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  • Leo commented on a page titled Flying in Turbulence and Thermal Activity
    Ken, I had the same thing happen to me on this Big Bear flight. Took off from Apple Valley airport in the shadows of the small mountains to it's east with the sun just rising. Calm, sub 5 mph air. I turned east to my heading and started climbing...
  • It looks like nice place for flying.
  • I flew out of Shelton in my JetWing trike back in the early 80's lots of smaller airfields around for XC's, good choice!
  • This video clip I found on YouTube will give you a little idea of what Sanderson Field and Shelton look like.It actually looks perfect for a fly-in!! Props to the Poster of the video, Mr. Ross
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    • Wang 1

      I flew out of Shelton in my JetWing trike back in the early 80's lots of smaller airfields around for XC's, good choice!

    • Jozinko

      It looks like nice place for flying.

    • white eagle

      Thanks for puttin this up for everyone dave. Somewhere theres a video of henry  flying to the beach from their if anyone knows where to find them please post it up.

  • Ken commented on a page titled Flying in Turbulence and Thermal Activity
    Best to just keep the trike right side up and let the rest take care of itself. The trike will generally be fine. For the pilot I recommend increasing your exposure less laminar air over time to get your comfort level to increase. Try flying a bit...
  • Jozinko commented on a page titled Flying in Turbulence and Thermal Activity
    Hi Rizzy. flying through turbulences and strong thermal is not comfortable for each trike pilot. In the past I tried avoid turbulences and thermal. At first the wings here was quite large and and older technology. I remember once I flew through...
  • Hi all, I hope I am NOT the only one here who is not entirely comfortable flying in Turbulence and Thermal activity. (despite the fact that I have been flying for a little while now). Few weeks ago, I was flying with an experienced (Trike pilot...
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    • white eagle

      Great blog rizzy. And one ive said before needs more coverage and debate. After listning and talking to many pilots one common denominator seems to top most subjects . And rightly so fear of loss of controll.
      I will fully admit that getting in that not in full controll felling is one that scares me as well! Exspesially trying to stick a good landing in unexspected conditions!

    • ULtrikepilot

      I just saw this great video (thanks Bryan) where Cedric talks about fear and thought it might be helpful for some. I personally can relate to most of his points even though I put them in a context quite different from wing suit flying. The idea is to harness the flow or synergy between fear, educated risk taking, preparation, positivity and belief in the future with a real focus on living right now. Enjoy

    • white eagle

      I recomend this ted talk to everyone. Just great having this defined. The only part i kinda disagree with is talent depending on how you define it.
      So i might say or add that talent is an ability to learn quickly. Yes all people can learn givin enough energy and time. But just like it wouldnt be a good idea for spanky from the lil rascals to perform poverotti. I think there is a point where you should draw the line with high risk sports.
      Trike flying , hang gliding is not one that alows you alot of do overs from repeated mistakes. If you are not learning on a fairly graduated schedule than truthfully you may want to persue something else you are more suited for. Yes everyone can learn . But not all should be incouraged. I believe everyone has talents to some degree. Risks vary with individual personality. Someone who freezes up with fear is not onlyonly a danger to themselves but also their instructor. I would never support an instructor that wouldnt at some point direct them in other avenues.
      This may or may not be the intended opinion of this video, Iam just trying to clarify it a bit because i do appreciate others talent(gift of learning and demonstrating a subject somewhat spontanious)!
      I really like the idea of flow as an example and how its used. To me flow is when all the right stuff comes together in your emotions and thought process.
      Detemination with full analysis, fear but controlled , and being rewarded well above the risk.
      I look for that on every flight. Thanks for putting this up joe

  • Ken commented on a video Tahoe Rocks!
    Today was all rotor from a 20mph tailwind over the ridge. Totally calm everywhere else
  • Happy Triker commented on a video Tahoe Rocks!
    It's often thermally at the top of that ridge.
  • Jozinko commented on a video Tahoe Rocks!
    Nice flight Ken. A little bit turbulent after the mountains, but nice.
  • Jozinko commented on a video Family Fun Flight in Revo
    They had a great day with you Henry.
  • Ken added a video Tahoe Rocks!
    Tahoe to Kingsbury
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  • Leo commented on the photo Tahoe Morning
    Way cool shot! 
    Tahoe Morning
  • Ken added the photo Tahoe Morning to the album Lake Tahoe
    • Tahoe Morning
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  • ULtrikepilot commented on a video Family Fun Flight in Revo
    Henry, you are a geat ambassador for our support.  Thank you. 
  • ULtrikepilot commented on the photo Spooner Summit Tahoe
    Looking great Ken.
    Spooner Summit Tahoe
  • Ken commented on a video Family Fun Flight in Revo
    What a great way to spend a day! Awesome Henry!
  • Ken commented on the photo Spooner Summit Tahoe
    I got the exhaust powdercoated a few years ago with some high temp stuff. I highly recommend it.
    Spooner Summit Tahoe
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  • Wile E Scott commented on the photo Spooner Summit Tahoe
    Nice shot Ken. You need to tell me how you got your exhaust so sparkly. ;)
    Spooner Summit Tahoe