May 16/17 – Maciej finished his training

We had mazing night at the field. Warm SW wind. It was bit too windy to start but after 1 hour para-waiting the conditions were perfect. Maciej added 17 more flights to his log book. Some reverses and some forwards. We also practiced big ears, straight climb under full power and several forced landing excersises, Maciej did very well and passed the course requirements.

Congratulations!

Now you need to pass the ULTRA exam at Transport Canada office.

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May 16/17 – 2 tandems this am

It was very cold and early morning for me – 4:45 am wake up and only 6 C. Ouch.

These 2 tandems were planned for Wednesday night but 2.5 day forecast was showing very high winds. Sot we have switched it to today morning.

Grass was quite wet but we did have tiny breeze from south which helped. The air was extremely smooth. No bump at all during the 2.5 hours it took me to do the 2 flights. Both passengers learned how to steer the aircraft – which is very easy.

I have tried to come close to the ground as I always do in the second part of the flight but it was simply too cold. It felt like descending to a freezer. I shiver just to think about it.

May 12/17 – PPG course day 7 pm

Mr E w2as on fire – got ‘er done. 17 flights in the evening. He has passed forced landing excersises, big fears and climb out straight under full power.

Congrats on finishing the course requirements Mr E!

Sheldon still working on kiting but it is much better now.

I lost all pics and videos from this session. Mr E has copies of those and p[romised he will email it to me.

May 12/17 – PPG course day 7 am

Mr E flew 9 times this am. He is landing on his own. Still needs bit help on take off.

Sheldon is still working on his kiting skills.

 

May 11/17 – PPG course day 6 am

Morning off – wind from E and very strong.

 

May 10/17 – PPG course day 5 pm

Sat at the field for 4 hrs hoping for wind to die off but it did not. Time wasted for all.

I went for quick flight to test air and it was awful.

E and ENE are terrible wind directions.

 

 

 

May 10/17 – PPG course day 5 am

Sheldon is still working on his kiting. It is getting better. We are now adding turns to forward.

Mr E managed 3 more flights this am with last landing right on the field road and canopy falling onto the prickly bushes. It was fun to get it out.

 

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May 9/17 – PPG course day 4 pm

Mr E two flights. Congrats.

Hardly any wind so Sheldon did not accomplish much.

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May 9/17 – PPG course day 4 am

More ground handling. Mr E is ready to solo. Sheldon still needs bit more work on the kite.

May 8/17 – PPG course day 3 pm

The wind did not die till last hour before sunset. We reverse handled. I di demo flights to demonstrate proper take off and landing in eluding big ears maneuver. Sheldon tried few forwards and Mr E kited with motor on his back.