Finally had some good weather & a day off so I got up early Sunday morning & went to a nearby baseball park. Been flying this park for a while even though it's kind of a tight take off area surrounded by trees & light poles. Light winds, wet grass & whispy clouds..gave way to a nice forward launch & a twenty minute flight until the wind picked up & got a little bumpy. My machine is a Miniplane 80 & the glider is a custom color Macpara Charger..easy inflation & wing tip steering, this thing just wants to soar..like me.
Friday, March 10, 2017
After a cold, wet winter in the city, it was time to catch some sun & ride the desert wind for this first trip of 2017. I made a couple of nice paramotor flights, visited John at The Field Lab and relocated my firepit & gazebo into the new area cleared by my dozer guy. Eventually this spot will be for a large stone cabin..since I have an abundant supply of natural building blocks all around me. For now, it'll just be one of my wide open relaxation spaces.
|Beer braised stuffed steak on rocket stove.|
|Horizons in the mist.|
Friday, October 21, 2016
Perfect fall weather for another week of desert paramotor flyin', explorin' & relaxin'. This is a 'no pumpkin spice' zone though. It was a little warm for October but calm morning winds. Made a couple of flights Monday morning at the Riversands tract in Agua Fria & then had steaks & beer with John at the field lab. Tuesday I met up with my dozer guy Jack from porter excavation to survey a spot at the cabin tract, Neptune valley. I need an area cleared for a future building. Wednesday morning I went back to the Riversands to fly & John had invited three fellow Terlingua friends who wanted to watch me fly. I was able to soar the face of Agua Fria mountain & gaze on the rising sun. With the recent rains, blooms were everywhere, among hordes of butterflies, my favorite bugs...tarantulas are my second favorite.