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New name needed for Hang Gliding

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:03 pm

U.S. Hawks Pendulum Sailplane Association
Something to capture the imagination of new recruits. Something new and exciting!
USHPA will have a cow. They only have hang gliders and para gliders.
I'm serious. The press will go nuts. "What's a pendulum sailplane? That sounds interesting!"
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Why fly a hang glider with the old USHPA when you can fly a pendulum sailplane with the new US Hawks Pendulum Sailplane Association?
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Re: New name needed for Hang Gliding

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:33 pm

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Goodbye negative image!
You'll have to go to USHPA for that one, now.
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Re: New name needed for Hang Gliding

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:42 pm

Rick Masters wrote:U.S. Hawks Pendulum Sailplane Association


USHPSA ?

:srofl:

If we don't all hang together we just might hang separately.   ;)
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Re: New name needed for Hang Gliding

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:12 pm

You're sharp!     :P
We could just make Pendulum-Sailplane one word and drop the "S". :twisted:
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Re: New name needed for Hang Gliding

Postby magentabluesky » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:47 pm

I like _______________U S.

____Ultralight Soaring____

___After all, it’s just U S.___
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Re: New name needed for Hang Gliding

Postby wingspan33 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:22 am

Oh, but what about -

Ultralight Soaring Association

U.S.A. for short! You can't get much more patriotic than that. :D
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Re: New name needed for Hang Gliding

Postby KaiMartin » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:22 am

Rick Masters wrote:Why fly a hang glider with the old USHPA when you can fly a pendulum sailplane with the new US Hawks Pendulum Sailplane Association?

I don't know.
There is so much pendulum action going on with paragliding that I'd rather associate PG with the term.
IMHO, foot launched pilot-in-wing gliders are a real possibility. The pendulum meme would not apply at all to these.

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Re: New name needed for Hang Gliding

Postby eagle » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:13 pm

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Re: New name needed for Hang Gliding

Postby Frank Colver » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:25 pm

Yes, I always associate pendulum flying with paragliders.

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Re: New name needed for Hang Gliding

Postby magentabluesky » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:22 pm

I cannot pass up a good Joke.

Ultralight Recreational Soaring

Good thing Bob has a sense of humor.
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