Apr 6/04         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.


April 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 more here.

      The "Duke" wrestling the Monkey Butler  :-)

Apr 5/04         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 slavery".

    ...bit more here.

Apr 4/04         PPG course with Chris and Rob - Day four - too windy, no training today

Conditions at: KIAG observed 1953 UTC 04 Apr 2004
Temperature: -2.8C (27F)
Dewpoint: -5.6C (22F) [RH = 81%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.75 inches Hg (1007.5 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1009.0 mb]
Winds: from the NW (320 degrees) at 23 MPH (20 knots; 10.4 m/s)
gusting to 31 MPH (27 knots; 14.0 m/s)
Visibility: 1.25 miles (2.01 km)
Ceiling: 1200 feet AGL
Clouds: broken clouds at 1200 feet AGL
overcast cloud deck at 1700 feet AGL
Weather: -SN  (light snow)

Apr 3/04         PPG course with Chris and Rob - Outdoor inflations - Apr 3/04  - Day three.

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

Apr 3/04           X-43A Soars on Scramjet Power 03.27.04 - 7 MACH achieved

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.

NASA's X-43A is a hypersonic
                          scramjet-powered research aircraft

Source: Gray Creech NASA' s Dryden Flight Research Center

Apr 2/04         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.

Apr 2/04       Another 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.

April 1/04        165401 hits in March. Not too shabby...

Summary by Month

Month Daily Avg Monthly Totals
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Mar 2004 5335 2854 2358 177 4245 4930371 5516 73125 88489 165401

April 1/04      Few more awesome pictures.  


These amazing pictures of Sky Gliders and Walkerjet motors are again courtesy of Dell - WJ USA  

March 31/04       Everybody loves Walkerjet paramotors...some more then others... ;-)

     ...easy now...

Thanks Mete, I appreciate the business. Your Lift 28 and Simon RR will serve you well...

March 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.

March 30/04      Walkerjet and Sky gliders - best equipment on planet Earth...  


These amazing pictures are courtesy of Dell - WJ USA  


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