Alex contacted me while I was still in Ecuador to schedule an orientation upon my return. He brought his friend Piarre along with him to the appointment. Both are sky diving instructors based out of at Mathaire Airport located northeast of Sun Prairie. With over 500 jumps a piece, in flight wing handling and landings should be a pretty familiar to them, we just need to work on everything else. The Orientation went well and Alex signed up for training Wednesday. His friend was a last minute invite and so needs a little more time to check his availability and finances.
Alex was out Wednesday and Saturday this week preparing for his first motorized canopy flight. It’s the slow season for him and therefore the perfect time to add a new sport, a sport that he can do when it’s too cloudy to jump.
Conor and Matt drove over from Milwaukee Saturday morning for an orientation. They contacted me separately but after meeting each other at the hanger soon discovered that they live just a few miles apart.
Conor is in his medical residency and has an easy rotation this month. Therefore he thought it would be the perfect opportunity to learn to paramotor. Good plan! He signed up Saturday and started training immediately. We took advantage of the sun and breeze by practicing wing control for the rest of his time at the airport.
Matt showed up thinking he was just doing research for the future. He was under the impression that he would need $15,000 to get into the sport and just wanted to learn more before he started saving. When I told him I could set him up with a complete used setup for under $5k and we could start lessons with as little as $500 down, he was blown away.
Nick’s new custom Ozone Spyder arrived Friday and he couldn’t wait to fly it. I met him at the hanger Saturday morning before Conor and Matt showed up so he could do just that. It was only 10 degrees so his flight wasn’t long but he definitely approved of his new ride. This thing is so light it just wants to stay in the sky. His motor should arrive sometime soon.
Jeff and I rebuilt the carburetor on his machine before I went to Ecuador. Carburetors should have the soft innards replaced every year because they slowly loose they flexibly over time. The plan is to hold a pizza/carburetor rebuild session next weekend for anyone interested. Details coming soon!
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