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by Round Bird
Thu, May 13 2021, 01:06:20 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Another 'Failure to Clip In' Fatality.
Replies: 9
Views: 1433

A solution

Also this brilliant backup system - simple, elegant, within eye sight of pilot - https://www.facebook.com/paolo.lega.7/v ... 5071381531

Credit to CH for the find/share.
by Round Bird
Mon, Mar 15 2021, 05:07:28 am
Forum: Sites & Site Guide
Topic: Help save Bates
Replies: 0
Views: 2661

Help save Bates

http://chng.it/czRfCDZdjJ https://www.change.org/p/carpinteria-city-council-save-bates-carpinteria-s-historic-flying-site-f1131508-0d82-4ded-802c-a1226c01e049?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_27790827_en-US%3A7&recruiter=43748144&recruited_by_id=3bb99ee0-6cbf-0130-1e28-3c764e044346&utm_source=sh...
by Round Bird
Tue, Sep 29 2020, 11:17:05 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Lost PG Pilot in NV - Wing has been found
Replies: 5
Views: 867

3 take-aways

Adding to collective wisdom of the flying tribe (biwingal pilots): 3 key take-aways from an individual (not me) intimately involved with the SAR: 1. Upgrade your locator system to something that sends pings every 2.5 minutes or less. That in itself will reduce the search radius to 4 km instead of 70...
by Round Bird
Fri, Sep 18 2020, 05:16:48 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Lost PG Pilot in NV - Wing has been found
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Resolution

Credit to GA for news tip. Breaks my heart but he knew the risks.

https://www.facebook.com/FindThatKiwi/p ... cation=ufi
by Round Bird
Thu, Sep 17 2020, 01:40:18 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Lost PG Pilot in NV - Wing has been found
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Those with time

You can help the search from your computer: 1) Email imagesearchforkiwi at g m a i l dot com to get access to new set of targeted satellite images to review. 2) New target to look for: - Human in light grey clothes - Dark Grey PG harness - WHITE Reserve chute - this may not have been deployed Thank ...
by Round Bird
Thu, Sep 17 2020, 12:44:17 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Lost PG Pilot in NV - Wing has been found
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Contact to offer expertise

To offer your expertise, please email findthatkiwi at g m a i l dot c o m.

Thank you.
by Round Bird
Thu, Sep 17 2020, 12:29:36 pm
Forum: Hang Gliding
Topic: Lost PG Pilot in NV - Wing has been found
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Lost PG Pilot in NV - Wing has been found

Wing has been found.

Sharing with this group so those with SAR experience layered on top of PG experience can add their expertise to the search effort.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/48647938 ... 338203614/

Thank you.
by Round Bird
Tue, Aug 25 2020, 02:23:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Missing Pilot in Nevada
Replies: 1
Views: 1586

Missing Pilot in Nevada

Please spread the word to your Nevada contacts. Last track point 14,500 ft @ 2:14 PM 8/22/2020.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qLV ... wtakqbt3j4