Powered paragliding, aka Paramotoring, is the flying of our dreams.
it can be weirdly risky to the uninformed which is why our products were
created--to offer reliable, entertaining
information that reduces risk and increases fun.
The best-selling PPG
Bible, in its fifth edition, takes you from "first sight to first
flight" and way beyond, helping you aviate confidently in the national airspace
system while enjoying the ride.
New FootFlyer Coming!
We are painstakingly moving content to the FootFlyer site and it
looks to be complete by June 1. This is an immense undertaking because of
the shear number of articles involved. Updates are being made on some of the
content and new articles have been added. It will be easier to navigate in
most ways and much, MUCH easier to consume on mobile. For us it will be
immensely easier to add quality new material.
Some of the articles, like for airspace, law, safety, and others have
been improved and modernized.
It is a professionally designed Wordpress site with an industry standard shopping cart system.
There will be bugs to iron out, of course, but the main
goodies will be immediately available, including all the articles indexed by
Chapter of the PPG Bible. And a *LOT* of articles have also been linked in
the same way that weren't before. Now it's just a matter of assigning a
category. The user selects the category and all related articles get listed.
In Wordpress nomenclature they are "posts."
When things are loaded and working, we'll do the big cutover.
3 sample pages
We have fine control, spectacular views, and practical
portability while enjoying an affordable way to fly. 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.
Go here for
deals on paramotor education combos.
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.
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"The more you see the world in black and white, the less accurate is your
"It's not how many hours you have; it's what you've done with the
hours you've had."
"Intelligence plays second fiddle to motivation for actually getting
"Regarding people: Leave 'em better than you found 'em."
"If there's air there, it should be flown in."
"Tolerance is the grease of a healthy society."
"Just because a saying is elegant doesn't mean it's true."
"How can you tell when your paramotor is about to quit?
"We're not paramotor pilots.
We're mechanics who occasionally
test our work."
lead a brain to knowledge, but you can't make it think."
"If you want to make enemies, try to
- Woodrow Wilson
"Take your life into your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing:
there's no one to blame." - Erica
"Life is a learning curve, enjoy the climb."
- Jeff Goin & Tim Kaiser
"We fly at the pleasure of the people, piss enough of them off and we
won't fly anymore."
- Jerry Daniele
"I don't believe in pilot error. Every trip, tumble, and bruise was
executed by me flawlessly."
- Jim Doyle
1. Skimp on maintenance at your
own peril. Eventually, it will
2. See what could be a better paramotor.
3. Just for fun:, hanging out the window of a Boeing 737.