15 July 2011

As many of you know,we have been in Germany since June 24th when we arrived from Côte d'Ivoire for a long needed break. One of the things I was able to do last week was to take off in a powered para-glider that a friend of ours has and fly for about 10 minutes. a para-glider is very similar to a parachute so there is a lot of crossover. However, running with a 60lbs motor on your back while keeping the lines out of the propeller and giving the motor gas at the same time is a hoot. The sensation of leaving the ground below you is so opposite from the feeling of arriving under canopy. That was an experience worth repeating! Here is the clip, albeit poor, it is definitely me. Of course now the question is; how can I get one of these to RCI?