Saturday, August 03, 2019

Today was one of those few days on the island in which despite knowing that it is very difficult to fly, we did an activity. We went early to the beach “Las Criollas” in Barceloneta where we had not attended for months.

We knew it was very difficult for us to have a normal activity, but still, there was a lot to tell.

First, we pass the list of Team Kamikazes members who said present:

Luis Ruiz, his wife Jessica and son Noah Enrique
Pablo Cruz and his wife Millie
William Nadal and his wife Maribel
Ewell Young and his wife Lee Annie
Gabriel Martínez and his friend and possible student Raúl
Ricardo González and his wife Ermelinda
Chey Sánchez and his wife Arlene
Robert Rodriguez and his wife Elba
Luis “Tiza” López and his son Luis Jr.
Carlos Cándido Rodríguez, his wife Wilma and son Fabo
David Silva
Juan Carlos Correa
Randy Tirado
Omar Román
Gregory Santiago
Pin Pin Castillo
Nelson Ramos (with the possibility of returning to sport)
Waldemar Caban (Possible new student)

Early winds were around 20 mph, and from there the intensity went up to about 25 mph with gusts above 30 mph. It was difficult even to practice with the 14-meter BGD Seed training paraglider. We even had to practice with the paraglider of little Noah Enrique, of 2.5 meters, and still felt the wind.

But, while we were seats and chatting about our experiences and future plans, the pilots Juan Carlos and Carlos Cándido appeared in the horizon FLYING😲😲😲… It turns out that they had met in Levittown, and from there they had flown all the way to Barceloneta. They reported speeds closer to 60 mph while flying downwind!!!

As expected, their landings at 25 mph+ winds were very difficult. When the times comes to lose altitude for land, they had to enter the turbulence zone.  It was an adventure for both of them to be able to go down. Finally. both excels in their approach and land safely. (Watch the videos).

After this landings, we chatted all afternoon. Then we moved to a nearby business where we had a great time between food and music. For a day that didn’t promise much, we had a great time.

Tomorrow Sunday we will visit Rancho Grande in Anasco, expecting better weather and the possibility of way more flights. Here we present some photos and videos.


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