Saturday's weather was junk but Matt and I still managed to get a lot done; motor use, simulator training and we even had time to watch the USPPA's Risk and Reward video. Sunday was much better weather wise. Kevin brought a friend with him to the morning's orientation class and they both learn a ton about this awesome sport. Sunday evening I met Chuck at the airfield in hopes of getting him airborne for the first time. Unfortunately the wind stayed pretty strong until just before sunset which didn't leave us enough time to accomplish this task, next time for sure!
Another package arrived from California, it's Bernards new weight shift Top80 Miniplane! In white to coordinate with his Marcpara Charger, of course. I'm really looking forward to putting this thing together with him and getting it flying soon.
Wednesday evening Mark made his 1st Paramotor flight. Congratulations Mark! He successfully launched then made a few laps around the field and safely returned to the field. Mark also flies an ultralight that he keeps at the airfield.
To earn your USPPA PPG2 rating you must make at least 25 flights and they must be done on at least 5 different days. Well Wednesday night both Matt #1 and Steve completed that requirement. Steve just needs to pass his written test and he will be all finished up. Matt graduated! Congratulations Matt!! Now, go out there and have fun and represent the sport well!!
Saturday morning Steve and Matt met me for a short cross country flight over the Fitchburg farmland. The wind was moving pretty good so we didn't make much progress but still enjoyed the flight. After landing Matt #2 began his training in earnest with a few hours of kiting in the field. He is catching on very quickly. Hopefully he will be airborne before the snow arrives. After lunch Bernard stopped by for some high wind kiting and ground school in preparation for his PPG2 test.
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