Friday 27 June 2014

Chase cam and fogs...

There is something magic about flying the sunrise... the paragliding urge is satisfied in the morning and the whole day ahead is a pretty good feeling. Another nice flying from the cricket field. This time GoPro3 as the chase cam capturing a video and taking pictures every 5s at the same time. Enjoy!

Friday 20 June 2014

Sunrise flight

Light winds in the morning and I was on my was to the launch zone at 6am. Sun is rising at 6:52 at this time of the year so I had plenty of time to prepare the equipment. A couple of pictures from this nice flight you can find below:

Friday 13 June 2014

Rainy paramotor flight

The forecast was with a little drizzle in the morning but I decided to fly anyway. I had a fuel for one hour and ten minutes. At some stage a wall of rain was between me and the landing zone. I had to wait for 20 minutes over an emergency landing spot in the bushes for the sky to clear up and to for a landing. I was running out of time so I decided to fly over bushes and get around the rain. It was moving too slowly. I got it just right with 1L of fuel in the tank to spare. I got a bit wet in the rain but WRC handled it perfectly. After landing I met local RC modellers, nice chat and exchange of experiences. Very nice people.

Friday 6 June 2014

New nice paramotor site

Not that far from my home, away from the Sydney CTR is a huge sport field which I spotted on the google earth and decided to try to fly from it. Light NW in the morning meant that flying on the beach is not safe so I went to the cricket field. Huge grassy area with take off possible in any direction was a nice surprise. I also tried my new Dudek windsock on a 3.4m fiberglass telescopic rod. Easy take off with no wind and after a few steps I was in the air. WRC is such a nice wing.
The biggest concern of mine about this site was that there is a bush everywhere so emergency landing can be tricky. Fortunately there are some grassy patches bush-free which should be suitable in case of the emergency. Flying today was kind of a dance between these grassy areas. Smooth air and beautiful sunrise were amazing. What a wonderful start of a working day!