Sep 15/03 Best flight so
far - Ellicottville with Chris -
Customs: "What are you going to
Customs: "What is in that
Me: "Powered paraglider"
Customs: "A what...?"
Me: "Powered paraglider. A
parachute and propeller that you strap to your
back." (I give him the general public
Customs: "Go ahead....you nut!"
well he did not say the other two words that
but I swore that was for sure what the officer
Sep 15/03 Great
and simple to understand weather
forecast site for Niagara Falls.
For those who do not wish to
decipher the aviation codes at http://adds.aviationweather.noaa.gov/tafs/
Ground school with Shawn and Peter and Paul's
Ground school went well. We have
finished by 12:30 then it was off to the training
field for ground handling. Reinhardt and Mete
showed up for demo and decided that they would
like to start the course as soon as possible.
Therefore another ground school is scheduled for
Sep 20/03 at 8 am. (One space is still
available! Register now.) Conditions at
field were OK, 6 KT winds from 110. Peter has
trained till 4:30 and Shawn till 7 pm!!! Wow, what
a drive. Paul came for more flying and after
couple of hours of fine tuning his inflations put
additional 30 min of flight time in his log book.
We have also perfected the takeoff
instructor-student positioning and visual signs
that will make the takeoff's easier for other
students. Thanks Paul, good idea, I will use this
technique for many years to come and many students
will benefit from it. Great but very long day.
days Updated course
dates - Next course and demo Sep 20/03
Training with Dave - Sep
Dave has purchased his equipment in
spring but due to his busy schedule could not
start his training till now. We have spent
2.5 of hours ground handling and the rest of the
time was dedicated to break in of Dave's new
Two 2004 model Simon RR will arrive on Monday.
you RR will be here soon. Steve you motor will be
with John, Matt and Jeff's tandem flight - Sep
Matt and his friend Jeff showed up.
Matt just passed his ULTRA exam and was ready to
put more flight time into his log book. Jeff was
interested in tandem flight as an introduction to
PPG course. After several, busted inflation due to
the wind direction changes we were off after
sketchy take off.