Thursday, November 8, 2012

Quote Of The Day

Bones heal, chicks dig scars, pain is temporary, glory is forever.

— Evel Knievel

Thursday, October 18, 2012

El Niño Perdido

NOAA released their winter weather outlook for 2012-2013 and predict that the western half of the US will be warmer than usual and only parts of the southeast will be wetter than normal.  Apparently El Niño has not developed as expected, which is making the prediction difficult.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Midair Crash: Hangglider vs. Paraglider

This looks real bad for the hang glider.  You can see his wing spinning below before it crashes into the trees. Apparently he tried to throw his reserve parachute but it got caught on his wing and did not release.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

High Risk Hobbies

According to these are the riskiest hobbies:
  1. Hangliding
  2. Civilian Pilot
  3. Mountain Climbing
  4. Sky Diving
  5. Recreational Boating
  6. Motorcycle Riding
  7. Scuba Diving
I guess paragliding is okay.  ;-)

Paraglider Pilot Profiling

If you've ever wondered about having accident while paragliding, take a look at this website:

I'm not sure how accurate the profiling is but it might make you rethink a few things.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Climb High

The higher you climb the more you see.
The more you see the less you know.
The less you know the more you learn.
The more you learn the higher you climb.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Niviuk Icepeak 6

Check out the "Shark Nose" cell openings on the Niviuk Icepeak 6 Paraglider.

Friday, June 15, 2012


It would appear the summer monsoon season is about to hit us in the United States.

I can see the prevailing wind shift to the south along with an increase in humidity.

Get your flying in early as you can expect thunderstorms to build by early afternoon.

Thursday, May 17, 2012