Fly Ins / Meetups

The 2014 Blackhawk Ranch April Fly-In

Wow, what a fly-in. I don't know where to start! Certainly the best one I've been at to date. 4 days and 5 nights of what I've found myself describing as "Little House on the Prairie meets paramotor." The Blackhawk Ranch is nestled in the foothills running up against the mighty Sierra Nevada Mountain...

Read more...

2014 USPPA Convention

USPPA Does It Right: Fly-Ins are Meant to Be Fun! www.USPPA.org This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to Florida and attend the 2014 USPPA Annual Convention and Palm Bay PAL Para Fly-In. I got to meet Robert Katilla, and through his website VikingPPG.Com he sells some of the neatest new products...

Read more...

Saturday Evening Meetup with Friends

Meetups are What It's All About We had a great evening meetup on Saturday night. Bobby Rocco, Ryan Smith, Ed Lowder, Micah Carlson and myself met up around 3PM out at Fog Ranch under the graces of Dr. Fog - A very nice man for letting us use his property. I have been recovering from a nasty flu and pneumonia...

Read more...

The 2013 Blackhawk Ranch April Fly-In

This year's April Blackhawk Ranch Fly-In was a total blast. I arrived Thursday evening, having driven the whole way from Fresno with finger's crossed that my work wasn't going to call me in... I was on two hour call-out but after 6 there was a very little chance that they were going to use me. I knew...

Read more...

Salton Sea Paramotor Fly-In 2013

The Salton Sea May be Dying, But It Certainly Came Alive for a Few Days in February Here are shots from the 2013 Salton Sea Paramotor Fly In. It's an annual event held on the west side of the Salton Sea by Mike Robinson, owner of Paratoys, Blackhawk Paramotor & Velocity Paragliders. This year's...

Read more...

PPG Meetup – March 26th, 2012

We had a great PPG meetup this week. Kyle, Mike, Larry and his daughter Amanda, Zack, and myself all made it. Zack and Amanda are Mike's students and both had lessons with Mike while we were there. Make sure to check out Mike's awesome new video, "Zack Brown Goes Paragliding" below :) The weather cooperated...

Read more...