Tuesday evening Mariyan, Nia and I met with a group of pilots at the Mauston/New Lisbon Airport seeking permission to use their beautiful airfield for tow training. We put on a little demonstration for them so they would better understand what the process is. Mariyan set up his wing at the far end of the taxiway and I hooked up the winch line to his bridle. We got him to a height of a couple hundred feet and he released, did a big slow turn and set it down with just one step exactly where he told the group he would. They were all impressed. They still need to check on a few things but the guys were excited to bring some additional activity to their field.
As Mariyan and I were packing up one of the gentleman offered us a ride in his plane. We, of course, said YES immediately. Dave and his wife Cindy have a beautiful Cirrus SR20. The four of us climbed in to the plane and went on a gorgeous sunset flight. This machine is equipped with an amazing array of electronics and it flies so fast. We were doing around 150mph in complete comfort. Dave gave me the controls mid flight and I flew us over the Dells and Devils Lake before returning to the airport as the sun disappeared behind the horizon. Thank you so much Dave and Cindy!
Wednesday afternoon Andy finished putting his Moster 185 Miniplane together and then spent a couple hours breaking it in. This was the final step in Andy’s training. His brother Brad passed the PPG2 written test at the same time, which was his final task. Brad and Andy took their wings and paramotors home tonight having completed their training and earning their PPG2 ratings. Congratulations boys and happy flying!
Karisa and Nick were out to the hanger for ground schooling Tuesday evening.
Chris also dropped in to check things out and decide if Madcity Paragliding was the right place for him. He said it is and begins his training when I return in a week. Welcome Chris!
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