Monday, May 9, 2016

the gospel according to jeff

Boning up on my PPG knowledge with the latest edition.  85,90,65,0,B  

5 comments:

THORNWALKER said...

The most informative source of paramotor knowledge in one book, I only look at the pictures. :)

mike said...

Why??

John Wells said...

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." -source unknown for certain but often attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. The quote was first used in print (and misattributed to Leonardo da Vinci) in a science fiction story published in 1975, "The Storms of Windhaven". One of the authors, Lisa Tuttle, remembers that the quote was suggested by science fiction writer Ben Bova, who says he believes he got the quote from a TV documentary narrated by Fredric March, presumably "I, Leonardo da Vinci", written by John H. Secondari for the series Saga of Western Man, which aired on 23 February 1965. If this is correct, then the quote may have been written by Secondari for the TV documentary, and Ben Bova incorrectly assumed that he was quoting da Vinci. Accordingly, the probable author is John Hermes Secondari (1919-1975), American author and television producer. Regardless of who said it first, it still rings true for a lot of pilots. I am still "kicking" myself for putting off going somewhere for a couple of weeks to get some additional training and ending up in the hospital for a couple of weeks after breaking my leg falling off an ATV from the grand altitude of three feet.

rondeb said...

Does this mean that you are about to take flight again?

Margery Bills said...

I have soared into the wild blue yonder with twists and turns and seen things that your eyes have never seen. (OR something like that).