Sunday, June 15, 2014

Get Me On The Ground!

Drove down to Maryland this morning at 4:00 a.m. to get some air-time with Jesse and Marty.  Arrived at 6:00 and started setting up.  During the preflight I noticed that one of my motor mounts had split, so Jesse pulled his toolbox out of the truck and we swapped all of them out in a matter of minutes.

Now it was time to fly.

I took off first and immediately wished I hadn't left the ground.  To me, it was like flying in a tornado and wasn't comfortable at all.  In all fairness though, it wasn't beyond conditions I'd flown in before, but it had been a while and I had forgotten how bumpy, lifty, and sinky conditions could be and still safely flown in.  I flew for only about 5 minutes before I decided that I wanted to land again and watch them fly.

After Jesse got back, we headed off to his shop him and Marty did a complete tune up on Shaniqua - my Fresh Breeze Monster Paramotor.  So, instead of getting a long smooth flight in, I got a thorough tune-up and I cleaned her up.  Just wait till next weekend!

Here's a short vid:


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Tres Amigos Above Ground Level

One of the great benefits of learning to fly Powered Paragliders is meeting the great people that are also into this sport as well.  Great Folks for sure!  Over the last two weekends, we've been overflying the countryside near Germansville and New Tripoli.  Jeff and Rob and I flew formation and had a ball doing so.  The ride was incredibly smooth and over the last couple of weekends, I've personally logged over 3 hours of airtime in this area.  Have a look at the video footage and hopefully you'll enjoy the show and the landscape.  Peace!


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Spring Wing 2014

We had a ball down in Virginia over the long Memorial Day Weekend.  What a blast!  I took about 5 hours of video and slowly (but surely) getting to it.  I hope to get the remaining edited up in the very near future.  Each year the event is getting larger and I/We do hope ya'll decide to come down.  Even if you're not flyers, there is always  a party going on and a dead chicken on the grill somewhere.  Hope to see you soon!

Take a look at the video, hope you enjoy!  This was the first time I was using a GoPro chest harness and didn't realize that my knees would be showing up in the video.  So, we'll call this one a first person view of the airport.  If you sit on your keyboard it'll look like your legs are in the vid.  lol


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Super Snow Bowl Sunday

Yesterday, Rob and I faced the Winter Chill and went PPG flying over Germansville and New Tripoli.  A lot of the snow had melted but a fresh 8 inch coating was layed down this morning - and still falling by the way.
We enjoyed a thirty minute flight with temps between 15*F - 30*F depending on how high we were flying.  I supposed the lower temps were wind chill inclusive.

Have a look at the video and hope you enjoy.  We're planning on having a Spring Fly-In / Camp-In somewhere near here and of course our annual trip down to Campbell Field in the Spring as well.  


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Germansville Heatwave

Had a great time up in Germansville this weekend flying with Rob, Jesse, and Matt.  The temps were a little high. Ok, a lot high with "feel-like" temps reaching 100 with 90% humidity.  I flew a couple of times and my take-off run was long each time.  The Density Altitude was no doubt pretty high and it kept me running for a bit.    We all went down to the "school house" for dinner last night and man it was delicious; each having a pounder cheesesteak and fries.  Oh, an perhaps a beer or two.  

We are testing out some new tow-behind camera's so you can expect a new view in the new future from my video's.  Hope you enjoy this one and as always - Be Particular!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Balloon Hunting

 Morgantown in the morning.  6:00 am to be exact.  I arrived in Morgantown this morning about 5:40 and got all my gear ready and airborne just before the 6:00 alarm went off on my iPhone.   I had a really nice flight with the ride mostly smooth when below 150 feet.  Right before the flight ended (about 45 minutes), it started getting a little bumpy so the coffee that was waiting on me at Duncan Donuts wasn't gonna be waiting long.  I hope you enjoy the video and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennppg 

Thanks!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Germansville By Air

Good Morning!  Rob, John (on his PPC), and I took an early morning flight from Flying M Aerodrome this morning to see the sites over Germansville and New Tripoli.  The weather was cooler and less humid that it has been and made for a real fun flight.  I really like this sound track in the background, hope I can find more of the same type.    Hope you enjoy the vid, as always.   Be Particular!


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