Stan came to me partially trained in USA with 2 flights on his belt. He is now working on his Canadian license.
Here are some excerpts from his log:
Powered training 2:30 to 5 pm – 6 flights, all reverse inflation, first 3 in bumpy conditions, tried inflate with trims and half position – corrected, flight 2 could not get in seat – seat adjusted, flight 4 – too much flare – corrected, all take off good, failed 4 forward launches,
Powered training 3 to 5 pm – 8 flights, all reverse – even in very low wind, holding A lines under other lines – corrected, all take off good, all landinggs good, Fl;are not very smooth – corrected
Powered training 1 to 3:30 pm – 6 flights, all reverse – even in very low wind, Glidser does not work well in low wind situation, I have accidentally shut of fuel supply, forced landing handled well, one one landing Stan did not get out of seat and hit ground with frame hard, practiced tight turns,
Very cold day. Worked on forward inflations, the wind picked up so we have mastered reverse inflation and reverse kiting skills. After 3 hrs Greg was ready for first solo flight. Forward inflation, great take off, no problem flying and very good landing. Perhaps bit too close to the bushes at the north side of the runway. I expected big celebration and happiness after first solo but Greg was not feeling well – he has problems with motion sickness so he was not feeling well. We have decided to sleep on this first flight. We are planing to fly on Friday so I will keep you posted. It would be too bad if Greg could not fly PPG because of this – he is definitely above average and would for sure enjoy this sport.
Forward ground handling First solo flight
First solo flight after only 5 hrs of ground school and 5 hours of practical training. Very well done Greg – congratulations!
I visited my buddy Chris and we had great flight from near his house on Cayuga Island. Nigara Falls, NY.