2016-06-10 Some Airport In New Hampshire (Added 07/22)
After leaving Morningside, we met up with Johnson Qu, a paramotor
instructor and paraglider pilot who lives near Manchester, NH. We went
out for a little romp amongst the rolling hills and trees -- lots of
trees, you'll see. Tim wasn't able to join us but he did enjoy the
evening's beer consumption afterwards.
Johnson launching. The airport was perfect for a no
winder--nice smooth grass.
Your's truly just before committing aviation.
He had a Moster 185, I'm on a Miniplane. Rolling
hills are beautiful but if you're going to go down low, make sure you
can climb up steeper than the upslope. That requirement kept me up
higher. Plus, there are trees everywhere. Decent enough landing sites
were indeed available but their small size made them harder to see until
you were nearly overhead. Translation? I chickened out on flying low
except in a very few places.
This was one of those few places where it was open
enough and flat enough for met to play down low. I'm going to update my
criteria to suggest bigger thrust to weight machines: hilly terrain.
Tim was kind enough to lay out a target for me.