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by Nikolai
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Justin Kyllo Celebration of Life
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Justin Kyllo Celebration of Life

Many of us had the good fortune to come to know Justin personally. He was someone that inspired everyone that flew with him. He was generous and kind. His positive energy was uplifting and contagious. Justin loved giving back and passed away while doing precisely that. Justin's paragliding accident ...
by Nikolai
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Grouse Fly-in Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: Grouse Fly-in Videos

I love it! Makes we want to move here ... wait, I already live in this city!
by Nikolai
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Grouse Fly-in Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Grouse Fly-in Videos

We had a great time over in North Van this month with some magical flying (and music and party!): https://www.facebook.com/bill.nikolai/videos/10158833865088782/ Youtube version is here: https://youtu.be/9q95l3_H6EM Mike Mattinson's awesome event video is here: https://youtu.be/b7C9SuXlJQ4 Bill Niko...
by Nikolai
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 52
Views: 12239

Re: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....

"Of course, I'm not the kind of guy that uses or need a calendar... there is "today" and "tomorrow"... the rest is for optimists." You're a better man, Martin, than I am ... I need my calendar to schedule my trips to Shopper's so I can get my 20% Senior's discount on the appropriate day (except now ...
by Nikolai
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 52
Views: 12239

Re: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....

Hi Martin! Uh, I never said anything about "chump change" ... I'm suggesting that we are privileged - compared to the average Joe - to be able engage in a sport that takes us into an amazing environment by incredible means that few others get to experience. I understand that to a lot of folks, even ...
by Nikolai
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 52
Views: 12239

Re: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....

One day of skiing at Whistler ... over $175, plus tax. Hmmmm ...
by Nikolai
Sat May 11, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spot Owners....
Replies: 28
Views: 8191

Re: Spot Owners....

Thanks for all the input! I think I might start with Garmin's 19.95 p/month Safety "Freedom" plan (rock bottom) and see how it goes ... can always upgrade if I find my usage needs are greater than I think.
by Nikolai
Wed May 08, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spot Owners....
Replies: 28
Views: 8191

Re: Spot Owners....

Just bought an inReach Mini ... anyone have any suggestions as to subscription plans? I'm trying not to break the bank:

https://explore.garmin.com/en-US/inreach/#subscriptions

Thanks for any advice!

B.
by Nikolai
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Flight Log
Topic: Petit tour du Lac (Annecy)
Replies: 0
Views: 1145

Petit tour du Lac (Annecy)

Better late than never ... This (attached pic) was a wee flight I did in Annecy in late September last fall. Here's the video visualization of the track: https://youtu.be/tyrgkNrPvOY ; and here's a mishmash of video clips (with some chill music) from that flight and a couple of others during that fa...
by Nikolai
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 32
Views: 7413

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Salvation is there for those who believe. And for the rest of us, this thread is a hilarious read! Thanks guys! This stuff is almost publishable!!

Bill N.
by Nikolai
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: REI: Additional dividend weekend!
Replies: 0
Views: 2140

REI: Additional dividend weekend!

Hey everyone! FYI, for those of you who may be looking to buy some big ticket items (such as the Garmin Inreach Explorer+ @ USD $450 https://www.rei.com/product/119863/garmin-inreach-explorer-2-way-satellite-communicator , this weekend (Sat/Sun Aug. 18, 19) REI is offering an electronic dividend mat...
by Nikolai
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 42nd Annual Can-Am Black Mtn. Fly-In Aug. 17-19
Replies: 0
Views: 1363

42nd Annual Can-Am Black Mtn. Fly-In Aug. 17-19

This is really a fun event, just over the line in WA. Apologies if this has already been posted in the forum ... I couldn't find it, but I'm the guy who never sees the jam on the bottom shelf of the fridge ...

Bill N.
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by Nikolai
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Re: Flying Grouse ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1873

Re: Flying Grouse ...

That's a great question. The answer is a little bit complicated ... The thing about being a "Guest" is that you have to go up with a "Full" member (for the first season). The lift tickets are only issued for one ride. If we do multiple flights in a day, we have to log in at Guest Services at the bas...
by Nikolai
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Re: Flying Grouse ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1873

Re: Flying Grouse ...

The cost of becoming a a GMFT Guest Member is only $20 - for the entire season! That gets you lift access to the Peak via tram and chairlift. Less than half the price of one Skyride ticket for the usual tourist; and that money goes to the District of North Van for rental of the landing field. Bill N.
by Nikolai
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mountain bike helmets for PG?
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Re: Mountain bike helmets for PG?

Thanks Tom! Love to try one on ... will contact you in late April. Out of the country til then.