Oct 28/14 – PPO closed from Nov 1 to Dec 2

Thanks for all your support.

See you Dec 3.



Oct 14/14 – Note from Ilya

Hi Andre,

Thank you for the amazing experience I had in your PPG course! This was most certainly one of the coolest things I have ever done! It wasn’t easy at first (and even frustrating at times), but after a few days of ground handling and the first solo flight, everything suddenly became so obvious and natural – oh, what a wonderful feeling it was! I know I took things rather slowly, and that’s why I ended up with only 4 flights completed at the end of the course, but this was my intention since I wanted to be 100% confident in my ability to keep everything under control before proceeding with the first solo. I think this approach worked really well for me: on the day of my first solo, from the moment you said “go-go-go, full power”, I knew exactly what I was doing despite the rush of totally new sensations. I think it will be fair to say that I am now addicted to powered paragliding :)

I am really looking forward to continuing my training! With that said, I think I am done for the season for a number of reasons. Mainly, I have to focus on sorting out what to do about my career as I am leaving my current job as of 2014. Once I have that figured out, my plan is to purchase a motor and resume training next season – around May-June. In the meantime, I will keep practicing ground handling with my awesome paraglider :) I will also get the theoretical part of the licensing requirement done before the next season.

It wish you pleasant travelling this Fall, and I will see you in 2015!

Best regards,

P.S. Andre, please feel free to to publish this letter on the website, if you’d like. If you do, could you please add “linkedin: Ilya Perederiy” in case anyone I met in the course wants to connect.

P.P.S. I’ve been reading your notes on the old website — so you’ve managed to lock yourself in the trailer once? I think that beats me locking my car with the keys left inside, although the “rescue tool” you made in my case was most spectacular! :)

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