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  • https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2019/04/13/hawaii-news/out-of-gas-ultralight-trike-exhausted-fuel-before-crash/KAILUA-KONA — An ultralight trike ran out of fuel as it soared 1,300 feet above the Kona Coast before crashing March 20 at Kukio,...
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    • Jozinko

      The photo looks very bad. They are so lucky men!

    • ULtrikepilot

      Yes very glad they were able to walk away from this one given what that crash site picture shows. If I'm not mistake that looks like the Air Creation that Jeff Hoff owned and flew from Kona airport. As a CFI Jeff had a trike instruction business there at Kona and I flew with him there back in 2010 in that trike. I was aware that he wanted to sell his trike and close down his business but I never found out who bought his trike. I guess it is possible that this guy Charles also setup an intro flight and instruction business there with this trike he bought from Jeff. I believe Jeff was a member at some point with the original Sky Gypsies group. Any way, I found it quite intimidating flying a trike in Kona area with rough course lava every where and very few potential LZs (an occasional golf course). Not a great place to have an engine out for sure. Although a tragedy, very glad to see there was no fatality or serious injury.

    • Ken

      Ah yes - I recall that business being announced as "for sale soon". I even considered it for a while....

  • Jozinko posted on Jozinko's message board
    We were only up the trees. It flashed me a think we have no enough space - height for recover. The Aeros Profi wing is amazing. I love it!
  • Ken posted on Jozinko's message board
    Wow! That sounds even worse being that low. Glad you recovered it OK!! Back to the landing practice!!
  • Jozinko posted on Jozinko's message board
    I am sorry, today I use a conversation of unit online and we stalled at 50ft (15m) over ground.
  • Jozinko posted on Jozinko's message board
    You are right guys. We did some basic practices when we started his training. Basic only. For an advanced training he is still beginer. Next time. In our training rules he must have min12hrs for advanced training for 1. sharp turns climbing,...
  • ULtrikepilot posted on ULtrikepilot's message board
    Well I finally got some flying in this past week. First time for 2019 and it felt great to get airborne again. Since I did not share it here previously, I was involved in a skiing accident back in Jan. Some guy much bigger than me plastered me...
  • ULtrikepilot posted on Jozinko's message board
    Joz, glad to hear you were able to correct in time. Gilles is right, more practice is needed.
  • Gilles F posted on Jozinko's message board
    Close one, good recovery practice, practice, practice, what goes up must come down,It’s easy to go up, it takes practice to land properly, best of luck..
  • Jozinko posted on Jozinko's message board
    I am sorry but today I was lazy to put my camera on my trike. Because circuits, circuits and again boring circuits. My student has 6hrs and 50 landings. Today on 3rd landing, engine on idle and we were gliding. I saw we were slow and i told him...
  • Jozinko commented on a video New prop
    I replaced it of because my old prop (Ukrainan Aero) is 13 years old and it iis a little damaged. This new has the same power of climb 9m/s solo but in the cruising speed it works on 3600rpm and the old one was 3800rpm. And it is much more quiet....
  • Ken commented on a video New prop
    Nice! What did you replace? How do you like the performance?
  • Ken commented on a video Glacier National Park - summer 2018
    Breathtaking video Joe, thanks for sharing that day with us!
  • ULtrikepilot commented on a video Glacier National Park - summer 2018
    Thanks for the feedback Gilles and Joz.  Yes scenery is unbelievable.  Millions of years of ice, water and wind erosion carving a very rugged terrain.  Yes a bit scary.  One has to be willing to temporarily give up the "always...
  • Jozinko commented on a video California Super Bloom 2019
    beautiful and colorfull
  • Jozinko commented on a video Glacier National Park - summer 2018
    Awesome video and breathtaking views
  • Jozinko added a video New prop
    We installed a new prop
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    • Ken

      Nice! What did you replace? How do you like the performance?

    • Jozinko

      I replaced it of because my old prop (Ukrainan Aero) is 13 years old and it iis a little damaged. This new has the same power of climb 9m/s solo but in the cruising speed it works on 3600rpm and the old one was 3800rpm. And it is much more quiet. But the date... Is a mistake :) &nbs

  • Gilles F commented on a video Glacier National Park - summer 2018
    Mind blowing and than some.....WOW ! ! Unbelievable scenery , and a little scary TOO... Nice job putting this video together.  MORE PLEASE
  • I was ecstatic to have had the opportunity to finally fly over Glacier National Park last summer. The terrain, landscapes and scenery in the park is mind blowing and to be able to see it like an eagle would from a trike was an absolutely incredible...
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    • Jozinko

      Awesome video and breathtaking views

    • ULtrikepilot

      Thanks for the feedback Gilles and Joz.  Yes scenery is unbelievable.  Millions of years of ice, water and wind erosion carving a very rugged terrain.  Yes a bit scary.  One has to be willing to temporarily give up the "always keep a suitable LZ within glide" mindset in order to fly a trike over the central portions of the park.  On the other hand, with greater risk comes potentially greater reward.  From what I have been told, there are less than 10 trike pilots that have ever flown the park so that gives some perspective on how many have been willing to take on the additional risk.

    • Ken

      Breathtaking video Joe, thanks for sharing that day with us!

  • Ken commented on a video 2019 flying season begins!!!
    Looks like you have to have adobe flash.
  • Ken commented on a video California Super Bloom 2019
    That is absolutelty beautiful Henry!!