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Building on "free spirit, safe flying

Postby Craig Muhonen » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:39 pm

"Judgement comes from experience, .....Experience comes from bad judgement"

"Growing up" in a commercial aviation family, and kinda on the pages of "Fate is the Hunter", I saw the excitement, and professionalism, but I also saw the underlying, "deadly" serious nature of all the flight crews, and then again being a "plane captain" in Marine aviation, Flying safely was job #1. As I progressed into getting "my" pilots licence, my dad and instructor, from day 1 instilled a "flying safely" attitude. Aviate, Navigate, Communicate, Step 1, step 2, step 3, etc. Over and over and over again until I thought I new it, and then, over and over again.
This brings me to my new friends, Bob and Frank, who have mentored (and been mentored by) pilots who asked for your help. US Hawks is a natural reaction to a new environment in the HG, PG world. "Flying" has been so commercialized by manufactures, by "training" organizations, by "tandem pay to ride" organizations, by insurance companys, by the lawyers who draw up the lease aggreements, by the city council "laws" that permits one thing and not another, by concessionaires. I see and read so many videos about the "thrill" of flying, and learning to fly, and the musical aspect of the videos is great.

I so remember my training to be a pilot (which also helped me in everyday life). I think that much more should be put into "training", and I think that the US HAWKS community across the country your "training glider", Frank, and "Little Hawk", and places like Dockweiler, go so far to help people feel "free to fly". I see many of the forums and videos talking about other stuff.
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Re: Building on "free spirit, safe flying

Postby Craig Muhonen » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:13 pm

Think about a way to design and build INTO hang gliders and paragliders, a "one pull" "D ring set up, with the reserve chute built into the top of the wing, so a pilot could "instantly" deploy it, and not have to "throw" it, and save many seconds.
Too much weight, too much drag, too complex?
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Re: Building on "free spirit, safe flying

Postby Chris McKeon » Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:25 pm

Reading this Post picked My interest. YEs I was a Bold 49 year old Pilot who darn near wore that Expression; " There are no old Bold Pilots.But I am now 60 yerars old. I feel that because of that March 8th 2010 Day that I am and I do intend to truly benefit from that pounding. What a pounding that it was! I really do believe that when I return to flying that I will be a better Pilot than I was before I pounded, I really do believe that.

Y Journey back, back to Cloud-Base will Most likely begin down in Southern California at a Beach site called Dockweiler Beach. Flying is something that is always in my Brain. I guess that I could be called a ; " Head-Case "
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Re: Building on "free spirit, safe flying

Postby Craig Muhonen » Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:31 am

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Craig Muhonen wrote:"Judgement comes from experience, .....Experience comes from bad judgement" JBP & others

"Growing up" in a commercial aviation family, and kinda on the pages of "Fate is the Hunter", I saw the excitement, and professionalism, but I also saw the underlying, "deadly" serious nature of all the flight crews, and then again being a "plane captain" in Marine aviation, Flying safely was job #1. As I progressed into getting "my" pilots licence, my dad and instructor, from day 1 instilled a "flying safely" attitude. Aviate, Navigate, Communicate, Step 1, step 2, step 3, etc. Over and over and over again until I thought I new it, and then, over and over again.
This brings me to my new friends, Bob and Frank, who have mentored (and been mentored by) pilots who asked for your help. US Hawks is a natural reaction to a new environment in the HG, PG world. "Flying" has been so commercialized by manufactures, by "training" organizations, by "tandem pay to ride" organizations, by insurance companys, by the lawyers who draw up the lease aggreements, by the city council "laws" that permits one thing and not another, by concessionaires. I see and read so many videos about the "thrill" of flying, and learning to fly, and the musical aspect of the videos is great.

I so remember my training to be a pilot (which also helped me in everyday life). I think that much more should be put into "training", and I think that the US HAWKS community across the country your "training glider", Frank, and "Little Hawk", and places like Dockweiler, go so far to help people feel "free to fly". I see many of the forums and videos talking about other stuff.
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