If you have fast connection you MUST see this video. (59 MB)
Unbelievable 300 km tandem flight in
Nepal on paraglider Vector/Discovery manufactured
- another great Czech paraglider manufacturer.
(This is a high resolution video and even with
high speed connection the video may be "jerky" so
you may have to right click on the link above
and "save as" on your hard drive first and
Knots to kilometer conversion demystified:
So maximum wind to fly
in is 10 knots!
I have miss placed my cell phone:
Those of you trying to get hold of
me by calling my cell are out of luck. Call me at
905 988 5013 until I sort this out.
Czech pilot tosses spare:
This video (8 MB) is worth the wait
- spiral on performance glider gets out of control
and pilot is forced to toss his rescue
parachute... To download this video right click on
and choose save target as. This file is DivX movie
file. If you can not open this file, download (700
kb) and install the Playa viewer by right
clicking on this link.
PPG course on April 26 and 27, 2003:
Artois and one happy pilot Steve.
It was a great day. My students
acquired 2.5 hours of flight time. Congrats guys.
I am proud of your achievement.
ground handling with paramotor on. Read
Super super long flight:
loosen the straps holding the auxiliary gas
tank, lift it as high as possible and tip it
slowly. I see the fuel draining and I am only
hoping it is draining into the main.... Done!
I peek over the left comfort bar and see that
my main fuel tank is now 85 % full and I still
have about half in my spare tank. Great except
all of a sudden I am noticing that while I was
re-fueling the weather has changed to
worse..... "Kurva doprdele to mi tak jeste
schazelo." (bunch of Czech swore words) The
visibility has dropped and I do not think I
have any forward speed. Geeeee Andre, what did
you get your self into this time? I look
around examining the clouds and do not see any
possible threats. It all looks OK so why can I
barely see 2 - 3 km?..... Read
Anybody for flight tomorrow?
Super forecast for tomorrow.....
Anybody for flight? Chris? I would like to take
off before sunrise and see it + take pictures from
Sure way to crash.
A few days back I have received this
email from a new PPG pilot and recent WJ Paramotor
Thanks, ... How does it look for
some flying tomorrow evening around 5:00? The
weather for Buffalo predicts partly cloudy
around 45 degrees F some sun and 15 - 25 mph
This person was seriously thinking
of going flying in the 15 - 25 mph south
winds.....???!! I thought I would make it easy for
you guys and save you some experimenting. Here is
a few pointers on how to get hurt.... Read
Super long flight:
I woke up this morning and first
thing that went through my mind was ....I am going
to pleasure my self..... ;-)
Oh, come on guys.... (and girls)
not the way you think... I have peeked out the
window it was sunny and the leaves on the walnut
tree in front of our house were not moving at
all.... Awesome weather for a flight! I have been
spending a lot of time with my PPG students a that
usually means that I do not get to fly much. Sure,
little demo here, little demo there, but that is
not the same as nice long sunny flight. I
have decided to use an auxiliary fuel tank on this
one as I wanted to stay in the air for at least 2
- 2.5 of hours without worrying about the fuel
level. So here is my Simon XC plus formally RR
with extra tank mounted on one comfort bar and
rescue parachute on the other - all that you need
for a long possibly thermal flight..... Read