Monday, August 15, 2005


This rocked. I took this picture at 1200 feet on my paraflight out to the Silver Lake Dunes. We flew about 40 mph, as low as 20' feet at times out over Lake Michigan and the dunes. Scary enough, you need no FCC license to fly one of these. My pilot was a retired commercial airline pilot whose been doing this for 8 years. I made the mistake of asking what happens when the engine dies, so he showed me. The flight is scary for the first 5 minutes when I kept wondering how quickly we'd die if the chute ripped off. It's a little bumpy flying this thing, but fun and pretty easy.

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