27/05 Oshawa air show report – we are on a mission to bring
aviation to the masses!
to all our new students. It was nice to meet you all at the air
show. We look forward to training you all very soon, whether trike
or foot launched.
was the first year that we attended the Oshawa
air show and it was a great success. We will definitely be
returning next year. Many forms of aviation were well represented at
the show: helicopters, sailplanes, canards, ultra lights,
gyrocopters, amphibious aircraft, jets, warplanes etc. We were,
however, the most accessible to the general public, with a price tag
considerably lower than all other forms of aviation, and the
convenience to match it. It was surprising to learn that many pilots
had never even heard of powered paragliding, let alone ever seen it.
Hopefully the presence of Powered Paragliding Ontario at the show
has done a lot to raise the profile of the sport and make more
people aware of its existence as an affordable and convenient form
pilots, students and anyone else interested, should sign up for the Fly
In taking place in September. It will be a great
weekend of flying, fun and frivolity (check out last year's report
or this year's tasks). We would love to see as many of you as
by Mark. I will write one once I unpack and sort our the mess in my
car. Pics here.
July 2, 2005 course is fully booked.
Next course is on
Aug 20, 2005. I am on a business trip from July 18 to Aug 15 so if
there is anything that you need, get it before I leave.
Powered Paragliding Ontario in air/trade show in Oshawa.
Success! Great weekend. Pics here.
Story will follow.
We had an event
with our portable climbing wall on Saturday so no flying. Sunday
forecast was quite strange but we decided to go to the field anyway.
The wind was shifty coming from NE. Mark took off in RR and Brontes
DHV 2 glider and soared the thermals for while. Then we took off
using tandem trike bunch of times. Last time it was absolutely no
wind + given the fact we were both tired from a party we went to on
Sat we would have never ever find enough energy to tandem foot
launch. With the tandem trike - piece of cake. Nice 40 min flight.
Mark got it all on video so maybe we will see some short clip/s.
PS: Helena just as
you called the wind was quite strong but it did come down later.
Sorry we did not manage to get together for intro tandem flight.
PS PS: Chris I did
not get your massage till I got back home. It looks like it will be
super evening to fly tonight. Lets hook up.
Report by Mark from June course - Saturday June 12/05.
I strongly recommend to fly with rescue parachute.
Those who do not, are insane. We just had a pilot with 100 + hours who decided to fly when cold front was approaching.
Not very good decision! The air
was absolutely smooth for the whole flight but just after the
paramotor was turned off for glide to landing zone he was hit by
major turbulence associated with this approaching cold front and
suffered 50 % collapse. This was at altitude of 700 ft so
there was not much spare time....
chopper crashes onto a Brooklyn rooftop after tail rotor failure!
The crew walked away with only minor injuries! See the video here.
May be if this
guy was the pilot the helicopter would still be intact