Powered paragliding indulges our dreams of
flight. But be educated! We specialize in unbiased, helpful, and
information. The best-selling PPG
Bible, in its fouth edition, takes you from "first sight to
first flight" and way, way beyond, helping you aviate confidently in the national airspace
system while having a blast along the way. Enjoy the ride!
Grayscales are gone: Here is the new
Section IV Cover (Photo of Ryan Shaw by Frank Simonnet).
This is the most significant revision to date,
here is more on the changes.
Our path to freedom offers fine control, spectacular views and practical
portability to flight. The sport offers a safe and affordable way into the
air but there is a lot to know. Experienced pilots make it look easy and
their skill makes it so.
But sword-swallowing looks easy, just shove the thing down your throat,
right? You bet there's more than meets the eye! The PPG bible, along with Risk & Reward (video) and other information
available here can help you survive and prosper at this incredible trip to
the skies. Plus, we'll try to keep you entertained in the process. This
is, after all, all about fun.
Get good training!
Go here to see if your Instructor / School makes the grade.
here for an
informative overview of airspace as it applies to ultralight pilots,
particularly PPG pilots. Know where class E and
G airspace is. That's where we fly.
This image shows all the basic parts of a powered paraglider in an
easy-to-see graphical form and has other information for new pilots. There
is a huge bunch of info, categorized by book chapters, under
The Master series of videos takes a new pilot to the next
level of paramotor flying. They show concisely how to
master maneuvers and techniques that improve pilot
skills, handle higher winds, handle more turbulence, fly more precisely and a
host of others.
Employing various camera techniques, mounts, animations, and
graphics, Master Powered Paragliding makes the subject matter
clear and shows how the techniques are done. This isn't a "show-off"
production, but rather a training tool, with emphasis on clarity. Each 70 to 100+ minute
edition is carefully narrated and tightly cut with music. They are
entertaining but, above all, they are effective.
High Def video and other tools improve quality. Steadicam, helmet cam, and a swiveling frame-mount cams
have made for a professional product. Frame cameras let the viewer see pilot actions up close. More
than anything else, advanced 3-D animation has been employed in places where it makes the clearest presentation
more details and a trailer.
A fun, fast paced and humorous romp with our sport's most passionate
people. Experience the people and their pleasures through the running of a
National PPG Convention. Includes some aerial ballet from other places as
Includes a brief preview of Risk & Reward and the "Powered
Paragliding Bible." You'll also see the the U.S. Competition circuit
explained and watch Eric Dufour turn a record time on the challenging
cloverleaf course. This is certainly not a training video but does
showcase some examples of the good, the...well, you get the idea.
1. Skimp on maintenance at your
own peril. Eventually it will
2. See what could be a better paramotor.
2. Just for the fun of it, hanging out the window of a Boeing 737.