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  • Farewell to Frank Paynter (TA) (6)
    • Noel { P.S. For many of you, the fact that you're just finding out about this now is a *good thing*. It means that Frank wasn't publicly slandered or scolded while things... } – Jul 24, 5:22 PM
    • Noel { For those who are commenting and only know Frank from his articles, please understand that you do NOT have the whole story. Frank is a good author who's written some... } – Jul 24, 5:20 PM
    • Gerard the kiwi { What are Frank's rights of appeal? How can I, as an SSA member, find out what prompted the SSA to take this action? I cannot pre-judge their action, but I'd... } – Jul 24, 4:32 AM
    • John Mittell { Gerard, I think you are on to something there. I would hope that there is some education that could come from this episode. } – Jul 22, 5:17 PM
    • Gerard Robertson { I'd be interested to know more about how this decision was arrived at. Are Frank and the SSA willing to discuss openly? Decisions made about one person tend to become... } – Jul 22, 5:06 PM
    • John Murphy { Sad event. Unprecedented. A lose. John (SRK) } – Jul 21, 5:09 PM
  • So long, Soaring (8)
    • Evan Ludeman { Frank, In a friendly sort of way, I'd like to point out that you are spouting total rubbish. The much simpler explanation here is that you have in fact been... } – Jul 23, 9:54 AM
    • Noel { Before either Hawke *or* GlidePort.aero, a friend of mine and his software-dev colleagues came to Ephrata over a weekend event. In addition to helping volunteer, they built a system that... } – Jul 21, 8:21 PM
    • Noel { Yes, blame a computer program for human actions - that's reasonable... *sigh* Plenty of people have exhibited poor flying habits, with and without any simulator experience! Go back and look... } – Jul 21, 8:15 PM
    • Lane Bush { Regarding bullet point one: "SSA’s decision to preempt our little Hawke Tracking SPOT tracking effort with a ‘free’ version offered by a foreign company" GlidePort.aero is owned by Tip Top... } – Jul 21, 6:46 PM
    • Daniel Sazhin { Frank, You have most definitely positively influenced many through Condor. We are sad you will no longer be with us, but your impact will most definitely live on. Thank you... } – Jul 21, 5:33 PM
    • Greg Edwards { Frank, no matter what anyones personal opinion is, you apparently caused the problem. My advice, take a break from competing and just enjoy soaring for the original reason, the pure... } – Jul 21, 5:32 PM
    • Bob Backer { Just wondering if Condor could be part of the problem. } – Jul 21, 5:06 PM
    • aldo cernezzi { anytime I feel that something is wrong in the flight path of somebody near me, I take a note of the exact time and of the registration of the other... } – Jul 21, 8:32 AM
  • Women pilots (1)
    • Johan Pretorius { At my club we have some female students. Much like you, they pitch in right alongside the men. They push gliders, run wings (yes the hangar doors are too heavy... } – Jul 21, 9:27 AM
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