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    I think I have a new addiction - Bush Flying - Paramotoring

    I stumbled across a video about "Jetman" on youtube a few months ago and it blew my mind but it is insane so nothing I'd want to do myself but then I found Youtuber Trent Palmer and his KitFox bush plane experiences and got captivated but just this week I discover another Youtuber Tucker Gott and his Paramotor experiences watching him flying the "Icarus" race from Montana to Utah flying over Moab and Arches Par etc

    Finally heres Tucker flying around Windsor AZ and the meteor crater etc what do you guys think of this ?



    Fairly inexpensive flying and it allows you to get to those remote places you just can't get to any other way

    When I drive from LA to Phoenix along the 10 freeway in western AZ near Quartzsite theres a mountain line south of the 10 with a beautiful rock arch I have always called the "Gunsite" and I often wondered if I could ride a TW up there or get taken up by copter etc it just draws me like a moth to a flame I have no idea why but maybe one of these back country fly rigs might be my chariot to the skies

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    the airplane boneyard

    How better to see places like this ?

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    Moab flying the Cornona Arch
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    Trent Palmer's videos are fantastic!

    Several of my friends do that type of flying, and it's certainly appealing to me. Those planes are like flying ATVs!

    My plane is more comparable to a flying pickup truck. It's bigger and heavier, and while off-airport adventures are not out of the question, I still need some degree of improved landing surface to make it work. The flip side is, I'm a heck of a lot faster, and can carry a lot more weight (passengers or gear).

    Here's a guy who uses a plane like mine for back-country flying, and he's really good at it... but with the money he's spent on upgrades, he could have just bought a second airplane:



    I'm undecided about powered parachutes... I suppose they are comparable to flying trail bikes. You'd have to trailer it to your base camp, then you could spend the day exploring the area.

    Any way you do it, if you have the urge to fly, you owe it to yourself to give it a try!
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    I flew this gyroplane for 8 years before a blocked carotid grounded me.

    I used to say that flying my gyro was the most fun you can have with your hand between your legs and not go blind!

    Then, I discovered the TW200.
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    I flew foot launched paragliders for about 8 years. a very stimulating activity.... I quit before I got hurt... it is an extreme sport.... put my first instructor in the ambulance with a broken leg and fractured pelvis on the third day of a training course for beginners. the air is like white water except you can not see the turbulence.
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    Have seen those butt fans occasionally around Moab and San Rafael Swell, seems a good match of machine and destination other than the noise.
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    Maybe Troll has the right idea with the quieter gravity fed option.

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    I sold a few TW's to the folks at Quest in Sandpoint Idaho and they gave me a tour of the Kodiak assembly line which is basically a flying Sprinter van but starting at 2.5 million I doubt I'll buy one anytime soon! Seems like they said it can fly as slow as 35 mph and as I recall has a 750hp turbine standard
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    I remember being enamored by the Benson Gyrocopter as a kid!

    I'd love to own something like the KitFox and might end up with one but the more I look at the Paramotor the more interesting it is

    The first video I watched with Tucker Gott I was blown away he was casually talking the entire flight while skating his feet across the ground in New Jersey where he is from I figured it would be so loud you could not hear a thing and would need ear plugs but then again it has a muffler on the 125cc motor and it's about the same distance away as a TW motor and we can talk on TW's

    I've now watched 50 Tucker videos and watched him fly the 1200 mile cross country Icarus as well as most states between the florida keys and Arizona and he's flying all the places I'd love to fly

    In the Icarus race he was covering about 300 miles a day and 8 hours fly time

    Honestly the idea of parachuting always made me sick I have zero interest in jumping from a still good flying plane lol

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