12-20 Phoenix 

11-22 Florida 

11-10 Demo Danger 

10-13 Sedona, AZ 

10-09 Monument Valley 

10-07 SLC-Moab 

09-24 SLC 

09-17 Arachnophobia 

09-13 Cloverleaf 

09-01 Necessary XC 


08-15 Indy Air Hogs

08-09 SEA-SLC 

08-02 Oshkosh 

07-27 Triumphant Return 

07-18 SAC to SEA 

07-15 Midwest 

07-03-Salt Lake 

06-03 World Air Games 

05-19 Middle School Demo 

05-18 WAG Practice 


05-09 Beach Blast

04-20 Marina & Paratoys

03-17 Glamis to LAX 

02-26 Comp Clinic 

02-05 Flying Circus 

01-27 Dune II 

01-22 Paratoys 

01-09 Down Under 

01-04 Portland, OR 

01-03 Salt Lake+ 

The Enterprise started 2009 in Phoenix, AZ. An planned trip there for flying and filming was stymied by high loads on the airline making it impossible to ride standby.  So the plan is now to attend The Salton Sea Paratoys event followed by Dune flying in Southern California and back to Phoenix for the Flying Circus. Then to San Diego, LA, Sacramento and, for the first time, Washington state. Haven't ever been there for PPG—after all, when it's nice there, it's nice at home in Chicago. Time to broaden my horizons.

The scripts to all 4 Master PPG videos are done and editing/animating is underway as of Jan 3, 2009. Reading, improving, planning the video that will be scene along with how graphics will be incorporated. It's fun but it's an enormous undertaking. It's easy to spend several hours on an animation that will appear for 12 seconds. But that animation will make the covered concept easily understandable in 12 seconds, too.

Flying this year started out on turbined wings. If you gotta work, the Boeing isn't a bad office. My first trip of 2009 takes me out to Portland, OR. Two nights there and one more night in San Diego. I'm hoping to get some footage from the Portland area flyers showing some details on flying the low hook-in swing arm type paramotors. And just hanging out with these guys is fun.

If the weather cooperates I'll get some flying footage showing close up details to support a part of the Master PPG launching video. Have camera will travel. Then its on to San Diego but, unfortunately, my overnights are too early to get any useful footage there. An Enterprise trip there in March, however, will provide plenty of opportunity.

Looking forward to warm flight with the Local IL boys of IPPGA.org and much other flying.

Here's to a great 2009!


Tim Kaiser and I ushered in  2009 with a visit to Washington DC. We spent two full days immersed mostly in the National Air and Space Museum, including the actual 1903 Wright Flyer that started it all (above).

© 2015 Jeff Goin   Remember: If there's air there, it should be flown in!