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by GrumpySmurf
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness
Replies: 9
Views: 2884

Re: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness

Waivers are quite enforceable in BC (with exceptions for gross negligence and minors) and defendants often have the opportunity to recover legal costs. Any lawyer in BC with half a clue would recommend their client think twice in pursuing a claim when a signed waiver is in place. A few examples: Aus...
by GrumpySmurf
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness
Replies: 9
Views: 2884

Re: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness

"The less-experienced pilot is under a significant amount of pressure to pay from both the other pilot and his acquaintances." I'd wish the pilot demanding payment good luck. If they are HPAC members, they have signed the waiver preventing, in part, this very situation. "By signing this document I h...
by GrumpySmurf
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Please delete
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Re: FS - Gin Carerra+, Kiting Harness, Tow kit, Radios.

Tom Furst wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:24 pm
What size is the harness? Would you mind texting me at 604-754-2131? I find this forum posting a little cumbersome.
Sold - sorry.
by GrumpySmurf
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Please delete
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Re: FS - Gin Carerra+, Kiting Harness, Tow kit, Radios.

Adding new items.
by GrumpySmurf
Sun May 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Please delete
Replies: 4
Views: 2036

Please delete

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by GrumpySmurf
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: HPAC/ACVL Finances.........
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Re: HPAC/ACVL Finances.........

My favorite line item from the 2017 Budget:
Annual Directors Meeting: $17, 592.98

11% of total expenses for a meeting. :D
by GrumpySmurf
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: BCHPA New Wevsite
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: BCHPA New Wevsite

"See it as a challenge to come up with some."

In a case like this I am inclined to think along the lines of 'less is more'. :)
by GrumpySmurf
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: BCHPA New Wevsite
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: BCHPA New Wevsite

The Minecraft and 'Like a Boss' images should be replaced. It reduces the sense of professionalism that the site is otherwise trying to convey.
by GrumpySmurf
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New WCSC Website (Sneak Peek)
Replies: 24
Views: 5512

Re: New WCSC Website (Sneak Peek)

"If something's important enough, you should try. Even if the probable outcome is failure." - some guy named Elon who will likely never amount to much of anything. The refresh is a good idea - the demographic of the pilot community is changing and we should adapt to what they have come to expect in ...
by GrumpySmurf
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New WCSC Website (Sneak Peek)
Replies: 24
Views: 5512

Re: New WCSC Website (Sneak Peek)

I like it. Especially the site overviews.

That said ... in the interest of diversity, we should have cat pictures in addition to the dog one.
by GrumpySmurf
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spot Owners....
Replies: 28
Views: 7723

Re: Spot Owners....

Would be interesting to hear InReach owners comments on this; do they ever experience delays or missed signals? I have had the web portal fail to reflect the track log, yet an update message appeared via Twitter. *shrug* The two-way comm capability of the InReach has proven useful on trips overseas...
by GrumpySmurf
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New comp posted for Valle de Bravo.
Replies: 1
Views: 520

New comp posted for Valle de Bravo.

The gent I was under the guidance of during this past Christmas, Marko Hrgetic, is organizing a comp of a slightly different flare for January of 2018. Titled XCSkyRace - the format is different from the traditional RtG (Race to Goal). A start/end cylinder is defined each day and using that start/en...
by GrumpySmurf
Mon May 08, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Don't break airspace at WS
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: Don't break airspace at WS

"Over Woodside [...] Overlying class C starts at 6500 ft [...] - you need HAGAR to fly this " If Class C (from Wikipedia for Canadian Airspace): "For entry into a Class C control zone, an aircraft needs a functional Mode C transponder and an ATC clearance." Might involve a bit more than HAGAR. Can't...
by GrumpySmurf
Sat May 06, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Flight Log
Topic: Castelo, Governador Valadares, + Baixo Guandu: Brazil 2017 with XCBrazil
Replies: 6
Views: 1632

Re: Castelo, Governador Valadares, + Baixo Guandu: Brazil 2017 with XCBrazil

Finally getting caught up after having transitioned the blog to something a little cleaner. A little one on one time with one of the guides, Rob, in the midst of the Brazilian XC League (90+ competitors). To sum it up: "This is one of those days when you can’t help but love this sport." (and the fol...
by GrumpySmurf
Thu May 04, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: This forum vs. LINE
Replies: 13
Views: 1980

Re: This forum vs. LINE

Each has evolved into a different purpose simply based on the User Experience (UX) it manifests. Simply put put, the fewer the clicks needed to share information, the more often the application will be used. The more often the application is used, the greater the ability to share time sensitive info...