Thursday, October 18, 2012
Friday, December 31, 2010
The old give way to the young. New thoughts sprout from fertile ground.
While the New Year beckons us with many promises, don't forget to give the old year its due.
Learn from past mistakes and carry the lessons of time with you.
This year resolve to laugh more, love more, forgive more, friend more and learn more.
May 2011 be your best year yet!
Posted by Steve Douglass at 9:32 AM
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Amarillo area powered paraglider pilots (on this blog) operate under strict rules.
We never fly over populated areas, homes or low over crowds and especially when it is windy, as it is the case here.
Listen closely to the audio, you can hear someone comment about how windy it is.
The accident you see (in the video posted below) could have been avoided if the pilot had decided to drop the candy from a higher altitude, especially in light of he fact that he was flying heavy with a passenger.
Our thoughts and well wishes go out to those injured in this avoidable accident.
No doubt, as a result the FAA will step in and our hobby will be hit with new safety regulations.
Powered paragliding is extremely safe, but can be dangerous when less than intelligent pilots hot-dog, giving those of us who strictly follow safety rules a bad reputation.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Posted by Steve Douglass at 11:01 AM