Across The Country On A Powered Chute

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Nobody seems more excited about the Sport Pilot era than the powered-parachute community, and in their latest eruption of enthusiasm, the PowerChute Education Foundation (PCEF) has announced plans for a coast-to-coast trip for next spring. The 3,000-mile, 53-leg excursion aims to educate the public about sport flying and raise money for charity. Pilot Baron Tayler will make the trip in about eight weeks, including multiple stopovers and media events. Local parachute pilots are invited to fly along The PCEF Web site will post daily photos and videos during the trip. The itinerary includes a launch in San Diego, Calif., and ends in South Carolina. The trip will raise money for Emergency Low Level Aerial Search & Surveillance, a project of the PowerChute Education Foundation. The project supports police, fire departments and search-and-rescue teams by providing air support with powered parachutes.