Monday afternoon I met Greg at the hanger to help him prepare for the PPG2 test. Since he is just about finished training, we also spent a bunch of time discussing gear options. There are a lot of really nice wing and paramotor choices right now and it can be overwhelming. We discussed his preferences and narrowed down the list together.
Sean rolled up on his Harley about 6 o’clock with just a few flights left to complete his training. The USPPA requires a minimum of 25 flights over a minimum of 5 days. This ensures that the pilot has experience flying in a variety of conditions and not just the perfect day.
Sean and Greg took turns flying the Air Conception since the Moster 185 Miniplane was down for repairs. They both agreed that the Miniplane was much more to there liking. The additional power was the main reason but also comfort of the harness and ease of getting into the seat once airborne. It’s nice to have a variety of paramotors in the hanger for students to try as opposed to just one brand. That way, when it comes time to pick your own gear you can make an informed decision because you have had the opportunity to personally try different machines in flight.
Sean began his 25th and final training flight about 20 minutes before sunset. Having completed all his required in flight skills, I turned him loose to have fun and explore the area on his own for awhile before landing. He has gotten very comfortable and confident in his flying and so had no issues making a short cross country to the nearby town of Brooklyn. Upon his return he made several well controlled low passes over the runway before settling back down to earth just before sunset. Congratulations Sean!!
Speaking of gear decisions, Brad considered many options before deciding on the Adventure Pluma with the Moster 185. We ordered it last week and the DHL driver dropped it off yesterday! So excited to put this beautiful flying machine together tonight with Brad. It’s a solid carbon fiber masterpiece!
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