Apr 21/13 – David, first 6 paramotor flights

So weather finally started to co-operate. This morning we started at 7 am. No wind – 5 Celsius. Brrr. Where is spring? By the time we set up very very slight breeze. I was hoping that David did not forget anything in the 2.5 days that we could not do any flying due to high winds. And he did not. ALL his forwards were flawless and take off good as well. In short time David managed 6 flights. CONGRATULATIONS!

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David on flight numero uno.

David landing into “thermal hole”

David after 6 sucesful flights.

 

Apr 18/13 – David’s engine is fixed but…

I feel bad for David. He purchased his gear online and it was not the way it was advertised. We had to pretty much fix everything on this motor. But we got it done. She is now running like a charm!

David is ready to fly, we need the wind to come down but it is not going to happen till Sunday morning. GRRRR.

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Apr 18/13 – Nice note from Aaron

Hey Andre,

Thanks again for a great weekend! Flying was awesome. I really appreciated your safe approach and it was great being able to trust you with everything.
Thanks!
Aaron

See more here.

Apr 17/13 – An evening with David :-(

The plan was to fly foot launch using my gear. Also assemble the Flat top and S trike and either just ride it to get used to it or if weather cooperates to try some trike taxiing. We tried to start Davids motor but it was giving us all sorts of troubles. After investigating further I have realized that there was cylinder gasket missing, cylinder head was scored and carburator was altered and leaking fuel.

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He purchased this motor used and has never seen it before it was set and done. Unfortunately this is the risk you run trying to save $. At the present time we will try to fix his motor (again) but I am not sure if I have all the parts we need.

Unfortunately, the wind did not come down. I did go for quick flight to check the air and also demo PPG to Andrew but needed to descend on “big ears”. It was nasty. 12 kts from east is always awful!

 

 

 

Apr 17/13 – Fixing session with David

After morning session me and David went to Peaks to finish the work on his motor and get both his paramotor and trike balanced.

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Things are fixed

 

Apr 17/13 – Ryan has finished his PPG training

This morning Ryan completed last 5 paramotor flights to have 30 in his log book.

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He is done. Congratulations!

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Happy pilot

After Ryan left me and David worked on kiting.

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David – nice forward

Apr 16/13 – Bad weather good for fixing

Both Ryan and David purchased their own paramotors – not new, used. So there was bunch of issues we needed to fix – both machines were not ready for flying. Spend pretty much all day working in the shop.

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Ryan’s paramotor is ready to fly but David’s still needs some work.

Apr 16/13 – Too windy, no flying today

Bad forecast for today. No flying!

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David purchased his PPG gear before the course so we have to do some minor fixing. We also have to balance both the paramotor and paramotor with trike so it is ready for use.

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Apr 15/13 – David starts his PPG course

After morning session with Ryan, David showed up and we did all the ground school stuff and worked on his motor bit.

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Then of to field for some ground handling. Ryan joined us at 6 pm and managed 3 more flights in very windy conditions.

Very long day for me – I am tired!

 

Apr 15/13 – Ryan 12 more flights

Aaron only booked Sat and Sunday so this morning it was just me and Ryan. Started just before 7 am and conditions were good. Ryan quickly managed to add 12 more flights to his log book.

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