Happy Thanksgiving everyone! After last year's hiatus due to Covid, the Freedom Flight Park held it's annual potluck dinner and bomb drop/spot landing competition. If you are not familiar with the bomb drop, we take small paper bags and fill them with flour, loosely tape them up and while flying in your paraglider, hang glider or ultralight, attempt to drop them on a target. Upon hitting the ground the bag explodes and the flour provides a bit of an explosion.
We had a great turn out and a wonderful dinner followed by the presentation of the awards. Congratulations to our newly graduated paragliding student Maggie G. for winning first place in the bomb drop and to Daniel V. for winning the spot landing competition.
A relatively new tradition is the presentation of the coveted Incoming Award. Inspired by Granny, a flight park personality who passed away a few years ago, the award recognizes a pilot who contributes to the flight park through their volunteering efforts, enthusiasm to fly. The award itself is an amazing piece of bead work that Granny spent hours creating. Due to Covid, we did not have a recipient last year.
This year the Incoming award was presented to an integral member of the Freedom Flight Park Community, Bryan Saulnier. Having flown hang gliders for about 20 years, Bryan recently became "bi-wingual" by learning to paraglide. You would think that since he's been free flying for so long, paragliding would be boring but no, he was one of the most excited and enthusiastic students in the last year. Additionally, he works tirelessly at making the flight park a better place from minor maintenance to landscaping to improving launch. He put in more hours and effort than anyone on our new astro-turfed launch. Congratulations Bryan! Granny would be proud.
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