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Re: Apply for a US Hawks Rating

Postby SamKellner » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:05 pm

  Yes   for Wayne Ripley Master H5 #19550

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My blackmail e-mail came to me from u$hPa this week, since I stopped paying soon after I had gained my Basic Instructor and the membership and instructor ins. soon became unaffordable, ~3yrs ago.

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Re: Apply for a US Hawks Rating

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:59 pm

Thanks for the Second Bill, and thanks for the vote Sam.

I vote   YES   as well.

Speaking of "blackmail" I was just telling Wes about my USHPA Expulsion letter. :shock:

But we continue to grow here at the U.S. Hawks!! We've got enthusiastic new members like Wes, and we're preserving Master ratings for veteran pilots like Wayne!!

Thanks to everyone (especially our dedicated Board members) who help make the U.S. Hawks work!!!

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Re: Apply for a US Hawks Rating

Postby JoeF » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:36 am

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Re: Apply for a US Hawks Rating

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:25 am

Good find Joe:


CLOE POISSON, Staff Writer for THE HARTFORD COURANT wrote:Williams, Wayne Ripley of Cromwell and John Hamelin of Wallingford have achieved H5. Williams also holds the club record for the longest distance flown -- 79 miles, from Brace Mountain in Salisbury to Canterbury. The 1985 flight took 4 1/2 hours. Gurskis holds the flight duration record: 6 hours and 45 minutes.


Your ratings research skills are top drawer. :thumbup: :salute:

A couple more votes (Bill and Scott) and the rating will be unanimous.
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Re: Apply for a US Hawks Rating

Postby Bill Cummings » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:44 pm

Bob Kuczewski wrote:Good find Joe:


CLOE POISSON, Staff Writer for THE HARTFORD COURANT wrote:Williams, Wayne Ripley of Cromwell and John Hamelin of Wallingford have achieved H5. Williams also holds the club record for the longest distance flown -- 79 miles, from Brace Mountain in Salisbury to Canterbury. The 1985 flight took 4 1/2 hours. Gurskis holds the flight duration record: 6 hours and 45 minutes.


Your ratings research skills are top drawer. :thumbup: :salute:

A couple more votes (Bill and Scott) and the rating will be unanimous.

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Re: Apply for a US Hawks Rating

Postby wingspan33 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:13 pm

Believe it or not (sorry) I think Mr. Wayne Ripley can be issued a US Hawks Master rating (H5). That means I vote   YES  .
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Re: Apply for a US Hawks Rating

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:46 pm

Sam, Bob, Joe, Bill, and Scott - that makes it unanimous.   :clap:

The rating has been added to the list. Thanks Wayne!!!   :salute:
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Re: Apply for a US Hawks Rating

Postby eagle » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:45 am

Yo, Indeed I do need a rating
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Re: Apply for a US Hawks Rating

Postby wingspan33 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:38 pm

I vote   YES   to issue Ernie Casco an Advanced US Hawks (HG) rating! :thumbup:
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Re: Apply for a US Hawks Rating

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:16 pm

  YES!!  

Also note USHGRS rating:

http://www.energykitesystems.net/HGpilots/ErnieCasco.html

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