Diane's paragliding flight was a bucket list item. Despite being nervous about running, she did a great job helping us get safely off the hill. We flew for close to 45 minutes with several other pilots and were at the top of the stack most of the time. We landed at Fiasco Winery in strong thermic winds. We celebrated our flight at the Outpost with a cold beer.
New Pilot: Diane Yarrish
New Pilot: Chris Nolte
Getting ready to land at Helman School in Ashland, Oregon.
Chris was my first cross country flight on a tandem. We climbed up to 8100 feet with lift as high 730 feet per minute. From that altitude, we had a pristine view of Mount Shasta. Unfortunately, the action cam only recorded the last part of our flight, landing at Helman School in Ashland but the whole flight track is on his web page.
New Pilot: Kate Nolte
Kate and her husband Chris on launch.
Kate was the first to fly of the happy couple. Kate had always wanted to try paragliding. Kate and I flew for almost an hour above and around Woodrat Mountain. There were several hang gliding and paragliding pilots in the air. We landed at Fiasco Winery.
New Pilot: Debra Edwards
Debra Edwards received a tandem flight as a birthday gift from her husband. Debra did a terrific job helping me launch and land the paraglider by staying on her feet and leaning forward. Happy birthday Debra!
New Pilot: DavidPaul Doyle
DavidPaul Doyle previously served in the Air Force and use to fly glider planes as a hobby. He is hard-working but never turns down an adventure. When his wife Candace ran across the opportunity for her husband to tandem paraglide, she signed him up.
New Pilot: Jean-Claude Aron
Jean-Claude Aron has always wanted to try paragliding and with a little nudge from his buddy Pete he decided to do it. Jean-Claude enjoyed over a 40 min climbing up 5030 feet above the Applegate Valley. He landed at the Fiasco winery to meet his friends and family.
New Pilot: Larissa Dahl
Larissa Dahl is an adrenaline junkie. She has done it all sky dived, bungee jumped, giant swings, and parasailed. For her twentieth birthday, her family surprised her with a tandem flight. Larissa was all smiles throughout the flight. I could tell she really loves being high.
New Pilot: Rose Gillen
Rose Gillen and her husband Terry have always had paragliding on their bucket list. Due to weather conditions, we had to reschedules Roses flight several times. Her patience was well rewarded with over an hour long flight.
New Pilot: Terry Gillen
Terry Gillen and his wife Rose are enjoying their retirement years but not with out adventure. Paragliding had been on both their bucket lists. They were excited when the opportunity came up to do it.
New Pilot: Susana Nicoletto
Susana Nicoletto is an adventure sport enthusiast. She has sky dived, bungee jumped, and parasailed. When saw the opportunity to paraglide, she jumped at the chance.
Tandem Instructor living in Medford, Oregon