Paul Graduates, tandems, towing...
Another very busy weekend at Madcity Paragliding. The highlights include:
Paul graduated in an unusual way. The 25th flight is a big milestone for most PPG pilots. This is the number of flights required by the USPPA to earn your PPG2 rating. Paul’s 25th and graduation flight included a motor-out emergency landing in a neighboring farm field. Both Paul and I noticed the low fuel level before beginning training for the afternoon. We even brought the fuel can out to the runway to fuel up after a couple flights. However, in all the excitement we both forgot to add fuel. No big deal. He handled it perfectly. This Reminds us why we have a place to land within easy glide at all times. You never know when the motor will stop running.
Mike S continues his training with a trip to Oregon’s tiny sledding hill. I set a new city record by breaking the 5 second flight barrier from the top of this monster. Sweet!
Kevin perfected his trike kiting skills. We busted out the tandem wing for him to train with. This thing is big and super stable. He will be flying next time I’m sure.
Del and Adam stopped by to visit and fly together Saturday afternoon. Welcome back guys!
Samantha, Lenin’s better half, took a tandem paramotor flight with Mariyan. (Great Xmas gift by the way!) Now she knows how much fun her man is having when he comes to play with us.
Towing was great Sunday. The winds aloft we really moving. I actually parked the Jeep a couple times while still paying out line after getting the guys up into the strong breeze. Lenin added flights and skills to his paraglider training. He even made his first cross country flight. Matt also made several flights before he had to go to celebrate his wife’s birthday.
So much fun!!!
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