started out in Phoenix this year and toured both big western fly-ins
before heading back towards Chicago and with a romp at Bubba Peters 9000 foot
high launch site.
"Bubba" the Bonanza wintered in Phoenix and saw some action flying
around the area. That's another cool way to see the world from
above—You sure can see a lot of it quickly!
The plan is, when
fall comes, head southeast through Nashville then on to points east and
south, eventually towards
A likely route now includes Nashville, Birmingham, possibly North
Carolina, Atlanta, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Orlando then Fort Myers.
That's a lot and frequently my eyes are bigger than my stomach so we'll
see which way the wind blows.
The Enterprise has arrived at its winter home in Florida. With many
visits planned, it should be full and flightful schedule. Christmas
Florida, home of Mike Britt and Eric Dufour's new training operation,
was the first stop. What a wonderful, welcoming and relaxed place to
spend time with friends.
And if the engine in my motorhome breaks,
Mike Britt could have me a new one welded up in a few hours.
The Enterprise is home!
This year has proven to be a flightful period.
Lots of trips and flying in all kinds of places. Although I've improved
about needing airtime, it's still a problem, especially in good weather.
It's tough to stay on the ground and work on life's little necessities
when the leaves aren't even russling on a warm day. But I do look
forward to more balance. Eight years of paramotoring has yet to diminish
my desire significantly.
It's nice to go on a moments notice and have
comfortable accommodations while traveling from site to site. This most
recent trip came up without notice and was a brief blast. Even local
trips turn up new places to fly and even old places to fly turn up new
experiences. Each flight brings its own new twist and occasionally an
Jeff playing with strong wind.
(2nd) On final approach to Phoenix airport, the Enterprise's winter home.
She awaits the new year from a nearby economy lot.