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Mentally Flying.

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:19 am

So I believe that this page, It is called a Page correct. Well Bob suggested that I continuing using the same page so as to not clutter up the board.

OK, here it is another Saturday, today could very well be for Me a Saturday where I Fly My beloved Predator158. But NO I will not fly today. It will just be for me a Day when I stay on the ground and think about Flying. Yea I am already doing some Flying in My head. Yes with me flying is done in my mind. Mental Masturbation.
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Re: Mentally Flying.

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:34 am

Chris McKeon wrote:So I believe that this page, It is called a Page correct.

Early Internet forums evolved a specific terminology:

      Forum
          Topic
              Post

So a "forum" contains many topics, and a topic contains many posts. Just remember Forum, Topic, Post.

As time went on, it was useful for forums to also contain subforums. Subforums are just forums inside other forums. We use a lot of subforums at the U.S. Hawks. This is an outline of our current Forum and Subforum hierarchy:

U.S. Hawks Hang Gliding Association
      Hang Gliding General
      Building the US Hawks
      US Hawks Ratings
      U.S. Hang Gliding Pilots
      Hang Gliding Videos
      Hang Gliding Politics
      US Hawks Training Manual Project
      Blog Forum
      Technology Forum
      Discussions from Other Forums
      Accident Reports

US Hawks Chapters
      Torrey Hawks Hang Gliding Club
      Tooele Hawks Forum
      Lakeview Hawks Forum
      SW Texas Hang Gliders Forum
      Mo Hawks Forum
      Rio Grande Soaring Association
      Austin Free Flight Association
      Shasta Sky Sailors / Shasta Hawks
      Friends of Dockweiler Gliding Society
      SoCenNY Hang Glider Pilots

US Hawks History
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      Otto Site Marker
      Hang Gliding Historical Committee

Off-Mission Discussions
      Free Speech Zone / Off-Mission Discussions
      Non-HG Blogs
      New Users Forum
      Forum Style Gallery
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So each of those is either a "forum" or a "subforum". Most contain topics, but some also have other subforums.

I hope that description helps.
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Re: Mentally Flying.

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:01 pm

You know I am pretty pathetic. For all I do is I Day Dream. yes I mentally Day Dream by thinking in detail about flying. I so hope, and I pray that the Day will come and end this of now, 7-31 it has been 11 years 4 months since I last flew my Predator. But things are a changing.
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Re: Mentally Flying.

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:27 am

Chris McKeon wrote:You know I am pretty pathetic. ... it has been 11 years 4 months since I last flew my Predator. But things are a changing.


Things are changing. Welcome back Chris.   :thumbup:
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Mentally Flying.

Postby Chris McKeon » Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:20 am

Mentally Flying. Yes I do my Flying these Days in My Skull. Yes I did have two flights in an Twin seat Grobe Sail-Plane. You really should know and understand that I have Flown My 158 Predator Hang Glider for a long time. I see that my two flights flying a two seat Grobe Sail Plane was not a "Step Down" from having been a stalwart passionate Predator Pilot. But then I remember when I was Talking to John Heieney regarding the awesome Performance that I had had compared to Gliders built in recent Years. John said to Me; "You need to remember that They have had twenty Years to work on it. [THE PERFORMANE HOPE OF TOPLESS GLIDERS] I really am not sure if there is a Topless Glider and Pilot, that will out Fly Me and My Predator. On my last XC flight where Scott Flew a Topless a Laminar MR 700. While I was Flying my Predator and Scott was flying His Laminar MR700. The result of that days XC Flight, the Flight started at Wolf's Peak California and my Day ended at Gardnerville Nevada. Scott landed short of Gardnerville I do not know where He landed, but it was well short of where I landed. I just want to say that s a Pilot, I would say that I am a little better than average, but I am not near the XC Pilot that Scott is. I really had an unfair advantage that Day. I was flying my My Predator.

Can you Guys even imagine how killer the glide and speed would be if the Predator was a Topless Glider. I have had my Predator for I think it has been around three decades now. I am still impressed with the GLIDER.
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Mentally Flying.

Postby Chris McKeon » Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:10 pm

You know, heck I am whacked! For I refused to follow my Doctors guidance and I did not fulfill his Prognosis's. For I did not Succumb to being a mere Vegetable. No I do like eating Vegetables. But to be a Vegetable Me, No way! In fact I would love to go and find the Supreme being, the elite Medical Doctor. I would Love to be able to go and Properly be introduced so that, I can not say what I think of Him on this Board, so just rest assured that if that Doctor would play Me a game of Chess. Sight unseen, see the reason I used the Phrase sight unseen. Was that when was told what He had said to my sister: "That I would never walk again and that I would not ever be much better than an Potato Mentally. Hearing This caused Me to see Red.

Make no Doubt, I will Fly My Predator again. My First Flight will most likely be my Flying Frank's Condor at Dockweiler Beach, Yea Baby! Heck, I still have some good High and Fast Flying to do.

So as that old saying goes: "Penny for your thoughts"

Good By Chris McKeon 925-497-1059
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LACKING AVIATION TRACTION.

Postby Chris McKeon » Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:45 pm

So I am wondering why My proposed Fly-In is not getting much Traction regarding having Pilots show interest as to coming to my Next Fly-In. My fly-In will cease to be Called; "THE BIG GUY FLY IN". Now I will call it: "THE PHOENIX GUY FLY IN" . I really do not expect many of You to make the Trip up to Mount Diablo. but I have not had much interest up here around the SF Bay Area either. So please, after all you Guys are Pilots. Please share your Thoughts.
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Re: LACKING AVIATION TRACTION.

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:37 am

Chris McKeon wrote:So I am wondering why My proposed Fly-In is not getting much Traction regarding having Pilots show interest as to coming to my Next Fly-In. Please share your Thoughts.


There was a time about 10 years ago when I would have already been heading your way. I used to fly everywhere I could ... Funston, Point of the Mountain, King Mountain, Henson's Gap, Sylmar, Crestline, and Torrey. But fighting for our rights has been quite a burden. I also don't know which sites require USHPA these days. For example, I can't remember if Mt. Diablo requires USHPA. If not, I might be able to consider it.
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Re: Mentally Flying.

Postby Chris McKeon » Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:33 pm

Guys I realize that many, really all of you do not realize how Badly I wrecked my Body on March 28th 2010. I was supposed to Die, as was told to Pilot X at the Hospital after I pounded myself into the Ground. Well that prognosis was simply a Doctors incompetent appraisal of my dreadful transitory physical condition. I'm telling you They, Being those in the Medical community I am refereeing to Doctors here. Well when you hurt Your-self Badly enough. They give up regarding your being able to recover. Try this one on for Size; My Sister was in the Hospital room with Me. Well Kathleen asked my Doctor perform an MRI on my left shoulder. The Doctor lifted my Left Arm by the Wrist and said; "Why bother you can't have a conversation with a Potato. My Father upon hearing what this; I will replace the words that my Father used to describe what that supreme compassionate Healer was. I also was told By my Father, that when I was fully recovered that I should go look that Quack and Beat His a**. I could do that right now today. But I would rather beat that Doctors Brain. I would love to ask that Doctor to Play me a game of Chess. For I play Chess well.

So this is enough of my Blathering about the results of my last Blown-Flight. Good By Chris 925-497-1059
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Re: Mentally Flying.

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:38 pm

It 's Funny, well it's Funny to Me anyways. Currently I really do partake in Flying Mentally. I will imagine that I am up on some Cliff launch. I will lift the Predator. while getting the Glider to get stable and get the Wings Level. I will play with adjusting the angle of attack. Until My angle of attack is about correct. I will have gone through a through Pre-Flight as is my Usual Mode. I simply never was ever willing to hurry My Self into the Air. So I see no need to rush my self into the Air. Well I will in my Mind, I will play with what direction in angle that I am pointing the Glider. This coupled with playing with my angle of attack. I keenly listen to My Glider talk to Me through pressure that I feel through the Down tubes. All of this I have DONE IN Real-Time. Then I look around to make sure that I will not launch off the Cliff and plow into a Glider that is fling out in front of Me. In My Mind I then Call Clear and I stride off Launch, and I am Flying, Yea Baby.
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