I have been fortunate enough to meet some amazing people through my limited involvement in this paramotor community. One of those individuals is Matt Woodworth. He has been one of the personalities that I have enjoyed following and watching on YouTube as his own progression through the sport has matured. I recently had a chance to join him for an impromptu fly in of sorts. After flying we had the chance to share dinner together and we exchanged stories about life and how we ended up where we were. I shared my story about my time in Iraq and subsequent founding of Resurgence PPG. This video is his response to the impact that my story had on his own view of me, veterans and social issues in general. I appreciate his perspective and how he shares our story. Enjoy
What a busy few weeks for Resurgence PPG. The beginning of April found me back at the Lake Wales Airport with the folks from Aviator PPG and the Paradigm Aerobatic Team. I was lucky enough to help them as they were preparing their equipment for the Sun 'N Fun Airshow in Lakeland FL the following week. It was a great experience to be in the company of some of the most talented pilots in the world. They were super accommodating and welcomed me with open arms. I am truly humbled by their friendship.
Once I returned from Florida I spent a few short weeks flying locally around the Charlotte area with some new paramotor friends. I was fortunate enough to participate in supporting the Independence Fund's First Annual Heroes Golf Classic at the Ballantyne Resort in Charlotte NC. Mark Huneycutt and I were fortunate enough to be able to fly over and around the resort sharing the joy and accessibility of the sport with all the attendees. It is a flight I won't soon forget.
As April slipped into May, I was on the road again heading to the Bad Apples Hodges Field Fly In down in Americus GA. This was an exceptional event put on for the first time by the Bad Apples club out of Georgia. The field was amazing, the flying fantastic and the people were awesome. This was exactly why I wanted to get into this amazing sport. We received plenty of friendly support from the pilots and friends at the fly in. It made my first flying experience at such an event super memorable.
Huge thanks to Eric Farewell, Travis Burns, Kyle Mooney, Mark Huneycutt, Matt Woodworth, Ross Gassaway, Andrew Solano, and everyone else that made the experience truly amazing.
We are looking forward to another fly in later this summer in Mountain City TN. Hope to see everyone there.
Blue Skies and God Bless
This image is of Todd Scandrett and Mark Huneycutt flying over the Ballantyne Resort and Golf Club in support of the Independence Fund Heroes Classic Golf Tournament, April 2018.