Day 308: Sand Lake, Day 2

This morning the winds were again calm, so I tried again:

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Great inflation, great run out, and I’m in the air!

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I was up for about 18 minutes and overflew a bit of Camp Meriwether, a Boy Scout camp I attended back in the day, and then flew South to circle Whalen Island.  My landing flare was great, but somehow I forgot to get out of my seat, so my landing run didn’t exactly go as planned.  Check out this video, which is also my debut of video editing using the most excellent (and free!) Lightworks:

M helped me carry back my wing:

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Trish put this map work together a couple days ago to teach South American geography:

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The kids shucked corn for lunch:

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PPG pilots fly all day at the beach, but I had no way of knowing if the afternoon winds were normal, so I decided to wait.  We all built castles and sculptures at the surf line:

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And then we broke out the little kite:

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Finishing touches:

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At sunset, it seemed a little gusty, so I decided to try for another morning flight tomorrow.

Trish has been making wire wrap jewelry at night.  Hopefully she’ll write about it on Tricia’s blog:

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Day 307: Sand Lake, Day 1
Day 309: North towards Alaska

2 thoughts on “Day 308: Sand Lake, Day 2

  1. So great to see that you are a paramotoring pilot too!

    I haven’t managed to get up in years, but there is nothing more amazing than having an airplane that you can wear on your back and store in a trunk.

    Yay!

    – Chris

    • Hi Chris,

      Thanks for visiting! I just started, but yes, it’s a blast!

      I’ve been interested in doing it for some time now, and I remember a while ago reading that you left your PPG behind, I was sad for you. You do wheel launches only, right? You didn’t start carrying it again, did you?

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