Title: Pilot jeopardizing people in Dimple Dell Park
Location: Dimple Dell Park, Sandy, Utah
Pilot weight (without motor): US Pounds
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Visibility: Dim light
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Narrative: A paramotor pilot was circling an area of the park where horse riders, dog walkers and individual were present. After being waved off once he/she returned to circle the people. My dog, spooked so badly, she bolted. I could not hold her back. Despite repeated attempts to waive the pilot off and his/her being able to see what was going on, he/she continued to circle overhead. I eventually could no longer hold the lease and lost her. God bless some of the individuals who saw her head toward the parking lot or I'd possible have lost her. Had a horse spooked, the rider and/or the animal could have been seriously injuried.
Behavior like this soils the reputation of your sport. I will be spending the coming months working to get paramotors banned from the park.
No photo on file.