Well, it has been 2 weeks since I did my second, third, and forth flights. Have yet to zoom up since Kurt left. Spent the first week recovering from the physical exertion my first flights required and since then been practicing ground handling (kiting) as weather has permitted. Just as I have read and been taught...the more you practice - the more the motions become anticipatory rather than reactive. Keeping things under control makes for an easy launch. As you can imagine, it doesn't take very many aborted launch attempts to wear you down while hefting 90 lbs on your back. I am gaining the confidence necessary to take off on my own very soon.
Here is an interesting note about my choice of trainers for the sport of powered paragliding. There are a lot of different sale pitches out there and I have researched them all. The thing that really sold me on Kurt Fister and www.flightjunkies.com had nothing to do with products or offers - it was a brief mention in one of his YouTube videos about him accepting Christ as his savior. That is one sales pitch that no one else dared to offer. Two weeks ago I posted about my first flight that happened on a Sunday. What I left out that day was after my premier flight early that morning, Kurt flew my unit north and landed at The Big Bend Tabernacle and gave his testimony to our congregation. How he came to Christ is a great story. When he isn't teaching powered paragliding - he is teaching Christians how to win souls. The scripture I posted yesterday is subtly noted on his business card. 72,91,58,0,C
Christ suffered a horrible death by crucifixion in order to pay for the sins of all mankind. You have two choices. Seek and you shall find him and be granted eternal life...or...deny him and suffer far beyond what He endured on your behalf. Even if you don't believe in God or Satan or Heaven or Hell, you have nothing to loose by asking Christ into your life (because He will oblige you). If you search in earnest - you WILL find Him. As Christ lives through you - you will experience His glory and become increasingly aware of the power of Satan. Allowing Satan to close your mind to the possibilities means there will be Hell to pay. Take advantage of the offer...you won't regret it. Christ did his part - the rules are pretty simple... John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.