Sunday, March 10, 2013

This morning Rob and I braved the cold twenty-six degree weather and went flying around Germansville and New Tripoli.  The air was a bit active but the ride was definitely worth the additional pucker factor.  We both decided later that we had brought the wrong gloves and paid the price by having our flights shortened due to the numbness and loss of dexterity in our hands and fingers.  Still, a successful flight is worth a lot and I didn't mind the conditions too much after all.  

Rob had a real smooth landing and almost zero forward speed, while I had to take a couple of steps on landing.  Now, if I can just get him to do a transition course to paragliding (nonpowered), we'd be able to fly all hours of the day.  :)

Short video attached of today's trip through the air!  Be Particular.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Blue Mountain Flying

Flying the slopes off Blue Mountain!  I had been hearing how generous the folks were at Blue Mountain Ski Resort, but hadn't had the chance yet to get up there and have a go myself.  That all changed this morning.  What a great time we had!  We were allowed to ride the ski lifts up to the top of the mountain and Blue Mountain staff kept the skiers clear as we launched right from the ski slopes.  The view was amazing and we were able to mingle with the skiers and tell them about how cool our sport is and hear more about theirs.  I do ski, however it's comparative to my slam dunking ability, or concert piano talents.  Ok, Ok, I can't ski.

The LZ is located within 200 yards of the ski slope so we were able to ride up, fly down, walk over, ride up, fly down, walk over... several times during the day.  What a blast we had.  Here, have a look!

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