Dawn of a new Day

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Dawn of a new Day

Postby cascpa » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:00 pm

Hello,
There seems to a SW US movement a foot here. RGSA, Sam, and now some Central Texas Folks. We are glad to be here and look forward to the US Hawks doing lots of good things.
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Re: Dawn of a new Day

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:16 pm

Hello Charlie!!!

Welcome to the US Hawks!!!      :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm still customizing your forum (which takes a little time). Do you have a club logo of any kind that you'd like to use here? It doesn't have to be permanent, just anything that would be different from our default hawk picture. Please post anything you might want to use or email it to me directly. Thanks!

Also, if you've seen any forum styles that you like, please let me know. This is your clubs (demo) forum, so it should look the way you want it to look (within technical limitations of course).

I hope your club has a happy landing here at the US Hawks!!
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Re: Dawn of a new Day

Postby cascpa » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:22 pm

Thanks Bob,
We do have a club logo. I will get a copy to you.
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Re: Dawn of a new Day

Postby SamKellner » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:29 pm

:o

Welcome Charlie. Is this an official AFFA decision? :P


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Re: Dawn of a new Day

Postby Bill Cummings » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:40 pm

Hey Charlie, Bill Cummings here from the RGSA Rio Grande Soaring Association.
I’m hoping our club will adopt the US Hawks Forum for our home base. I’ve been here for a little over two years (I think) and I like it here. I’m so fed up with yahoo mail and yahoo groups.
Just yesterday I got an email from my sister after I had sent an email to her yahoo email address about our family tree with some names of family members on it of course Anyway yahoo had selected a name from the email body and sent an add to her to search for more information. My sister feels here privacy has been breached.
Starting next year I’m done with yahoo mail and groups so I hope my club knows that I’ll be hanging at the US Hawks.
We will probably make a decision during our January meeting as to landing here or somewhere else for a forum.
Click around. I’m sure you will like it here.
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Re: Dawn of a new Day

Postby cascpa » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:13 am

Hi Sam and Bill,
I have just brought the idea of moving here to our members. We plan on having discussions at our January meeting. Obviously, I like the idea. Now just need to educate and inform our members and see what they think.

By the way, congratulations on the Hanger Sam. When is the next Texas Open? Have you gained access to Mt. Buzz? I say to heck with a road. Let's put in a Tram! :D

Bill, is the president day fly-in still on for The Guadalupes? I have not been in a while. I would like to make it out this year.

Off to work,

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Re: Dawn of a new Day

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:07 am

Hello Charlie, Sam, and Bill,

I just want to say that seeing the three of you from different clubs all posting on the same forum and sharing ideas is exactly what the US Hawks is about. We want to unite chapters through a common forum so we can strengthen our sport both nationally and locally.

Indeed, this might be the "Dawn of a new Day".

Best wishes to all,
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Re: Dawn of a new Day

Postby JoeF » Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:05 pm

Austin Free Flight Associaton, welcome!
Our kite-energy encampment has been occurring in Austin area. Kite-energy encircles hang gliding; and the publishing on kite-energy (putting kites to work to perform tasks; one task is hang gliding with kite hang gliders) has grown out of hang gliding publishing.
Here is a recent photo in the Austin area: Image

Birdlike Dinosaur Was Adept Glider
Some interest in Austin at the university has been occurring over the evolution of flight.
Austin bipeds ... take flight today ...

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Re: Dawn of a new Day

Postby Bill Cummings » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:29 pm

cascpa wrote:Hi Sam and Bill,
I have just brought the idea of moving here to our members. We plan on having discussions at our January meeting. Obviously, I like the idea. Now just need to educate and inform our members and see what they think.

By the way, congratulations on the Hanger Sam. When is the next Texas Open? Have you gained access to Mt. Buzz? I say to heck with a road. Let's put in a Tram! :D

Bill, is the president day fly-in still on for The Guadalupes? I have not been in a while. I would like to make it out this year.

Off to work,

Charlie

I'll ask around about the Guads. and get back to your Charlie. :wave:
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Re: Dawn of a new Day

Postby SamKellner » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:05 pm

cascpa wrote: When is the next Texas Open? Have you gained access to Mt. Buzz?
Charlie


Thanks Charlie,

Texas Open Fly-in, '14 will be a year long XC event.

Yes, we have authorization to FL Mt. Buz, after hunting season. We did work earlier this year clearing re-growth and enlarging the launch.

Hopefully we will have a full time tug soon.

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