It is Finished!
Thanks to the
many who both made it possible and enjoyable. This was the largest
Parastars event to date with the most vendors and pilots. And again, it
was a record breaking event (see below).
Coverage of the
extravaganza is offered up as a somewhat personal account of Jeff Goin's
experience organizing it. See "Event
Coverage" which will eventually be moved to the NewsRoom Events
In the sky over Fantasy of Flight in central
Florida 103 pilots winged their way into the Guiness Book of World
Records. This new effort easily flew by the previous Guiness record of
78, done at last year's Parastars convention.
A culmination of
conditions, pilots and planning paid off. Winds died down to very light
and variable, making it difficult for some to alight. When the record
was set there were still about 10 gliders on the ground who didn't get
up in time.
Eric Dufour, who
organized it along with many past records, says that breaking 100 has
been a long-time goal - with that met he will now take a break from the
pilots, you are now part of history!
Phil Russman of LiteTouch Films has
captured some gorgeous video of the event and is now working on turning it
into another masterpiece.
Besides the many launches and landings, a
number of oopses also landed on his lens. Additionally he will have
coverage of the USPPA competition held earlier at Fly-By Ranch.
It will both give some feel for what the event
is as well as offer viewers the opportunity to see the latest in the sport
and, even better, watch it fly!
You can purchase the video at www.LiteTouchFilms.com.