By uvflyer - Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:50 am
Okay. Now for the negatives.
- A loss of that "challenge" of staying aloft, which is an inspiration and motivator all in itself. At first it can be like activating "God Mode" in a first-person shooter game, but the novelty can quickly wear off. You need to be creative and able to set yourself tasks.
- Constant vigilance for other air traffic.
- Restraint in posting all your mid-winter FLPHG videos when your fellow free-fliers haven't been able to fly for months.
- Assume that your engine will fail at any time. (No flying low over water, forest, built-up areas or other places where there are no landing options.)
- Much more detailed checks for corrosion, fouling, fatigue cracks and loose fittings.
- Finding other FLPHG buddies to fly with (you may be the only one in your local area).
- I don't carry my bags with me, so if I ever have to land out somewhere, packing up my gear will be more difficult.
- I can only walk in a forwards direction when on the ground (the rear skids won't let you walk backwards).