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by David Ridding
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Tom Jerrard??
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Tom Jerrard??

I had my first glider flight with Tom in USD. It was August '94. At the suggestion of my friend, Fred Schreiner, I stopped by York mid-afternoon to check things out. Al Baldwin came up and spoke with me, suggesting I come by earlier in the day another time and have an intro flight. I hung out a whil...
by David Ridding
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad News - Walter Chmela
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: Sad News - Walter Chmela

This from my friend Fred Schreiner who currently lives in Long Beach CA Thanks for sharing this sad news, David. Walter was a soaring icon in Canada for sure. He did my wave check ride at Black Forest Glider Port in Colorado Springs. I will never forget "notching the barograph" with him in...
by David Ridding
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: flying car
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: flying car

Exactly that, Alex!
Alex Upchurch wrote: Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:06 am
David Ridding wrote: Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:09 am Like driving boats, the compromises required to make a flying car will always result in a lousy car, a lousy airplane or both.
So, something like this? :-)
by David Ridding
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: flying car
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: flying car

Like driving boats, the compromises required to make a flying car will always result in a lousy car, a lousy airplane or both.
by David Ridding
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Luxury Tax - Gliders - Petition
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Luxury Tax - Gliders - Petition

From what I have read it is only on NEW cars, boats, aircraft.
by David Ridding
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Luxury Tax - Gliders - Petition
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Luxury Tax - Gliders - Petition

Glad to see a petition has been started. I considered posting about this a month or so back. Whew knew a $100k airplane is more luxurious than a $249k boat?
by David Ridding
Thu May 20, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Non-Convective Cloud Streets
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Non-Convective Cloud Streets

Ken Ashworth wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 12:26 pm Thanks Charles, always puzzled by the underlying factors for cloud streets.
Now if only Google Streets could give good information about them, it would be awesome.
;)
by David Ridding
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: 178 Seconds to Live
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: 178 Seconds to Live

That's why auto, motorcycle and other power equipment manufacturers are so willing to sell shop manuals.
:P
by David Ridding
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Curious bit of history
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: Curious bit of history

Charles Petersen wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:27 pm And aerobatics in a 1-26! Perhaps Steve McQueen saw this before making the Thomas Crowne Affair with the 1-23??
The 1-23 in the original Thomas Crown Affair was flown by Roy McMaster, a long-time member of Harris Hill Soaring.