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By TommyT
#135785
BTW - Where did you get your lettering?
Wingspan34
Just a local sign shop, something like $10 each in small orders, @$5 each with orders of 100 units.

Big exposure for little money.

Tommy
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By Wingspan34
#135818
Wagner24314 wrote:if i could get the weather i have permission to land at the international airport in Sioux falls. all i have to do is call ahead.
How'd you manage that?
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By AIRHEADSHORTCUT
#135821
Wagner24314 wrote:
if i could get the weather i have permission to land at the international airport in Sioux falls. all i have to do is call ahead.

HMM...without a Mode-C transponder and without an encoding altimeter?
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By Wagner24314
#135836
its who you know :mosh:
By soren_ladegaard
#135837
After 4 years and almost 600 post I am leaving this forum due to personal attacks. This forum has turned very hostile with 5-6 users harrassing others just for the sake of it. The forum lacks moderation so they noone's stopping them.

I am out of here! :punch:
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By TommyT
#135840
Can anyone supply me with some hang glider graphics / drawings to use on such a sticker?
soren_ladegaard
The image to the right of the Hanggliding.Org logo on the top of this page would work good on a window sticker, but not sure if the forum moderator would ok it, or have it in a larger format.



Local Hang Gliding School
http://www.midwestaero.net/
Local Hang Gliding Club
http://whitewaterhangglidingclub.freefo ... ng-f1.html

Tommy
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By jimrooney
#135842
I've not yet gotten through all the wanderings of this thread... but I thought I'd throw this little bit out there to chew on....

Apparently, my next door neighbor when I was growing up flew hang gliders. I've been obsessed with flying from birth.

I can't help but imagine how different things may have been if he'd set up his glider in his yard one day.

Jim
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By CHassan
#135844
jimrooney wrote:I've not yet gotten through all the wanderings of this thread... but I thought I'd throw this little bit out there to chew on....

Apparently, my next door neighbor when I was growing up flew hang gliders. I've been obsessed with flying from birth.

I can't help but imagine how different things may have been if he'd set up his glider in his yard one day.

Jim
Image
I've set mine up several times in the yard. Here was my new U2 set up in the back yard due to the winds that day. Usually I set up in the front yard to hose it down a couple times a year.
A few neighbors have asked about it, but not many others.

Going XC and landing near the general population works well. It is not just a static diplay, but a full on "HOLY SH#& LOOK, LOOK, LOOK, HE"S LANDING HERE!!!!!!!!"
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By sg
#135861
Anyone may create hanggliding.org vinyl stickers for their car. Fine by me.
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By TommyT
#135873
Anyone may create hanggliding.org vinyl stickers for their car. Fine by me.
Jack
Do you have a large copy of the hanggliding.org with the white glider image just below web page menu on top of this page that you could post. something forum members could take to their local sign shop [ print shop can make them also].



Local Hang Gliding School
http://www.midwestaero.net/
Local Hang Gliding Club
http://whitewaterhangglidingclub.freefo ... ng-f1.html

Tommy
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#135891
Fixed wing, rotary, hot air balloons, whatever, if it flies, we need it!
Saturday August 8, 2009, 9am-5pm

From: dean@regathon.com [ mailto:dean@regathon.com]
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 4:06 AM
Subject: Pilots Needed - 2nd annual Take Flight for Kids San Jose Reid
Hillview Airport Saturday August 8, 2009

Greetings!

Could you do me a favor and post the following to any pilot's email list
that is likely to be seen by Northern & Central Coast California pilots.
We need ~75 pilots for this year's 2nd annual Take Flight for Kids in
San Jose, to fly young people with disabilities. Fixed wing, rotary,
hot air balloons, whatever, if it flies, we need it! This year's event
is going to be enormous! We expect to make 200+ flights and fly 750
people. Plus we expect 200+ exhibitors to join us and strut their stuff
to 4000+ festival attendees. In fact would you like to host a (free)
booth? Let me know and we'll hold a prime space for you!

Thanx, I appreciate the help in spreading the word!

Have a great summer!
Dean McCully

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Hi Pilot Friends!

Can you believe it? Only 4 more weeks to the August 8, the second
annual VMC Valley Medical Center Foundation & EAA-62's Take Flight for
Kids, San Jose' Young Eagle's special flying event for young people with
disabilities.

* Saturday August 8, 2009, 9am-5pm
* San Jose Reid Hillview Airport RHV, San Jose, California
* Pilot brief: 8am in the EAA-62 hangar at San Jose Reid Hillview
Airport (RHV)
* Pilots can join us any time, come and go as you please, if you
can't make the 8am briefing, we'll brief you when you arrive.
* First wheels up 9am
* Last flights 4pm or until we've flown all the kids.
* 75 pilots needed!
* All EAA Young Eagle's rules and restrictions apply. This is an
official 'Young Eagle's Rally'
* EAA National membership required for pilots (local chapter
membership NOT required).
* ~200 flights thru the day
* Flights are 15-20 minutes, depending on conditions
* About 750 passengers including 150+ young people with disabilities
+ 2 guest passengers each.
* All passengers subject to approval of Pilot In Command.
* Guest passengers are usually siblings and friends, but adult
parents/guardians/caregivers are allowed to fly if the young person has
a medical condition that might require in flight attention from a
responsible adult.
* 4000+ people at the simultaneous festival involving 200 non profits
hosting (free) booths.
* FREE BBQ for everybody who joins us (plus an infinite numbers of
smiles and giggles from the kids for all volunteers)
* All subject to weather, of course.

We need at least 75 pilots this year. So if you can fly with us, please
sign up online asap so we can send more info:

http://www.takeflightforkids.com/pilot.htm

Please spread the word to fellow pilots. We need all the high quality
flying men/women we can get!

OR if you cannot fly with us, come on out and volunteer anyway. We are
in big need of flight school instructors, escorts to planes, just pilots
to sit around and tell stories to the captivated kids about how cool it
is to fly! Volunteer signup is here:
http://www.dayinthesky.org/volunteer.htm

Hope you can join us Saturday August 8 in RHV. Let me know if you
have ANY questions....

Cheers
Dean McCully
Take Flight for Kids etc :goodidea: :thumbsup:
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By sg
#136003
I need a volunteer.

If someone will do the following:

1) Find a good place to do the vinyl lettering at a good price
2) Take orders and mail them out to people who want the sticker
3) Find out what graphic format the letter shop prefers and get me the tech specs

then I will

1) Fund the project and sell at cost
2) Produce a high resolution graphic for the lettering shop in the format they want (I would hope it would be an SVG file)

Then we can funnel more people into the sport here. Unfortunately I dont have the bandwidth to do this right now all by myself
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By Wingspan34
#136042
SG,

I was hoping someone with some first hand experience would chime in on this but it doesn't seem to be happening. So, I suppose I could look in to this.

Since I'm not sure exactly where to begin (who local to me can make up such things) I'll have to investigate some to even see if I can get anywhere.

Also, question: Vinyl lettering is different than a sticker right? Are you talking about finding a source for lettering that spells out HangGlinding.Org and which people could peel off and apply where ever they want? Or are we talking about finding a source for a printed graphic "bumper sticker" kind of thing? Or, are you talking about both options?
sg wrote:I need a volunteer.

If someone will do the following:

1) Find a good place to do the vinyl lettering at a good price
2) Take orders and mail them out to people who want the sticker
3) Find out what graphic format the letter shop prefers and get me the tech specs

then I will

1) Fund the project and sell at cost
2) Produce a high resolution graphic for the lettering shop in the format they want (I would hope it would be an SVG file)

Then we can funnel more people into the sport here. Unfortunately I dont have the bandwidth to do this right now all by myself
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By sg
#136043
Wingspan34 wrote: Also, question: Vinyl lettering is different than a sticker right?
yes
Wingspan34 wrote: Are you talking about finding a source for lettering that spells out HangGlinding.Org and which people could peel off and apply where ever they want?
yes
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By TommyT
#136052
then I will

1) Fund the project and sell at cost
2) Produce a high resolution graphic for the lettering shop in the format they want (I would hope it would be an SVG file)

Then we can funnel more people into the sport here. Unfortunately I dont have the bandwidth to do this right now all by myself
This does make sense, for any sign shop to make the first sticker it well cost about $50 (for setup cost) after that the price per unit goes down


utube video on vinyl graphics, installing start half way through video



Local Hang Gliding School
http://www.midwestaero.net/
Local Hang Gliding Club
http://whitewaterhangglidingclub.freefo ... ng-f1.html

Tommy
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By Wingspan34
#136058
TommyT,

That was a useful video to view. Thanks for finding it. :thumbsup:

So, SG, should I try to find a lettering shop that can recreate the font used in the header - to the right of your yellow glider?

Should the glider silhouette to the right of the lettering be included? And as far as size goes, should the finished lettering be 12 inches wide, or more like 24 inches? Most rear car windows could take 24 inches.

Finally, most handy people could probably do the lettering application by themselves, but I'm not so sure everyone would/will get it right. Should we not worry about that (beyond pointing them to that informative YouTube video)?
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By TommyT
#136108
Finally, most handy people could probably do the lettering application by themselves, but I'm not so sure everyone would/will get it right. Should we not worry about that (beyond pointing them to that informative YouTube video)?
Wingspan34
Or you(or someone on this forum) could make an installation video to put on YouTube, you never know maybe even a non-HG person could see it and think how cool that would look on their car/truck.


Local Hang Gliding School
http://www.midwestaero.net/
Local Hang Gliding Club
http://whitewaterhangglidingclub.freefo ... ng-f1.html

Tommy
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By Wingspan34
#136134
TommyT wrote:Wingspan34
Or you(or someone on this forum) could make an installation video to put on YouTube, you never know maybe even a non-HG person could see it and think how cool that would look on their car/truck.

Tommy
This is true. :thumbsup:
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