Musings on Master PPG
2013-Sept-13 Paramotor Finally Back At The World's Largest
Wow, I can't believe its done.
Although still in the midst of order fury (thanks!), I've had time to
contemplate, having some surprising thoughts--namely how I'll miss it.
I'll miss the directed flying, working with the pilots who have been so
much fun, squeezing clarity out of confusing topics and going out with a
mission. I'll move on to other projects, of course, and will enjoy them
a different way, but nothing that addresses technique so intricately. It
has been extremely rewarding.
Master PPG was the realization of a desire to share what I've learned
through experience, travels, and spending time with so many amazing
pilots. A realization to put into practice what I'd learned, mostly from
Phil Russman, about making quality videos, and to make it readily
It was fun to see pilots do impressive things and put together
methods to learn them. What I've found surprisingly fulfilling is how to
deconstruct an action in comprehendible ways, then show how it can be
learned. After all, this stuff is physical and requires rehearsal to
actually gain the skill. You can learn the specific relationships in a
video or book, but they must make it into your reactionary brain with
Once the rush is over I'll have more time to work on my next project,
"Airspace For Ultralights" which has already mostly come together
in script form. It's rewarding in a far different way and involves even
more graphics and animations since it's so much a 3D concept. It's
easier in another way, though, because I'm not showing specific flight
techniques but rather visual concepts. Properly wielded, motion is a
powerful weapon in the war on confusion.