James Peace is a security specialist from South Florida. He came to join us for our February session. We wanted to take a moment to share his latest thoughts on his training with our school :)
James Peace's Full Testimonial:
My name is James Peace, and being born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and surrounded by airports and living only few blocks away from one, I fell in love with the thought of one day flying myself.
I still live in Fort Lauderdale and still live a few blocks from the same airport as a child. My dream was always to become a helicopter pilot. Unfortunately, that never happened. I've always had the dream of flying and in March of 2014, I got to fulfill my dream and make it a reality. After learning about powered paramotors, I did extensive research for months. During that search, I searched for instructors in Florida. One instructor stuck out to me. Eric Farewell of AviatorPPG in Lake Wales, Florida. After watching every video he had on his Youtube channel, I realized he is the instructor I wanted. From a fixed wind instructor to a powered paraglider instructor, Eric has done it all and has a lot of knowledge to share with everyone. I made a few phones calls to Eric and it was like I had known him forever. After answering several questions I had, I booked a training course with Eric at AviatorPPG.
Apon my arrival at AviatorPPG, I was greeted by the other students and Eric. Again, it felt like I was coming over to see old friends. Everyone made everyone feel at home, and I did! We jumped right into training and the one thing I found exciting was how Eric taught everyone how to read your environment and surroundings. From learning cloud formations to spotting thermals and any dangers that might be lurking around the corners. At AviatorPPG, you will find it fun to learn, from kiting around beautiful lakes to warm sunny beaches!
After 4 full days of training, Eric said I was ready for my solo flight! I was stoked! After setting up the gear and doing a extensive pre-flight check of everything, Eric walked me through a beautiful foot launch to a graceful landing through awesome radio instructions! My dream is no longer a dream, but now a reality forever with the outstanding training through AviatorPPG. The equipment Eric uses, Nirvana paramotors and Dudek paragliders, for his students is top of the line and very reliable and safe! I am very pleased that I chose AviatorPPG for my training and I think you will be too!
- James Peace, Pilot
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