Thursday, March 30, 2006

Zipping up my harness Posted by Picasa

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

more about the author

These pics were taken in 1985. I'm proud to say that I was a member of 1 Parachute Battalion. Note the old "pumpkin" canopies. Non steerables. You landed the way you came down. Later they (army) made holes (a T-shape) in the canopy and you could at least turn the thing. That meant you could at least turned it into the wind or turn to your favorite landing leg (roll to the left or to the right) . I sure do not miss these suckers. Landing with kit weighing close to 100 pounds oscilating underneath you, was not my idea of fun. Joining the Battalion was a way to over come my fear of heights... (and a few other things mind you) Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Matthias after a long flight. Nothing like a cold Heineken after the action.  Posted by Picasa

and another one of my fans! ;-) Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 27, 2006

Saichia's launch as seen from the LZ

one of the pretty girls (Tracey Lo) from up north. Posted by Picasa

on my way to launch Posted by Picasa

the launch from 1000m. Sai Chia in Ping Tung County Posted by Picasa

That is the landing zone in the top left hand corner. I'd guess 1100meter agl Posted by Picasa

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Weighing in at the competion where I was the wind dummy ;-) Posted by Picasa

The Man...GIN SEOK SONG. Name dropping? We had a great time last year at the Taiwan Paragliding Open where I was "officially" appointed by no one else but THE MAN next to me, as the comp's wind dummy Posted by Picasa

My other instructor, David Lo Posted by Picasa

My instructor...Er Ge Posted by Picasa

Yep...that's me! Posted by Picasa

more local pilots Posted by Picasa

The locals

Some of the local pilots Posted by Picasa

and why is Matthias so big? Posted by Picasa

Meet the pilots

The mid week flyers. f.l.t.r Rory, Gabe, Matthias, myself and Les. Lovely Danielle next to me. Two Americans, a Swiss, a South-African, a Canadian and an Englishman. Can you spot the Canadian? A clue...he is wearing sun glasses. Posted by Picasa

My home site landing zone or LZ Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 25, 2006

My Atlas is very old. 20 years I'd reckon. Lot of flying still left in her. Posted by Picasa

Landing in a restricted field. Note the powerlines. I told Les I will not land here again and would rather opt for the river.Posted by Picasa

Landing in Liukwei. 30km cross country flight with my GIN Bolero Plus. Les landed before me and took the picture. Posted by Picasa

You have to crawl before you walk. The Fiat Tringo was much too short, so I made a plan. I had a chat with my bank manager. With his English and my Chinese we struck a deal. Posted by Picasa