"Absolutely no disrespect intended, but something we can all keep in mind is that via LimeLite, Andy isn't doing anything magical here; he's simply tapping into a resource that's been available to us all for quite a few years now.…"
"Andy can chime in with more info, but the pilot certification doesn't have much of any real benefit. A light sport balloonist might as well just have their private certificate. However, the MAJOR benefit comes in the manufacturing and…"
"ABSOLUTELY! This is EXACTLY what the sport needs--to get back to being a SPORT. The opportunities LSA allows means we are heading in the right direction. Someone had to be the first to do it and I definitely look forward to what is ahead."
"Elen sutter said the pumkin drop is nov5 th I believe.. It's the first satbin nov. Meet at there house a few he's before sunset, will have enough time to fly, bring a dish.. Usually everyone brings a dip or a soup.. If you need directions…"
"well ok.. hope you have a fun/safe flight down there..Adam is trying to put together an open sanction event that same weekend.. fri nite, sat am,sat pm, sun am.. the sat pm flight the target would be at the sutters.. so if you are interested in…"
My wife and I have been looking for a smaller balloon that we can go flying with without having to get more than 1 or 2 people involved to help us. We have it set up where we can put the envelope inside our Nissan Armada and put the basket on a carrier that attaches to the hitch thus eliminating the need to bring our trailer out. I also will fly with my friends and borrow a fan to inflate the 54 and then wait for them to inflate before launching.
This also motivated my wife to begin her flight training as well and my youngest daughter will start after she turns 14 next year.
You are definitely right about needing more hands for the 90 or your 105! I have had two very good friends who used to come out all the time recently move more than an hour away from me so we are looking to get a couple other people involved to fly the 90 as much as we normally do and go to Rally's with us as well.
The 54 allows us to go out on those days when you may not have those people available and actually, if pressed, my wife and I would inflate it ourselves, fly, land and pack the envelope away and then have a friend drive us back to the launch field where our vehicle would be waiting for us and then go get our stuff.
well I actually just have my student cert.... I am hoping to get to solo before long... I feel like I am pretty much there... but my instructor says he want to get my high altitude flight in.. and a high speed landing... i have only flew on nice days so we havnt had a high speed landing yet.. there has been afew giving me a hard time cause I have like 22hrs of ground/ flight instruction... but that has been scattered over the last 3yrs...I am a very cautious pilot and take very good care of my system and dont want to damage it.. you know, dont let it get wet, muddy, beat up, etc... so you turn here and go north to go hunting???? where abouts? I actually hunt up north too. My family lives up by Brookfield..
it passed annuall last june, didnt even try this year.. i could only get a 30 min flight this fall out of it... yep we still have it... thought about parting ways with it.. theres still good parts on it..
i think you are posting comments meant for me or someone else on sarah's page... she isnt a student and doesnt fly... I did get 4 solo flights in this last week.. flew tues. nite, sat nite, sun am, and sun nite... weather not looking good for this week so probably wont fly till next week again...
well I'm planning on going up to Rob's as soon as I can... I'm hoping to get a flight in the am, Sat, and Sat nite... so I can get current with my instruction, so I can take my checkride... Rob told me to call him as soon as I get current so we can work something out... if the weather will work with us. Im up to like 19hrs of solo time. how are you doin on your soloing?? have you taken your written yet??
Well I got 2 flights in today, Saturday.... For an hr and 10 min each of instruction... So I'm current now where I can get my check ride done soon I hope... No I don't have robs email.... I have his cell #...