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  1. I’m Skye based beginner PPG pilot, but have access to a few flying sites if it’s of interest, and I have a place to park up......overnights I’m also a motor homer so, if I might I could tag for a few days maybe?
  2. Hallo Thankyou The gap when you have it would be Great Are you going to the July fly in Regards Phil
  3. Saw your comment on the Fister trail,  you have put your condition out there so Inguess you are comfortable with me saying ,  you are a battler and your example is humbling to us who have nothing really to contend with 

    well done mate 

    1. AndyB

      AndyB

      Thank you. I fly because when in the air I am just like any other pilot!

  4. Hallo Fellow Pilots and Fresh Breeze Snap 100 owners Would anyone know the spark plug gap? Will be fitted with NGK BR9HS 10....plug .........also it is fitted with a Walbro32 carburettor, how do you prime it? Please.......I have to adjust the carburettor but I have conflicting information regarding the start procedure. Can anyone clear this up for me? A Huge Thankyou
  5. Well this is all excellent advice which goes to prove it all out there for the asking and I am most grateful. Points noted a d the babys feeding bottle is a great idea. I am putting the rig together, and that is the best....and I do take the point about an Instructor......Thankyou.
  6. OK , the unboxing week of the new rig, well new to me and pretty new so now thinking Id wish Id paid the extra £80 for transit Insurance (nervously!) lol Up till now I have viewed most You Tube out there and then some.... but the real bonus is that as a complete newbie, I have had loads of happy and supportive commentary on another thread here and I have this week been out and about identifying potential sites and it turns out if you go armed with a picture of the kit and a bottle of something I haven't had a thumbs down from anyone......in fact surprised interest and curiosity as to whether I am actually going to fly with the Zimmer Frame BUT this is my question I need a schedule for Wing Work , at what point is it competent or will you just know , yes you have the hang of it......also I dont understand the whole what you hold thing , I have seen various videos that tell you how to hold the lines for flight but none that tell you for wing training. This may see, very basic but can someone tell me what you hold and for what purpose and also . what you tug ( enough!) to get it above you.......answers on a postcard, in a few years time I know Im going to be amazed at how dumb this question is. Also, whilst Im on does anybody know the system for fuel mixing and how do you get it super accurate or perhaps it's not super critical?
  7. OK....this is the week my paramotor engine and wing arrives and excitement is an understatement, looking out the window today with the Atlantic full force on, it seems that the greatest test is going to be to find the flyable days BUT you live with what you got and I choose to be in the Hebrides manly for the scenery, music and the edge of the world atmosphere here, so all that comes at a price BUT can you imagine when I do get up the feeling of wonder will be amplified looking across towards the mountains and the other isles. I paramotor online like so many others and I would like to give a thumbs up to my YOu Tube sub for https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxX-zJKlEMf_H9tuenoXSpQ Mack is a really down to earth guy living in Portugal and I think his content is really tuned to folks like me I love the Anthony Vellas , Tuckers, Woodys Gamertag but the chance of me winging over. or footdragging is like sooo remote Id love to wing bump if I could find anybody to bump with within a 100 miles lol (assuming skills lol) anyway I thought it would be fun to see who else follows who and have you heard of any UK guys putting it out there regularly . Smiles all round.
  8. Hallo, Im a rookie  well more a hoody I suppose! On the Isle of Skye trying to pull together some contacts for the future.

    My name is Phil Berkeley

    1. himupnorth

      himupnorth

      Hi Phil
      Have not logged in here for ages and see you messaged me. Did I respond?
      Anyway I am still flying and based in the Black Isle if you ever want to chat/fly etc.
      Cheers!
      Gary

  9. Thankyou so much, saved to my ipad and its not just sunny or dry, wet or cold....its mmmmm I wonder if this is ok lol I like the idea of your analogy, ok . nothing changes then lol but thankyou
  10. Oh Thats great to hear, yes and im pretty light anyways so its got a good thrust to weight ratio of 44lb/101lb of thrust listen to me eh like i really know lol
  11. I kinda have total respect for the thing and Im already catching the weather thing, other people want to know whether its good for a day out , Im thinking could I fly if I could fly lol . In all of this remote outpost I have found the one field that the very first flights to Skye happened back in the 1920s and its still not under cultivation, just mown for silage and I called with a large bottle of dram to pave the way the only hazard being the west facing beach but it s hundreds of yards away, so thats where ill be from hereon, head north turn left you can't miss my new bright orange spark, you might even see me on the news lol if you do can you collect my kit and follow the ambulance
  12. OK peeps....thank you. I have just spent all the wife's savings and bought the whole kit and caboodle. So now my crispy wing and brand new engine are just waiting for me to do what with, well im gonna kite n kite n kite and then some, wear the engine run it up lots get used to the feel and then find myself some help to take the next step....So a huge Thank You for all your advice I did listen but the chap in the red suit stood behind my left shoulder and I realised that I can still run faster than my wife! lol and when asked I will say well these nice folks on Paramotorclub.org said!lol can't wait, now for a go pro lol
  13. Barra and its two mile long cockleshell beach is undeniably one of the most scenic flying areas anywhere and its on my bucket list for sure , but just Barra - Barra lol.....the island is linked by a causeway to Vatersay and it would make stunning footage , a low flight along it and I can virtually see Barra today and they say if you can't see it from Skye, there is bad weather and if you can see it.....there's bad weather coming lol
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