November Aviation Day @ Page Field in Ft. Myers
PlanetPPG will have a booth at this exciting
event. Over 15,000 attended last year! There will be P-51
Mustang and other highly prized fixed wing aircraft.
Airplane sightseeing rides . Food vendors will be on site
for lunch. Pilots and the curious are welcome to join us. We
will see you there!
HERE or Call Paul @
239-297-7570 for more information.
5th Annual Christmas Fly-In at Pine Island Airport
27 December 2010 ~ 2 January 2011
End 2010 and start 2011 with one of the few
things that make sense in our crazy mixed up world -
7 days you are free to fly; free to meet new and exciting
people who enjoy life like you; free to explore the Lee
Islands. This year we offer a boat service that is able to
take you and your flying equipment out to the Cayo Costa
for a fun day on the nearly deserted beach. Schedule your group trip now!
Yes we will bring you back to Pine Island Airport at the end
of the day!
Schedules will be determined by advance booked requests.
gatherings each night, food on site, and optional group
activities for pilots and non-flying folks. Boating, art,
beach, fishing - we have it available. That's the way we
roll here on the island.
Call Paul @ 239-297-7570 for more information.
SkyDive FortMyers is offering jumps Pine Island Airport
Martin of SkyDive Fort Myers
Parachute jumps at Pine Island Airport. This is exciting
and fun for
those that desire a need for speed! Call Martin @
239-244-3119 or visit:
SkyDive Ft Myers
D - (England) Foot and Trike flights
Mike lives in England and is on tour as a sound engineer for
the band "Jethro Tull". Mike wanted to get some foot
launch flights and learn to trike so PlanetPPG was the
logical choice for him. Rental equipment is available and
the view while flying is outstanding. Visit Mike's web site
HERE He has video and
pictures of his flights in England! Visit any time Mike - it
Get your tickets for one of the shows
We will be attending the show on the 11th of November in
starts PlanetPPG training!
John has aviation in his blood. When he was a
kid he rode in a basket in back of his dad's airplane. When
he was old enough to sit up he started reaching for the
stick. This photo was taken in 1954 - John is standing on
the plane in front of the rudder. Now a very young 62 John
is ready to try Powered Paragliding. John has passed his
PPG1 written test, enjoyed a tandem flight and is kiting the
wing very well. He is just waiting for a break in the
weather to foot launch solo.
Starts PlanetPPG Training
Bill has been looking at PPG for a few
years now, and did research before starting. As a result he
is waiting for a nice day of weather so he can solo. Bill
has passed this PPG written test and can control the wing
while kiting. A little more practice and a tandem lesson and
John will be ready to fly.
P Trike Solos!
Ron Peterson has been ready to get back
into the sky for a while now. He made a few foot launched
flights a year ago. Since then had to get his eye fixed and
a trike to carry his engine. Well as a result of a deal he
made with Jason C in Nashville - he has a trike. Ron lives
in Cape Coral and is always ready to help others at the
airport and pass you a cold ice-tea when you need one. We
are very happy to have Ron flying with us again!
Tim was like a man on fire when he
arrived early Monday morning - he was ready to fly. Being
used to flying in Ohio with Dominic and James he was ready
to feel the Gulf Coast air. He selected a Fresh Breeze
Simonini (titanium cage) and Obsession (Medium) paraglider
from the rental stock and said "see-you-later" He got his
flight fix and was off again. Stay longer next time Tim!
is ready to fly!
Bill has flown many things ~ including F105
Starfighter and jumbos as a TWA Captain! Bill was in the
USAF and was even a weatherman! Quite talented. The
Paramotor you see here has been in this garage for 7 years -
whispering to him "fly me". The MZ 313 engine is loud but
Bill has progressed
through the training quickly due to previous flight
experience and is waiting for the weather to fly again.
V is flying
Like many PlanetPPG students, Bob is also a
GA pilot. Bob lives in Maine and has had airplanes for
years. Bob has 6 flights now and is in Key West with his
wife this week. Ask Bob sometime about his flying stories.
Bob will be back at Planet PPG on the 11th - if he makes it
out of Key West........
Demo & display equipment:
Paramotors - Nirvana Rodeo 125, Fresh Breeze Simonini &
Monster, Flat-Top, Top 80 iFlyer, RDM 100, Fly Products Gold,
Paragliders - Obsession 2, Sky Cima K2, Alpine Peak, Thrust HP, Karma,
Sting PowerPlay, Power Atlas, Eden 4, Velvet
Trikes - Nirvana Cruise, TrikeBuggy Bullet, Black Hawk Lowboy,
Directions to Pine Island Airport:
Cape Coral/ Ft Myers - go West on Colonial to Pine Island
Rd, Left turn onto Pine Island Rd. Go through Matlacha to 4
way stop sign. Right turn (North) on Stringfellow Rd.
Proceed North until the road curves left - Turn Right on
Ficas Tree ("Plane Rides" sign should be visible) Pass Pine
Island Growers (PIG) and find Airport on Left. Morning Star
Tampa and North - I-75 to exit 161. Go Right on Jones Loop
Rd. Stay on this road - cross 41 - road name changes to Burnt
Store Road. Proceed South on Burnt Store Road until you
reach Pine Island Road. Take Right onto Pine Island Road. Go
through Matlacha to 4 way stop sign. Right turn (North) on Stringfellow Rd. Proceed North until the road curves left -
Turn Right on Ficas Tree ("Plane Rides" sign should be
visible) Pass Pine Island Growers (PIG) and find Airport on
Left. Morning Star Lane