Apr 15/15 pm – Mr ? 2 flights, Robin 1 flight

Robin came to Peaks to get back in the simulator because on previous 2 flights he was not able to get into the seat. We have fashioned a foot strap to help him to get seated. We have tested it in simulator and all was working great.

At the field wind was bit thermally but otherwise great conditions.  Mr ? picked up some bad fuel for his new RS ULTRA paramotor and we had engine acting on us on and off. It has a new Moster Plus motor that I am not very familiar with yet and because of the bad fuel issue and some other tuning issue we were spending fair amount of time fiddling with the motor. I am still learning to trust this motor.

Mr ? flew two flights, both take offs and flying was excellent but his landings are becoming bad. First was partially caused by s “hole” in the air and some lack of skills. On the second he has started to gradually slow down and there was no energy for proper flare. Both unstabilized landings resulted in loss of balance and falling sideways.

Robin took off after trying many times – he sort of lost his ground handling skills. When in the air, he used the kick strap to get into the seat but he pushed so hard that he broke one of the supporting ropes. We fixed this, but by then sun was going down and we lost most of the wind. Robin tried one more time but after successful  inflation, he applied power too abruptly which put him into forward and back oscillation during take off run and eventually he has lost balance and had to abort.

Not the best day, I was hoping for more flights then we have accomplished. I am sure though things will improve soon. Congrats both on adding more flights to your log books.

Mr ? 5 flights so far

Robin 3 flight so far