Friday, January 13, 2017

a friday night film

 First flight with my paramotor on April 6, 2014 - shot from the ground.  Pretty awkward taking off and landing for the first time with 75 pounds on your back.  The goal is to get back in the air and some flight time under my belt by the third anniversary of this flight.  News Theme by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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14 comments:

THORNWALKER said...

My first flight was almost like that. Calm wind, long run to take off and slid on wet grass coming in hot.

Smack Mama said...

Awesome!

John Wells said...

THORNWALKER...unfortunately, I didn't have wet grass as an excuse. I was looking down instead of toward the horizon and that ground sure was coming up fast so I pulled the breaks too soon despite what my instructor was telling me on the radio.

luna said...

John, I hope you didn't bust something. That landing looks like it hurt.

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Larry G said...

THIS is a momentous occasion... virtual drinks on the house!

Congrats John!

rj said...

That was a couple of years ago?

Margery Bills said...

Omg. No stopping you.:-)

Annemarie Gerber said...

Tried to watch on YouTube...but couldn't find...

Dale said...

A perfect 3 point landing!

John Wells said...

I decided I need to add the description of the video since people who only watch it from the blog will not get the details.

Larry G said...

I had no luck searching for the Friday Night film.. even though quite a few other videos of TFL and John Wells popped up..

John Wells said...

I just added "a friday night film" to the search tags on the video. It takes awhile for them to gain any relevance in their search engine.

joe doakes said...

Great achievement ! Were I in your shoes , I believe I'd want a "Trike" instead of a Backpack unit so I could land on a set of wheels rather than my legs ! You've had too much misery with legs so wheels offer protection for takeoffs and landings .jd

Margery Bills said...

That's right. I was going to ask you what happened to the wheels you built? Did your instructor nix it?