May 30/13 – Darren and Sergei – Sergei is ready to fly!

Fair amount of wind at the field. Sergei ground handled small training canopy then Fides 2 EVO XS. Darren worked with Cima K2 M. Wind was getting smoother but at 6:45 we still had some strong thermal gusts and since Darren had to leave by 7 – no flights for him. Sergei switched to forward inflations with motor on his back. No problem he has got it and is ready to fly!

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VIDEO: Sergei ground handling

 

May 27/13 – Graham 2 more flights and Todd flight number 1!

Graham – 2 more flights and Todd flight number 1. Congrats.

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Todd in simulator – this time with lighter engine

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Feeling the power of Black Devil engine

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Powered runs

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Way up there…

VIDEO: Todd powered runs

VIDEO: Flight number 1

VIDEO: Graham having a ball 2

VIDEO: Todd and his little secret

May 26/13 – Graham PPG course – Day 4 – pm – Two flights!

From Graham’s log book:

Powered training – Gear used: Fides 2 XS and small miniplane. 2 flights. First sat too early but OK – got off the round. Flight good. Some minor swinging. Landing – hard and turtle due to pulling brakes too early and not having energy for final flare. Second take off – good run but did not control directions of take off – flight great – landing ok with small stumble.

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VIDEO: Testing power

VIDEO: Powered runs

VIDEO: Powered runs 2

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VIDEO: Graham first solo flight

Turtle landing after flight 2

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VIDEO: Chat with Graham during flight 2

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VIDEO: Graham after landing 2

May 25/13 – Graham PPG course – day 3 – pm – Working on reverse inflations

Worked on reverse inflations – they are coming along nicely.

My new wind sock pole.

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Graham

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Graham – reverse 1

Graham – reverse 2

May 25/13 – Another happy Kangook Moster owner…

Herman, thanks for you order. I appreciate the business.

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May 23/13 – Used GoPro for sale

I just purchased the black GoPro 3 so my old one is up for grabs.

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COST: $ 100 includes the SD card, and cover

May 23/13 – It is getting busy, please schedule your training day/s well in advance.

This is one of the busiest springs I have ever had. I have lots of students in progress. Please schedule your training days well in advance to avoid me telling you, that I have other students booked already and there is no room for you.

I will post who is booked for training and when here:

http://www.poweredparaglidingontario.ca/who-is-booked-for-training/

If you see “no room available” do not bother to call me to try to book you in on that particular day

May 21/13 – Graham PPG course – day 2 – pm – Working on kiting

We were planning to get together at 5 pm but the wind was still gusting to 37 km/h. We decided to wait and by 6:30 conditions were OK to start kiting. There was large cumulonimbus near by but since we were not planing to fly – just ground handle – that was ok. We started with Fides XS and a small gust front came through so we went to my very small training glider then back to Fides. After couple of hours Graham was able to forward inflate and do wicked 400 yards runs up and down the field with great canopy control. He will fly soon.

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Graham disappearing towards highway…

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Graham at the end of training session.

May 19/13 – To who ever texted tonight

You texted me tonight at 905 998 5013 – this is not a cell phone but a land line. I got your message but not your cell number. I can’t get back to you. Call or text again and leave your number. Thanks Andre