Great fun along the Columbia River
Posted on May 29, 2012 in Maren Ludwig
Got several really great flights in this afternoon. Launching and landing in a field by the mouth of the Columbia River, overlooking not only the Columbia, but also the coastline a few miles away and Astoria in the background.
Morning flight with the Zenith
Posted on May 28, 2012 in Maren Ludwig
Got a nice motor flight in this morning just a little ways inland from the coast. Really pretty flying over all these yellow patches with the scotch broom blooming bright yellow.
Two weeks of greatness!
Posted on May 23, 2012 in Phil Jennings
With another flyable weekend forecast, I headed off early to catch up with Deano who was busy training TV adventurer Charlie Boorman at Parajet HQ. The day ended up being very thermic and wasn’t ideal for Charlie’s first flight so he had to make do with ground handing and soaking up the summer rays.
A break in the weather
Posted on May 15, 2012 in Dean Eldridge
Despite the recent chilly, wet and windy weather, we’ve still managed to find mornings or afternoons favourable for conducting ground training and getting people in the air safely. Saturday morning we had Charlie Boorman down for his second training session and is now ready to take to the skies on his next trip down to see us. Phil Jennings also arrived on Saturday and brought some great weather with him so, with some local pilots and some of the Parajet crew we had around 10 Parajet pilots together zooming around the Dorset countryside in the evening before all heading to the pub!
On Tupper the World at Beach Blast
Posted on May 10, 2012 in Glenn Tupper
Beachblast is in full swing, today is Thursday and loads of people should arrive. There are already at least 100 pilots here and the Parajet and Paramania team have been having a literal blast showing off our stuff. Once the crew was assembled it was game time, Pascal, Paco, and myself have been putting on shows for the onlookers as well as for the local news channel.
Success at British Nationals
Posted on May 10, 2012 in Dean Eldridge
Well it looks like all the recent scoffing of Yorkshire puddings and pies paid off in Boston last weekend as I was able to pull off the fastest times in the speed/precision tasks and ended up winning the weekend competition!
Maren hits Beach Blast
Posted on May 10, 2012 in Maren Ludwig
Day 1 - Zenith Arrives
I couldn’t be happier. I got my Zenith delivered at Beach Blast today and it was amazing to see how small it all packed down. Great looking machine that is quick and easy to assemble and very light weight. Had so many pilots come to check it out and be very pleased with the design and the weight of the unit. I think it’s going to be a great success! Got it all tuned up in the evening and it’s ready to go now. Looking forward to putting lots of airtime on it today. Can’t wait!!
The best at Boston!
Posted on May 08, 2012 in Phil Jennings
After a hectic week at work it was time to load up the van and head of for the second leg of the British Paramotor League at Boston, Lincolnshire. The weather forecast was a mixed bag and arriving Friday I was surprised to find unpredicted flyable conditions. I made the most of this and got in several short flights allowing me to get some quality airtime after the constant April showers that had plagued the last few weeks.