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Location: Flying alone from my home airfield, Greenleaf, Wis
Remarks: Summary of contributing factors: 1.) Poor decision to fly based on questionable weather conditions (impatience). 2.) Semi-wet weather causing (moist/damp wing and loss of lift) 3.) Small size, higher end (advanced) paraglider. 4.) Trimmed slow (trimmed out faster or to neutral would have helpe (read more)
Stuck Right Brake Toggle, Locked Right Turn
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Remarks: I was flying this evening testing avband comms with the ground crew against the Moster 185 on the SCOUT for practical use in long cross country flights.
Everything was good to go with the motor. The temperature was about 50F outside so I bundled up for a slight chill in flight to keep it co (read more)
Remarks: Pilot was starting his motor, holding the frame with his throttle hand and pulling with the other. It started and immediately went to some amount of power, maybe 25%, but that pushed his hand in a way that pushed more throttle, which quickly cascaded into a high power episode. He tried to stop the m (read more)