Thursday, 14 June 2007

First UK Paramotor fatality

Sad to learn today that one of my flying colleagues Julius Gee (24 yrs old) has become the first British Paramotor fatality in the UK. He was the first to congratulate me on my maiden flight in rain - where I picked up my nickname of "rainman" - I had been fed up waiting for a break in the clouds!! His father Andy, who was always with him, helped me prep up to take off, warning me of all the hazards before my take off, a lovely family.
Sadly he was doing some low spirals, and although an excellent pilot, it reminds us all that when we push the limits there is a risk. He died however, doing what he loved best. See you in the clouds Julius.

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