Aborted Flight on my Paramotor
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Aborted Flight on my Paramotor

August 26, 2019

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  1. This is definitely one of the things I worry about getting into PPG, getting stranded. I'd feel like a burden on those people who are already putting up with enough of my shit already. But, looks like you lucked out with an awesome lyft driver who even brought your own truck to you. Thanks to Leandra for the rescue or else we'd never have gotten another vid 😉 Blue skies, fly high… Down low, take it slow, brother 🤙

  2. Nice job Anthony! Looked like some rowdy wind there amigo. Curious how fast and in what direction winds aloft were moving while you were down low cruising on your Landspeeder. If nothing else, this adventure at least proved that there is somebody in this world that still loves you ;-0 (Attawaytogo Leandra!)

  3. This was a horrible video. What a waste of time. Why would anyone who is interested in, new or even seasoned in the sport want to learn how you lay out your with the cells ready to grab the wind, how you use FlySkyHy, how easy it is to use your camera, or how thermals effect your flying. Power lines, who cares. Head wind? Come on man just give it more throttle and you will move faster. And those graphic you use through out the video are an embarrassment. Really, I wish I had those in my videos, quit embarrassing me. Seriously great video as always my friend…. now walk home boy!!! Here is a tactic for you…. next time you are hitch hiking, if someone stops tell them your name is Kyle O and they’ll give you a ride, nah, wait for Leandra… better option.

  4. so much to be said about this video!

    even as a viewer i felt nervous seeing the wind rocking you around. so grateful you made the call to land out. also grateful because i got to see you before my lunch hour. 😊 lastly, grateful you documented this for all of us to see how you ended up in the middle of nowhere after that facebook live stream.

    you’re editing gets progressively more sophisticated with each video you put out. proud of your work on this one!

    -your #1 fan

  5. Downwind from those mountains is sketch. The weather forecast doesnt take into account local weather effects cause by terrain. The increase in wind speed was likely cause by the wind being channeled and squeezed through the pass increasing the speed of the wind. As a ppg pilot you have to study and analyze how terrain affects the wind because that could be the difference between life or death in extreme situations.

    Your safest option was to land. You could have also climbed up high and found less wind that wasnt being squeezed through the pass.

    Altitude is your friend. If I were flying through a mountain pass with unknown wind conditions, I would fly high enough to recover from multiple collapses incase I flew into rotor. The predominant winds may show from the west but the terrain can make the winds blow any direction.

  6. Discretion is indeed the better part of valor. Glad you didn't fall victim to the proverbial "GottaGetThereitus". Kudos brother! P.S. You need a Pumpkin and I still have a few. 📞


    Lol – I get it. We all need that sweet b roll. Great video – glad you made the right call.

  8. Really good stuff, buddy. Love the safety and aeronautical decision making aspect…always good to see examples of what good decisions look like. You had a ton of fuel left but decided to put it down in a safe spot….good food for thought. Thanks for another cool video 🤟🏼

  9. Damn dude……………sketch city! Be careful out there …………and your girl rocks ……for picking your sorry butt up!!😂

  10. "This is your pilot speaking. Please fasten your seatbelts and put your tray table in the upright and stowed position and get ready for takeoff." Minutes later…SooperDave grounded himself too, due to liftey, punchy thermals and shifty winds at Lucerne Valley Dry Lake. At least I got to land next to my truck. Nice video, Anthony!

  11. I cringed at that video clip in the car at the end: “Me, me, me, me, and more ME.” What a narcissist this guy is. And only 2k subs too, who’s watching you?🤣

  12. Mate, I'd love to join you on a cross country! It'b funny a fuck…Just retired my Paramania GTX for the Spyder 3 – waiting as we speak for Toll to drop her off..Safe flights and damn there are some tools trolling Youtube!

  13. Really appreciate the nice videography and superb editing. I’ll be saying ‘I was an early subscriber back when you had 2600 subs!’ In the near future. Oh….and glad you landed safely and got a ride back home 😂

  14. If you would have been paying attention instead of blogging you would have never gotten into this scenario in the first place….

  15. Awesome video. You create some of the most entertaining dialogue. Fun times. I wonder why you choose to stay so low when it's that turbulent? Soon to be the crowned prince of American paramotoring videos.

  16. I dig ur video man was thinking like if u had a head wind like that could u try tacking like a sailboat does it would take u longer but u would move forward

  17. Thank you 🙏🏽 I🙏🏽. The idea of FI is very intriguing to me also . I think it is only a matter of time before it gains acceptance in the world of Paramotors. the benefits to fuel consumption,power and reliability are well worth the slight weight debit. What would cooler than a Atom 80 with FI. Call it the mongoose 80. 🤘🤘

  18. Love the videos. During your landing you were holding too much brake when you were trying to kite the wing to a better location. Thanks for the videos.

  19. That moment when you ask yourself…What was plan B again? Get yourself a lightweight glider bag that you can fly with all the time. Thanks for sharing Anthony!

  20. What school did you go for training? It seems like you lack some kiting skills. That might be why you panicked and aborted,

  21. Always go into wind first, then you always have your tail wind for the home straight. Oh, the larger tank is brilliant, I love mine.

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