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June 27/05  Oshawa air show report we are on a mission to bring aviation to the masses!


Hello 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.


This 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 of flight.


  Read more here.


ALSO.....Existing 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 possible.


Report by Mark. I will write one once I unpack and sort our the mess in my car. Pics here.


June 27/05       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.


June 27/05       Powered Paragliding Ontario in air/trade show in Oshawa.


  Success! Great weekend. Pics here. Story will follow.


June 22/05       Tandem with Mark June 19, 2005


Check out the video here.


June 21/05       Powered Paragliding Ontario in air/trade show in Oshawa.


We will be participating in Canadian Aviation Expo this weekend June 24, 25, 26. Find us in booth C235 in center pad.



June 21/05       Party on Sat was wild...


We were dragging our feet on Sunday... See here.


June 20/05       The military really got it down...


Check out the video here.


June 19/05       Tandems with Mark.


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.


June 14/05     Report by Mark from June course - Saturday  June 12/05. 


    The rest of the story here.


June 14/05     Report by Mark from June course - Saturday  June 11/05. 


  Full story here.


June 14/05     Video from our Tandem trike flight.


    Check it out the PPG tandem movie here.  Story is here.


June 13/05     Quick report from course - Sunday June 12/05. 

  • Dan paraglider ground handled. Took off in solo trike and had awesome 40 min flight with very soft lending.  

  • Corona Dan unfortunately had to drive back home due to urgent personal matter.  

  • Umang paraglider ground handled. Took off in solo trike and had awesome 20 min flight with perfect lending. Got the love the trikes

  More pictures here.

June 13/05      Rescue parachute "lock".

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....

  Read more here.


June 11/05      Ouch, that is got to hurt!


See the video here


June 11/05     This is scary.


News 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


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