Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain.
La vie, ce n’est pas d’attendre que l’orage passe, c’est apprendre à danser sous la pluie.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Evening Flight

Not a craft post sorry! I just had to post these photos of my latest experience. 
I have wanted to do a first flight in a paramotor (power assisted para-glider) for some time. After my operation it might be impossible to do this so, when the op was postponed I seized the opportunity to book a "baptism" as they call it here in France!
 It was initially scheduled for Sunday the 7th July but was postpone till 14th cause of strong winds, there was even last minute doubts for yesterday evening, but I went along as planned at 9 pm and twenty minutes later we took off! It was fantastic, climbing, descending, picking up speed to skim over fields, woods and animals.
To finish off we climbed fairly high and The instructor cut the motor so we descended quietly doing some fairly sharp angled turns "skating" in the air.
A fantastic experience to be repeated!
(click on the photos to enlarge)

The trolley that we take off in!

Flying over fields

This is a happy face, don't be mistaken!

sun going down over poitou

Chasing the hare, directly in front of the wheel

over the woods

and again

The wing... no we don't call it a parachute
Wind farm in the distance, gaining altitude
gaining height, the wind was a bit strong so although we climbed we didn't move forward.... a bit like ascending in a helicopter!

you can see just how flat the Poitou is!!! very high just before landing

There was no film of me doing this but here is the promo for the instructor, and it was almost exactly this:

If you're interested:
Stéphane Clavurier
+ 33 6 73 14 17 47

1 comment:

  1. Fab photos and what an experience! I hope you do get to try it again!