About 20 minutes later two vehicles pulled in next to my truck, it was Robert and Peter with his PG wings. I set-up to land but after touching down decided it was too soon to quit and relaunched in an extended touch and go. When I did come down Robert Peter and I shot the bull and talked about the options for Peter to get into PPG.
The first stick of Swoop divers came in and I took the opportunity to reset. I wanted to get some air while it was still good the sun was getting high and I knew it wouldn’t be long before the thermals started popping.. From 400 feet I watched Robert blow a launch and when it looked like he was going to wait for some breeze I turned south again to catch the sights. The ballooons had all dropped to the nap and were playing chase the rabbit. There were several Light sport aircraft in the area and just a great day to fly.
There was a new pilot at the field … Chris … who had a new Flat Top with the new ultra light trike. He was a PG guy with some experience but had never flown motor before. Robert and I spotted while he set up and launched in an amazingly short distance. Impressive machine. I wish it’s dealer was a little more mainstream. I was concerned because the pilot had no formal training and his landing was a bit scary … but he got down fine and it was all good.
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