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by tnankie
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: FORUM WAS UPDATED
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: FORUM WAS UPDATED

hurrah!
Thanks Pedro
by tnankie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Then there is storage room. Not everyone has a garage or a barn to put a gilder into. Imagine how easy it would be if the wing could be stored at a safe secure location at the gliding site? I'd seriously consider paying an annual fee for this !! Nice idea and if it could coincide with a gondola tha...
by tnankie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

yeah its far too much work to read whats written Martin and much easier to imagine what is being said and go with that. paragliding is the secret to eternal life and if you do it you miraculously get younger :roll: median and mean age is what I'm fairly obviously talking about not the individual. As...
by tnankie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Pedro....I was NOT comparing it to paragliding I was comparing it to other pass times like skiing, which is considered a rich mans sport and I was pointing out that the initial outlay to go skiing is far less than paragliding or hand-gliding. There are plenty of sports that have an even lower cost o...
by tnankie
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Rather than comparing to paragliding compare it to another extreme sport Les. Take skiing, similar logistical challenges, number of really good developed places in the world, an option to do it grassroots/backcountry if you choose, seasonal restrictions etc I think its a reasonable comparison. Now l...
by tnankie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Can Hang Gliding be saved?
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: Can Hang Gliding be saved?

Ok, good topic. First question should be, should hang gliding be saved? You need to make a case for it. What does it offer? Secondly what are you saving it from, a gentle slide into a twilight of obscurity? Having said all of the above I believe there are two major barriers to hang gliding, cost of ...
by tnankie
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Important! HPAC voting on line now!
Replies: 11
Views: 5528

Re: Important! HPAC voting on line now!

Perspective, as in it's $180. Really not worth stressing about. Maybe HPAC will blow up, maybe they wont, but until they do I'm going to send my money in and not worry about it. Having seen how rewarding it was organising reserve repacks for our club, I'm not throwing any stones at HPAC. I acknowled...
by tnankie
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Important! HPAC voting on line now!
Replies: 11
Views: 5528

Re: Important! HPAC voting on line now!

Good, glad you found some perspective at last.
by tnankie
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: New web cam
Replies: 7
Views: 3306

Re: New web cam

cool, thanks again!
(btw you might want to update the thumbnail, its from may last year)
by tnankie
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: ATOS on a Trike in Pemby....
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: ATOS on a Trike in Pemby....

Boom!

Shots fired.
by tnankie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spare Vario for loan/hire
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Spare Vario for loan/hire

alternatively, does anyone know/can recommend someone/someplace that does good soldering work? I need a micro USB port soldered back onto my previous vario (can't charge it without).
by tnankie
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spare Vario for loan/hire
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Spare Vario for loan/hire

Hi Everyone,
I'm between varios at the moment, my bluefly lost its charging point. Just wondering if anyone has a spare they'd loan/hire to me?
by tnankie
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Re: Flying Grouse ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Re: Flying Grouse ...

Get your P3, buy Bill a beer and charm him into sponsoring you as a guest and you to can experience the harrowing fear of "F&%K that's a small landing zone, S#@T those trees are high and this BL**%Y AIR KEEPS LIFTING AND DROPPING ME!" :D Seriously though it is worth it, one of our local instructors ...
by tnankie
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Australian Visiting Pilot - September
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Re: Australian Visiting Pilot - September

Generally September is getting towards then end of the flying season which means....anything. It could easily rain for a week, or it could be sunny, glorious and super baked out or you could catch the end of a front and have some beautiful instability to fly for ever. Again generally the air has cal...