The weather came through in a big way Saturday. It was 3Mph Winds almost all day. Chris called me Friday night and said he was bringing a friend, Chip, who also flies a powered-parachute.
I got to the field about an hour before they arrived, so when they showed up I already had 30 minutes of flying. It was a nice, calm, smooth day.
We flew over to Hubert's field and I landed and talked to Hubert's Dad and Brother for a little while and then headed out to catch up with Chris and Chip. As I was taking off, I saw Jim Schwertner taking off in his Robinson R44 helicopter and warned them he was heading their way. Jim came on the radio and said he had them in sight. He flew around them for awhile asking questions about their parachutes. All the while, there was a large group of bicycle riders down below. Probably not often they see two powered-parachutes, a helicopter, and a fixed-wing ultralight circling each other!!
We flew around for awhile and then headed back to the field for fuel and a quick bite to eat. About an hour later, we were in the air again and headed toward Stillhouse Lake. We probably made it to within about 5 miles of the lake when I decided I was flying on only one tank of gas and should probably head back.
It was a perfect day of flying and I ended up with 3 1/2 hours in the air!! Can't imagine it being better.
P.S. If a cell phone fell out of the sky and damaged you or your property, it's not mine! If it didn't hurt anything, call Home on it and I'll come get it. It's still working, not going straight to voicemail, so I guess that's an advertisement for Motorola!
Chris and Chip preparing to take off.
Flying over I-35
Chip was getting too close, so I shot him down.
My favorite photo from the day.
Tractor shot for Robert Laird.
Just a field.
If you look closely, you'll see our friend Wayne in his Cub.
Buzzing the sprayer.
Wayne's Cub next to my plane.
Chip, trimming the trees.
Spraying for Mosquitos!