Joe Hockman

Joe Hockman

58 years old
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Paul Hamilton's Blog "Helmets and Risk Management for trikes".
    I agree Doug, very well said Bryan. I think I can recall maybe once or twice headed up around the pattern, without a helmet, just to check out a minor modification I made to my UL trike or wing, but you can could me in as a helmet wearer 99.99% of ...
    29 days ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on jeff trike's Video.
    Great video Jeff. Very interesting peaks to explore in that valley. Nice job on narration. I really like the ability to pan your camera view. I may need to look into the GoPro Fusion. Thanks for sharing.
    29 days ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on Larry Mednick's picture.
    Congrats Cliff and to you Larry and the rest of the team !
    1 month ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on jeff trike's Blog "jeff_trike interview on Da Vinci and trike flying".
    Enjoyed it Jeff. Thanks for sharing.
    1 month ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Awesome Gregg. Enjoy Quest. Wish I could be there and catch a few tows.
    3 months ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Should Trike wings have ratings just like PPG wings?".
    Bryan, you are exactly right on regarding danger and difficultly of moving from fast to slow wings. I have really enjoyed my passion for soaring and looking for the lightest wing loading and lowest sink rate to do it. But I know some trike pilots ...
    3 months ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Should Trike wings have ratings just like PPG wings?".
    Lastly we must be realistic on expectations related to trike fatalities. As long as there is the human element in flying trikes (the foreseeable future from my perspective) we will never completely eliminate fatal accidents. Just like we will ...
    3 months ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Should Trike wings have ratings just like PPG wings?".
    Agree with you Bryan. This wing rating idea is a bad idea from several different perspectives. To coordinate or not to coordinate. I can only speak from my experience coming from a HG background. A HG pilot would not progress in their skills or ...
    3 months ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "Should Trike wings have ratings just like PPG wings?".
    In my view this is opening a big nasty can of worms. Comparing this to PPG wings is like comparing apples and oranges. I happen to agree with Paul H. view above. We don't need another level of regulation and mutually agreed upon standards among ...
    4 months ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on Larry Mednick's Video.
    The PIO connection is a great observation Larry. Over controlling on final in combination with rotor can certainly turn into a bad scenario. In any case, all this discussion in recent days here and elsewhere has kind of stimulated my creative ...
    4 months ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on Larry Mednick's Video.
    Bryan, I agree your second option is preferable and should be a goal. But I wonder if it might be a good idea for a pilot (with experience flying very different wings)transitioning to an Arrow to first fly it with winglets and later after getting ...
    4 months ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "John Farmer died in a Trike crash".
    Yes Larry, I understand that Airborne does now provide those winglets. John bought this trike from Armin Engert and it did not have winglets. Perhaps John did not understand the importance of those winglets or whether he should even get them. I ...
    4 months ago
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    "Joe Hockman" commented on Rizwan Bukhari's Blog "John Farmer died in a Trike crash".
    It makes sense to me that a pilot with most of their experience flying slower wings with sloppier technique may be in for a rude awakening on initial flights with a higher performance wing, like the Arrow S, where the wing is not as forgiving of the ...
    4 months ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on Lindsay Mannix's picture.
    Timing could not have been better Lindsay. Temps here never made it above 15F today coupled with stiff winds. Have not seen even 20F for a few days and may not until next week. I think your picture will be in my dreams tonight. Thanks for the ...
    6 months ago
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    Joe Hockman commented on Todd Ware's Video.
    Gee Todd, I'm thinking she really enjoyed that intro flight. Not sure I've ever heard such non stop laughter over a flight but yes it could be a bit contagious.
    6 months ago

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I'm a hang gliding pilot that transitioned to light trikes a few years ago. My interest is in Part 103 trikes. Currently I fly a North Wing ATF trike with Stratus wing. Update: I have upgraded to a North Wing Maverick with Pacer wing and sold my ATF. Yet another update: I now have a NW Scout XC with GT6 wing all custom made for me.

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  • mike  smith
    by mike smith 6 years ago
    getting ready to buy a ATF trike were do you live? Im in Ohio