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I will fly once again, I will Fly a Condor I hope.

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Apr 09, 2022 9:40 pm

OK here I am, I am a hoping and I am a waiting for that Day when I will once again Fly! This very real Possibility of Flying is just so much of an emotional rush, that I can barely contain My emotions. I have John set up to come up North where He and I will hit a Training Hill where I hope to Fly George Hamilton's 330 Condor. That 's if George will be agreeable to Me Flying His Condor.. I am hoping that after We do the Condor Day on the Training Hill. I hope that John providing that is agreeable to the Idea. Well I hope that John and I will continue to Point of the Mountain.
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More Better.

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri Jul 01, 2022 10:44 pm

I can not wait till I will have the Problems that all of You suffer on just about every Flight that each of You have, What I am talking about is of course when One is flying along having a Grand time. Then we have to confront that Dreaded, Foul, Sick, Twisted Four Letter Word, Yes We find ourselves Sinking out! Bob I realize that Sink is a disgusting Four letter Cuss Word. But please do not Ban me for using a Four letter Cuss Word. But Heck, sooner or later We all have to deal with having Sink! Sink is a foul little word. But sooner or later we have to stand up and confront this sick condition.

I say; Do not Sink, Climb Your way up, up, UP! Climb to Cloud Base or Beyond! I hope everyone Get's to 18,000 feet or more on Your next Flight. Yes, More the Better!
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Re: More Better.

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:21 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tdiMdj164w


I know that at first glance - LISTEN - You Guys might not think that my posting an AC/DC video showing the Thunder from Down Under Rocking harder than any Band had a right to playing "LIVE-WIRE" Back in 1979 in Paris. but as far as I am concerned this Group, this Video, this Audio recording is very, Very, VERY MUCH Flying related. For I am putting out a Flying related Question. What type of a device Can I get that will allow Me to play this Music while I Fly My Predator Further than I ever have Before? I truly want to Rock Out as I fly.

No one questions the reality back in the 70's when AC/DC came to this Country and could not find a Headlining Band who would allow AC/DC open the Show for them Twice! No AC?DC simply had to Headline! Can You imagine being a Band, Aerosmith, Kiss, Ted Nugent, You name the Band. But to be a Headlining Band and to have tp follow AC/DC, Can You say: "WE HAD A BAD DAY?" I feel the same way about My Predator when I am Flying it Cross Country. Can You say; "ONE SMOKING HOT GLIDER?!
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More Better.

Postby Chris McKeon » Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:47 pm

Ok, I have a ccouple of Questions: 1. Has anyone has Flown a Sky tour of all of Your inland sites. Launching From oh I Don't know, Maybe Your first launch was from little Black Mountain then You got up and Flew to another site. Maybe you landed at Palomar. It really does matter which site would be Your next Flight. You would or maybe someone has done this Before, I do not know. So You Fly From Site to Site. Top landing each site and so on, until You have landed, and Launched from every in land site.

Ok has anyone ever done this? Or is anyone contemplating doing this? Please let Me Know. Chris McKeon 925-497-1059. Good By:
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Re: More Better.

Postby Chris McKeon » Tue Jul 05, 2022 8:16 am

Talking about more is Better. I have only two Flights with Flying an three Axis Controlled Grob Sail-Plane. But when it come's down to Performance, I was blown away! I believe that i will pursue more Flights flying a sail-Plane. I believe that once I get dialed into flying this type of Flying, Heck with doing part of the control input's with Your feet. You feel like a Primate Pilot!
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Re: More Better.

Postby Bill Cummings » Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:36 pm

Chris McKeon wrote:Ok, I have a ccouple of Questions: 1. Has anyone has Flown a Sky tour of all of Your inland sites. Launching From oh I Don't know, Maybe Your first launch was from little Black Mountain then You got up and Flew to another site. Maybe you landed at Palomar. It really does matter which site would be Your next Flight. You would or maybe someone has done this Before, I do not know. So You Fly From Site to Site. Top landing each site and so on, until You have landed, and Launched from every in land site.

Ok has anyone ever done this? Or is anyone contemplating doing this? Please let Me Know. Chris McKeon 925-497-1059. Good By:

I was accused of top landing and relaunching during one of the Chelan Nationals
but only my shadow touched the remote launch. My feet cleared the second launch by two
feet. I was able to appease my accuser by saying, if you will be my witness to landing
there I will claim it since it’s one mile further from launch than you and seven other
pilots. But I had only claimed landing in the soccer field LZ where I actually landed.
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Re: I will fly once again, I will Fly a Condor I hope.

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:48 am

Well Here I am, I just hope and I pray that Pilot-X and I will go to a site where I will Hopefully Fly that 330 WW Condor either on Saturday, or on Sunday. You know it seems beyond odd to Me that WW Wing built this great Big Glider, 330 Square feet. Yet this Huge Glider that as John says can be launched by walking the Glider into the Air. But You are not supposed to turn the Glider. No You can not thermal the glider. No do not Bank the Glider. I mean to Me this Just seems wrong. I wish that Robb Keels had not gone AWOL. If Robb was still around, I would call Him and give Him a Piece of My Mind.


But in sapite of The Condors Severely limited ability to make a Basic turn. I will hopefully Fly that Great Big Bird on either Saturday, or on Sunday.
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Re: More Better.

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:10 pm

CREATIVE LANDINGS = OPPROTUNITIES


It really trips Me out how many HG Pilots do not explore more of the range of options at their disposal so as to have more options regarding where tHEY LAND. i MEAN AS My experience grew doing out of the norm Landings. My ability to Stick landings really improved. I got to where I could be up High in the Sierras, and I could pick out a nice Lope and I would Come in Hot Down wind Up-Hill, and Stick My landing. Oh Yea I would make sure that there was Someone down on the Ground. In case I would Blow My Landing. I t would be horrible to have Blown a Landing, laying there severely Hurt, waiting to Die. No a couple of Witnesses near by to observe Your landing, or You Pounding in so that They could at least call for assistance, if That landing on that Day gave Me some Mental relief.

Ok, I have always considered Myself an excellent Lander, Ask John if You Like. John I am sure would concur with Me That I am a good Lander. I assuming that all of You Know John, everyone knows John. But on March 28th 2010. I darn near bought the Farm. So this Dog had a very Bad Day. But that Day was twelve Years ago. I will hope to have My First Flight since My last, when I pounded My Predator 12 Years ago on a 330 WW Condor, soon. Maybe this Sunday.
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Re: I will fly once again, I will Fly a Condor I hope.

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:03 am

Chris McKeon wrote:You know it seems beyond odd to Me that WW Wing built this great Big Glider, 330 Square feet. Yet this Huge Glider that as John says can be launched by walking the Glider into the Air. But You are not supposed to turn the Glider. No You can not thermal the glider. No do not Bank the Glider. I mean to Me this Just seems wrong. I wish that Robb Keels had not gone AWOL. If Robb was still around, I would call Him and give Him a Piece of My Mind.

But in spite of The Condors Severely limited ability to make a Basic turn. I will hopefully Fly that Great Big Bird on either Saturday, or on Sunday.


I know you can turn the Condor 330 because I've done it many times myself. Just don't make any steep turns. Alan Chucalate had a Condor 330 that he had structurally beefed up with the intention of towing paragliders. Paul Thornbury and I each flew it at Torrey many years ago. It flew and soared just fine.
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Re: I will fly once again, I will Fly a Condor I hope.

Postby Chris McKeon » Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:13 am

330 square Feet, 330 SQUARE Feet1 Can You say; That Glider must be a climb Monster. My friend Doug P once worked a Thermal with one, once up at Lake McClure, oh Yea! That Glider must Be as Slow as any Glider was. It must not be capable of Gliding very well. Nut regarding it's ability to Climb. I do not think that any other Glider would be able to out climb it.
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