Sunny & Hot for Sept 26-27 2020!
A total of 6 PPG pilots, 5 foot launch and one quad, plus a Hang Glider Trike (myself) met Saturday morning at the Invermere Airport. The weather turned out better than expected and by around 10:30 am everyone was in the air. The wind got a bit stronger from the south and a total of 4 pilots flew to Fairmont and back.

Frank Kernick hosted a Pizza night at his house where he backed up the Pizzas in his own wood fire pizza oven… Thanks a lot Frank, it was outstanding Pizza and an awesome evening!

On Sunday we all met at the Fairmont Hot Springs Airport and flew down to Canal Flats followed with lunch at the Viibrant Earth Cafe & Bistro.
Kris Chasse, Chris Wilson and I got a drive up with Evence to Mt. Sabine from where we had a paraglider flight.
After lunch Evence (thanks again for the ride Evence) we got another ride up to the mountain and had a great thermal flight with about 1000 feet over launch for about an hour!

All in all, it was a great weekend and thanks again for everyone coming out!
Lets do this again!

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FlyingMax is turning into a flying Realtor and will combine both passions.
Looking forward this this new venture!

I have flown a Hang glider trike many years ago and I got back into it again.
I can’t tell how much fun I have with it!

Here is a video of our recent SIV workshop held last week at Whitetail Lake.
Lots of happy faces!
From SIV flights/lessons, building up everyone’s flying skills and confidence, to big thermal flights, viewing Columbia Lake, Whitetail Lake and Lake Windermere below…Just spectacular!

Thanks to everyone who participated, both pilots and all our helpers, for making this such a fun and safe event. Also a big thank you to the DuBois family and Royal Antler Ranch for letting us use their beautiful properties.

The air in the Rockies can be crazy and bumpy… just like we have currently going on with the current Worlds situation.
This time the air was nice and magnificent…. ahhh I needed this kind of flight!
Looking forward for more.

Merry Christmas and all the best from the Fanderl/Powers gang.
We were able to do our annual Christmas flying again at www.PanoramaResort.com .
Looking forward to another great flying season at Panorama!

Thank you for a great 2019 season!
If you are still looking for the perfect Christmas gift, a Paragliding tandem flight or paddling gift certificate is your answer.
Season Greetings and all the best from the whole team!

This year I created a 3D video of the Columbia River from Invermere to Radium Hot Springs.
The main reason for this video is to give our paddle customers at www.ColumbiaRiverPaddle.com a better idea of the Columbia River wetlands and river system.
Have fun checking out the views!

The summer of 2019 here in the Canadian Rockies was rather interesting with the broken up jetstream and unstable weather patterns.
Besides the unstable and wet summer, we did have a couple very good flying days and pilots who took advantage of it were rewarded with some very impressive flights.

In regards to flying events, the weather made the same impact as described above. The “Willi” in Golden had 4 non flying days in a row, but also a couple of very good days, which produced some spectacular flights.
The LakesideEvent.com also had a struggle. First with the not so positive weather forecast, followed by a rainy morning, but lead into a “Sunny & Hot” couple hours with ideal flying conditions, enabling the pilots to get one flight in.

There are a couple more flying events coming up. One is “the Inaugural Fernie fly in” September 6-7, which sounds like a lot of fun and we plan to be there! See details at their facebook page.

The other event is a “PPG Valley Cruise” (others call it the “Silly PPG in the Valley”, October 12-13.
We plan to fly from the Invermere Airport to Fairmont Hot Springs and land on the 6000 feet long runway (hope it is long enough ;)), then taking a complimentary shuttle to the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort for brunch. Once back on the airstrip we plan to explore the area south of Fairmont and fly over Columbia Lake.
The day after we plan to fly from Invermere to Radium Hot Springs to explore the wetlands.

Here is a 360 video flying over the Radium Hot Springs wetlands and over the new Radium River Access points, note the Radium Airport in the video.
Does this look like a nice area to fly your PPG or what?