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Yeah I do, especially as tomorrow looks like peachy weather but its chucking a monsoon down outside right now so the fields wont be accesable tomorrow!

But then when you do fly it makes up for it. I think I'd really miss the social side of it now too so mine is staying put!

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When i just feel like selling all my gear and getting another motorbike,this weather does my head in especially when your restricted doing what we all have a passion for,anyone else get like this! I know if i sell up im gonna regret it :cry:

We all get like that but when you get back in to the air you realise why you waited and that it was worth it.

12 weeks min and new motor to buy before Im back in the air so your not that bad off just having to wait.

Pete b

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When i just feel like selling all my gear and getting another motorbike,this weather does my head in especially when your restricted doing what we all have a passion for,anyone else get like this! I know if i sell up im gonna regret it :cry:

Tis a mix of luck and planning. Maybe I'm just lucky... but I've had my best year to date of the four I've been flying.

I've learnt the hard way to improve my odds by:

Decide if it is flyable when still at home - if not, enjoy doing something else!

Don't travel to far to fly - less chance the weather is different and a lot less annoying if it is.

Assume you will fly! Get everything ready to fly as soon as you get to the field, assume weather will be good when you are ready.

Yes socialise, but do less when it is flyable.

Cheers

Paul

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September then Pete - some of the nicest conditions of the year. What you going to replace your pile of smoking metal with then?

Looks like the motor will be ok (just need to replace the wiring), I'm waiting for a price for a compact cage etc as this is the cheapest way to get back in to the air.

I may have to get a lighter motor though?

Pete b

As Arnie says IL BE BACK :D

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My flight tonight was the 14th consecutive day flying, with 2 or more flights on 6 days, some mornings I was up around 4 am to get the weather and flew some late evenings, I encountered nil wind and 10-14 mph winds...

Some of these pictures sum it up :D

Sunrise at a Donegal beach

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Early morning mist

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Rathmullan beach and Inch island on the Swilly estuary

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Flying last night with balloons

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It really is worth the effort 8)

Dean :D

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If only u knew how many times I've thought about chuckin this sport in and for so many reasons. I did too. I sold the lot ... then one day I stumbled onto one of the forums and read some stuff. Then wandered around many of the links I have. It was so wierd. After being out for a year and reading all that stuff again... it all came back. My first flight and the emotion, elation and shere joy of that day.

I so felt like a junkie needing a fix! So within a few months of looking on that forum I’d bought it all back again! This time with secondhand gear only. Oh yea, one more thing...me gear 'aint for sale even if it is collecting dust just now :D

Jeff :lol:

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Ace pics!

I think that the best time to fly is early morning before the world wakes up.

I love flying over the misty valleys it's one of my favorite things about my Paramotor!

You have to take the rough with the smooth in this sport. More so living in the UK.

If you want to fly, get up at sunrise and most mornings you will get one most mornings at the moment I recon.

SW :D

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Great pics!!

As a new student I find it frustrating, obviously I'm very eager to progress with my training but with the weather the way it is I tend to find that there are gaps between when I can learn and that means that it can sometimes be one step forward and one step back.

I am lucky in some respects as I have access to borrow a wing so can run outside and practise groundhandling when there is a clear patch. I'm hoping the weather will clear up next week as per the forecast on Metcheck and I can get up to Lambourn for some proper training. Fingers crossed.

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