The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

First flight

powered parachute


I finished triming off 2 and a half minutes of my powered parachute video recently and posted it on our ClinchTrails.com site. If you look closely you can see a bald eagle resting in a tree when we fly over the river.

It takes 15 to 20 hours of instruction to obtain the new Sport Pilot certification which allows you to operate a 2 seater legally.

Powered parachute flying is mainly a warm weather sport, and even then you usually have to restrict flying to a few hours in the morning and evening when the winds are below 15 mph.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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