Retiring frm FDGS

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Don't mess with Sophie!!

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:21 pm

Beware of Dog: Don't mess with Sophie!!

Rick Masters wrote:I have explained the situation to Sophie and she has a solution. :twisted:
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Re: Retiring frm FDGS

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:13 pm

When you teach a border collie to "kill" be careful what you wish for.
Unfortunately, she thinks the problem is the "No dogs allowed" ordinance at Dockweiler Beach.
Humans who throw Frisbees will be spared.
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Re: Retiring frm FDGS

Postby JoeF » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:18 pm

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I am not allowed to fly there these days as I do not agree to join a third-party membership organization.
There are some severe tilts occurring in the administration of the site.
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Re: Retiring frm FDGS

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:19 pm

The USHPA telling Joe Faust, one of the original forces behind the resurgence of hang gliding in the early 1970s, that he cannot fly on the little sand dune where he helped start the sport, says all that needs to be said about why HANG GLIDER PILOTS SHOULD LEAVE THE USHPA EN MASS AND START A NEW ORGANIZATION WITH COMMON SENSE, RESPECT FOR ITS HISTORY AND RECOGNITION THAT IT IS A HANG GLIDING ORGANIZATION AND NOT SOMETHING ELSE!

Guild
A guild is an association of artisans or merchants who control the practice of their craft in a particular town. The earliest types of guild were formed as confraternities of tradesmen. They were organized in a manner something between a professional association, trade union, a cartel, and a secret society. They often depended on grants of letters patent by a monarch or other authority to enforce the flow of trade to their self-employed members, and to retain ownership of tools and the supply of materials. ...The guilds were identified with organizations enjoying certain privileges (letters patent), usually issued by the king or state and overseen by local town business authorities (some kind of chamber of commerce). ...In the countryside, where guild rules did not operate, there was freedom for the entrepreneur with capital to organize cottage industry... Such a dispersed system could not so easily be controlled... The guild was made up by experienced and confirmed experts in their field of handicraft. They were called master craftsmen. Before a new employee could rise to the level of mastery, he had to go through a schooling period during which he was first called an apprentice. After this period he could rise to the level of journeyman. Apprentices would typically not learn more than the most basic techniques until they were trusted by their peers to keep the guild's or company's secrets. ...The medieval guild was established by charters or letters patent or similar authority by the city or the ruler and normally held a monopoly on trade in its craft within the city in which it operated: handicraft workers were forbidden by law to run any business if they were not members of a guild, and only masters were allowed to be members of a guild.
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Re: Retiring frm FDGS

Postby JoeF » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:04 am

A new site for now: two days a week: Monday and Tuesday
has been opened for permitted persons to "participate" in hang gliding
under self-responsibility only. I started being there with joy as in early 1970s:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKdZq0F_lxE

Three rules:
1. Be not in flight before sun rises or after sun sets.
2. Participate in hang gliding only on days the neighboring concession is closed.
3. Follow any future rules that might be formulated by the Beaches & Harbor.

It seems for now that the Beaches & Harbor may permit a person to participate in hang gliding at the prescribe gliderport whom they think will be a good citizen at the beach.

The future is sought when the concession and open recreational hang gliding may coexist side-by-side in good-neighborly fashion; in such a fifth-era solution many recreationist might rent equipment or buy lessons from the concession. Notice how bikes are rented and bike thins are sold while general recreational bicyclist ride near the bike concession (similarly for food concessions and other concessions).

Avoid hurting self or others; if a participant hurts someone or herself or himself, then pay for such. The County, City, and State are not responsible for what users of the public asset do to the users, except in cases of gross negligence; the County, City, and State go to great lengths to avoid gross negligence.
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Re: Retiring frm FDGS

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:33 pm

JoeF wrote:A new site ....

Thanks Joe for helping to usher in the 5th era of hang gliding at Dockweiler Beach.    :clap:

JoeF wrote:The future is sought when the concession and open recreational hang gliding may coexist side-by-side in good-neighborly fashion

I think we're very close ...    :thumbup:
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