Apr 22/17 – PPG course day 6 – pm

IMG_1967Mark had his first solo and then flew 3 more times. Great job. Darren ground handled with maotor on his back and so did Maciej. The are both ready for solo.

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Apr 22/17 – PPG course day 6 – am

Some asshole did donuts at the end of the runway after we had 4 inches of rain and destroyed the grass and made huge ruts. Fu%#@ing red necks.

All there guys ground handled and Mark with motor on his back. I think he will fly this evening.

Apr 21/17 – PPG course day 5 – pm

Did few hours of ground handling. We started with reverse and eventually switched to forward.

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Both Darren and Mark have very good control. Maciej stayed home as it was 50/50 as far as ability to kite.

Apr 21/17 – PPG course day 5 – am

Went to the field but it was flooded and winds were close to 35 km/h. Could not do anything.

Apr 20/17 – PPG course day 4 – pm

Really bad weather. Constant rain.

We have watthced couple hours of PPG videos.

Apr 20/17 – PPG course day 4 – am

Too windy and raining – no training

Apr 20/17 – You need to know what you are doing

Please students, you need to pass ULTRA exam so you know what you can and can not do. Student pilot permit is not a license – any flights not supervised by instructor are illegal.

See: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/parachute-calgary-airport-rcmp-1.4075841

Apr 19/17 – PPG course day 3 – pm

Rain stopped at 5 pm so at 6 we were back to ground handling. We had perfect wind for reverse and then later for forward but grass was not completely dry so the forward inflations later on were quite difficult. I had to use wineyard to dry one of the canopies and later hang them dry in my shop at home.

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Guys did good job but its not perfect yet. More work is needed

Looks like it will be another misty morning tomorrow…

Apr 19/17 – PPG course day 3 – am

Another early morning. Started at 6:30 am because we knew that wind will pick up very quickly. Only managed to ground handle with small training paragliders for 1.5 hrs then it started to rain and wind started to gust to 40 km/h

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Apr 18/17 – PPG course day 2 – pm

Everybody is locking in the ground handling. Looks like one more session tomorow morning but then rain in the afternoon.

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