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Re: H3 Rating for Harold "Howie" Shank II

Postby howie » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:49 pm

So you all said you would
honor ushpa ratings
I have provided irrefutable
Proof that h3 was awarded
And a vouch of a ushpa member
Along with video and photos
Of what I could. Its a no braner !!

Love me or leave me
You get what you give


Stand by your word
Or Welch on your word

I will fly when I like
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Re: H3 Rating for Harold "Howie" Shank II

Postby JoeF » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:06 pm

Howie,
Consider carrying a card:
"I am a Hang Glider Pilot with H3 rating equivalency and 100 additional special aviation-related skills."
Fly any airspace while respecting other aircraft, people, and properties. Take 100% responsibility for your
actions and adventure.

... Done deal.

Consider sharing your knowledge and adventure in the US Hawks forum. Thank you for your inputs to date! Welcome. :salute:
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Re: H3 Rating for Harold "Howie" Shank II

Postby howie » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:11 pm

The bottom line is
The awarded raiting
Was politically c#ck blocked
Because I ratted out a local instructor
Who had more friends in
The right places

Haha jo I'll right it on toilet paper
That what it would be worth
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Re: H3 Rating for Harold "Howie" Shank II

Postby JoeF » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:57 pm

Howie,
It seems you enjoy flying, building, discovering ... and sharing your experiences with others.
It seems you care to survey smartly to fly safely. It seems you are fulfilling F.A.A. guide that hang gliders self regulate.
F.A.A. does not require any pilot license for your ultralight flying in uncontrolled airspace while respecting time of day and relationship with clouds and congested situations ... and VFR.
Keep up the learning, good works, and sharing.
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Re: H3 Rating for Harold "Howie" Shank II

Postby Bill Cummings » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:07 pm

Any pilot that came to me and asked for assistance launching from any uncontrolled site in my area -- something like this would put my fears to rest. They need not even have a hang rating.
A video with flight and sometimes track logs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuYrX0LEW-s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QGKgrbknY8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Stm0Az3Lc
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Re: H3 Rating for Harold "Howie" Shank II

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:59 pm

howie wrote:The awarded raiting
Was politically c#ck blocked
Because I ratted out a local instructor
Who had more friends in
The right places


This doesn't surprise me at all, and it's what we're working to fix.

Please give us time to verify the facts. Thanks.
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Re: H3 Rating for Harold "Howie" Shank II

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri May 06, 2016 2:56 pm

Howie,
I too have some paperwork that is not registered.
In 2003 I started to collect my information from my log books and get the two required signatures from observers for my H5 Masters rating.
By 2004 I had displayed enough of what I already knew to a Region #4 observer and he signed off on my H5.
(The procedure can take a while.)
Then I found out that I would have to trust the US Mail with my eight log books and send them off out of state to my RD Jim Z.
After considering that all I might get back from the US Mail was an insurance check in place of my log books I said,
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

I am yielding to the US Hawks rating system that is in place right now for the reasons described in the posts above this one.
Some year I may attain my HANG V rating and all the prestige that comes with it. (Which I've witnessed can be fattening.)
I long for the days when when lowly H4's, and worse, will kneel and kiss my H5 ring.
But let me assure you --, at my brittle age, I won't be landing in any LZ more difficult than a H3 :oops:
Let me know when I have to clear my schedule to be your site guide down here in New Mexico.
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Re: H3 Rating for Harold "Howie" Shank II

Postby howie » Thu May 19, 2016 8:45 am

Will do at the moment I am possible having to put my life on hold for a while my Dr. Said I need a total ankel replacement
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Re: H3 Rating for Harold "Howie" Shank II

Postby Bill Cummings » Thu May 19, 2016 11:03 am

howie wrote:Will do at the moment I am possible having to put my life on hold for a while my Dr. Said I need a total ankel replacement

Damn :!:
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Re: H3 Rating for Harold "Howie" Shank II

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri May 20, 2016 12:51 pm

howie wrote:Will do at the moment I am possible having to put my life on hold for a while my Dr. Said I need a total ankel replacement


Best wishes for a good surgery and a good outcome, Howie.
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