Inspiration

Merry Christmas

Warmest holiday greetings my friends - May you all have wonderful flights on this Christmas day. ~ Chris

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Fantastic New Film Inspires the Soul!

It's not very often that a short film comes around about paramotoring - much less anything - that thrills the senses and inspires the soul as much as this one does. Needless to say, the right combination of talent, energy, and dedication can inspire across oceans with a ripple effect that picks up speed...

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Wildflowers Already Here!

It's with great anticipation every year that we await the wild flowers here in Central California. Decidedly, there are few other locations that are as world-renowned as this place is for it's annual display of colors. In fact, we even have a route you can take called the Blossom Trail to get the full...

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The Seat of My Soul

Literally, my little flying machine is the seat of my soul. I use it to get in touch with my creator. I'm just happy he continues to protect me up there so that I can show you a unique perspective like this.. The Earth is a spectacular place, and should be shown off as such. As long as he protects...

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Photography 101: The Art of the Crop

Everything in Life is a Crop of Something Else The Art of the Crop is the first in a series of informative tutorials we can all benefit from. It's based off a lesson I posted on the Facebook Paramotor Photography Group, an online forum and repository of user generated paramotor photography....

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The Infinite Tumble Illustrated

Who Ever Knew Somersaults Could be This Exciting? This particular maneuver is called the Infinite Tumble. It's an almost self-perpetuating, 6 times the force of gravity rotation about the paraglider's lateral axis, initiated and maintained by the pilot. The forces of gravity can reach as high...

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1930 Modern Mechanics Magazine

Modern Mechanics Magazine: Mostly Far Reaching Ideas But Not This One Wow! What a find- Here is an issue of Modern Mechanics Magazine from October of 1930 and it has on its cover an early idea for a paramotor! It's amazing to me that folks had thought of this so long ago, but it's a pretty simple concept...

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Dancing in the Dark with Shadow Photography

Photography is Shadow Photography For most of us, photography is about getting the right light. Once we do get it, a lot of us spend the rest of our time shaping and crafting that light. It wasn't until recently though that I accepted  a critically important distinction, for myself: Photography is not...

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Finding Your Purpose in Life

Finding Your Purpose in Life Should Initially Be Your Purpose in Life. The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. The later will reveal your purpose in life. If that day hasn't come yet, you must pursue it with all your energy, or else you will...

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Shoot Imagery from a Bird’s Perspective

Waking Up with the Birds: A Great Photo is Worth Getting Up Early For... Even a bird gets exhausted, right? Waking up this morning was rather difficult after not getting more than about 6 hours of sleep. I had returned late last night after a weekend trip to Morro Bay to hang out with Team Fly Halo...

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