Karisa, Russell, Josh and Ken were all at the sledding hill honing their flying skills Saturday. Russell and Karisa made their first flights as a steppingstone to motorized flight they will both soon be experiencing. Josh and Ken were there just for fun as they both are already pilots. Who could blame them, flying down the hill is a blast!
Sarah stopped out to the airport Saturday morning to look into paramotor training. She has been fantasizing about paragliding for many years. In fact, she took lessons in college and twelve years ago she and her husband took a week long paragliding class in India. With encouragement from her husband, she has decided that now is the time to get serious. Welcome Sarah, you’re going to love it!
Kevin and Ken were out to the hanger Saturday morning to finish up assembly of Kevin’s new trike. We just needed to complete a few steps and check the hang points to make his machine ready to fly.
Friday Neil was working on flying drills in the simulator and watching the scary movie as well as prepping for and passing the PPG1 test.
We are getting a lot done despite the fowl weather week.
Russell is visiting us from Arizona this week for training. The weather has been a challenge but we have been getting a lot done and Russell is taking to it naturally. Weather permitting, , he will be making his first flight soon. Welcome Russell!
Nick was out at the airport tonight to enjoythe break in the winds. He made 4 flights and experimented with the trimmers, the top steering and practiced controlling roll oscillation.
Josh was also at the field practicing kiting.
Robert and his daughter Arrow were out Wednesday evening to finish up his training. He had just two flights remaining and was saving them so he could take them with his new Parajet Maverick. We broke in the motor and adjusted the harness last time he was at the hanger in preparation for tonight.
There was a good size group of pilots, students and spectators on hand to watch him. Nick was there with his girlfriend Bailey. He made a few flights himself. Madcity Paragliding graduates Kevin and Curt were there too. Greg was taking the Top80 Miniplane for a flight to help him decide what machine he was going to get for himself (he’s going with the Moster 185+ Miniplane, I ordered it for him after his flight with the 80, just not enough power from the 80 for his liking). Karisa was also at the airport that evening working on her kiting skills and observing the others flying.
With everyone watching, Robert perfectly executed the last couple required flights on his new paramotor. He was congratulated by everyone moments after landing his 25th flight. Afterwards, since there was some daylight left in the day he decided to go back up and enjoy the sunset from his lawn chair in the sky. Congratulations Robert, be safe and have fun!
Thursday TJ was back for more training. We spent the morning working on wing control and even got him a few steps off the ground. After lunch it was ground school time with the William Shattner movie and general PPG knowledge. Next up for him is simulator training and a trip to the sledding hill.
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