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The Other Side Of the World

April 26, 2006

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 a planned documentary on the island and has gone through enormous efforts to arrive at the island with his PPG and has recently become the first civilian to fly himself over the island. The trip will be covered in the June Ultraflight magazine. It is a fascinating adventure with some victories, some defeats and at least one close call. We’ll look forward to getting the rest of the story.

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