Learning Experiences

Wanna Learn to Fly at the Beach?

Morro Bay Spring 2015 Training Class Dates: February 20th – March 1st Please contact TFH for additional details on the class or with any questions you may have @ team@flyhalo.com / 855-FLY-HALO

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Intermediate Syndrome!

We’re Like Transformers: More Than Meet’s the Eye Like a lot of bold and very rewarding endeavors in life, powered paragliding has a graduated learning process. From my own experiences in PPG and by watching others, the adventurous who chose to partake in it’s rewards must go through a transformative...

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Team Fly Halo: High Quality Training

I recently had the opportunity to join Team Fly Halo on the sand over in Morro Bay for their winter / spring 2014 training session. Instructors Byron Leisek & Shane Denherder had a full class and on the day I was there the students were taking their first flights. It was a great group and you could...

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The Danger of Dust Devils

Dust Devils Can Severely Injure or Kill This video is an excellent example of the kind of carnage dust devils are capable of - This Russian paratrooper landed near a dust devil that moved over him and he became a rag doll beneath it's fury. Always be on the lookout for dust devils, even if you're...

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USPPA PPG-2 Rating Completed

USPPA Ratings Are Primarily There So You Can Better Yourself I'm not one to toot my horn, but I am happy to say that I've achieved PPG Level 2 with the USPPA- The United States Powered Paragliding Association. Being a commercial pilot in my other life brings with it standards, ratings, criteria,...

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Paramotor Flights at the Beach

Beach Flying: Eager Anticipation Leads the Way! I had always read about and heard of how great beach flying was... Yet I couldn't identify though, as I had never done it... Until last week. At the crack of dawn on a day I happened to have off from work, I headed out to the coast... Yearning to experience...

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Paramotor Forward Launches

Blowing a forward launch: It sounds like something out of the drag racing scene, reminiscent of engine problems. Or perhaps, football lingo for a fumbled pass. In any case the term 'blown forwards' conjures up some pretty nasty impressions, as it should. It's essence is no different in Powered Paragliding,...

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First Fall on Launch

Falls Suck. Period. Every time I think I've started to master this or that in paragliding, I'm dealt a rude awakening by the almighty. Case in point: I've been flying rather early as of late as the weather has been, for whatever reason, overly windy in the afternoons and evenings - By overly windy I mean...

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Foot Drag leads to Unintended Landing

Well, lots to talk about. I'll be making two separate posts - One is about my recent unintended farm road foot drag landing and the other is about the introduction of high-end DSLR cameras to the operation here at FeatherLIGHTPPG.Com But first, the farm road. I took a flight the other evening by myself...

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I got a Love that Keeps Me Waitin’

I must love this sport. I drove 97.4 miles , $23 bucks in gas & 2+ hours this evening in search of the perfect winds... But they weren't to be had. Got to Sequoia Field and it was still blowing hard. Oh well, some great phone conversations in the car were had instead! I'll try again early tomorrow...

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