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#383260
Analogy

The Americana Bicycle Association has decided in the interest of all bicyclers and the Association that it is prudent and responsible to implement an insurance program to protect all people not involved with that particular activity.The Association will engage with those overseeing public lands and look to structure and control said activities in which a bicycle is used.Of course this is to protect the activity for future generations. The insurance scheme will require you to release any liability on the part of The Association or any other insured cyclist.A waiver will need to be signed by all those non-cycling individuals coming in contact with cyclist and areas in which that activity takes place.

As you may see the Association is committed to growth ,implementing training programs and ratings ,creating an insurance scheme,etc ,But can't see the forest because the trees are in the way !

The Insurance should never have been a subject to access on any public lands to begin with.Now it's a cage.....I hate the idea of a bird in a cage.
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By AIRHEADSHORTCUT
#383271
I'm remembering a co-worker, who had fractured his leg riding a dirt bike (motorcycle). He said they were going to cancel his health insurance (They...the Company...and the insurance company). Later there was a campaign to charge those who ride Motorcycles higher Premiums. Neither actually happened..and he kept his job, too.....but that is what he was being told (I presume, by the human resources person)


It appears that Insurance companies sell it real hard to the organizations, agencies, and property owners....YOU NEED THIS OR YOU ARE DOOMED. And then look for as many ways as they can to exclude as many activities as they can get away with.
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By Paul H
#383272
It's a very poor analogy.

The USHPA's insurance allowed hang glider pilots access to many areas of public lands where we were previously denied access.

Being denied that access by those in control of those public lands is a different issue. Who is going to step up to fund that legal battle?
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By hnglidr
#383306
[quote="Paul H

The USHPA's insurance allowed hang glider pilots access to many areas of public lands where we were previously denied access.


Really ,details please

just your usual blockhead vomit
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By AIRTHUG
#383308
hnglidr wrote:
Paul H wrote:
The USHPA's insurance allowed hang glider pilots access to many areas of public lands where we were previously denied access.

Really ,details please

just your usual blockhead vomit
1) Paul is correct, and 2) Namecalling? Really???

In addition to opening access to many places we would never get to fly sans-insurance... there are some very moral reasons to insure a site (landowner)
http://airthug.com/why-does-ushpa-need- ... ce-anyway/
Last edited by AIRTHUG on Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By Mavi Gogun
#383309
Ryan wrote:Namecalling? Really???


Those wishing for our failure, impotent, have moved, naturally, to name calling. I would have linked to a "vote to trash", but "bury" was the only option.

Take out the trash ----> http://www.hanggliding.org/bury.php?t=34036&f=16
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By hnglidr
#383327
Paul,Chris ,and Thug seem very narrow minded on this board, constantly seem to be cutting off any divergent view and will use any claim off the top of their head to disparage it..The Analogy is meant to widen a perspective.The name calling you cite is an understatement of the behavior ,never the person.

Still waiting for details

The way I see it ,the flying community only harmed itself by asking for permission for an activity I see as a human right.

Go find Earth and Sky that is Free because it was meant to be.

Clear !
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