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by CloudHopper
Tue, Jan 04 2022, 09:00:01 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Irresponsible PPG Operators are Dangerous
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Re: Irresponsible PPG Operators are Dangerous

I don't see the lower pilot ever looking up. I could be wrong, but I think I'm seeing him looking the opposite direction of the upper pilot. Isn't that the back of his helmet we're seeing in the final screen shot instead of the front? Regardless, this is a good "lessons learned" for us all...
by CloudHopper
Thu, Dec 30 2021, 11:01:36 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Irresponsible PPG Operators are Dangerous
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Re: Irresponsible PPG Operators are Dangerous

Responding to Davis' post: I can't tell from the photos whether it's a PPG or a Paraplane. I'm not even sure whether the white 'chute is the reserve or the main wing, but I'm assuming the main wing is the multi-colored one that is twisted up. Is that correct? It really doesn't make much difference w...
by CloudHopper
Wed, Dec 29 2021, 02:09:35 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Irresponsible PPG Operators are Dangerous
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Re: Irresponsible PPG Operators are Dangerous

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by CloudHopper
Tue, Dec 28 2021, 08:25:12 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Irresponsible PPG Operators are Dangerous
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Re: Irresponsible PPG Operators are Dangerous

Thanks Andrew. I did jump to an assumed cause too early and I now apologize for the bad post. The preliminary data appears to show that both the Cessna pilot and the PPG operator were probably both in legal airspace, except both of them unfortunately were not at their best (safest) altitudes for the...
by CloudHopper
Mon, Dec 27 2021, 10:45:24 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Irresponsible PPG Operators are Dangerous
Replies: 19
Views: 867

Irresponsible PPG Operators are Dangerous

PPG is easy to learn, and then these irresponsible (and/or untrained) operators like to see how high they can motor up to. This creates a dangerous situation which might cause others to lose their rights to fly. https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/texas-mid-air-collision-claims-caravan-cargo-pilot-a...
by CloudHopper
Sat, Sep 11 2021, 07:14:31 am
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: I really only love hang-gliding..
Replies: 7
Views: 2802

Re: I really only love hang-gliding..

Remember, there's only one letter between a pg and a pig, and it is I.
Only I can make a pig fly, and I choose not.
Not at this time, no thank you, I'll keep my spine.
Some pigs are flying, but not close to me.
I punch the accelerator and again I am free!
by CloudHopper
Mon, Sep 06 2021, 05:13:58 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: A Few Sites With A Launch Or Landing..
Replies: 3
Views: 1871

Re: A Few Sites With A Launch Or Landing..

Can you send this to your "fearless" leaders over there? Would they find it funny?
https://youtu.be/lcX9HBG4L34
by CloudHopper
Mon, Sep 06 2021, 04:52:13 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Hot Times
Replies: 20
Views: 5652

Re: Hot Times

Unless climate criers are also pro-nuclear environmentalists, they should be ignored. Also, any of them that are leaving huge carbon footprints in their wake should also not be given any airtime, resources, attention, or respect. How can people like Richard Branson and Al Gore sleep at night after l...
by CloudHopper
Mon, Sep 06 2021, 12:43:00 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Tom Price's flying machines
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

Re: Tom Price's flying machines

I enjoyed the Tom Price article. Thanks
by CloudHopper
Mon, Sep 06 2021, 12:37:48 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Hot Times
Replies: 20
Views: 5652

Re: Hot Times

Some governments are promoting fear, and trying to use fear to gain total control over their citizens. Don't fall for it. Just fly.