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by Tyler G
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Volunteers wanted for Canadian Nationals
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Volunteers wanted for Canadian Nationals

https://i.ibb.co/5MbQHdy/Screenshot-20190702-202654-Chrome.jpg Hi there! This year the Canadian National Paragliding Competition is being hosted at West Coast Soaring Clubs crown jewel, Mt. Mackenzie in Pemberton, BC. Events like this are largely possible because of the support, hard work and dedic...
by Tyler G
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness
Replies: 9
Views: 2884

Re: Mid air / Pilot Liability / Fairness

I honestly have no idea who was involved in the collision, so I'm pretty impartial. I've never heard of anybody trying to get compensated for damage from a mid-air. I'd figure that Pilot#1 who lost his wing should be feeling pretty ashamed that with all his experience that he didn't avoid it. After...
by Tyler G
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 52
Views: 11225

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

I think the most telling feature of this years HPAC's budget that demonstrates how your association the HPAC has budgeted $54,270 for administrative costs and has allocated $2500 for safety. As a serial entrepreneur, having grown and sold multiple businesses in my short life. The one thing that is ...
by Tyler G
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 52
Views: 11225

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

Wow okay, there is a lot to digest here. I don't see anything criminal going on. What specifically is criminal? Would I operate HPAC differently? Yes. The old guard is resistant to change, and it holds us back from running efficiently. The Google fear mongering is enough to make me freak out. I also...
by Tyler G
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: WCSC Unofficial Pilot Mentorship Program
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Re: WCSC Unofficial Pilot Mentorship Program

James, What a fantastic initiative. We are lucky to have you on our board. I would not be the pilot and community servant I am today if it wasn't for the many people that have mentored me. I would happily join the program as a mentor and it's too bad I don't qualify also as a mentee. I try never to ...
by Tyler G
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 52
Views: 11225

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

Tyler, what a newbie.... one of the sheep grazing in the high alpine meadows blissfully believing there is a future ;-) Si senior. Newb here, no doubt. Somewhere between my blissful future and your dystopian one, there will be a balance. The best way to predict the future is to create it. So far th...
by Tyler G
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 52
Views: 11225

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

Kind of amused Martin, You say that how people spend their money is up to them yet you post this thread about what? Trying to get us to change our minds about HPAC?, are you telling us how to spend our money? Martin wants us to spend more money to get less in return. So far the only solution I have...
by Tyler G
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Western Canadian Hang Gliding (and Paragliding) Site Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Western Canadian Hang Gliding (and Paragliding) Site Guide

Hi Martin,

Let me know if you do happen to have a few copies and if you might be willing to part with one.

Best,
Tyler
by Tyler G
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Western Canadian Hang Gliding (and Paragliding) Site Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Western Canadian Hang Gliding (and Paragliding) Site Guide

Hi there,

I was given Barry Batemans (HPAC Member #1) Site Guide. I have digitized it and made it public here. I hope it will end up living on our new WCSC website under the section where we recognize the history of our sport locally.

Please enjoy.

https://online.fliphtml5.com/gpzcq/haty/
by Tyler G
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Re: $200 - Funding for work parties
Replies: 0
Views: 5755

Re: $200 - Funding for work parties

WCSC Policy on Refunds for Work parties Thanks to the many pilots who volunteer their time and hard work to maintain our flying sites! The WCSC board would like to encourage volunteers to claim financial expenses according to the policy outlined below. This is an initial policy which may be revised ...
by Tyler G
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Grouse Mountain Fly-in
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Grouse Mountain Fly-in

https://i.ibb.co/M26g27y/Paragliderville-Grouse-Event.jpg ...wasting away again in paragliderville coming July 6th Grouse Mountain Flying Team has officially merged with West Coast Soaring Club and to celebrate we are presenting: Paragliderville! A WCSC/GMFT Fly-In, BBQ & Pool Party! The West Coast...
by Tyler G
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Revelstoke Fly-In
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Revelstoke Fly-In

https://i.ibb.co/hd0t5s8/Revelstoke-Wild-West-Event.jpg Need a bit more Stoke in your life? Martin?... :D To show more love to our members and our communtiy we have joined up with Revelstoke Paragliding to offer you this AWESOME event! HPAC is required for all pilots who wish to attend. Respect and...
by Tyler G
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 52
Views: 11225

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

*Note I should edit my post above to account for the exchange rate for the USD. Then it will really communicate how much better we have it up here. If you want a professional organisation, you need to pay a professional to operate it. You say you want more professionalism. We live in a market econo...
by Tyler G
Fri May 31, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Should I Stay or should I Leave?....
Replies: 52
Views: 11225

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

I was comparing last years actual costs USHPA vs HPAC. Actual costs are unwavering. Apples to apples. Compare the entire operational costs of HPAC to USHAP we still looking extremely good at a cost per member level. Proposed budget vs actual cost is two different things. Who knows where our total op...
by Tyler G
Thu May 30, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Old School.....The Canadian-hgpghistory blog....
Replies: 6
Views: 3209

Re: Old School.....The Canadian-hgpghistory blog....

mt7wildcard wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:31 am
History of Mt. 7
The Mt. 7 lookout was built in the 50's for forest fire observation by the BC Forest Service...
Great stuff here Scott! Thank you for this.