I am excited to announce that I am now a sponsored pilot!Recently I was asked by Skywalk Paragliding if I would consider being a Team Pilot and fly one of their wings in the Canadian Nationals. Of course they wanted me to try the wing out first so asked what size (and colour) I would like to demo, and I was delighted when it arrived only a few days later from their offices in Germany.
I had to wait to try out "my" new Skywalk Cayenne 4 (EN-C)...the weather was not cooperating, and by the third day I couldn't wait any longer and took it to the park to do some ground handling. It inflated like a dream, and after kiting for a little while I was even more impatient to fly it! Finally we had some sun and I was able to sneak in a quick flight before running off to my part-time job.
|My new Skywalk Cayenne 4|
Between work and the weather, I squeezed in a few more flights over the week. To represent a brand fairly I wanted to make sure I had a good feel for my wing. Other pilots flying with me those days must have wondered what I was doing! I was flying in and out of thermals, turning sharp then flat, and letting wing tips collapse just to see what happened. It reacted so smoothly - no scary moments at all - and the feedback from the wing was easy to understand and use. I loved every moment of it and wrote to Skywalk telling them I'd be happy to join their Team.
I may not be a hard-core "comp pilot" (not yet anyway!) but I think that's part of the philosophy of Skywalk. Not everyone wants to be a competition level pilot - but everyone wants to have fun, be safe and enjoy their time in the sky. That's one of the reasons that Skywalk and I are a good fit for each other and why I'm happy to help promote Skywalk in Canada. Let the new adventure begin!