This section features member stories and pilot profiles for the simple fun of it

  1. Robert & Boyd’s Excellent Adventure

    July 17, 2006

    Taking your flying craft with you affords this type of travel. Robert Kittilä tells little snippets about the trip with his friend, Boyd. One place they stayed for 3 days was the 1800-ft sand dunes pictured below. He says “Great Hostel very expensive. $4.75/night. Breakfast (huge) $1.85 Lunch, dinner $2.75. Loved it, great flying as […]

  2. Heavy Iron Meets Nylon

    Details were sketchy on this, but it would seem that a group of lightweights (PPG and PPC’s) were allowed to fly from an airport not long after a pair of 727 charter flights arrived. Lance Marczak of Kankakee, IL pondered how much runway it would take if he were pushing this aircraft with his motor. […]

  3. PPG as Watersport

    June 11, 2006

    Thanks to Marty for sharing their weekend. A group of Florida flyers set out for some fun and this is a glimpse of what it looked like. 1) We drove up to Daytona (Ponce Inlet) for an evening session on Disappearing Island. This is a very large Island at low tide but there’s no Island […]

  4. More Gator Gotchas

    May 22, 2006

    Marty Hathaway shared some memorable flights with us in Florida. But be very, very careful where you fly: some of these sites would be most unpleasant with a recalcitrant motor. The site was on the St. Johns River along the Eastern coast. Photo 5/14/06 by Mike Britt.  

  5. Over-Reacting in Austin, TX?

    April 26, 2006

    Paramotor pilot Jim King sent us an amusing account of how he became the focus of a false alarm involving two police cars, an ambulance and a fire truck Easter Sunday afternoon after he fell down while trying to launch his craft andsomeone called 911. “A gust of wind pulled me on my back and […]

  6. The Other Side Of the World

    After the mutiny, the absconded vessel’s crew landed on this island and began a new life. While that is a fascinating story on it’s own right, what’s interesting to us is that the island’s first ultralighter is USPPA member, Route 66 Flyers member (Albuquerque, NM) and paramotor pilot, Derick DeGennaro.He is doing video taping for […]

  7. Fast & Small

    March 4, 2006

    Shon from Paradrenalin near Phoenix may be a lightweight but, at 198 pounds with paramotor, he was still way overweight on a kiting-only Paratoys training wing. It was a short flight but sure covered a lot of distance. If you look carefully at the picture you can see that something just doesn’t look right! It […]

  8. Tinkering

    March 3, 2006

    One of our members, Ryan Trujillo from Rio Rancho, N.M. has been busy in his garage. The finishing touches of his tinkering has resulted in the craft seen in these pictures. It is a nice-looking 4-wheel PPG cart. Lord willing we’ll get to see it at a fly-in sometime. As he says, it’s “all heavy […]

  9. Dress For Success

    February 22, 2006

    Even in the south, cold air dips. Isaac Smith captured himself just before enjoying the wind chill on the shores of Lake Lanier, just north of Atlanta, Georgia.

  10. Ice Hockey

    February 3, 2006

    A group of Canadian flyers show their robustness by braving the snow, ice and cold for a winter romp in the Great White North. Frank Savignac tells us “who needs beaches, warm weather, We do! We’ll see ya in Florida Polk City!” Pilots flying this New Brunswick, Canada site were Roger Harris, Mark Dean and […]

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