The training continues at Madcity Paragliding. Thursday Mike, Kevin, Josh and Robert all made flights. We flew as much as we could, even firing up the strobe lights at sunset to get the extra half hour they provide.
Friday morning I met Curt at the airport. He took the Blackhawk 125 up for a flight to see what that machine was like. We discussed the differences before his flight to prepare him. The Blackhawk proved to be much more challenging than he expected. Curt was glad he tried the Blackhawk because he now has a better appreciation of the Miniplane he has been using exclusively since the beginning. He stated that the Moster 185 Miniplane was superior to the Blackhawk in every way imaginable. I didn’t argue with him.
After that we discussed helmet and comm options and prepared for the PPG2 written test, which he later took and passed with ease. Nice work Curt!
Saturday it was off to Bender Park on Milwaukee’s south side for some Paragliding on the shores of Lake Michigan. Unfortunately the wind was more south than forecast and made soaring the ridge impossible. Even the current holder of the Wisconsin’s soaring distance record, Jaro, wasn’t able to stay aloft. Bummer.
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