Flight training

Renowned American skateboarder Ryan Johnson from Fresno, California shows a young Cayman resident some of the techniques of skateboarding during a lesson at the Black Pearl Skating Park this week. Johnson is here on a two-week stay offering skateboarding lessons at the recently opened park. ‘In terms of creativity and in offering new lines, it’s one of the best in the world,’ Johnson said about the Black Pearl Park, comparing it to facilities in Calgary, Alberta and Louisville, Kentucky. Johnson said he has found the interest in skateboarding in Cayman very positive. ‘I’m really enjoying myself,’ he said. ‘I want to come back.’