The weekend was surely women’s pg weekend . Besides Jan and Vrinda we had 6 new female students join the Elementary Pilot course. Do we see a new and welcome trend beginning here 🙂
It was entertaining to watch many paragliders come in to land and kids running excitedly towards them to secure packing or simply having fun interacting with the pilots. A fun festive mood prevailed and I enjoyed every moment of it.
Saturday we can call the official opening of the flying at Tower Hill for the season. Flyable from 8.30 in the morning up to sunset. Tower dished out her usual magic and through the day there were varying conditions to suit any pilot choice. Pilots flew all day long, top landing for refreshments or a break and taking to the air once more. Me thinks the Swedes did the trick and brought good weather with them. A truly glorious flying day it was that left me humming the words ‘ what a feeling’ .
Although he has had many hours of ground training and tandem flights in the last few years, he joined the course like any other student and progressed from the ground to skimming flights and then solos very smoothly. As I upload this post he has already completed 22 top to bottoms
Although it played havoc for pg pilots as well as farmers who were about to harvest the rice paddy all of us who witnessed it will have to agree that it was breathtakingly beautiful and a treat for the senses
We all spent a great few days in the post monsoon green environs of Kamshet, ambling about in the tall grasses happy to be out on the hillsides every morning. We had a few showers to dodge and one day we were rained out but the end result was memorable flights, and happy holidays 🙂
Friday morning we were out at the crack of dawn and on the road to Tower Hill. An excited bunch of paragliding pilots all looking forward to the unexpected bonus of flying a week or two earlier than anticipated. The flying site was all prettied up after the rains – clothed in yellow wild flowers and a coat of green. There was no one else at the flying site but us and a swarm of dragonflies