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Test and Tune on a new AV rig.
Discussion / Posted by SleepyC / 11-14-2013 @ 09:59 PM / 16,797 Views / 2 Comments / Reply
Just a little test and tune on one of my new AV rigs.
Getting close... getting close...


My Aerial video side project.
Discussion / Posted by SleepyC / 08-13-2013 @ 08:34 PM / 22,035 Views / 2 Comments / Reply
I race all kinds of bikes and try to help out the bike community as much as I can. I ended up doing a promo video for a local Velodrome. Did not have a lot of time, but did the best I could with the time I had. It turned out pretty cool.

1 Attachment(s) Riding in Ohio In Jan 27th.
Discussion / Posted by SleepyC / 01-27-2013 @ 07:32 PM / 30,602 Views / 4 Comments / Reply


BAM.
What I did today!
2012 TAS / Getting home. AMERICAN AIRLINES CAN SUCK IT!
Discussion / Posted by SleepyC / 10-24-2012 @ 08:41 AM / 39,162 Views / 37 Comments ( Multi-page thread 1 2 3 ) / Reply
Wow.. after a great week in Tucson with friends and planes, and mountain bikes and fun I paid dearly for it on the way home.

OK. for the record. AMERICAN AIRLINES CAN SUCK IT!

I left my hotel in Tucson at 4:00am on Monday.
I arrived home in Cleveland on Tuesday at 11:45am.
(Almost 29 hours LATER!!)

I got on a flight that left at 6:00am in Tucson. Landed in Chicago four hours later. (Around 12:05 Chicago time)

My flight to cleveland was to leave at 2:05pm. BUT.. It was canceled for some reason. SO I went to the American desk and was informed that the only other Cleveland flight was "sold out" and I they would need to see what they could do.

So after 20 minutes of this guy typeing away he said he was sending me to New York's LaGuardia and I could catch a connection to Cleveland from there. I'd have around 20 minutes to catch the connection, but it would be fine.

SO I'm waiting for my flight now that leaves for NYC which was scheduled to leave at 3:30. BAM. Delayed till 4:30. I go back to the desk and ask how I can catch a flight in NYC when I am now going to be an hour behind schedule. The guys says both flights are delayed over an hour and it will be fine.

So I accept this information as he has the flight schedule and I'm just a schmuck at his mercy.

So I board and head to NYC. Arrive in NYC at 7:25 and low and behold my Cleveland flight left at 6:45.
I am now kind of getting PO'ed, but remaining cool.

I go to the American desk to a woman who looks like she should be in a reality show. 4" long nails, her hair "all did" and an attitude to match.
I ask for help and she says "Ok Honey what we got". SHe searches and looks at me and says "Oh looks like you missed your flight".

I tell her yea that is why I'm standing here, and how can she get me home. She looks for a few minutes and says "I don;t have nuthing for ya, (laughs) and says "Honey why did you get on that flight, anyone could see you would have missed the connection".

I am starting ot get mad. I told her that an American rep told me it was fine and to get on the connection.
She says, and I mean literally says "Well, we don't have anything until tomorrow morning at 8:30am. SO I'll get your ticket ready and you can be on your way".

Ummm... OK.. so I ask. "OK that sounds great, so where are you going to have me stay tonight?"

Actual reply, "That's up to you, this is not Americans fault, the flight that was canceled that started the problem was canceled due to weather, so we will not fund a hotel room, but you are more than welcome to sleep at the gate on a chair or on the floor, many people do that".

I immediately asked to speak to a supervisor. This woman laughed and told me, "MMmmok, but she is gonna say the same thing, so you are wasting your time, but if you want to waste your time I'll get her".

This rotund woman approaches and starts to laugh and says "You trying to get us to get you a room because you were late getting here? That is not our policy, if it was an act of God , we do not cover that".

So I ask her "Where is any of this my fault? I was on time for my flights, YOUR company canceled MY flight, YOUR REP told me to get on another flight, which YOUR company delayed for over an hour. Your company sent me on an impossible connection and caused me to be stuck here, and now you are telling me "F you sleep on the floor"

She said, "yea that's about it. And you can put your attitude away and try to find a place to sleep because we are not going to help you today, it's an act of God." And she walked away.

I have seriously never experienced this amount of NON customer service. I was stunned. After the supervisor walked away I security guard asked me to leave the counter.

SO...

Do NOT FLY AMERICAN AIRLINES. I hope they go out of business.
I will be calling and writing letters to them.

I had to get a baby sitter for my kids, I missed an entire day with my kids, and it took me around 29 hours to get home. I ended up walking to a hotel and spending $160 for a 10x10 box to sleep in for 7 hours.

To say I am tired and just plain mad is an understatement.

Ok Rant over.

Don't fly American!
2 Attachment(s) Holy Moley!! I's owns a Yak!
Discussion / Posted by SleepyC / 08-06-2012 @ 09:45 PM / 44,452 Views / 24 Comments ( Multi-page thread 1 2 ) / Reply


Straight badassiness.


I have wanted a Yak 55 since I saw Gernot fly his Krill several years ago.

But I could not afford a Krill. After watching this plane kick major ass... I knew this was the one I needed.
So I sold my extra kidney, sperm and my left piggy toe and snagged this puppy.

Hopefully a nice Da-100 in the snout, and AWAY we go!


I feel complete.
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Sleepy's Blog: 2011 Huckfests
Discussion / Posted by SleepyC / 12-17-2010 @ 09:02 AM / 65,577 Views / 5 Comments / Reply
Man O Man... where is the light at the end of this crazy tunnel.
I am currently working on a whole new system for the 2011 Huckfest season, and it's a butt load of work.
But I think it's going to be really cool next year. REALLy COOL!

I hope to have an official announcement in a few weeks. All the clubs that are emailing asking about hosting a Huckfest, save your emails, a lot of your questions will be answered in the announcement.

Ben from 3DHS has stepped up again for the 2011 season, and is working hard with me to make sure the 2011 season is sweet... so stay tuned.... MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.
It has been one crazy summer!
Posted by SleepyC / 11-19-2010 @ 07:37 AM / 64,527 Views / 1 Comments / Reply
Wow.. I am finally done traveling for this year!
After a full summer of traveling to shows I am spent!
I loved every single second of fun I had at all the events I attended, but man does it feel good to look at the calendar and see nothing but "HOME" on it for a few months! I can finally get caught up on a ton of "house" projects. And maybe even get a plane built!!

So now that I am home, I am hard at work organizing the 2011 Huckfest season, and I think everyone is going to be excited about what we are trying to do this next year! Announcement coming soon.

Also, Ben from 3DHS and I are brain storming about some cool events and contests in the near future, so expect even more fun coming your way soon!

Ok back to work..

I have to remember to do this more often!
Cleveland rocks! <-------- Warning High Level Of Sarcasm
Posted by SleepyC / 07-09-2010 @ 10:09 AM / 62,250 Views / 0 Comments / Reply
Bwahahahahahah.
I love the fact that I hate sports. It makes life so much better.
i'd rather spend an evening with my girlfriend, or a weekend flying than worrying about some over paid ego maniac playing a children's game.

So it's with great pleasure I got to watch all of these grown Clevelanders get crazy and angry at the "KING" of over paid "ballers" Mr. Jabron james as he announced his departure from Cleveland.

All these people were so upset, like their dog died, or they lost their job.

Let me put this into perspective for you Cleveland Sports fans.

Even if Lebron stayed, Cleveland still sucks, the city is horrible, the roads suck, the city is losing 3% of it's population a year, the job market is horrible, and the new cool for Cleveland is for people to act like they are from the Jersey Shore... WE HAVE A LOT MORE TO WORRY ABOUT THAN SOME STUPID SPORTS LOSER!

Ok... back to work. Tons of FG tasks...
AND I'm still going flying on Sunday...
Life is GOOD!
Ok here we go.... I'm a BLOGGER!
Posted by SleepyC / 07-08-2010 @ 11:06 AM / 62,302 Views / 1 Comments / Reply
Enough time has passed. I'm going to Blog!

This week has been intense.
Lots of positive changes to clean up FG. We are going to make this site clean, smooth and really slick.
Many cool things coming in the near future!

And I just finalized that THIS SUNDAY I'M GOING TO GO FLYING!! OMG... NO EVENTS, NO BIG CROWDS, JUST A FEW FRIENDS, AN OPEN FIELD, AND LOTS AND LOTS OF GAS!! I AM SO EXCITED!!!

OK.. back to work.. lots to do..
Ordering the Snap A Huckfest awards today... You know I can't let Elie down!

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