This past Saturday I towed my powered parachute out to Oakdale Municipal Airport for our EAA Chapter 90 meeting. The plan was merely to give the trailer an extensive road test. However, once I arrived at Oakdale the conditions were perfect for a PPC flight. As I had not flown for over 3 months I jumped at the chance to give it a go.
After warming up I taxied down to the blastway on the runway 10 end of the field. This would be the extreme west end. I laid out my chute and strapped in. Moments later as I advanced the throttle and lurched forward I noticed that a small crowd had gathered to watch me fly. I’ve flown out of that field probably more times in 26 years than most of the other club members. Now that I fly out of New Jerusalem so much it’s kind of a rare event to see me flying there. There were plenty of cameras to gather documentary evidence. My friend Les Homan was kind enough to supply the following pictures and video.
First the takeoff…
And the landing…
It felt very good to fly the pattern at Oakdale again. As well as catch up with old friends.
2 thoughts on “Flying At Oakdale Again”
It’s pretty impressive. Looks like fun. I wish Sheila could go for a ride like that.
Don’t know about that. It was cooooold. Short flight.