flight with Chris - Sep
BZZZZ BZZZZ BZZZZ BZZZZ "Oh god what
time it is?" goes my wife when the alarm goes off
at 5:15. "It is 5:15 am." "You are nuts" she goes.
Well I know I am, but life is short and sometimes
too boring so let's make the most of it.
Powered training with Paul, his first flight +
hanging out with Errol and Chris
It has been close to 2 months since
I have seen Paul last time and frankly I though
that he may have given up. So I was glad to see
his email couple weeks ago telling me that he is
working out, building some physical endurance by
walking with heavy knapsack, gradually increasing
the load and now trying to book some time for
powered training. We have got together on
Wednesday and wind was perfect. In about 45 min
and after few pointers (I recently had a few
epiphanies that allow me to explain glider ground
handling to my students better) Paul was in
complete control of the glider both the reverse
and forward. Turning and running into the wind
with inflated glider overhead was no longer a
problem. Paul was ready to attempt first solo
Sep 7/03 Tandem flight
with Scott - Sep
these tandem flights are becoming routine.
Ever since I have figured out how to do a
reverse inflation with passenger attached I
feel very confident with my tandem flight
skills. Not only I have perfect control over
the glider during reverse inflation but the
fair amount of wind helps tons during
take off run.......
Sep 6/03 Technical
info: Those of you who
purchased paramotors Walkerjet make sure that you
check on your priming bulb from time to time. I
recently had a problem with my light training unit
WJ Spider that was caused by cracks in the priming
bulb. These cracks allowed enough air to gather in
the fuel line that after 10 min of running fine
the paramotor would start choking under full
power. These cracks were not visible unless
the priming bulb was squeezed. WJ recommends to
exchange the priming bulb yearly.
PS: I need manicure....
Sep 6/03 Please
note that I will not be available for any
training from Sep 28 to Oct 9/03
Sep 4/03 See
if weather at our field is flyable - live cam!
First go to http://www.fallsview.com/Stream/WideLive.shtml
then make sure that "Panorama Camera 1" (arrow #1)
on the left hand side is selected and on the right
hand side "Live View Selected" is selected. (arrow
#2). If you see a weather balloon in the
live view such as the picture below (red circle)
you know that weather is for sure flyable.
They do not launch this
balloon unless winds are low and weather is OK