For a taste of summer, Gary Berdeaux presents his 2012 adventure to the Koontz Fly-In at Dugger’s Field, Alabama. He and his triker friends —well, the hardy ones at least— make the trip to Alabama to enjoy the camaraderie and the opportunity to chuck tomatoes at a target in the pond. Nothing better for tomato-chucking ...
Michael Percy is a one-of-a-kind pilot in sport aviation. Literally. He is the only Sea rated Designated Sport Pilot Examiner for weight shift control trikes. We talk about how people go about getting the rating, how his new designation streamlines things, and ways that training on a float equipped trike is superior to a land version.
The 2010 Whooping Crane migration that uses light-sport aircraft weight-shift trikes to help the young birds find their way south for winter concluded over the weekend (January 16) at their Florida nesting grounds in the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. The 73-day, 1,200-mile journey began in October in Wisconsin and was led by aircraft operated by ...
Sometimes the first step is the hardest. Terri Sipantzi joins us to talk about getting a first flight in a weight shift control trike. Unfortunately for most of us, it's not as easy as going down to the local airport for an introductory flight.
Damien Beresford takes his son flying for the first time. This is another great video by Damien with great music and great images. His son, Spencer’s, reactions are recorded during the flight and are part of the video. You can see the video here: Or you can download it for yourself here. The link below ...
Cross country planning and execution is just a little bit different when you're planning for the operation in a weight shift control trike. Terri Sipantzi joins us to talk about cross country planning and staying on course in a trike.
Brian Carpenter shows how to test the Dacron sailcloth used on ultralight and light sport airplanes and weight shift control trikes. He talks about where UV damage occurs abd which fabric colors are more susceptible to UV damage. He demonstrates how to use a $30 testing tool to check the fabric.
This video is a fun one to watch. This comes complements of the Tour Professors who specialize in having fun.
Damien Beresford and his friends fly up to Monument Valley to visit with some powered paragliders at a fly-in. The trip takes them over some incredible terrain over the American Southwest.
Rob Stapleton of the Anchorage Examiner.com writes about the frustrations foisted onto the Alaskan sport aviation community by the FAA. The three-part series describes the powered parachute and weight shift control trike sports before and after Sport Pilot took effect. It is a tragic story of how the FAA destroyed a sport in the most flyingest state in the United States.