NB Chute Clinic Sat. 20 April 2013
Our annual Chute Throw and Repack Clinic is again at the Claremont Community Center. New Day and Time: SATURDAY April 20 between 10 AM and 2 PM – directions… North up Brock Rd. 5 Km past Hwy 7 and as you climb the hill to Claremont turn left (there’s a lane) onto Old Brock. The Comm. Center is just beyond the ball field on the right. It’s the big new complex. Please call or Email to register. As usual the fee is $30.00
Dinner Plate Project
You are invited to participate in a community art project called The Dinner Plate Project here on Sept. 19, 2010 at 10 A.M. (rain date Sept 26). The purpose of this project is to encourage humanity to support locally grown food through the worldwide circulation of an aerial picture of a large, colourful dinner plate formed by 400 people in a field. Go to www.thedinnerplateproject.ca for details and to offer support.
High perspective Anniversary Party!!
Our 40th! Anniversary Celebration will happen Sat., Oct. ‘16 starting at noon here at High perspective Flight Park for the flying and around the corner at my place after 6PM for dinner, bonfire, music, slide show and party into the night. We would love to see you all here (and there:). Please RSVP by phone or Email if you can make it. Thx
09 Chute Clinic
We lucked into a good day for the clinic…gusty East winds precluded flying. Very successful time in the gym with 17 attendees sucessfully repacking. Jamie had a minor mishap during deployment practice when his main hang strap (oops, neglected to hook into the back-up) was somehow hooked incorrectly and he slipped 3 feet to the deck. Bruised elbow and knee were a small price for the lesson – always backup Everyone else successfully deployed and jamie cameback strongly on the repack segment. Biggest lesson of the clinic was: avoid situations that might cause structural failure – aerobatics and violent lift ( > 1000 fpm). At the recent Wills Wing seminar at Demo Days in Florida the same message was clear. Chute deployments are rare and those that occur can be avoided with prudent risk management.