PPG course with Chris and Rob - Day 6 -
Both Chris and Rob fly!
Meanwhile the wind has picked up to
about 20 km/h steady. Chris came for landing,
executed good flare but as he touched down he
forgot to turn around and collapse the glider in
reverse fashion. Before we knew he was in the turtle
position and we were just laughing. But this
was not over, a gust of wind came, glider
inflated.... Read more here.
6/04 Purple Pig
get together - March 27/04
....everybody enjoyed the Monkey
Butlers. There were couple of drivers who could
not have one. I think Phil and Ian. Matt turned
out to be what I have long suspected... a sissy.
Instead of drinking Monkey Butler the manly way
like the rest of us he poured both drinks together
and ruined our fun. Sissy sissy sissy SISSY! Read
The "Duke" wrestling the Monkey Butler :-)
PPG course with Chris and Rob - Day 5 Super
slavery and reverses.
Finally there is some sun. It is
windy though. Few more hours of indoor slavery.
This time with paramotor so let's call this "Super
...bit more here.
PPG course with Chris and Rob - Day four -
too windy, no training today
1953 UTC 04 Apr 2004
[RH = 81%]
||29.75 inches Hg
[Sea-level pressure: 1009.0 mb]
||from the NW
(320 degrees) at 23 MPH
(20 knots; 10.4 m/s)
gusting to 31 MPH (27 knots;
||1200 feet AGL
||broken clouds at 1200 feet
overcast cloud deck at 1700 feet AGL
||-SN (light snow)
PPG course with Chris and Rob - Outdoor
inflations - Apr 3/04 - Day
Bad news again. The weather is crap.
It is raining again. We write the morning off. I
tell Rob and Chris to call me at noon to see if
anything changes. All weather forecasts say that
rain will stop at noon. Wind forecast is perfect.
Only if the ground was not soaked. Grass is wet,
mud everywhere...OK Andre think, where can we go?
Under some bridge...tunnel?
Read more here
X-43A Soars on Scramjet Power 03.27.04 - 7 MACH
NASA's second X-43A hypersonic research aircraft
flew successfully today, the first time an
air-breathing scramjet powered aircraft has flown
freely. The unpiloted vehicle's supersonic
combustion ramjet, or scramjet, ignited as planned
and operated for the duration of its hydrogen fuel
supply. The X-43A reached its test speed of Mach
7, or seven times the speed of sound. The flight
originated from NASA's Dryden Flight Research
Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Taking
off at 12:40 p.m. PST, NASA's B-52B launch
aircraft carried the X-43A, which was mounted on a
modified Pegasus booster rocket.
The booster was launched from the B-52B just
before 2 p.m. PST. The rocket boosted the X-43A up
to its test altitude of about 95,000 ft. over the
Pacific Ocean, where the X-43A separated from the
booster and flew freely for several minutes.
During the free flight, the scramjet engine
operated for about 10 seconds.
Source: Gray Creech NASA' s Dryden Flight
PPG course with Chris and Rob - "Indoor
Slavery" - Apr 2/04 - Day two.
Weather is still absolute write off.
Windy and drizzle. I have secured indoor location
to practice forward inflations. I would describe
this as the "Indoor Slavery". 3 hours
of continuous forward inflations, me helping with
the hand tow line. Got my work out today....
Awesome progress. Both Rob and Chris
can now inflate and control the glider during take
off run. Just a few things to fine tune and we are
ready for the first solo. Good work guys.
When you come to Powered Paragliding
Ontario for training you will never be stuck with
nothing to do. I will keep you learning and
progressing as I know your time is valuable. I
will go the extra mile to make sure you are
getting most out of your time spent here...
Stay tuned for report from Saturday training.
course starts - Ground school with Chris
and Rob - Apr 1/04
Since weather was crap. We have
spent all day indoors and completed preparatory
ground school and regular ground school as well.
Full day - 8 am until 5 pm with 1 hour for lunch.
Today - windy and rainy. Bummer. May do some
ground handling late afternoon...
...bit more here.
165401 hits in March. Not too shabby...
|Summary by Month
1/04 Few more
These amazing pictures of Sky
Gliders and Walkerjet motors are again courtesy of
Dell - WJ USA
Everybody loves Walkerjet paramotors...some more
then others... ;-)
Thanks Mete, I appreciate the
business. Your Lift 28 and Simon RR will serve you
31/04 Is my
new Walkerjet paramotor ready to go?
So your new WJ has just arrived.
There are few things that I recommend to do before
you start the engine for the first time and go on
your maiden flight.
1) Turn your idle speed to max
- screw idle screw all the way clockwise -
and make sure that HI and LOW screws are in the
entry positions........ Read more here.
and Sky gliders - best equipment on planet
These amazing pictures are courtesy
of Dell - WJ USA
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