I finished an Eight day paragliding course and now purchased all my
own gear and am hanging out in the area with the instructors just trying
to fly everyday (after I go for a morning surf) Here are a few photo's.
See ya on the ground!
Getting ready to take off from North Brother Mtn
Looking out from the take off from North Brother Mtn
There I go!
Cathing the ridge lift from the late day ocean breeze and a few
thermals still around I go up and soar for as long as the sun is
Evening flight around North Brother mtn above the town of Laurieton
Looking back over the top of North Brother mtn
More flying over North
Brother mtn. That computer thing is a Vario which tells how fast
you are going up and down. When you are going up it makes a beebing
noise that is faster and higher the faster you are going up. For
a paraglider it is the best sound in the world for it means you
can fly for that much longer.
Paragliding is all about finding the best site for the day with
wind direction and speed. Here we got shut down as the wind was
howling at the top of Middle Brother Mtn and did not slow down as
the forecast said it would. Well it was a nice 40 minute drive and
when the ocean breeze blows steady from the correct direction you
can soar along the hills behind the beaches for hours. (North Brother
Mtn in the background)
Taking off for some mellow coastal soaring
Flying along Shelly beach near the town of Port Macquarie
More Soaring along Shelly beach. We flew for almost 2.5 hours along
the beach this day on two flights (came down to eat lunch)
Nothing like an evening of coastal soaring then to land and have
a nice sunset along the ocean
few more paragliding shots, I think I have a new lifelong problem
- all I want to do is fly...
Getting ready at the top of Middle brother mtn Launch
flying over middle brother mtn, here's Destin just below me
Getting up near the clouds way above middle brother mtn
A smooth landing near Middle brother mtn
When not flying in the mtns the Coastal sights have smoother air
allowing for the better pilots to skim the tree's
Its feels like carving through the air with a strong lean and bank