When Jason Williams, of JWM Productions, a producer for
the History Channel, called me in the Spring of 2004, about including
powered paragliding in the series premier of Digging For The Truth with
host, Josh Bernstein, I volunteered immediately to demonstrate what a
PPG could accomplish in shooting exciting video.
The location was Chaco Canyon and the surrounding area
in New Mexico, the former home of the ancient Anasazi Indians.
Foot launching at over 5000 feet with a really big camera, a bottle of
water and my gear would be a challenge for any PPG. Thankfully, I
owned a Fly Gold 130 with a 28 horse power Simonini engine. I had
no problem getting into the air and proving that I could acquire footage
that would be impossible to get with the faster, more expensive aircraft
typically used in these situations.
Jason, Josh and the entire crew were ecstatic about the
results and since then I've been invited to other shoots with Josh,
including the Cahokia Indian Mounds and the Lost Colony of Roanoke.
Who knows where this will all lead in the future? I'm hoping to be
included in some future international location. Only time will
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