Paramotoring, PPG - news
Quick report from course.
Dan completed preparatory
ground school, paraglider ground handled, took a tandem trike
flight, tried to take off in solo trike - unfortunately after
numerous attempts no luck
completed preparatory ground school, paraglider ground handled, was
too heavy for a tandem trike flight, took off in solo trike - nice
25 min flight, great landing
Umang completed preparatory
ground school, paraglider ground handled, took a tandem trike flight, decided
to quite earlier due to long drive home.
got taste of air......
Evening PPG flight with Mark and Jeff on Walkerjet paramotors. Story
We arrived at the
field late in the day. The air was smooth and we were all set for a
nice evening flight. While waiting for Jeff, Andre did a bunch of
take offs and landings as well as some foot drags and touch and
goes. These were the perfect evening conditions that allow you to
fly real low and be happy that you are not going to experience any
turbulence. Jeff, Andre and I decided that a quick flight to
Lake Erie would be nice. It is very relaxing to fly up and down the
beach at sunset. Jeff was up in the air and buzzing around the field
for a good 15 mins while we set up and packed away any equipment not
Read more here.
Used package for sale.
I have 2 year old
Lift 24 and one year old Airwolf in perfect working order. The whole
package ready to fly is $ 7000 CAD. To convert $ CAD to other
currencies click here.
More info here.
Rescue parachute chucking/rescue parachute repacking party.
thought that everybody should practice proper rescue deployment so
last weekend in January 2006 we will have rescue parachute chucking/rescue
parachute repacking party. Everybody
will be able to try rescue parachute deployment, watch how to repack
rescues, watch PG and PPG movies, tell stories of good flights and
survival + eat pizza and drink beer. It should be lot of fun. Both
new instructors Renata and Eliska will be present.
;-) Stay tuned for more details.
10/ 05 Update
Another new instructor Eliska ;-)
Important info about rescue parachutes.
had a customer who came in to repack his rescue so we though may as
well practice tossing it. We mounted his RR in simulator and tossed.
There was 2 issues:
This pilot did not know to let go off deployment handle and
the whole parachute inner container which can be a big problem. Read
this for proper sequence. http://www.poweredparaglidingontario.ca/emergency_rescue_parachute.htm
The straps on pilots rescue parachute was not routed properly which
caused premature opening of the inner container. Read this for
proper strap routing: http://www.poweredparaglidingontario.ca/improvements/rescue_parachute.htm
video from the toss here.
Sign up and fly!
is one space left in our PPG course starting this Sat at 8 am. Do
not wait and book.
You can be
flying this weekend....
Tandem trike flight with Mark - June 5, 2005.
Read full story here.
Technical update - battery charging
your battery pack is charged you must remove the charging connector
from the battery pack it self. If you just pull out the adapter from
the wall outlet and the charging connector will not be removed it
will slowly drain your batteries.
Remove connector 1 once your battery is charged
Tandem trike flight with Mark - June 5, 2005.
success! The whole Sunday afternoon was very windy. All forecasts
were calling for light rain associated with thunderstorms so it
looked like there will be no flying. By 6 pm wind started to come
down so I called Mark to see if he would be in for quick tandem
trike flight - flight number two. 30 min later we are heading to
Sodom Rd. field hoping that the local fly in is over and we will be
able to hop in for quick spin. Damn, it is not over! Still lots of
traffic. OK, lets go to Bieda's. It took us quite a while to get
there as I had one of those bad driving days, not only I could not
find my way around but almost could not keep the car on the road...
Eventually we have arrived. Henry was cutting grass so we said hello
and started to assemble the trike. 20 min later all is ready. We had one busted inflation and on the second one all
went well. We negotiate our way around Henry's jeep, avoid the low fence and
finally are off. As we leave the ground I watch our climb and
realize that Mark's fat ass ;-) is holding us back, the row of
trees is coming towards us very quickly. This is not going to be
Read more tomorrow.
Tandem trike intro flights available.
Those who are
considering signing up our powered paragliding course but would
like to see what it is like to fly PPG first have now an option to take
tandem trike flight. I charge $ 75 + GST for 30 min introductory flight.
We will take off from Sodom Rd. field and explore surrounding area. You
will be able to pilot the aircraft once in the air if you wish but
of course, I will manage the take off and landing.
note that tandem flights will only be offered late in the afternoon
in 0 - 15 km/h winds for passengers up to 185 lb Please call or email to book.
2/05 Update on training.
dad is leaving on Saturday evening so no flying till Sunday. I will be
available for training on Sunday afternoon from 2 pm on if the
weather is OK. If you are interested to go on with your flying call
1/05 Basic flight rules...
Try to stay in the
middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the
air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea,
trees and other things. It is much more difficult and dangerous to fly
Tandem trike tested.
I had a chance to try the new tandem trike and it works great. After
visit to Niagara
Aviary I got the chance to take my dad's girlfriend for intro
flight. It took us about 30 min to set up as I needed to put RR prop
on. I normally fly with the shorter XC prop as I constantly try new
things and with Chris borrowing my machine here and there the longer
prop would not last too long....
Read more here.
30/05 Tandem trike completed.
All I need now is
half decent weather to test it out.
30/05 Having fun with my dad...
As I said before,
my dad is visiting from Czech Republic so flying has been put on
hold a bit. This is my dad's first and probably last trip to North
America so I want to make sure it is a great visit.
28/05 Ground school with Barney and Lewis May 26,
and Lewis completed ground school. Then Barney made quick of
transition from trike to foot launch and completed 2 flights. Both
take offs and landings were very good. Lewis learned how to kite the glider
in about 2.5 hrs. He took off on trike next day in the
- story will follow.
flying today - too windy. Grrr...
||KIAG 231727Z 231818
06012KT P6SM SCT025 BKN035
||1800 UTC 23 May 2005 to 0000 UTC 24
||FROM: standard forecast or significant change
||from the ENE (60 degrees) at 14 MPH
(12 knots; 6.2 m/s)
||6 miles (10 km)
||3500 feet AGL
||scattered clouds at 2500 feet AGL
broken clouds at 3500 feet AGL
||no significant weather forecast for this period
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