Sunday, June 22, 2014

Four Ship over Germansville

Four of us took off early this morning; two quads and Rob and I foot-launched.  The quads sped off East-bound while Rob and I flew over Germansville, New Tripoli, and the surrounding country side for about an hour.  The ride started getting bumpy as the wind speed picked up so we headed back and all met for a huge breakfast a the local cafe.

Hope you enjoy the video.

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!

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