tom emery wrote:Been hang gliding about a year now. I will take advice from anyone, anytime, about any aspect of my flying. If someone "sees" something I don't, I want to know. Usually even marginal advice has a kernel of useful information.
I figure that everyone is a student...and instructor.
About looking stupid...only if you keep repeating the same mistake.
Outstanding, we ALL learn in different ways. Based in terms of our experience.
Personally, having been involved in a large club in the boom years, I may on occasion have some insight.
Having been a volunteer observer, NOT for the status, NOT because I wanted to
dominate, but simply to pay forward, what I could never pay back.
Sometimes I can not be very articulate, I do not inspire confidence in people,
and have often had to listen to those who wish to demean me while elevating
their own situation.
I don't need that to spill over into my working and social life,
and I could certainly talk about how it has done so, but not without the snarky,
half baked voices of a thousand titanic twits.
As a LIFE long fan of the sport, the across the pond evolution of it in the 70s,
the boom years, a long absence trying to find other parts of the dreams they put
in my head, should I NOT be allowed to participate in the community having known the best and worst of it?
Seems I read all about John Coulter, but by the time I'd been there those ways of
life were long gone. But in my time, I'm glad I got there before they painted the
Fountain Bleu green (Neil Young of course).
I just know I learned about this sport from some of the best, if I can be helpful
fine, if not piss off.