Thanks Tony, Steingar, and Miss Kimberly, I'm truly loving this type of flying in addition to flying the Viking Witch (N8388W). I just got back from Denver a few weeks ago, where I took vacation before and after a work committment and was able to get in some free (motorless) flying off the Rockies. It's so incredibly fun sitting out there in a lawn-chair (harness), able to feel the wind and smell the smells. I put up a bunch of new vids: http://www.youtube.com/user/otisair if anyone is bored and would like have a look. Also, we'll be having a PPG / PPC (powered parachute) fly-in down at Campbell Field (9VG) in Virginia on Sep 30 - Oct 2, 2011. Fixed Wings are certainly welcomed but if it's possible to arrive in the middle of the day, that would be much appreciated (of course, the choice is always yours). PPG's fly primarily during the first 3 hours of daylight and the last 3 hours of day light when the thermals are week and the ride is relatively smooth. Paragliders, however, do look for thermal activity just as Gliders do. It's a different form of flying, but anyway... Also, Campbell Field has towed hang-glider rides as well but I'm not sure what the cost is. The PPG / PPC community will be camping out all weekend and runnin' around like a bunch of hillbillies for the most part, when not flying. We're planning on a few PPG related classes during the middle part of the day including maintenance, videography, tow-behind camera gliders (attached to wing), and perhaps FAR 103. Perhaps we'll get to see some of ya'll there.