06 Jan Paramotoring Whitefish Montana. Flight 22
My second paramotor flight in Whitefish and my 22nd overall. I had a terrible take-off this time and a not much better landing, but I know what I did wrong!
When launching I overcompensated the wing by pulling too much right brake, when I should have tried more to get under it. I find it quite a bit more difficult Paramotoring in extreme cold like this as all the clothing and wet feet make it hard to be accurate and uncomfortabley cold. In fact I landed after only about 20 minutes because my fingers were going numb!
For my landing I am trying to get them more accurate by not pulling brakes so soon, unfortunately I pulled brakes a split second too late and went to my knees, otherwise I could have had a nice slide in landing.
As it was I had a beautiful Paramotor flight over the snow in Montana, I learned more about launching and landing, and I walked away without damage or hurting myself, success! I am not sure when my next flight will be as we are at a very high altitude in Colorado now which makes launching very difficult. Add to that running through a foot of snow and I will probably have to wait awhile.
which is fine though because now I can learn to snowboard!