Richard Schisler

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This is my personal web site. I use it as a place to link to documents, photos and other web sites that I want to be able to access via the Internet. Some sections may be password protected. These are connections to various resources that are of interest only to myself.

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Here we are in the middle of July already! I don't know where the time is going. Although the weather this year is somewhat poor, it has been a fun summer so far. I picked up a small trailer so now I can lug my kayak around without having to put it up on the roof of my car. With that said, I haven't been once yet. It seems that whenever I have a moment to go, the weather is bad or something.

Last week my flying club held its second annual air show and fun fly. You can see the pictures here. A week before the show, I had a little mishap with my Funtana 90. The engine stalled while the plane was in an awkward location. I got it back to the runway, but it was still too high. I let it go quite a ways down thinking to land streight ahead but as it got further and further, I thought that I wouldn't be able to see it well enough for the touchdown. I made the deadly mistake of trying to turn it back, lost airspeed and fluttered to the ground. Guess I was ready for a new plane anyhow. The new one is an "Ultimate Bi-Plane". The picture is on gallery page 4, bottom row, last on the right.

I'm hoping August brings some better weather so we can enjoy more outdoor activities. The Vermont State Fair starts August 31st. and is always a good time.

Ham Radio The program for the next GMWS meeting is a hidden transmitter hunt. One of the club members will "hide" somewhere in the city. He will make frequent transmissions. The rest of us will use our equipment and skills to try and locate him. Its a good excercise and usually a lot of fun. Later in the month, the club will be providing communications help to the MS Society when their annual "Bike tour" visits Vermont. This two-day event sees a 40 mile, 75 mile and 100 mile bike ride each day.

Skiing The end of the season was much better than the beginning. Although I had a great trip to Utah in December, that was the only skiing I did until the end of January when Vermont finally got some cold temperatures and the slopes were covered. Then on Valentine's day and again on St. Patty's Day, we got some good dumps. That and the cold temperatures and April snows made for unusually good spring skiing.

Radio Control Aircraft Flying continues at the club's fields at Fair Haven and the Hateful Hill location next week. I am learning to fly my new "Ultimate Bi-Plane" which is quite a spirited acrobatic aircraft. I'm trying to take it slow so I don't make any stupid mistakes. We have had better weekends than last year, but I still would like to get out more often.

CERTRutland County CERT was activated twice for the big Nor'easter. I spent one evening helping to run a Red Cross shelter that had been set up in Rutland Regional Medical Center. We have 25 to 30 "guests". Several days later, I helped with the Rutland cleanup. We sent out teams of volunteers in small groups to work with city employees with trucks and wood chippers to help remove some of the many downed trees and branches. We made a good start in the cleanup!

Killington Software Now that I am working full time, I have had to scale back on most of my Killington Software activities. I still respond to service calls from my local customers and will continue to do so. I also have several on-going projects but they do not consume a lot of time. I'm in the process of installing a new IBM e-Server that will run Exchange 2007. I am looking forward to learning its ins and outs.

Family Matters Everyone is well. The most recent event was Jessica's new son, Wyatt. We attended a "Dedication" in New Jersey on March 25th.

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