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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:58 pm 
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13 Jan 1974, Sun • Page 24

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Hey, Joe. How busy did Low and Slow keep you?


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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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Joe, you are simply amazing!

Joe Faust goes Presidential and receives a letter from Rose Mary Woods.

(Is it ok if I reprint from your copyright?)


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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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Yes: OK to print from my copyright! Thank you, Michael ! I've not seen those two letters since 1971.
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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:00 pm 
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You can't copyright letters to and from the President of the United States.     :ugeek:
They are public domain.
This one, however, may have been TOP SECRET.


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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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If only Nixon and Halderman had taken John Dean along on their clandestine hang gliding flights in those months prior to Watergate...


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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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Joe,

Six feet eleven and a half inches was pretty good for 1960 as the world record at that time was by John Thomas (USA) of seven feet thee and three/eights. You were within four inches of the world record at the time.

Always soaring to new heights.

Congratulations,

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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On August 24th, 2018, Joe Faust again revolutionized the sport of hang gliding ...

From the USHGRS Action Log:

Joe Faust wrote:
August 24, 2018

Awakened with the idea of USHGRS.  "Do it!"   "OK, I will."

Purchased registration for the domain ushgrs.org

Configured some content for USHGRS.org


Joe announced the USHGRS at these times and sites:

  Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:45 pm - http://ushawks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3035
  Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:43 am - http://forum.hanggliding.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=36135
  Sat, Aug 25 2018,  06:09:52 UTC - http://www.kitestrings.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=98
  Sat, Aug 25 2018,  4:34:53 am - https://ozreport.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=57064
  Wed, Sep 12 2018, 12:09:22 am - https://ozreport.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=57148

Joe's idea was warmly welcomed by some and harshly rejected by others.

Swift said it best in the Oz Report Forum on Sep 14th 2018 at 9:31:34 pm:
Swift wrote:
Joe, I just wanted to thank you for what you are doing. You sir, are indeed a treasure in our unworthy midst.

On the flip side, Doug Marley, John Borton, Jack Axaopoulos, and a few others badgered Joe relentlessly in the hanggliding.org topic. Joe replied calmly and conststently over the span of 4 pages. Site "moderator", Jack Axaopoulos (alias "sg") rewarded the badgering by Marley and others by eventually banning Joe Faust on September 13th, 2018 ("Joe, you refused to take me off your list, so im taking you off of the orgs."). Axaopoulos deleted Joe's last post, changed the actual text of Joe's other posts, then locked the topic and flushed it to the "basement" to suppress any protests over his treatment of Joe Faust. This particular hanggliding.org episode demonstrates the sickness that currently permeates significant portions of the sport of hang gliding.

As "Swift" correctly stated, Joe Faust is indeed a treasure in our unworthy midst for his calm and consistent vision under such ruthless attack.

And the U.S. Hang Gliding Rating System (USHGRS) continues to grow ...

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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Bill Liscomb mentions Joe Faust at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in 2010.


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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
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Joe is a hero to hang gliding and yet no one will speak against the injustice of his banning by Jack Axoupolous on hanggliding.org.

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 Post subject: Re: Joe Faust
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:30 pm 
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I did and he deleted it. It may have been in the basement for a while but last time I looked I didn't see it.

There may have been others but we wouldn't know because Jack can quickly hide them. We can't assume that I was the only one. I hope I wasn't.

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