Saturday, July 27, 2019

This weekend was a very complicated one when it comes to the weather. At some other time in our sports experiences on the island we would have canceled the activities. But better flight equipment, and more knowledge of how the weather works in Puerto Rico, made us quite active in different parts of the island.

On Saturday 27, Most of Team Kamikazes met at “La Guancha” in Ponce. Here the list:

Luis “Tiza” López, his wife Elisabeth, mother and sons Alysha, Ketzy and Luis Jr.
Sao Cruz
Omar Román
David Silva
Randy Tirado
Luis Ruiz, his wife Jessica and son Noah Enrique
Rey (Cabo Rojo)
Víctor Nieto (Possible student)
Esteban Torres and his two children Esteban Jr. and Valeria
Dannis Rodríguez and sons
Efrain Ortiz and his wife

Future activities in Ponce now will be easier thanks to the efforts of Sao. Now we have access to the flight area with our vehicles to be able to mobilize the equipment without having to load them from the parking lot cleaning area. This walk that now we are avoiding, is equivalent to walk hundreds of meters with paragliders or paramotors in our back from the parking lot.

In the morning, despite having a sunny day (and Sahara Desert dust in the air), the only one who could fly was Luis. The wind was rapidly rising in intensity, and by 10 AM it was already at 20 mph with gusts of 28 mph … and rising. So, not more flying could be done in the day, at least in Ponce. Anyway we have a great time sharing our experiences as usual. In the meantime, it was nice to see “Tiza” and his family, as well as Esteban and Dannis, the Kamikazes pilots from New York, who arrived ready to fly. Sadly, today was not going to be the day.

Also, we had the visit of possible students, Rey and Víctor. Rey is a native of Cabo Rojo and is an ultra-light aircraft pilot. And now he  is considering to enter in the sport and Victor comes for training…

Then, former Kamikazes Team pilot Efrain Ortiz surprisingly arrived in the afternoon. He was accompanied by his wife, and had a good time sharing with us. We hope he encouraged to return and fly again with the Team. Meanwhile, David Silva, always comes with details. This time he brings a Bacardi sponge cake, which we all tried … Delicious 😋 .

At about 2:30 PM we decided to finish the activity. The wind in the area is not going down for the day. Beside that, , Carlos Cándido Rodríguez, who stayed for the weekend at his home in Loiza, managed to fly around del NE Coast of the island. The wind was kept from the NE from 14 to 20 mph and with this he flew mostly all day.

Tomorrow’s weather forecasts continue strong. Several pilots are waiting to fly. So, Stay Tuned for new adventures… 🤔💪.

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