Dockweiler Recreational HG Diary New Era

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Dockweiler Recreational HG Diary New Era

Postby JoeF » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:35 pm

July 31, 2017, first session of recreational hang gliding on permitted day:
Three permitted recreationists had recreational flights: Bob Kuczewski, Joe Faust, Frank Colver. Frank had a micro HG flight. Bob and Joe had from 20 to 22 flights. All landings were mild. As ever, little new learnings occurred.
Responsible motions at launch resulted for habitual vigilance by all present. Angela Boras, some Condor-flight background from Windsports' Joe Greblo's instructions from some year back, took photos and as a Friend of Dockweiler Gliding Society and Los Angeles Citizen helped to clean the site of debris. Thanks go to the many parties to the new era's beginnings: Los Angeles County Supervisor Hahn, Director of Beaches & Harbor Gary Jones, Assistant to Supervisor Hahn Nick Ippolito, Beaches & Harbor Amir Tadros, other staff of Beaches & Harbor, Los Angeles County Legal Department, Windsports' Joe Greblo, Bob Kuczewski, Joe Faust, Frank Colver, and others. The County has events and concessions that cover themselves with insurance; any public recreationist enters Beaches & Harbor's assets generally accepting self-responsibility holding the City, State, and County harmless from incidents deriving from non-gross negligence (the County, City, and State go to large extents to avoid gross negligence. There is also a State's recreational-use-of-land statute that protect land owners and land managers from being responsible for incidents by recreational users of involved lands.
Hang gliding at Dockweiler has had four identifiable eras: James Hobson in the first year or so of 1960 followed by Richard Miller and many flying friends followed by a host of free-flight recreationists; that first era was let be until the activity was closed. The second era was a closed era during which planning and construction occurred; in the second era's end sector Joe Greblo worked for certain design-of-site and concessionaire. The third era had the open bidding and acceptance of a concession contract that had some fuzzy clauses; some tacit habits and signage neglected the general public recreationist hang gliding person; canopy paragliding was prohibited by sign and enforcement; individual non-concessioned hang gliding was by sign prohibited. The fourth era is present and captures some of the first era; the fourth era has individuals permitted to recreate with hang gliding; the director Gary Jones and his representatives coordinate to permit a recreational hang glider person to participate in hang gliding action by following any rule placed in the present permit or amendments that may occur; as is common by City, County, and State, there is no insistence that the public join any certain private association or corporation in order to use the public recreation lands designated for certain activities defined by management as appropriate for the activity; the County thus fulfills its mandate to bring health to the citizens via recreation solutions; the result of recreation bring a vibrate and prosperous citizenry and strong State, it is hoped. In any arrangement participants and visitors have a common law responsibility to avoid hurting property and persons; there is also a common responsibility to report to enforcement agents and assist agents as needed for the protection of property and persons. If a visitor/participant injures property or persons or self, then he or she is responsible to the injured owners or persons unless gross negligence was involved by the non-self-managers or persons. The millions of visitors individually to the beaches are not required to obtain third-party insurance to cover their recreational activities.
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Re: Dockweiler Recreational HG Diary New Era

Postby JoeF » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:30 pm

A fifth era is anticipated. The fifth era would mimic models in place in the County where a public recreation activity is separate from the concession that might serve such recreation activity, but both open recreation and the concession would operate side-by-side in cooperation. This occurs for bicycle renting; the general bicycle recreationist is separate from bicycle-renting-selling concessionaire; food service concession is side-by-side with those public recreationists who bring their own food to the beach. Steps have been taken toward the fifth era which mimics part of the later section of the first era where instructors had business right aside the public individual recreating hang glider person. See and hear part of the steps toward the fifth coming era by seeing public comments at the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors meeting of August 1, 2017, where Joe Faust spoke of such fifth era; and Bob Kuczewski suggested the structure also.
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