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Re: Salute to Mike Jefferson!!

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun May 13, 2018 11:23 am

More memorable words by Mike Jefferson (SlopeSkimmer) in the "Re: USHPA: Governance Proposal" topic on hanggliding.org :

SlopeSkimmer on Sun May 13, 2018 12:19 pm wrote:
joefaust wrote:Also,
When the board decided to remove a good HG pilot for testifying in court.

You can't kick someone out of the sport of hang gliding!

IMO, the USHPA has become a monopoly by design. This organization which started with good intentions, under the guise of safety and self preservation has morphed into a self righteous group of common street thugs. The USHPA has no governing authority. The Federal Aviation Administration is the only national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation.

We have challenged the legal authority of the USHPA at our largest flying site in Northern California and won. Ed Levin Park is now a non-discriminatory, non-exclusionary hang gliding site open to all hang glider pilots regardless of their affiliation with any local or national organizations.

I beg you, please stand up for your right to free flight and the rights of all human beings to enjoy the sport of hang gliding.

Mike Jefferson
USHPA #76175 H-3 (this week)
AUA #1005 Master Pilot, Advanced Instructor, Tandem Instructor, Regional Director
US Hawks #63 (all previous ratings recognized)
I'll join any organization that promotes hang gliding!


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Mikes words are right on target. The only (slight) disagreement I'd have is that Joe didn't say that USHPA kicked anyone out of hang gliding. When Joe wrote "the board decided to remove a good HG pilot for testifying in court" - he meant remove from USHPA and not from the sport of hang gliding. I believe Joe felt that was wrong. And Joe - being USHPA member #5 - is in a perfect position to state what USHPA (USHGA) was originally intended to be.

But Mike's words are still right on target. His work at Ed Levin is a beacon for us to follow.

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Re: Salute to Mike Jefferson!!

Postby Frank Colver » Sun May 13, 2018 12:17 pm

I agree totally as USHPA #7 with USHPA #5. :thumbup:

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