Apr 26/16 – Manuel and Maciej

Great afternoon at the field.

Manuel came to work on his ground handling. He is making a switch from ultralight aeroplane to PPG.

He almost has it locked in. He has to work bit more as his glider is not as user friendly as the Cima K 2 that I have been using for last 4 seasons.

Maciej was on fire – 12 flights.

All well done except 1 cross wind landing with bit of a belly flop into the muddy bean field. We have practiced forced landings – well done. Maciej passed on both landings. He is now taking off and landing on his own.

Next time it is big ears emergency descend practice and steep turns





Apr 23/17 – PPG course day 7 – pm

Maciej did first solo and 3 more flights. All very well done. He is a natural pilot.






Apr 23/17 – PPG course day 7 – am

Grass was wet. Mark did 4 more short flights. Derren decided that it was getting too gusty for him and Maciej tried practice take offs with engine running and helmet on and it went very well. He will fly tonight.


Apr 22/17 – PPG course day 6 – pm

IMG_1967Mark had his first solo and then flew 3 more times. Great job. Darren ground handled with maotor on his back and so did Maciej. The are both ready for solo.



Apr 22/17 – PPG course day 6 – am

Some asshole did donuts at the end of the runway after we had 4 inches of rain and destroyed the grass and made huge ruts. Fu%#@ing red necks.

All there guys ground handled and Mark with motor on his back. I think he will fly this evening.

Apr 21/17 – PPG course day 5 – pm

Did few hours of ground handling. We started with reverse and eventually switched to forward.



Both Darren and Mark have very good control. Maciej stayed home as it was 50/50 as far as ability to kite.

Apr 21/17 – PPG course day 5 – am

Went to the field but it was flooded and winds were close to 35 km/h. Could not do anything.

Apr 20/17 – PPG course day 4 – pm

Really bad weather. Constant rain.

We have watthced couple hours of PPG videos.

Apr 20/17 – PPG course day 4 – am

Too windy and raining – no training

Apr 20/17 – You need to know what you are doing

Please students, you need to pass ULTRA exam so you know what you can and can not do. Student pilot permit is not a license – any flights not supervised by instructor are illegal.

See: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/parachute-calgary-airport-rcmp-1.4075841