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Compass AirSports - NEWS
  • 6/2/21

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We had another memorable week. The Illinois paragliding club paid us a visit. Jaro, Kury and Braveheart took up to the sky above the Wisconsin River together with Dmitry, Curt, David, Josh, Adam. Dylan did his first high altitude tows on his new Mojo6. Steph made her first steps into paragliding and we are honored to have more female presence in our club. Paul brought the second winch so we can be more efficient and meet the demand for flying. Conditions delivered for a great day.

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  • 5/23/21

Escaping the "pull" of the small hill and skying out is always a challenge. But quite rewarding once a reality. Last week Adam had a few solo XC flights and got to enjoy his Air Design Vivo to the fullest. Josh did his first tows and soon will be joining us thermalling in the sky over Wisconsin.

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  • 5/8/21

David Marthe, Adam and I stole a day away from work and made a trip to the M. Petho from Delaware visited Wisconsin and we found a good day to take him up for a flight. It is always fun sharing the sky with first timers.

  • 4/24/21

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Winter in Wisconsin is over...These beautiful flying days just make it official. Full on club preparation for the summer. Dylan got his shiny Mojo6 and is now ready to rock the sky. Brian rejoined us after a good 6 months break. Vlad from Michigan visited for a day to pick up his Gin glider...and more

  • 4/17/21

April delivered no snow and some real good practice days. Dmitry, Jack and Dylan are now waiting for their new gliders from Ozone but that doesn't stop them from improving their skills while using the club's "toys" on any given day. Here is a preview of a recent good day... 

  • 3/30/21

Josh has been expressing interest in adding free flying to his already existing powered paragliding skills. It is always great when you find a way to enjoy flying the whole day. Jack is now deep into his P2 skill set build-up and first efficient towing became a reality. Going higher and reaching further with every flight. Towing, towing, and more towing on any flyable day! And we now have a 4-legged talisman ;)

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  • 3/14/21

Much free flying was done this past few weeks. We even managed to steal a good soaring day at the old Letter M hill. Dylan did his first tandem instructional flight on the winch and after a few more close to the ground session will be soon ready to solo 

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  • 2/6/21

Nick received his speed riding Ozone Fazer 4  and of course we went to the park to enjoy it. Other guys showed up so once again it was a one happy day with the crew. The end of the day was reserved for cleaning and repacking some PPG reserves

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  • 1/29/21

We are having some great progress this mont. Jack finished his P1 with flying colors and after his first Tandem on the Ride 3 is now ready to start soaring high on his P2 near Sauk City. Dylan began his P1 first steps/flights and after 3 short days under the Falco is already showing his talent at practice. The days are now again getting longer...:)

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  • 1/19/21

Cold? We don't think so. It's all about the right outfit and today we proved it once again. This time with Dylan.

  • 12/31/20

December brought bad weather. Rain and wind were a frequent condition that we hat to deal with. Despite that, we managed to sneak out a few flyable days along the ridges at Bender Park on the lake Michigan as well as some powered paragliding XC trips north of Lake Wisconsin. Greg, Kory, Curt, Adam, Tom....all toughed it out well.

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  • 12/5/20

Jack is progressing really well. Some more ground handling work we will need to work on the runway before towing but his overall approach towards to the sport is fantastic. 

  • 11/6/20

November rolled out. Following the success of our recent paragliding tours, we had to get back to work. Flying over the fading colors of Wisconsin continues...The months was dedicated to exploring the Platteville, WI letter M hill.

  • 10/4/20

Idaho's Horse Shoe Bend flight park held the second-ever Accuracy Landing competition in the United States. Our club had to go! The competition was very modest mainly due to the fact that Covid prevented many of the world-class pilots from attending. Scott and LD were very accommodating and friendly with all. Nick and Adam scored well with the multiple take-off sites and the constantly changing conditions during the event. We also got to fly at King Mountain, Sun Valley, BOB and Sky Ridge. What a trip!

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  • 9/26/20

We have just returned from 3 weeks in Bulgaria. Beautiful weather, great food, affordable transportation, and stunning views. Lots of flying with 2 major XC flights crisscrossing the country. 

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  • 8/25/20

We had the pleasure to pioneer a new paragliding site near Hokah, MN. Great place with really good potential for XC and high altitude flying. David, Adam, and I became the first known pilots to paraglide at this location and we are very proud to have the chance to add one more place for our club members and everyone else to enjoy. In the meantime, more lucky students shared the thrill of flight with us. Todd, Chandi, Mike, Nick, Jazz, Paras and Irem, all had unforgettable memories from the skies above WI. 

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  • 8/13/20

August began with preparation for the upcoming European paragliding trip. Bulgaria and Greece were our club's primary goals due to favorable weather conditions and the local club's hospitality. The covid-19 has a slim chance of impacting the trip but our pilots don't stop flying whenever they get a chance. Nick is progressing well. Brian rocks under his Falco 2 and in the meantime 2 more new trainees are about to begin their quest for adventure. The recent trip to Hager City with David was a blast. We managed to escape the gravity of the hill and headed N to a surprise of the inhabitants of the town of Ellsworth, WI. 

  • 7/29/20

July was full of tandem flying. Kati, Achint, Jade, Ivet, Tyler, Kristy, Patrick... Due to our recent trips, our tandem schedule turned to be pretty tight. But thanks to everyone's flexibility and just being AWESOME, EVERYONE got to fly. We were blessed with FANTASTIC weather and sure we took the best of it. All flyers were super cool to fly with and some even signed up for lessons after the flight. 

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  • 7/23/20

Another beautiful day for flying. The forecast looked great. Paul was on the thug. Curt, David and I spent a couple of unforgettable hours playing with the thermals north of the Wisconsin River. The new Volt 3 delivered right from the bag...from 350ft low save to 3800ft in no time and this speed machine promised to be a great companion in the sky.

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  • 7/12/20

Adam was making his flights longer and longer with every tow. His Vivo has so far proven to be an excellent choice of a glider. Nick is now nearing the end of his P1 and so far has been showing great progress and determination to learn. Matt just received his new wing from Austria and it was time for this beauty to breathe some WI air. Restless David is now anxiously awaiting for his Rise 4 to arrive after taking the best of his Charger on tow.

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  • 6/18/20

Annual paragliding trip - a week in Colorado

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  • 6/13/20

It was an epic tandem day today...Amidst all the solo playing, we also had to plan a day for flying with Gregg, Debra, David, Nick and little Pie. It was Pie's second flight with us :) We finally received our new flagship - the Ride 3 from Air Design so it was time to put it through the test. And it did AMAZING

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  • 6/10/20

This week we spent a great deal of time playing with the laminar winds blowing east from the Lake Michigan.

  • 6/2/20

Curt graduated and another P2 completed. The season kicked off with the team being very active and we began to plan our next annual paragliding adventure. Colorado's High Country was on the "horizon"... In the meantime, we kept going on a full-throttle with our tandem flights. The reserve runway by the Dells had to be used often due to the frequent NW wind.

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  • 5/17/20

It has been a few days cycle well spent soaring and testing new gliders at the Hager City cliff launch site. Curt, Ken, and Adam took the best of the great flying conditions. Members of the MN paragliding club were also there that day and the flying became even more spectacular when a family of vultures d