He did it! Mike has been working towards this day for a while and today everything fell into place and he made his first solo paramotor flight. Way to go Mike!!
We staged everything on the runway and started with a little bit of kiting to get him warmed up as well as let the bumps settle down a bit. The night was great for flying. We weren’t the only ones out enjoying the warm air. A few of the other aircraft at the airport were out having fun too. After waiting for what seemed like forever the runway was finally ours (probably only 10 minutes but when you’re super excited to go it seems longer). Mike made a couple practice runs before deciding to commit and make a real attempt. He brought the wing up perfectly and as soon as he squeezed the throttle he was airborne. He slipped effortlessly into the seat and made several well controlled laps around the airfield before bringing his aircraft safely back to the runway. No, he didn’t stick the landing but few people do on the first attempt.
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