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July 20/04 Daryl
flew!!! Powered Paragliding with Darryl - July
There was short window of opportunity this
morning for Daryl to jump in the air. We got together at 7:30. Wind
was perfect. Two forward assisted inflations and dry runs and we were
ready for real try. Fuel up, get the radios ready. Inflation,
perfect run and take off but at about 15 ft Daryl decided to go off
power to idle. I yelled "Full power!" but it was too late,
Daryl touched down and glider crumpled on top of the still running
motor. Chop, chop, chop.....Read more here.
July 20/04 PPG Course with Dennis, Dennis,
Imad and Darryl - July 10/04 - story by Mark
With an 8 o’clock start to the ground school some of us were
looking a bit bleary eyed. Dennis and Dennis junior were first to
arrive at the school, followed by Darryl with no shirt (always no
shirt…even when it rains!). Imad arrived in style on his ‘superbike’
with personalised plates, complaining about how early it was and
promptly disappeared to Tim Horton's to get a coffee... Read more here.
Gift certificates available.
Do you want your pictures?
Love your website! Looks
exciting...far too exciting for me to ever try it!
I live in the Niagara region, and have seen either you or other
paragliders out in the air from time to time.
Tonight I saw a blue with red? purple? single slash powered
paraglider over the Welland canal playing above the rail road
tracks near the towline tunnel around 5:30 pm.
I took some photos with my digital camera, and while the
overcast weather and lateness of the day made them dark
pictures, if it was you or someone you knew, I'd be happy to
forward them along! A few are quite large, but I hoped to
be able to see the glider at home better, and I was happy to say
Who ever that was. Let me know and I will hook you
up with Jennifer to get the pics.
Good forecast for today.
I will be at the Sodom Rd. field at from 1 pm on.
Anyone for more training or flying? Try 905 988 5013 or call me on
||1500 UTC 19 July 2004 to 0000 UTC 20
||FROM: standard forecast or significant change
||from the W (260 degrees) at 7 MPH (6 knots;
||6 miles (10 km)
||4000 feet AGL
||broken clouds at 4000 feet AGL
||no significant weather forecast for this period
17/04 Change of plans.
I will not be available this Sat and Sun.
17/04 To get insurance.
then call Marsh 1 800 361 1625
and ask for the Silver wings plan application to be faxed to you.
Fill out the application
and fax back.
17/04 News from Sodom Rd.
Went to Sodom Rd. last night. Daryl ground handled
and bought Walkerjet Superhawk. Tom flew three times. 30 min, 15 min
and another 15 min flight. The landings are finally coming together. Good
couple hours except the mosquito attack at dusk that was out of this
Mete is flying like a pro.
8 flights completed in one day... See one of the
take offs on video here.
July 16/04 Tandem
flight with Walter.
Walter wanted to do tandem flight to see if he will
enjoy the sensation of flight. If so, he will sign up for course
on Aug 14/04. We have set up. I wanted to try new spreader bars that
I have altered a bit. There was just enough wind so we tried to take
off twice - no luck. The new, longer spreaders, kept swinging passenger
to my left to cross load the risers. It was impossible to steer
properly so I went back to my old spreaders. By the time we
switched them, there was almost no wind. We forward inflated and
ran/stumbled like crazy... Finally, we were off and had awesome 1/2
flight in no wind conditions. See it on video here.
Walter and the "Big Daddy" Simon RR....
BTW, Walter did like it and signed up for the course
starting on Aug 14/04
Change of plans.
I will be available for training today from 5 pm on.
If interested call.
Call me at 905 988 5013 first.
Ladies and gentleman my cell phone bills are going
through the roof. Try to call me at 905 988 5013 first. If you can
not get me there and it is urgent, or need info on weather at Sodom
Rd. field dial my cell. Please be brief.
July 15/04 I
will be available for training this Friday and Sun after 3:30 pm.
Email if you are interested. Forecast looks good.
July 13/04 Ground
handling and Ray's first flight - July 11/04
Good day at the field. We had Ray, Dennis Sr., Daryl
and Imad. Winds were more favorable so lots was done. Imad and
Dennis bought gliders so they can practice on their own. Daryl did
the same and picked up my used Lift 28. Ray took off for 45 min
flight. Congrats Ray. Matt and Jeff
hoped in and flew XC to Fort Erie after serious buzzing around the
field. Jacob showed up but by the time he set up there was no wind.
We tried couple of forwards but Jake needs his technique perfected -
no luck today. Otherwise awesome day.
July 12/04 Buy
Those of you who may be considering equipment
purchase do it now. I have bought all the 2004 inventory at the
beginning of the season when Canadian $ was at 78 cents of US $.
Next batch imported will be approximately 2.5 % more expensive as Canadian
$ is now down $ 75 cents.
July 12/04 Credit
cards now accepted for sales of equipment
We accept MC or VISA but you will receive 2 %
discount if paid by debit, cash, certified cheque or money order. I
have increased prices by 2% to off set part that fee that I have to
pay to MC and VISA from each sale. If you will pay cash your price
did not change at all.
I will not be available for training this weekend
and also from July 24 to Aug 8 when I am on vacation.
Mark is going to help.
With 8 student going through the course in just last
10 days I knew I needed help. I could not believe my luck when I
open an email from Mark who just recently moved to St. Catharines
from UK asking if he could get involved and help. Mark, former
physics teacher, is experienced paragliding pilot with over 100 hour
in his log book who flew in all famous European place such as
Mieussy, Chamonix, Annecy and such just as I did. You will be seeing Mark at
the field helping out and you will be able to draw from his expertise.
Short video of Mark in Chamonix executing spiral dive is here.
Here is Mark.
Ground school and ground handling July 10/04
Ground school success. Ground handling went well.
Paul finally flew again but did not turn engine off on landing and
busted prop. Mete flew his ass off - 8 flight total. No time to
write story more detailed story. Pictures here.
I get hundreds of Spam massages daily since I have
three websites that take care of my businesses. I have a heavy duty Spam
filtering program that sometimes sends email from non spamer to my Spamtrap
box. If you have emailed me and I did not reply in 24 hours the
chance is that you have been identified as spamer by accident. Call
me and I will put you on my white list.
7/04 Anybody interested to
start PPG course this Saturday?
I have two students that have requested course
starting this Saturday July 10/04. I have two more places available.
Anybody interested? You can be in the air on Sunday.....
6/04 Stunt man keep on
Jamie had his first flight Tues morning. Tom had his
second. Thermals started to act up early so we only managed one
flight each. We got together at 3 pm again. Both Jamie and Tom
took off in very difficult light variable wind conditions. Nice
control. Ray came down but the wind was not good for any ground
handling. After short break the boys took off again. Absolutely
smooth air! 100 % control. So we have fine tuned flying skills by
flying low. Well....it was a flying circus. See it for your self.
Tom and Jamie right behind him.
July 5/04 Ay
caramba!! I have never seen anything like this!
OK. There is a student of mine who bought machine
that does not believe that Walkerjet harness tested to 26 kn of
dynamic force (an equivalent of 5732) lb will not hold his
weight???!!! So he takes a needle and thread and butchers his
harness. Ohhh my heart is bleeding. What sick bastard would torture
poor Walkerjet like this...
See it here,
and if you can handle another one then one more here...
There was also this crazy weird bracket wheel set up... I will not
even to try to describe it. It was hideous, you would not believe
your eyes if you saw it. I am still recovering....
Toms first flight and reverse inflations Sun morning.
Pictures and videos here.
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