A “week of hell”….
But all worth it; bruised battered, fatigued, frustrated and amazingly HAPPY !
Your training program was very well thought out and was easily adaptable for each students progress/abilities. I found moments of major stress because everything I would do (under your direct instruction) was with two left hands. But then, as you said many times; “ah-ha”, I got it. Your course and teaching methods allow each student to realize their own “ah-ha” moment when it is time.
Your support and time was very much appreciated. I believe that I have received the best training I could and highly recommend your PPG program
Thank you for your time, patience and knowledge….
AKA: Bean Master, “ah-ha” Moment King
Halfway through the course Brent had a rather rough landing. It was a combination of things. He started to pull breaks too early, I told him to release and he released to abruptly. This got combined with a “hole” in the air thus provided for quite harsh lending. Like most of us would, Brent did not try to use his legs to soften up the blow and let the frame take the hit and in the process Brent bent it bit out of spec. So I got my good old come-along out and straightening out for him. We did pretty good job, you can hardly tell it was ever been. This is how it’s done:
Getting ready – 7 am
Dave in the air
Dave’s famous puddle landing
7:15 pm – Brent getting ready
David strapping in
It has been almost a year since I have seen Loawrence the last time. He basically needed to refresh on hook up to the paraglider In for both are forward and reverse position and do some ground handling. Lawrence picked it up real quick and he will be ready to fly next time we see each other. Well done!
Brent put together a pre-flight checklist for him self. Here is a copy:
Dave put together a short video from Jeff’s PPG training.
I am away up north without cell signal or internet.
So PPG course is finished. The first three and half days the weather was awesome and then it started to rain and got windy. Brent ended up with 17 flights including couple detours into the beanfield. Ha ha. Yes manage 35 flights even though he skipped couple sessions. And David can only make it out for times I think and is now sitting on eight flights in his log. I owe him whole bunch of training sessions and some to Brent as well. Great course, I loved you guys! The only downfall was this stupid chest cold that doesn’t seem to want to go away.