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by timothyettridge
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Meetups
Topic: Meetups at Sebring '18?
Replies: 1
Views: 4714

Meetups at Sebring '18?

Anything planned?
by timothyettridge
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: #328
Replies: 8
Views: 8913

#328

Re: the Cirrus that made it home after the 'chute didn't deploy, this reminded me of an odd comment on human nature learned from the 1979 Fasnet Race, a sailing race from the south of England to Ireland and back. Though the storm that year caused the capsize and death of many sailors, the more telli...
by timothyettridge
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Hangglider-475 mi, epilogue, and now a NY Times article
Replies: 4
Views: 9991

Re: New World Record: Hang glider-475 mi (and Aug. 1st epilo

The New York Times published a comprehense article on the cover of their Sports Section last January. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/sport ... orts&_r=1&
by timothyettridge
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep. #306 "I’ve got a fever and..."
Replies: 3
Views: 3813

Re: Ep. #306 "I’ve got a fever and..."

I should have given you more credit, Jack. I'll make amends with a Liney's at SnF.
by timothyettridge
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep. #306 "I’ve got a fever and..."
Replies: 3
Views: 3813

Ep. #306 "I’ve got a fever and..."

Jeb, I think "More cowbell" is lost on Dave and Jack, but it made me at least chuckle out loud, if not actually laugh out loud.
by timothyettridge
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: The Lee Bottom grass strip needs our help
Replies: 3
Views: 3459

The Lee Bottom grass strip needs our help

Lee Bottom needs our help In my wanderings around the country by my Cessna 150j this summer, I made it a point to find a route that would cross over Lee Bottom Flying Field in Hanover, Indiana. It certainly must be the third most mentioned airfield on the podcast, (after Oshksh and Dead Cow). I stop...
by timothyettridge
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Hangglider-475 mi, epilogue, and now a NY Times article
Replies: 4
Views: 9991

Re: New World Record: Hang glider distance-475 miles

Epilogue: On July 17th, Jonny set a new world record “Distance to Declared Goal” of 561 kilometers (348 miles) on his second attempt, after coming achingly close on the first try eleven days before. He flew from Zapata to Sterling City in Texas. The previous record of 517 kilometers (321 miles...als...
by timothyettridge
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Hangglider-475 mi, epilogue, and now a NY Times article
Replies: 4
Views: 9991

Re: New World Record: Hang glider distance-475 miles

The WRE is back on! Jonny's back and perhaps two other pilots might come for this last week of opportunity as well.

Monday thru Wednesday looks like the days to go, with Thursday being a possibility as well. Check out the links listed in the text above to follow the flight live.
by timothyettridge
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: AF 447
Replies: 4
Views: 4219

Re: AF 447

As I've understood the reports, one of the main problems was that the FO in the left seat was unaware that the FO in the right seat was holding nearly full-back control inputs on the stick from almost all of the descent. It seems unthinkable to me that this was considered acceptable programing for t...
by timothyettridge
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Hangglider-475 mi, epilogue, and now a NY Times article
Replies: 4
Views: 9991

Hangglider-475 mi, epilogue, and now a NY Times article

The short story is that a new hang gliding world record for distance was set on Tuesday, July 3rd in Texas. Before it was 435 miles. Now it's 475 miles (Zapata to just east of Lubbock). The longer story is one about camaraderie, international cooperation, and sportsmanship. A bit of background: in 2...

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