Kevin decided that he wanted to try his hand at wheel launch instead foot launch. So with the calm conditions forecast for Friday afternoon we met at the airfield to give it a go. This proved to be a great idea because he almost instantly had it figured out. All his prior wing handling practice made the transition easy. With a few small adjustments to his technique he was soon keeping the wing overhead for the entire length of the runway while being towed by the ATV. Unfortunately because the days are so short now we ran out of time before having a chance to start the motor. Next time!
Saturday’s weather was miserable but we still made it productive. Mike stopped by to pick up his new Ozone Spyder with plans to get it out kiting this week. Del and I spent the morning assembling and breaking in his new Moster 185 powered Miniplane. The Vitorazzi has a rather involved two hour break in procedure but it ensures the best performance of this awesome machine.
During this break in procedure, Glen and his wife Kim visited with us to learn more about paramotoring first hand. They were troopers and graciously delt with the cold and the noise from Del’s engine while I explained the teaching process, discussed the gear and addressed all their questions. Glen plans to return in spring and start with a tandem flight.
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