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  Topic: Budget 2018/2019
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 38
Views: 64415

PostForum: AGM 2018 - Annual General Meeting / AGA 2018 - Assemblée Générale Annuelle   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 07:17 pm   Subject: Budget 2018/2019
I dunno...I am torn...

$48k is a decent income. Some may say too much for our only paid position. I am by no means saying that Margit does or doent deserve it....it is just getting up there.

P ...
  Topic: The financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2016 / Les etats financiers de l'an Mars 31, 2016
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 9
Views: 32785

PostForum: AGM 2016 - Annual General Meeting / AGA 2016 - Assemblée Générale Annuelle   Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 01:07 pm   Subject: The financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2016 / Les etats financiers de l'an Mars 31, 2016
I'm disappointed as well about the Facebook page dilemma. I understand they are working on it but the "admin" rights aren't being handed over at this time. Only one person can do that and ...
  Topic: LGO - Landing Gear Only
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 2
Views: 16466

PostForum: Tandem Pre-Flight Safety Protocol / Protocole Sécurité Prévol Biplace   Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:20 pm   Subject: LGO - Landing Gear Only
http://vimeo.com/58137468

In theory, I'd almost say holding on is optional (although we demand it for launching and landing) but as you can see, if they aren't hooked in, it'd be obvious. We now u ...
  Topic: Taking minors for tandems
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 6
Views: 27250

PostForum: Tandem Pre-Flight Safety Protocol / Protocole Sécurité Prévol Biplace   Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:17 pm   Subject: Taking minors for tandems
I do agree....most places (outdoor bike parks) just have disclaimers posted....no need to sign anything for these minors...
  Topic: Taking minors for tandems
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 6
Views: 27250

PostForum: Tandem Pre-Flight Safety Protocol / Protocole Sécurité Prévol Biplace   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:47 am   Subject: Taking minors for tandems
One thing not covered in this doc that I hear is coming our way is disallowing us to take minors for tandems.

We are on the fence about taking them now as we do realize there is no waiver that ca ...
  Topic: Videoing the waiver
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 0
Views: 11132

PostForum: Tandem Pre-Flight Safety Protocol / Protocole Sécurité Prévol Biplace   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:43 am   Subject: Videoing the waiver
Is HPAC making it mandatory we do this?

I agree in principal that it is a good idea. I am not sure if it is practical....and what if you are 'caught' not doing it? What if your camera is dead?... ...
  Topic: CPC Checklist
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 1
Views: 14069

PostForum: Tandem Pre-Flight Safety Protocol / Protocole Sécurité Prévol Biplace   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:40 am   Subject: CPC Checklist
I agree about this entire CPC card being needed. I created one after Jon's accident but hadn't implemented it until Martin published his report. I actually shared mine with him prior.

I don't thi ...
  Topic: LGO - Landing Gear Only
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 2
Views: 16466

PostForum: Tandem Pre-Flight Safety Protocol / Protocole Sécurité Prévol Biplace   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:31 am   Subject: LGO - Landing Gear Only
I agree with Davey's comment about HG tandems with landing gear - a Remove Before Flight tag isn't needed as the pilot/passenger would end up laying on the ground if you didn't hook in. I'd ask that ...
  Topic: use a GoogleDoc....
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 1
Views: 13131

PostForum: Tandem Pre-Flight Safety Protocol / Protocole Sécurité Prévol Biplace   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:29 am   Subject: use a GoogleDoc....
I really wish anything other than a forum was used to discuss things like this. It is so inefficient as comments are lost very quickly in one rambling forum post. At least make a separate post shou ...
  Topic: Competition Committee members
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 0
Views: 11307

PostForum: Members Only / Membres Seulement   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 09:05 pm   Subject: Competition Committee members
We usually have seven Comp Committee members but we are currently at five (me, Brett Hazlett, Bernard, Nicole, Eric Olivier). We are open to adding two more - let me know you would like to see on thi ...
  Topic: 2012 Canadian OLC
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 11
Views: 9900

PostForum: XContest   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 09:03 pm   Subject: 2012 Canadian OLC
I'm leaning towards getting XContest to have an official Cdn one. It costs a bit but I think it is better/easier for people to navigate to to see Cdn League rankings. I am in talks with them and a b ...
  Topic: Pros and Cons of using XContest
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 12
Views: 7182

PostForum: XContest   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:10 pm   Subject: Pros and Cons of using XContest
I do however, at first glance, like what they offer for XContest. Their flexibility to have National Contests is pretty nice. It is an extra charge to have a National League. I have asked them for ...
  Topic: Pros and Cons of using XContest
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 12
Views: 7182

PostForum: XContest   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:05 pm   Subject: Pros and Cons of using XContest
No Fred - I just found out, XContest.org has NO special scoring software beyond their XContest OLC.

An email I received from them:

Things are maybe a little bit different, so just to make things ...
  Topic: Pros and Cons of using XContest
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 12
Views: 7182

PostForum: XContest   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 09:05 pm   Subject: Pros and Cons of using XContest
I do like the idea of XContest allowing you to host separate events and include parameters. It sounds like you 'could' use it for something like the Willi...but I think you do have to pay separately ...
  Topic: 2012 Canadian OLC
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 11
Views: 9900

PostForum: XContest   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 09:03 pm   Subject: 2012 Canadian OLC
THE BCXC League is a lot of fun. I used to enjoy participating in it.

Not to knock it, but it is strictly honour system...not to say people do/did/will cheat but without 1000% proof of flight veri ...
  Topic: Pros and Cons of using XContest
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 12
Views: 7182

PostForum: XContest   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 09:01 pm   Subject: Pros and Cons of using XContest
Their FAQs are interesting:
http://www.xcontest.org/national/faq/

I have just enquired of the cost of doing a National one. I can't seem to filter existing flights to see just Canadians' flights ...
  Topic: Pros and Cons of WXC
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 2
Views: 2966

PostForum: XContest   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 08:42 pm   Subject: Pros and Cons of WXC
http://www.fai.org/civl-news/35326-wxcwinners2011

WXC is hosted by our FAI (our international governing body) and touts that it pulls in tracks from all other OLCs in the world.

...but at first ...
  Topic: Pros and Cons of Leonardo
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 2
Views: 3188

PostForum: XContest   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 08:41 pm   Subject: Pros and Cons of Leonardo
A Pro is that we can easily get a copy of Leonardo hosted just for Canada....and it does seem that is what some other countries are doing - see the links on the left at http://wxc.fai.org/

But do w ...
  Topic: Pros and Cons of using XContest
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 12
Views: 7182

PostForum: XContest   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:47 am   Subject: Pros and Cons of using XContest
Use this topic to discus the Pros and Cons of using XContest
  Topic: Pros and Cons of Leonardo
Mark Dowsett

Replies: 2
Views: 3188

PostForum: XContest   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:47 am   Subject: Pros and Cons of Leonardo
Use this topic to discuss the Pros and Cons of using Leonardo (PG Forum)
 
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