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Re: Fly-In ideas sheet

Postby Bill Cummings » Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:00 pm

GPS verification works good to rate second and third place finishers that land short of goal out of sight of ground officials.

Also Rich Phiffer (sp?) argued successfully on my behalf to give me distance points for making goal 30 minutes after the landing gate closed. Even though I made goal I was scored as though I had landed one foot short of goal.
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Postby Chris McKeon » Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:19 am

OK I just have not given Much thought to Pilots who might land short of Goal. But Maybe I should. Some sort of GPS tracking system Might be a good idea. I was just thinking of how to Verify When A Pilot landed at Goal. The way I could verify if a Pilot Made Goal might be to have a Person go to the Given Field where the Pilots are to land, set a Cone. Sit down and watch each Pilot land. That way I could also verify how each Pilot either did or did not whack their landings. For whacking is a no no. Yes if a Pilot should fly the hundred miles the fastest 100 Mile flight then only to Blow their landing by whacking. Then Said Pilot will not win the XC contest.

I intend on making a donation of at least $500.00 Dollars to the winning Pilots Club of their Choice. I will also give the Driver for the winning Pilot $50.00 towards gas. Gas.

OK The first place that I am putting this proposal on will be the USHAWKS Web-Site. So I really do not expect many of the Hawkes to make the Trek to Northern California. But who knows? Maybe I will have the opprotunity to meet some of you Hawks. Check this aspect out regarding Flying XC from Mount Diablo. A 0ne Hundred Mile XC flight is a very doable thing. It will just come down to how fast that you can fly. The one Caveat is as I said earlier in this Post, Don't Whack, Thou shall not Whack! Come on every one come fly, Fly XC for Your Club.
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Re: Fly-In ideas sheet

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:21 pm

You Guys need to know that what has been happening in my Life really did prompt me to say to Bob regarding my physical recovery I told Bob that it really is not the case with Me being [Woe is Me], it is like this; [Wow is Me] I was talking to John Heieney one day regarding my speculation regarding when I would be 100% recovered. John replied; "Chris with You being 100 percent recovered, that is a Big number". I hear comments from Pilots such as "Chris you keep doing what you have been doing, you recover" or this I liked; "Were rooting for You" Who the Heck knows? Maybe someday one of You guys and I will both be experiencing a case of Cloud-Suck together as We both thermal up to Cloud-Base.
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Re: Fly-In ideas sheet

Postby Chris McKeon » Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:11 pm

[Birds do it, Albatrosses do it.]

Wello I never got to a 300 Lb. Body weight. I do remember seeing My scale rejister 297. Yes I was oh so close to 300 Lbs. But close was aS far as I got. I am 6'3" tall. currently My Body weight is posed to hopefully drop below 200 Lbs. My Goal, actually call it My fantasy at this point is to get down to 185. Yes 158 Lbs. Flying My 158 Predator, can You say Climb Monster? There are Flights that I still want to achieve such as Flying One Hundred Miles in under Four Hours. I want to do for Me anyways. I want to do My first ever XW Flight. XW stands for cross Water. I want to do this type of a Flight safely, well as safe as possible. I have already contacted a Tug Goat company that is willing to pull, or will it be to Push a Barge below Me. Call the Barge My floating LZ.

For if I were to have to ditch in the open ocean, can You say Death by Drowning? Yes a floating hard Deck would give me an potentially dangerous LZ option.

The way I see it there must be Thermals out over the ocean correct?

I have always been a Go For it Pilot. But I do have My Limits. An XW Flight could be so cool. But I need to have an option below Me. I have My Limits regarding being willing to Go for it.

OK as the saying says; Penny for your thoughts.
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