The training continues at Madcity Paragliding even in the dead of winter. Granted, we did take a short break and hid out indoors for the week it was constantly more than 20 degrees below freezing.
Some of the activities included Craig making several tow flights in preparation for his first motorized flight. We also completed his simulator time. Now we are waiting on the weather.
Megan and Andrea are a day away from their first flights. A few more tows then we will strap on the motors and give it a go.
Kellen has been out a few times to keep his skills sharp while we wait for his gear to arrive.
Matt S has been flying his rig as much as possible as well. He will be flying from his place as soon as the snow melts a bit and clears a runway for him at home. Until then our plowed runway works great.
Eric J completed the break in process of his new Gravity Defiant. He's hoping to fly from his lakefront place before the ice melts.
Jake P and Shari were both out to the hanger to go through an orientation and see if ppg was something the wish to take up. It is. Shari wants to fly wheel launch so we will be waiting a couple weeks for the runway to dry out. Now that the snow is melting, the runway is more liquid than solid. Jake has a new baby due soon so he will likely wait a bit before beginning but he too is all in.
Pat O’ was out yesterday to prepare for the PPG2 written test. Afterwards he took a short flight. A little underdressed he was back on the ground rather quickly with numb fingers.
The gear keeps rolling in. Andy’s new Spyder is here. A Moster 185 dual start arrived for Eric L. We will be putting that on his trike this weekend and getting his Parajet back into foot launch setting. Yep, one of each for him now, foot and wheel.
Dmitry’s new rocket ship arrived. He sold his Macpara Colorado to Matt E and we ordered him a smaller Macpara Samurai. I’m looking forward to giving it a test flight. Should be a blast!
And of course the Madcity Paragliding crew has been out enjoying winter kite skiing and ice climbing as well. Matt E, Adam and I spent a day at the Winona Ice Climbing Park. This place is amazing! Tons of man made ice draped over the bluffs of the Mississippi River valley walls.
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