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Re: Hello US Hawks!!

Postby Craig Muhonen » Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:48 pm

Chris McKeon wrote:If I did this correctly. You Guys will be able to Click the Link to see the Write-up By James Bond regarding His Flying to Work, launching from the Juniper Ridge Launch up on Mount Diablo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqIZO6j ... LTh4AaABAg



I felt so cool that Day. so totally Bad a** That Day. Comuting to work by Flying My Predator Oh what a feeling!

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Your link brought up Craig Pirazzi (RIP)
Chris, I couldn't find The article by James Bond launching from Mount Diablo, but what a take off site that must be.


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Re: Hello US Hawks!!

Postby Chris McKeon » Thu Feb 10, 2022 7:44 pm

It was so much fun: I drove My Truck up to the Juniper Campground , with My Predator on it's rack. I spent the Night sleeping in the back of My Truck. You see I have a Vista shell that covers the Bed. In the Morning I set-up and cooked my Breakfast. I set My Glider up Next. At least I had two witnesses that were kind enough to agree to witness My Launch. I always feel better when launching so if I blew My Launch they could call 9-11. So I am not too sure when I launched but it was a straight glide. I did find any lift along the way to the Lime-Ridge open Space. I mean talk about smooth sailing. I mean I did not feel a bump. It really was smooth sailing. Also there was absolutely no Air-Traffic that early Morning. Well Upon arriving at the LZ I had oh about 700' of altitude to use up. So I did some wing-overs. I landed, bagged My Predator. I then walked the Glider to the House that I was working on. I went to work. in the Afternoon the owner of the House drove back up to Juniper Ridge where I retrieved My Truck.

Check these two deals out; Once a Realtor Paid Me paid Me $450.00 to drive My Predator over to Black-Hawk Housing development where She had Me Set up the Glider on the front Lawn. She Photographed the Glider, and paid Me $450.00. Another time I did a Movie shoot where a Helicopter flew with a cameraman of a Northern Bay Area Mountain site. This was part of a promotional piece for Kendal Jackson Winery. For that deal I was paid $850.00.
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Re: Hello US Hawks!!

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri Apr 01, 2022 7:39 am

You Guys have no idea the Thoughts that are going through My head as of late. Heck I will Fly once again down at Dockweiler beach on May 22nd. I feel great about it. But there might be an issue flying that condor with Andy, well I think his name is Andy. My only concern will be the possible condition of that dreaded deal of G-C-I-O, But I feel that that condition can be avoided.

To say that I am pumped! This would be an understatement. Yes, this; PHOENIX PILOT, will be soon be back where I Belong, The Sky!
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Re: Hello US Hawks!!

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:43 am

You guys want to know what I have been thinking about as of late? Well I think how awesome it will be for My intended plan to head down to Southern California toi Fly a Wind-Sports Condor. It is awesome because I am, and will be doing things that are so quite contrary to what the Doctors felt I would be capable of. Hell they believed that I would not be much better than a Potato Mentally. Al;so my flying again, that was not even a consideration. But in spite of those inept, Quacks negative thoughts, Come May 22nd. I will be flying at Dockweiler Beach. I can not even say how I will feel after My feet leave the ground for the first time in 12 Years-6 Months! I guess it will nbe where I will be Flying the slowest King-Posted Glider ever made. After having Flown, and having pounded the Fastest King-Posted Glider ever made. By the way My Predator has never been beat'n in a Speed Gliding Event. I love My 158 Predator. I am actually more concerned flying My Predator than a Condor. For I have lost a 100 pounds due to what I call; [The Pound Diet]. I really do wonder if I will have control issues.

So in wrapping up this post: If You Fly on Sunday May 22nd. Stay away from the Dangerous Air-Space above Dockweiler Beach. For I will be Soaring that great Dig Condor 330! After all no one wants to have an Mid-Air.
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Re: Hello US Hawks!!

Postby Craig Muhonen » Sat Apr 02, 2022 11:59 am

Any head trauma disrupts the inner ear a little and unnoticed, and "balance" suffers', so pay close attention and do "balance" exercising, and using "cross" exercises, every day. A tread mill walk every day is perfect, but make sure you concentrating on walking, "heel to Toe". getting your heart rate up a little at the same time, again an important part of balance. Believe it or not, "good vibes" in your ear also helps balance. Use all the tools including supplement, your inner ear will thank you for it.
We've been using Microsoft 2020 Flight Sim and it's truly a remarkable way to pass some time. Sawyer and I have just landed a Cessna 172 in my back yard.
A good pilot knows the balance of himself the airplane, and if it's not right, there's a problem. Get you're balance perfect, you've trimmed down 100 lbs., you will be coordinated once in the air I think, and then making decisions on where to spot land and use your legs, and back to the top for more. That's where your friends will gladly get your glider back up and ready if you want.




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Re: Hello US Hawks!!

Postby Chris McKeon » Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:16 pm

To Me, this Brain injury is a real thing that I believe that I have undertaken seriously as an impediment to a Happy life for Me.

My Sister was told by one of the Doctors who attended Me, that the Brain and delving into correcting it in an injured state. He called making progress in repairing an injured Brain as'; "The Muddy Science". Well I see one's Brain as an incredibly Plastic part of one's Body. I do things as exercise for My Brain. I Play Music, I work Math problems in My head, I am currently working on finishing My 1971 Plymouth road=runner that I hope to be able to enter the Silver-State, road-race. I hope to average 185 Miles an Hour for a hundred and Thirty two Miles an hour. I hope to have a top speed as high as two Hundred Miles an hour. Yes anything that I cab come up with to do for causing My Brain to be forced to stretch it's capabilities is a good thing to do so that My Brain will regain it's Pre-Pound Condition.
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Re: Hello US Hawks!!

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri Apr 15, 2022 4:11 am

{SUPER SLACKING}

Well here it is 3:45 AM, I am awake. Heck it appears to Me that I must have slept through Wednesday Night. I kept sleeping through all of Thursday. Slept through Thursday night. Now here I am I am here at My Desk typing away on My Computer, This is really wild! For Me to have slept this long is unreal! My Sister let Me Sleep all Day Yesterday. I just looked in on Her, She is sleeping now. Heck! She should be sleeping it is 3:45 Friday Morning. This really is wild! I can not believe that I went to bed at oh around 10:00 PM Wednesday night, That I was able to remain sleeping for this long. I believe that I stayed in Bed for this long has it been? Has it been thirty hours? This takes My "SLACKER LIFE STYLE" to a whole new new low!
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Re: Hello US Hawks!!

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:38 am

Sorry Guys about My using this Web-site for purposes that are off Topic to a degree. But My Computer can not allow Me to send an E-Mail at the Present time. Anyways Here I go: First Off I want to let You Guys that I the Pilot formally known as the; "The BIG Guy in the Sky". So even though it not correct for One to make up a Nick-Name. My Nick-Name was coined by a Pilot that I flew with up at Lake McClure. I am not sure Who that Pilot was who came up with My Nick-name. It might have been KM, or maybe it was Roach, Heck I do not remember who it was, but that Nick name stuck. Now that I asm a Hundred Pounds lighter than I was on My last Flight. Yes this Six Foot Three and three quarters of an inch Tall Pilot should modify His Nickname so that since I refused to Die. I went on to recover. I will Fly again. I believe that I should be addressed as ; "THE PHENIX GUY IN THE SKY"

So what do You Guys think? Will I be worthy of being Called "THE PHOENIX GUY IN THE SKY'?
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Re: Hello US Hawks!!

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:56 am

Chris McKeon wrote:So what do You Guys think? Will I be worthy of being Called "THE PHOENIX GUY IN THE SKY'?


Yes. So in keeping with the purpose of this topic (introductions and welcomes) the U.S. Hawks officially welcomes:

"The Phoenix Guy in the Sky"


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Re: Hello US Hawks!!

Postby Bill Cummings » Sat Apr 23, 2022 12:43 pm

Bob Kuczewski wrote:
Chris McKeon wrote:So what do You Guys think? Will I be worthy of being Called "THE PHOENIX GUY IN THE SKY'?


Yes. So in keeping with the purpose of this topic (introductions and welcomes) the U.S. Hawks officially welcomes:

"The Phoenix Guy in the Sky"


:clap: :thumbup: :wave: :clap: :clap: ;) :clap: :thumbup: :wave: 8-) :clap: :wave: :) :salute:

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