January 27, 2013 Welcome New Pilots We have had a bunch of new pilots join the club recently. All have been trained by local pilots. Welcome Mark Richardson who is an Air Force Academy cadet who started flying in August '12, trained by our own Shad Coulson and Blake Pelton. Also welcome three new pilots trained by our own Jerry Kerr: Pawel Sniezyk, Wayne Rasmussen and Jason Sheaves.
     
September 2, 2012 Welcome Pilot Bill Stevens Bill has transitioned from free-flight to the powered side of paragliding. He works at Meadowlake making model aircraft. His callsign "flowbee" comes from the fact that his paramotor was designed and manufactured by the inventor of the flowbee haircut gadget. Everyone welcome our latest club member!
     
May 6, 2012 Robert Archer on KHOW Robert Archer was on the Tom Martino "The Troubleshooter" show on the morning of May 4th 630AM radio (KHOW), talking about what he loves to do. List at the 17 minute 13 second mark.
     
July 15, 2011 Welcome Pilot Ned McDevitt Ned has been flying for a few years now and we have finally managed to catch a picture of him and get his statistics posted on our site. Ned has been training very hard in the last few weeks to improve his launching skills in Colorado's thin air. He is doing great and we welcome Ned to the club!
     
May 13, 2010 Upcoming Events Pilots from the club will be attending the upcoming "Colorado Springs Aviation Day" on June 5 at the Colorado Springs airport. More details will be posted soon. Also, the biannual "Lost Stirrup Ranch" fly-in is planned for July 4th weekend. This fly-in occurs at Bob Peters ranch in SW Colorado. More details will be posted soon.
     
Aug. 23, 2009 Welcome Pilot Robert Archer Robert had his solo flight yesterday under the tutelage of John Black.  The takeoff was terrific and although the landing was "interesting", Robert was quite excited by the whole experience. We look forward to having more safe flight with Robert.  Click here for pictures and Video.
     
Aug. 13, 2009 1000th Flight Captain Black flew his 1000th flight today with Kevin Kelsey. A huge accomplishment in the world of PPG.  Click here to see the YouTube video. Congratulations John!
     
July 20, 2009 300 Flights Club  Mathew and Joe have both recently logged their 300th flights.  They join the ranks of several of our other pilots who have logged more than 300 flights.  Congratulations Joe and Mathew!
     
June 15, 2009 Welcome Pilot Blake Pelton Blake "Speedy" Pelton (click for picture and profile) has recently joined our ranks.  He started flying PPG's in January 2009 and has been involved with Ram Air kites for over 20 years.  We also owe Blake a thanks for recently introducing his friend Shad "Shadow" Coulson to the sport.  Welcome to both of you.
     
May 27, 2009 Kevin Turns 300 After less than 2 years of flying PPGs, Kevin logged his 300th flight today.  Congratulations Kevin!
     
May 27, 2009 Kevin Flys Deweese kevinKevin headed up to the mountains this last weekend and got to do a little flying around Deweese reservoir near Westcliffe Colorado.  The LZ was at 7700 feet.  This shot shows Kevin with the Sangre De Cristo mountains in the background.
     
May 25, 2009 New Mexico Fly-In Coming Up Jerry and Kevin are planning to attend the Paramotor City's 9th annual fly-in in New Mexico. 
     
May 25, 2009 Endless Foot Drag Alex and John just returned from a few days at the "Endless Foot Drag" in Oklahoma.  Click here for photos..
     
May 25, 2009 NEWS Page Started Although our web site has been up for many years, we have finally started a NEWS page.  We plan to keep postings of the upcoming events, new pilot welcomes, and other club news.  A few recent news items were added that predate the start of the news page.
     
May 17, 2009 John's SAT is Phat John pulled off his 1st SAT recently in Florida.  Don't try this without EXPERT training. Here's the video on youtube.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjgjE2sX0EU
     
May 17, 2009 Congratulations Alex In just under four years flying PPGs,  Alex flew his 400th flight tonight.  The air was a little bumpy, but it was fun to get some practice flying straight lines toward the horizon at 10ft or so.  With the jitter in the air it ended up being good practice at active piloting.  Congratulations to Alex.
     
May 17, 2009 Shadow's 1st Flight From trainer John Black: This morning Shad Coulson (click here for picture and profile) made his first ppg flight at Springs East Airport. Shad pulled off a forward in 1-2 mph made a 20 degree correction in course to run under the wing and away he went! Shad worked one night for hours it was dark and only had light from a nearby softball field. As Shad ran across the field with the wing I noticed his Shadow following him.....thus I have presented him with the call sign "Shadow". Please all welcome our newest ppg pilot to the club. Here is the you tube link to his flight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEBteWIzQ7Y
     
May 10, 2009 Beach Blast was a Blast Our own John Black organized the very successful fly-in in Panama City Beach Florida.  The Beach Blast was well received and had a huge turn-out of over 180 PPG pilots.  Photos can be found all over the web.  A few can be found at txwingnuts.com and John's youtube page.