Sauk City Soar-In Success!!
Wow, so much fun!! Thank you everyone that participated! Especially Joel and John and their family for letting a bunch of crazy paraglider pilots camp and play at their beautiful airfield for the weekend!
Joel and John did join in the fun of course. John went on his first paramotor flight. He and Mariyan went on a nice long tandem flight around the area. As you can see in the first photo, he loved it. When they landed John said he now understands why we do it and that he wanted to learn to fly himself. He’s hooked.
Meanwhile, his brother Joel was entertaining us with his impressive piloting skills in his ultralight making several low passes and giving rides to a few lucky passengers. Thanks Joel!
The conditions were great for Paramotoring hot and sunny everyday. We flew every evening and every morning. It was sometimes challenging to get off the ground with the super humid and hot air providing very little lift. It made for extra long runs on take off but everyone eventually made it aloft to enjoy a break from the heat.
Midday Saturday we fired up the winch and towed the free flyers up into to the sky. Unfortunately, with the air being so wet and hot it didn’t give us much resistance and so the tows were not as lofty as usual. The thermals were also pretty benign and therefore the flights were short compared to past days. Still, everyone had a great time. Greg and Orlando went on a tandem flight, as did Andriew and Mariyan.
Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed flying around the Wisconsin river and valleys. Many friendships were made and strengthened that weekend. Lots of experiences and knowledge were exchanged. A great deal of water was drunk and a few beers were consumed. All in all a great weekend with great people. Thanks again to all involved and we will definitely be doing this again soon.
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