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May 7/06      We will be at the field today from 3 pm on.

 

Forecast is great, we can foot launch or trike.

 

May 7/06      We had amazing flight this morning.

 

     

 

May 5/06      I am available for training this weekend.

 

So far Saturday afternoon looks like foot launch. Call or email if you want to continue with your training.

 

April 29/06      Quick flight.

 

We knew that it will be windier and windier so we got up early this morning and went for flight from our field on the west side of St. Catharines. It is only 5 min from my house. I flew for about 15 min before Mark finally took off. Apparently there was no problem. Mark just wanted to take it slow and double check everything. We flew together for 20 min testing our communication set up. With the "over the muffs" strap, Cobra 16 km radio and resistor plugs it is finally 100%. Wind was coming from east and it was strong and snappy. I have decided to fly back and Mark followed 10 min later. My landing was bit tricky as the gusts were up to 30 km. Mark landed shortly after once he pulled some serious spiral over the landing zone.  

 

See short video here.

 

April 28/06      New e-commerce shop.

 

I always thought that no one would ever purchase anything without emailing or calling me but then I realized that I do just that my self. Therefore I must have been missing on all that instant 1 a.m. buying...

 

  

 

If you wish to check it out or shop; go here:  http://www.poweredparaglidingshop.com

 

April 27/06      Entrepreneurship Award Finalist.

 

Some of you may wonder how I did as far as being nominee for the Niagara entrepreneur of the year in the small innovative business category. See news March 3, 2006

 

   Well I did not win but I did get to the final three. 

 

April 24/06      Check the TC medical form.

 

I recently had a student that could not sign Transport Canada medical form and declare that has never suffered from certain medical conditions. Sooo, if you are planning to come down to learn how to fly powered paragliders take a look at the form. If any of the medical conditions apply to you, you will have to seek TC approved doctor and get examined. If this is your case, you can find TC Canada medical doctor here. http://www.tc.gc.ca/OntarioRegion/civilaviation/ga/Learning.htm

 

April 23/06      Training this weekend

 

I am putting this weekend Apr 29 and 30 aside for training. This of course depends on weather. If you have time and want to proceed with you flying call or email and reserve spot. Do it quick, spaces are limited.

 

 

April 19/06      Our ground school is getting sophisticated

 

Check this out.  http://www.poweredparaglidingontario.ca/courses/flashRPM.swf

 

April 19/06      Multistage cruise control available for less $

 

I just discovered how to add cruise control to Walkerjet throttle in less time. Therefore the cost is only $ 60.00 I find this invaluable. Any time you want to zip up, use camera, or just rest your hand you simply set the cruise control to desired level, trim your glider and relax. You can still turn by weight shift. I would not fly without one. Eh Mark?

 

 

You can stop by and I will add the cruise control to your machine $ 60 and while I am at it I can add the chest strap as well - that will cost you $ 30.00 

Those of you who would like to be more secure in your seat or feel like sometimes the shoulder straps want to slip off add chest strap to your harness. This is great for foot launched take off - you will never feel that the machine is sliding off you shoulder/s... More importantly it is a awesome feature in flight. I like to fly with my shoulders completely released which allows me to move around and be super comfortable but without the chest strap I would not feel secure enough.

You can ship the throttle and harness to me if you wish. I will do the above improvements and ship it back to you.

 

April 19/06      Was it planes that brought down the WTC on 9/11?

 

I do not think so! See this http://www.911revisited.com/video.html 

and this   http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8765.htm

 

April 18/06      Cheaper radio helmets.

 

The PPG helmets here are awesome but they are chunk of change. I have designed and I sell home version of simple PPG helmet. It works with the COBRA 3575 Radios. It is CE approved helmet. PTT switch and microphone is in easy to hold and operate hand pod. Audio is in left ear cup. One size fits all.

 

    

 

Retail Price: $199 Cad does not include radio/s

April 17/06            Technical reminder - re torque your machine

It is very important that all important parts of your paramotor are torqued properly. Please re torque before the season starts.

  • Cylinder head 22 Nm - Simon XC and RR, Superhawk, Spider, Spider el.
  • Propeller 15 Nm - Simon XC, RR, Superhawk, Spider el.
  • Propeller 12 Nm - Spider
  • Propeller 10 Nm - Airwolf
  • Spark plug  20 Nm - Simon, Superhawk, Airwolf 
  • Spark plug 15 Nm Spider, Spider el.

For torque conversion visit here: http://www.onlineconversion.com/torque.htm

April 16/06            Flight in Ellicottville - Story by Mark

After two windy days the weather finally calmed down enough for a nice flight over gentle rolling hills. We were fortunate to bump into the farmer Don and Lynn who allowed us to launch from their field....

  Read more here.

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