Powered Parachute Flight 11-24-15

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 was a somewhat rare, sunny and nice November day in Indiana so I took advantage and made a two-hour flight in my powered parachute with the goal of taking lots of pictures of the Greenfield and New Palestine areas in Indiana.

I’d like to give a special thanks to C. Mark Tomlin (Black Rocket Photography) for the take-off and flyby photos. Be sure to check him out for senior and family portraits.

Here is the GPS track from the entire flight:

Stretching out before the long flight:

Building the wing:


Heading out:

Looking east toward Greenfield:
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Looking southeast toward Ridgewood Estates:
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Ridgewood Estates looking east from an altitude of around 1000′:
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Evens house:
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Richardson house:
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Holden house:
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Looking southeast along Harmony Trail and Peace St.:
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Looking southeast along Peace St. and Pleasant Dr.:
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Looking east-northeast toward Greenfield from above Ridgewood Estates:
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Ridgewood Estates looking toward the north from south of Jacobi Road:
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West side of Ridgewood looking toward the north:
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Distant view of Ridgewood looking towards the northeast:
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Closer now:
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Looking west:
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Looking north-northwest:
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Looking northeast:
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Smith farm looking southeast:
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…and looking west-southwest:
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Looking southwest towards New Palestine into the sun and haze:
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Looking southeast towards Shelbyville. Even with the haze you can see the smoke from the Knauf Fiberglass factory in Shelbyville along the horizon in the upper left of the photo:
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Here is a closeup crop of the Knauf factor from the above photo:
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Sullivan house on 200S:
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A very hazy downtown Indianapolis:
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Cain farm on 200 South:
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Looking southeast along the railroad towards Morristown and Rushville:
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Looking northeast towards Greenfield from Brookville road between 300W and 400W:
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New Palestine High School:
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Looking northwest over New Palestine from about 1000′ altitude:
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New Palestine High School and sports complex. Notice the Dragon football team on the field practicing for the state finals. Go Dragons!
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“New” bridge over Sugar Creek south of New Palestine:
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New Palestine Cemetery:
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Dragon football practice:
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Downtown Indianapolis:
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Looking along Brookville Road to downtown Indy:
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Looking east towards New Palestine:
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Stoffel and Snyder houses (friends of mine!):
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Looking toward downtown Indy along US 40:
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Looking east along I-70 towards Greenfield:
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Looking west along I-70 towards Indianapolis:
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View of downtown Indy from over runway 7-25 at Indianapolis Regional Airport:
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Gorgeous sunset after a perfect flight!
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Sunset behind the control tower at Indianapolis International Airport:
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