The Enterprise started 2011 in Pine Island, FL and served as home
while I began the new year with a flight. Paul Czarnecki and I went up
for a short, bumpy introduction to the new air. It was feisty air, too.
This year I hope to finish taping for all three of the remaining Master
In March I hope to make it to Sun-N-Fun, then to Eric
Dufour's where I'll get most of the remaining scenes. If anyone can do
it, Eric can. Some of the shots I have yet to get involve landing and
standing on a moving vehicle. I've done it plenty of times but I've
gotta get it clearly on camera now.
In May I'll be at John Black's Beach blast followed hopefully by
Britton Shaw's Endless Foot Drag. The Enterprise should be in Illinois
If all goes well, I'll finish up all three videos by the end
of 2011 but there will be no holding of breath. Lets face it, I've
missed every self-imposed estimate I've ever made on these things and my
attitude is, they'll be done when they're done. I'm trying to do it
right and make sure the content is accurate and quality is good.
next and last planned PPG video is actually for all ultralight pilots
(not Sport Pilots). It will be about Airspace and the Law. Above the
ground and Within The Law. Airspace/Rules for Ultralights. Then I'm done
for a while and will hopefully take a break. I've got another big
project that, if I do it, will be a collaboration with Phil Russman
whose story telling genius would be needed to pull it off. The subject
is flying, but not paramotor flying and the audience is quite different.
Hopefully I'm not burned out on the whole process by then but that's
what breaks are for.
I'm not sure where we'll go next fall. We may try
going to Texas and leaving it there for winter -- something we've never
done before. Or we may go out west again, or to Florida, who knows. The
only given is that it will be somewhere that knows no snow.
See ya around!