After a REALLY hectic week at work it was great to unwind out at New Jerusalem flying with my buddy Joey. He’s actually the one that suggested I try PPC rather than PPG. Joey was already set up and ready to go by the time I got out there. The air was calm and cool. Joey launched and I finished getting my PPC ready to go. I bucked in, fired up my engine and 100 feet later I was climbing into the air.
We flew out over the river but it got a little bumpy that direction. We were probably hitting a little wind shear since the wind was starting to slowly pick up. I turned south and my ground speed went from 17 MPH to 42 MPH. I messed around checking my throttle response (I had adjusted the carb earlier in the week).
I flew back to the airport and could see that the wind was picking up. At this stage in my PPC flying I elected to go ahead and land and call it a day. After packing up I ran into a group of balloonists. As luck would have it they had been taking pictures of Joey and I. So I will leave with with some of the pictures they took.