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.



Take off 1

Take off 2

Landing 1

Landing 2


Apr 14/13 – Ryan 10 flights and Aaron 6 flights

What a great day. Started of quite gusty but by 4 pm it was flyable and both Ryan and Aaron did incredibly well.

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Rayn 10 flights and Aaron 6 flights


Aaron landing – flight number 1

Both students in the air.

Both students at the end of the session.

Apr 14/16 – I demonstrate landing for students

I demonstrate landing for students


Apr 16/13 – Andre flying for students

I demonstrate flight for student.


Apr 13/13 – Ryan and Aaron start the PPG training

Same as always. Ground school and simulator.


Aaron in simulator.

Off to the field – super windy. Gusting up to 40 km/h.

Did all the motor stuff.



VERY windy

Ryan wrestling the training glider in 30 km/h plus winds

Powered runs

Powerful little engines…

Very fun day. Looking forward to tomorrow.


Apr 11/13 – PPG joke

Do you know what is the difference between powered paragliding and golfing?

In golfing you hear “whack……shit!” and in powered paragliding you hear “shit…… whack!”

Apr 11/13 – Adrenaline joke

PART ONE: Two Irishmen walk into a pet shop in Dingle. They head to the bird section and Gerry says to Paddy, “Dat’s dem.”

The owner comes over and asks if he can help them.

“Yeah, we’ll take four of dem dere little budgies in dat cage up dere,” says Gerry.

The owner puts the budgies in a paper bag. Paddy and Gerry pay for the birds, leave the shop and get into Gerry’s pick-up and drive to the top of the Conor Pass. At the Conor Pass, Gerry looks down at the 1000-foot drop and says: “Dis looks like a grand place.”

He takes two birds out of the bag, puts them on his shoulders and jumps off the cliff. Paddy watches as Gerry falls all the way to the bottom, killing himself stone dead.

Looking down at the remains of his best pal, Paddy shakes his head and says: “Feck dat. Dis budgie jumping is too feckin’ dangerous for me”


Moments later Seamus arrives up at Conor Pass. He’s been to the pet shop too and walks up to the edge of the cliff carrying another paper bag in one hand and a shotgun in the other.

“Hi, Paddy. Watch dis,” Seamus says. He takes a parrot from the bag and throws himself over the edge of the cliff. Paddy watches as half way down, Seamus takes the gun and shoots the parrot. Seamus continues to plummet down and down until he hits the bottom and breaks every bone in his body.

Paddy shakes his head and says, “And I’m never trying dat parrotshooting either.”


Paddy is just getting over the shock of losing two friends when Sean appears. He’s also been to the pet shop and is carrying a paper bag out of which he pulls a chicken. Sean then hurls himself off the cliff and disappears down and down until he hits a rock and breaks his spine.

Once more Paddy shakes his head – “Feck that Lads. First der was Gerry with his budgie jumping, den Seamus parrotshooting … and now Sean is feckin’ hengliding.”


Apr 9/13 – Sergei day two

Very nice early afternoon. Sunny and bit thermally. Practised forward and reverse inflation.


Rain started at 4:30 pm and we had to quit. Bummer. Things were going well.



Apr 7/13 – Sergei started his PPG training

Same thing as usual.

Ground school, indoor simulator, Pre solo exam, SPP issued, practice runs with paramotor and learning about paraglider. Too windy to go to the field to practice.



Indoor simulator – VIDEO


Sergei will be scheduling his training days based on his schedule and my availability as he lives relatively close to St. Catharines. Read more

Apr 2/13 – Darren started his PPG training

Started at 9 am. Ground school done by 3 pm. SPP issued.


Then off to training field to do the usual. Hook ups, forward and reverse. Untangle lines etc.

photo-2   then practice with motor. photo-4

and here is short video video

Darren will be scheduling his training days based on his schedule and my availability as he lives relatively close to St. Catharines.