Mark completed his training Tuesday morning and earned his PPG2 rating. Congratulations Mark!!
A couple hours later Mark visited Dennis to check out the electric paramotor he built a while back. Dennis purchased and assembled a four motor unit from OpenPPG. It’s like a big drone you wear on your back, pretty cool. While at MIT Mark head up a project that built and raced an electric motorcycle in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb race. Electric motors a kind of his thing. This machine is a perfect fit for Mark and he ended up buying it from Dennis on the spot. He then called me to order a wing. It arrived Sunday. Now all we need is a break in this wild fall weather to fly it.
Soren stumbled across some Tucker Gott videos on YouTube and just had to give it a try. He drove over from Iowa and took sunset tandem flight with me Wednesday evening. I rarely get to take long flights anymore. What a great experience. Thanks Soren!
Stuart, Steve, Brad, Matt and Kory all added fights to their logbooks this week getting them all closer to independence. Keep it up guys!
Michelle along with her husband Gim drove up from Chicago for an introductory paragliding lesson. We spent nearly five hours working on wing control. She did great. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her soaring soon.
When the weather is uncooperative I’ve been staying busy fabricating paramotor cages for Ken and Eric’s Trikebuggies. The plan is to build something much stronger than a foot launch frame for a fraction of the cost. I’ve already built one for myself and it is very stout.
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