Ground school at Peaks. From left to right: Wayne, Shane and Sam.
I do exist.
I have been very busy with work last couple of weeks and had no
time for web site updates. I have bunch of pictures and stories from
several flying and training sessions including some scary ones but I
have no time to get it organized and upload to the server. Sorry.
Chris with his Simon RR
Mark getting ready to fly
Also please note that I will be out of Canada from July 5 to July
31. I plan to visit my family back in Czech Republic and stop by and
say hi to Sky Paragliders and to Walkerjet. If you need any parts
such as spare prop etc. let me know now as I may not be able to
react quickly to your orders while I am away.
No training on Sunday.
We are hosting climbing competition this Sunday at Peaks. There
will not be any training or demo at the flying field.
Doron's dad takes first intro lesson on Xcitor - write up by
14 April 2008. Dad started the paratriking course on a windy
afternoon. Andre, the instructor, started by giving him detailed and
well-animated instructions on how to perform a nasty crash. With
both of them well frightened, they went for a short spin on my
XCitor. Andre gave dad a chance to control the plane for a bit and
was impressed with his skill. Unfortunately, it was too windy to
continue the course, so they landed, somewhat shaken, and took a
I flew it myself a couple of times, struggling with drifts and
gusts. We waited a bit more, but the wind remained high and
unstable. We decided to call it a day and drove back home, stopping
to enjoy a great meal at sunset on the lake shore.
How to easily assemble WJ cage
All these years I
have been telling people to assemble WJ cage like so:
Align and connect points 3, 4, 6 and
7. Then align and connect points 5, 1, 10, 2 which is very very
tricky to do. Then connect points 8 and 9.
Better way is to
align and connect points 1 and 10. Then align and connect point 2
and then 3 and 4 on one side. Then align and connect point 5 and
then 6 and 7 on the other side. Then connect points 8 and 9. It is
far easier way to put together WJ cage like this and it show that
one will never stop learning something new.
Mark takes Evan on Cross country flight and Jason on flight
This is what first flight will do to you...
Evan and Ron both bought paragliders.
They are also
proudly showing their biceps bruises in the second pic. If you do not get
those after couple days of ground handling you doing something
I am off May 17, 18 and 19.
No flying or
training on those days. Sorry.
Evan on XC flight with Mark.
Jason puts in 2 more flights and Even goes on XC with Mark.
Saturday's weather was good for flying so Andre asked if I would
be willing to test a couple more engines.. SURE! The first engine
seemed a little underpowered and there was no way I was getting
airborne. I just ended up doing a repeat performance of last
Tuesday, running my guts out, but never getting off the ground...
Evan on XC flight >>>>>
June course is full.
Since it is quite
busy and scheduled courses are quickly filling up I would be able to
run semiprivate course for 2 or more people based on your and mine
(and perhaps Mark's) availability. If you wanted to be in June course but
were not fast enough to book email me with a Sat and Sunday that
would work for you and perhaps we can set something up. Weekdays
typically work better for me then weekends.
Just wanted to thank you for guiding me through
my "first" flight.
It was scary as hell at first but looking back I think it has to be
of the most incredible experiences of my life. It is honestly
I have aspired to do my entire life. I'm glad you were there to get
to this point. It must be very gratifying to see students fly for
first time and I could see that on your face when I landed. You were
every bit as excited and pumped as I was.
My second flight was just as awesome and I can
see that this is a
sport that is only going to get more and more exciting as time goes
My adrenalin rush lasted all night and into the morning. I still
be on a high from it!