You are here:   Pilot Blogs
  |  Login
 WW Team Blogs
This is the Wills Wing Team Pilots competition blog. Here you can keep up with the various members of our team as they progress through the competition season.
Jul 18

Written by: Jeff Shapiro
7/18/2010 11:35 PM 

It's been a crazy month. After losing a good friend in a back country skiing accident (more later), I've been trying to appreciate and to be present for every moment of every day. I've been flying as much as possible, running daily to train for an ultrathon that I signed up to do in the Fall and sewing like a mad man to get as many customer harnesses done before I leave for Italy as is possible. The balance has been complete by being able to work at home where quiet family time happens throughout portions of every day.

I took a short break to run down for a flight at King where Seth Warren stopped to collect footage for his sequel to his award winning KAVU, KEEN, Cliffbar film "Nature Propelled". Unfortunately, although it was looking good at 9am, by 11 the sky turned black and we drove through rain and lightning all the way back to Montana. Either way, it was just nice to be back down there. The Lost River Range is a special place.

I arrived home just in time to take advantage of some scratchy local conditions and was able to squeak out a couple of fun XC flights. A visiting pilot from AZ "Andy" was cool enough to drive for me one day and picked me up in the early evening in this beautiful field. Thanks Andy!

Been sewing ever since. The new harnesses are coming together really clean. I feel like the process of building them (although still very custom) has become refined and the results are tangibly improved. I'm really proud of how they're turning out and look forward to seeing the pilots I'm bringing them to (in Italy) flying in the mountains in their new Coverts.


6 comment(s) so far...

Re: Getting ready for Rome

I was getting tired of looking at "The Lady" Enjoyed the up to date Blog. Keep 'em coming

By Tutu on   7/21/2010 4:38 PM

Re: Getting ready for Rome

It is like most times a pleasure browsing your blog entriesYou certainly have some agreeable opinions and views. Your blog provides a fresh look at the subject.

By abercrombie & fitch london on   7/26/2010 8:35 AM

Re: Getting ready for Rome

Whether you’re post-holing up a ridge or sledding with the kids, The North Face designed the Men’s Atlas Triclimate Jacket to protect you from the elements without bogging you down. This
North Face Flight Jackets’s shell features HyVent waterproof breathable material and taped seams to help you stay dry inside and out, even when you exert. Wear the shell and midweight fleece liner on cold, wet days, and wear the shell alone when temps climb but a storm is in the forecast.

By north face on   9/16/2010 9:43 PM

Re: Getting ready for Rome

Measuring approximately 35,000 sq ft, the "replica bags Galleries" is the largest project Selfridges has ever undertaken. It contains six salons and 11 boutiques or 'themed replica bags chanel' that have been uniquely crafted to reflect each brand

By replica bags on   9/25/2010 7:00 PM

Re: Getting ready for Rome

replica bag's is a reflection of Coco Chanel's apartment in Paris, while Jimmy Choo's is adorned with hand-painted gold foil wallpaper. With over 100,000 pairs available at any one time, the department boasts everything from the world's largest Haviana wall to the latest designer collections by Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, replica Chanel and Gucci

By replica bag on   9/25/2010 7:01 PM

Re: Getting ready for Rome

Their Replica Accessories orders will be delivered in seven weeks' time – a speeded-up Fake Accessories version of the long-established catwalk-to-wardrobe cycle which makes a mockery of the usual four-month wait.

By Fake Accessories on   9/25/2010 7:01 PM

Your name:
Your website:
Add Comment   Cancel 
 Search Input