a visual journey
Follow along with us as adventurers take to the skies for the first time on a tandem, learn valuable paragliding skills or even catch a glimpse of pilots just goofing around!
I don't think any Canadians did the trek down to Chelan for the fly-in this year…with the weather looking gloomy it's a long drive for no paragliding! Here's a pic from 2010 (?) when we had sunny skies and nice flying for the event.
A question I get asked a lot is, "What is your favourite flying spot?" It's impossible to pick just one, as there are so many wonderful spots that I've been lucky enough to paraglide at all over the world. One of my favourite experiences though is in Lienz, Austria. You meet early at the landing zone, then drive up and hike in to a mountain hut to eat breakfast and watch the sun rise over the Dolomites. Then you launch in the still morning air to glide across the valley and watch the town wake up below your feet. After landing back at your car, you are ready to start your 'normal' flying day...
According to the weather site recommended to me by a local, the weather looks fantastic for flying in Chelan, WA this weekend. Check out the Chelan weather link to stay in the loop and plan for your trip. And don't forget your flying costume! More info on the Chelan Fly-In here.
Hallowe'en is approaching, and that means the Women's Fly In down in Chelan, Washington! Get your flying costume ready and load up the car with your friends for a super fun weekend! Looks like the dates this year will be Oct 25/26, keep your eye on the Northwest Paragliding Club calendar.
Looking out the window this morning and seeing the fog reminded me of this paragliding flight I had in Ecuador a few years ago. Flying through fog and misty clouds adds an extra element of magic to this already spectacular sport.
As a pilot, it's your job to always be watching the sky. With views like this, it's hardly work at all!
I probably spend more time than is practical for my business going through GoPro footage, but finding little gems like this make me smile. Catching Deb's expression of excitement as she bumped into a thermal while "driving" is priceless, and made it even more rewarding to have gone "jet setting" back to Keremeos for the day to bring the joy of flying to more new friends.