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by c r v
Tue, Sep 22 2020, 09:37:43 pm
Forum: Sites & Site Guide
Topic: Possible Flying Yosemite in 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 2939

Possible Change in Schedule

There is discussion among Park officials that the Glacier Point road repair project may be delayed / pushed off to 2022 - fingers crossed.

We'll have updates on the YHGA website when more information is available: https://www.yosemitehg.org/

Cheers,

Chris Valley
VP / Monitor - YHGA
by c r v
Sat, Aug 24 2019, 08:19:04 pm
Forum: Sites & Site Guide
Topic: Possible Flying Yosemite in 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 2939

Possible Flying Yosemite in 2021

Hello Pilots, Just a heads up that Glacier Point Road in Yosemite will be closed for repairs in 2021. This means there will be no flying in Yosemite for the 2021 season (June 1 through October 1). We will have a full season in 2020, and will resume flying activity in 2022. More information here: htt...
by c r v
Sun, Jun 26 2016, 07:30:50 pm
Forum: Sites & Site Guide
Topic: Yosemite Hang Gliding Association 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

YHGA's New Website

Here's a link to the Yosemite Hang Gliding Association's new website: http://www.yosemitehg.org

We'll be tweaking and adding to the site later - the pilot sign-up and calendar should be more user friendly than before.

Thanks,

~Chris
by c r v
Mon, May 02 2016, 10:03:15 pm
Forum: Sites & Site Guide
Topic: Yosemite Hang Gliding Association 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

Monitors Available

We now have monitors signed up for the following dates this summer: June 11th & 12th June 18th & 19th July 9th & 10th July 15th through 18th July 30th & 31st September 15th through 18th September 24th & 25th More dates will be announced as monitors make themselves available. To s...
by c r v
Thu, Apr 21 2016, 10:01:34 pm
Forum: Sites & Site Guide
Topic: Yosemite Hang Gliding Association 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

Yosemite Hang Gliding Association 2016

The 2016 Yosemite hang-gliding season is almost upon us - opening weekend is June 3rd through 6th and the calendar is already full for that weekend. If Yosemite is on your bucket list of places to fly in 2016, let us know a date when you would like to fly, and we'll do what we can to have a monitor ...
by c r v
Thu, Oct 25 2012, 10:02:20 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: FAI GOLD AIR MEDAL
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

If hang gliders did not drastically improve from the standard design this sport would be dead...We owe way more to the guys that are responsible for the late 70's to early 80's improvements than we owe to carnival kites... I think the Canuck poses an interesting perspective here... Personally, my h...
by c r v
Tue, Oct 09 2012, 08:22:23 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Hang gliding and the gutting of the middle class
Replies: 44
Views: 2204

I blame Canada... I'm serious...the Canadians have practically ruined hanggliding and driven many great HG pilots to paragliding and yoga, or to just quit altogether. Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike Canadians for this...infact, one of my best friends is Canadian and I fly with him regularly. Act...
by c r v
Tue, Jul 24 2012, 11:01:09 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Gerry Uchytil
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Inspired

I'm going to step out on a limb here and say that Gerry and his flying partners influenced me as an 8 year-old to learn to fly a hang-glider 30 years later. I spent a lot of my youth sailing on Lake Pepin, a widening of the Mississippi, at Lake City, MN. Almost every weekend we'd see hang-gliders so...
by c r v
Mon, Mar 05 2012, 04:02:44 pm
Forum: Fly-Ins & Competitions
Topic: Ed Levin Speed Gliding 2012: Final Race Results
Replies: 0
Views: 390

Ed Levin Speed Gliding 2012: Final Race Results

Below are final race results for Ed Levin Speed Gliding 2012. The time (in brackets) represents a combined total of the pilot's two best times for the weekend. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped out and the pilots who participated. Congratulations to Brian Horgan on a new course record of 1...
by c r v
Sat, Mar 03 2012, 11:37:22 pm
Forum: Fly-Ins & Competitions
Topic: Ed Levin Speed Gliding 2012 is ON March 3 & 4
Replies: 2
Views: 527

ELSG: Day 1 Results

Everyone got in one clean run today (almost), with the exception of two pilots that got in a second run prior to calling it a day due to winds increasing NNE over the back. Excellent day, though, with overall, clean, safe runs. Sunday is Day 2, and we should be getting in some more runs, also! Day 1...