Spring arrives early!
Posted on March 22, 2013 in Maren Ludwig
Spring arrived a little early in the Pacific Northwest with some great weather for both free flying and motoring. This last Saturday, one day before the time change, some local pilots were towing up over a local lake, others headed to the mountains to get some great thermal flying, while our group chose to go motoring! Our local, ‘just off the beach’ PPG site was warm and sunny with perfect winds. We had five in our group, all flying Parajets, playing around, enjoying the beautiful coastal scenery and the clear blue skies all day long. Fly, land, grab some food and warm up a bit, then get back into the air and do it again, and again, and again… Great to have a day to do nothing buy fly!
Posted on October 23, 2012 in Maren Ludwig
October has produced quite a few great flying days here in the Pacific Northwest and given us the opportunity to do some free flying on the coast and both PG and PPG in the Columbia Gorge. We have been training using our tow system on the beach and doing some motor flying/training in a few different locations. Our newest motoring location is a spot that we just recently discovered and provides nice and easy conditions for the students, and great views of the Columbia River and Mt. St. Helen’s. Pretty cool to see lots of big ships moving by from so close up.
Exciting weekend flying the Columbia River Gorge
Posted on October 09, 2012 in Maren Ludwig
Just got home from a really fun and exciting weekend flying in the Columbia River Gorge on a combined motoring and free flying trip. Our students as well as myself got rewarded with plenty of airtime and some incredibly nice October weather. The site is on the desert side of the Gorge with some striking landscapes and really cool rock formations. I always love flying the coast, but it was very nice to have such a dramatic change of scenery.
A busy but fun couple of weeks
Posted on July 06, 2012 in Maren Ludwig
It’s been a really busy and fun couple of weeks with lots of tandem flights, student training, some ridge soaring on our local sand dunes and some really great motor flights as well. Pretty exciting and rewarding to be responsible for people’s first paragliding flights, either solo and tandem and to see all those huge smiles. Makes you feel pretty lucky for sure.
Oregon Coast flying
Posted on June 08, 2012 in Maren Ludwig
Went to go flying yesterday at a place just inland of the Oregon Coast and had such a great time with a group of five of us all flying Parajet motors!
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.
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!!
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