I headed south towards the Endless Footdrag Tuesday with low expectations because of the horrible weather forecast. Strong winds and lots of rain were expected nearly every day. We did get plenty of wind and rain but surprisingly we also were able to fly every day!
I made lots of new friends and met up with many friends I haven’t seen in years. I helped Francesco teach a class of potential instructors at this years instructor clinic, the candidates included Sam from Wisconsin.
Lots of vendors were on hand to show off their products. There are so many cool machines on the market now.
Lots of PPG legends were there including Chris Santacroci from Superfly, Super Dell from Flat Top, many of the Paradigm acro crew and so many more. The sky was filled with some very impressive pilots pulling off some seriously wild maneuvers.
As a dealer, I was also invited to attended the Vittorazi maintenance class. They talked about some cool new products they will be introducing soon. The class also involved tearing a Moster 185+ completely apart. This motor was mounted on a Scout Paramotor that just completed a 6,000+ mile cross country journey. The motor was in great shape other than a considerable amount of deposits left from the poor Mexican fuel.
I attended a presentation by François about his 6000 mile adventure from San Diego to Key West, back to Texas and then in to Mexico. 40 days, 200+ hours in the sky with some days as long as 8 hours in his Paramotor. Crazy!
Everyone had a great time and I’m really looking forward to the 2020 Endless Footdrag!
Owner of MadCity Paragliding and Adventure Addict