LIVE DOWN" to what the Doctors who tended to My near dead state say as the possible outcome for Me. No I did not devolve into being a Potato, I do walk. In fact I will Fly again. Number one on My To-Do list, is to get a ride over to Kinko's so that I will be able to ask then to Download the release and Print it for Me.
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