Paragliding, Paramotoring, PPG -
Dec 3/12 Stan - 5
Got together with Stan again. No wind at all.
Stan used his glider for the first take off then we
switched to one of mine (Cima K 2 M) as his does not
work very well in no wind conditions - Stan then
completed 4 more flights.
Nov 30/12 Stan working on his
Stan came to me partially trained in USA with 2
flights on his belt. He is now working on his
Here are some excerpts from his log:
Powered training 2:30 to 5 pm – 6 flights, all
reverse inflation, first 3 in bumpy conditions,
tried inflate with trims and half position -
corrected, flight 2 could not get in seat – seat
adjusted, flight 4 – too much flare – corrected, all
take off good, failed 4 forward launches,
Powered training 3 to 5 pm – 8 flights, all
reverse - even in very low wind, holding A lines
under other lines – corrected, all take off
good, all landinggs good, Fl;are not very smooth –
Powered training 1 to 3:30 pm – 6 flights, all
reverse - even in very low wind, Glidser does not
work well in low wind situation, I have accidentally
shut of fuel supply, forced landing handled well,
one one landing Stan did not get out of seat and hit
ground with frame hard, practiced tight turns,
Ground handling First solo flight
Getting ready Prep
Nov 27/12 Greg - PPG course
Very cold day. Worked on forward inflations, the
wind picked up so we have mastered reverse inflation
and reverse kiting skills. After 3 hrs Greg was
ready for first solo flight. Forward inflation,
great take off, no problem flying and very good
landing. Perhaps bit too close to the bushes at the
north side of the runway. I expected big celebration
and happiness after first solo but Greg was not
feeling well - he has problems with motion sickness
so he was not feeling well. We have decided to sleep
on this first flight. We are planing to
fly on Friday so I will keep you posted. It would be
too bad if Greg could not fly PPG because of this -
he is definitely above average and would for sure
enjoy this sport.
handling First solo flight
Great reverse ground handling skills in high winds
First solo flight after only 5 hrs of ground
school and 5 hours of practical training. Very
well done Greg - congratulations!
Nov 20/12 Greg starts his
Completed ground school in am - issued SPP.
Worked on forward inflations as winds were light.
After 1 hour Greg was able to inflate the paraglider
with motor on his back. He is "natural" and will fly
Nov 15/12 Garry - PPG course
Very nice day BUT no wind. Worked on forward
inflations. It is a slow go. Almost there but
no cigar as Garry says.
Nov 14/12 Garry - PPG course
Again very cold day. Worked on forward inflations as
winds were light. Practiced riding trike. At the end
Garry was able to inflate the paraglider with motor
on his back. He will fly soon.
Nov 13/12 Garry started his
PPG course today.
We have completed ground school, issued SPP and put
in 2 hrs of ground handling. Garry managed quite few
forward inflations with pretty good control
afterwards. It was cold!
Nov 12/12 Switch to Apple
computer - no updates for while.
I needed new laptop and I have decided that I
will switch to Apple. I can't seem to find any
wyswig html editors in App store so this update is
from my ancient laptop. So what is new? Both Anton
and Bryan did very well in the course. Anton had
25 flights and Bryan 11 flight after 5 days of
training. The weather turned bad on Thursday and
both Anton and Bryan needed to be back home on
Friday so that was it for this course. Bryan did
not rush, he already has his private pilot license
Here is note from Anton:
----- Original Message -----
Thanks so much for the amazing
PPG course. There were times when I wondered
if I should give up but you were there with great
feedback, reminders of how there are things out of
our control, and realistic perspectives on ones
progress. That really helped me relax, slow
down, and enjoy the doing.
If I was to leave a note for
your future students I'd say this; exercise like
crazy starting three months before your PPG
lessons to get in shape. It will allow you
to practice twice as much and that means you'll
learn that much faster. If you are looking for
specifics then over three months work up to at
least regular endurance running (5mph x 30min)
with regular runners, sprinting (10mph x 30sec)
and leg-ups(30) with heavy boots on.
Looking back on what I learnt
from you I have a hard time believing just how
much you taught us and how much stuck in such a
short time! I'm definitely going to
recommend you as an instructor to my Peterborough
peeps who sat on the sidelines dreaming of the
someday that they start PPG.
Keep in touch,
Anton and Bryan started their PPG course.
simulator and .....
Anton in simulator
ready for forward
Sep 15/12 Irek ground handled
and Markus added 5 more flights to his log book
Irek under suspicious
sky.. he is ready to fly!
Markus finally nailed his landings and cleaned
his take offs. Very well done both of you.
Sep 13/12 See-Yong adds another
3 flights in his log book.
Sep 12/12 See-Yong adds another
2 flights in his log book.
Not bad for someone who is 63 yrs old. He does
have to stop landing on his ass though...
Sep 12/12 See -Yong and Kiarash
add 2 more flights each to their log books
Kairash Roger cruising....
Sep 11/12 Roger is flying a
Sep 11/12 Stoney Creek Fly in - written by
former student Paul Barker
Stoney has confirmed that the 22nd will be okay,
so... the consensus rules, the 22nd it is. Andre
Zeman of Powered Paragliding Ontario, has
graciously agreed to fund the cost of the
Port-A-Potty to take the strain off the Airport,
so on behalf of everyone here, thanks much, Andre.
I think we should maybe also, pass the hat, to the
tune of five ten bucks, per pilot, to give to the
EAA club, just to be gracious, for the use of the
field, cutting the grass etc. making us welcome,
Overnight camping is available onsite. Anyone who
has any PPG related stuff for sale, bring it down,
and we can see who's interested. Tell your friends
who may be interested in learning to fly to drop
by and look things over.
Let's hope for good weather.
Regards Paul Barker
Sep11/12 See-Yong - flight
Yong has managed very nice forward inflation,
great take off and handled him self in the air
very well. Landed OK in no wind conditions but on
his ass.... How about using your legs Yong? ;-)
Sep 10/12 Markus, Kiarash and
Another great day at PPO. Markus added 3 more
flights to his log book. Kiarash had a first solo
flight in absolutely NIL wind conditions - thank
you Cima K2 XL. See-Yong came all the way from
Ottawa and started his course today. He was close
to first solo flight but wind has died and we
decided to wait till Tuesday.
Sep 9/12 Irek and Markus
started their PPG course Practicing
Practicing powered runs
Markus flight number 1
Markus after flight number 1
Congratulation Markus on first solo flight! Great
achievement after only 10 hrs of training. Irek
will fly soon as well.
Sep 7/12 Kiarash started his PPG course on
Friday Sep 7/12
Sep 5/12 Lawrence came back
for two more flights - flights 3 and 4
Sep 3/12 Lawrence is back in
Lawrence kiting Lawrence flight two
Sep 3/12 Mark started his course on
Saturday Sep 1/12
Mark in simulator
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