Microlights in Siem Reap

Aug 31st, 2010, 01:28 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,418
Microlights in Siem Reap

Been up for a couple of flights now and enjoyed it immensely
http://www.skyventure.org/

A daybreak flight over Angkor Wat is particularly impressive. The airstrip is near the Rulous group.

Add it to the list of "other things to do in Siem Reap".
offwego is offline  
Aug 31st, 2010, 01:44 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,466
Wow thanks Lori will check that out!
Smeagol is offline  
Aug 31st, 2010, 08:25 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,281
Hi Lori- Did you fly solo? Has their been many crashes with these things?
Mango7 is offline  
Aug 31st, 2010, 09:39 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,466
I just checked this out. OMG i could never do that I would be too scared!!! Kudos to you Lori for doing that!
Smeagol is offline  
Aug 31st, 2010, 10:29 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 6,342
There was just an accident with one of these ultralights in Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island. The owner of the company and his girlfriend were taking a morning flight over the bay when crack....they plunged a couple hundred feet straight down into the ocean.....terrible
hawaiiantraveler is offline  
Aug 31st, 2010, 12:00 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,281
Yowch. I'm not getting on one unless there's a chute.
Mango7 is offline  
Aug 31st, 2010, 12:32 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,892
Looks like fun, except for the crashing, plunging part...
Craig is offline  
Sep 15th, 2010, 09:27 AM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,418
Wow what a bunch of chickens my fodors friends are!

I think the ultraglide has a much better chance of surviving a crash landing than the silver bullet you plummet through space in or your way over!
offwego is offline  
Sep 15th, 2010, 11:24 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 32,689
I'll plead nolo contendere to being chicken.

While an accident in an ultralight is more survivable, the likelihood that the ultralight would crash is much higher than that of the silver bullet crashing. I'll take those odds.
Kathie is offline  
Sep 15th, 2010, 03:07 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 6,342
Wuss or wussies(plural) I think are the politically correct terms

One witness in Kona said the microlight dropped straight down like a bowling ball into the ocean. I guess it was the weight of the engine........................> splash

I can't imagine which would be worse, tumbling for thousands of feet in a minute or so or the quick drop and splat. Your right Lori maybe the quick drop and splat sounds better
hawaiiantraveler is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:37 AM.