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Posted by RayH | Sep 30, 2006 @ 10:48 PM | 6,397 Views
I have the honor of helping an old friend part with some of his planes, at the same time, I am trying to bring down my own fleet a bit.
Ray
Posted by RayH | Sep 23, 2006 @ 08:11 PM | 5,878 Views
No kidding, nothing makes you slow down more, than being totally and completely "unplugged". My Fiance' and I had an excellent 7 day voyage on The Royal Carribean Ship, Radiance of the Seas.
I highly recommend it to everyone.

I will be back in the shop on Monday.
Ray
Posted by RayH | Sep 12, 2006 @ 04:05 PM | 6,371 Views
For any following along .... I am gonna step aside from the Fermin issues for the moment and update on a few others.

Projects;
I have a few personal Slope related projects on the bench, also continuing on my Giant scale Warbirds too.

I have some orders to fill and back fill. From the list you will know that I am talking about your order or not.

Lots of SlopeFuses to lay up
Me-262 x 6
Spitfire x 2
L-39 x 1
Vintage racer x 3
Dc-3 x 2
Macchi x 3

not in any order, I just lay out the molds and go at it. I will update here as I progress.


From Sep15 - Sep 24 I will be on a cruise from Vancouver Canada to San Pedro CA, so shop will be closed during that time.

Ray
Stay safe, stay tuned, and return for updates.
Posted by RayH | Sep 05, 2006 @ 01:29 PM | 6,731 Views
Pt. Fermin;

My home site for slope soaring, one of the most talked about locations on the West Coast for getting in some of the best slope soaring anywhere is become a filth haven! The Fermin I knew of old was “territorial” at worst as most surfing and true sloping sites are, but Pt. Fermin was never unapproachable to non-local flyers, there was never the element of vile and profane gestures. Fermin was where you went to cut your teeth, where you went to strut your stuff, where you went to do your best, and be respected for trying. Fermin was where you went, just so that you can say, “I flew there”. Planes at Fermin had as much grass flying as it did air time once. Pt. Fermin made you proud to say that you got past the launch, and that you survived the landing.
NO LONGER. There is now a very small but loud group of “people” that have chosen to rebel-ize the flying area. This small group has chose alcohol consumption,
pot smoking and whatever else, things that do not make for a fun, clean and safe environment while calling themselves slope flyers. Shame on them all!

I personally will step up to bat, and will not continue to watch my home site degrade at the hands of a few “people”. They are all on notice as of now. Be it the double edge sword that it is, I will take the high road on this issue. I will make frequent trips to Fermin now to fly or not, and if the same small group of people want to continue on with their past actions, then they will have...Continue Reading