This is a log of the paramotorhome "Enterprise" and its
continuing mission to seek out new sites, new heights, and new
experiences, to see our fragile planet from a new perspective and to fly
from more places than otherwise possible. Life's short, live high, leave
people better than you found 'em!
Powered paragliding has provided a life-changing interest in flying
most portable aircraft. So much so that on December 31, 2001 I bought a
motor home with the intent to travel the country in two years. It would be
a testóif I liked it, I'd keep traveling. Obviously, I liked it. Two
motorhomes later, the trek continues.
The original Enterprise is pictured below in front of "Enterprise B", a Gulfstream BT Cruiser. It sleeps the same number of
people but has twice the room and much greater "lingering"
capacity due to larger tanks. Solar panels reduce most generator use and
inverter powers the AC outlets to feed the sprawling gadget collection.
Bathroom humor alert: If anyone asks what you find in the
Enterprise' lavatory, the answer is: The captain's log. Sorry, blame that on
eon Dave in Panama city.
column. 1. Enterprise A and B share the driveway one last time.
2. Don Jordan poses on the way from Chicago to Albuquerque. 3.
Kitchen? Well, the burners are great for melting nylon line.
column: 1. Kiting up, 2. Jeff Goin getting ready to kite. 3.
Flying by as Tim Kaiser gets ready to launch.
column: Enterprise as a jungle gym. Desert gym in this
case. I kited up the windshield then leapt into free-flight. Short
but sweet. Someday
I'll land on it like Jeff Hamann's hummer (see the Diet
Coke commercial). Hey, it was, after all, named after the Enterprise
Photos by Jeff Goin and Tim Kaiser.