Fraud Alert: paramotors - glider.com
Mar 5, 2017 by Kevin Douglas
Another fraudulent international website has popped up purporting to
sell paramotor gear. It was brought to my attention by Kevin Douglas and
I checked with one of the manufacturers listed and they indeed they do
not wholesale to this company. It looks very much like another scam site
DO NOT USE www.paramotors - glider . com (spaces added to avoid
increasing their search standing).
The scam is simple, they get your money and you get nothing. Being in a
country with minimal consumer protection mechanism there's no practical
recourse. It's the hard reality of buying online from unknown sources.
Kevin, who alerted us, said he asked for proof of inventory and never
heard back from them. Eventually they will come up with a way to show
pictures of inventory, though, so "buyer beware!"
Fraud Alert: Review of Paramotors-Engine.com Scam
Oct 29, 2014 by John Pratt, updated 2016-04-04
You may find these people if you search for "Paramotor-Engines.com" but the
site is "www.paramotors-engine.com".
They show on page one of Google, too, when searching for "Paramotor Engines
Would you send money overseas for a big-ticket item? Maybe, if it's a
company with a spotless reputation but, even then I'd be leery.
Sending money to a company with little reputation based primarily on their
website is absolute folly. There is an outfit in Indonesia called
Paramotors-engine, not Paramotor-Engines.com although don't be surprised if
they eventually reserve that one, too. It has a polished and plausible web site
with working options for wire transfers that purports to sell Parajet, Air
Conception and others for a price too good
to be true. Sure enough, it's not true--they're a scam.
Parajet apparently gets a call once a month or so from people who have sent
big money to these guys and unfortunately there's nothing anyone can do at
This is one more reason to buy local from someone with a sound reputation,
ideally your instructor, if at all possible. Even more than all the
practical and social reasons for doing so, a good, thorough instructor
2016-04-04 We got an email from someone
asking about this site. They did some research, namely asking one
manufacturer (Air Conception) about the site who also said that it's a scam.
Paramotor on Microsoft Flight Simulator
2016-01-16 Paramotor Makes Its Simulator Debut
For the first time that we're aware of Microsoft's Flight Simulator X now
has a paramotor available. It also has been added to Lockheed Martin's
Prepar3D flight simulator.
The press release says Franz Luftfahrt designed it to have Smooth skin, bone
animated pilot and wing movement (a technique used in all advanced
animation) including full animated Pilots body movement and an animated
"wing up" sequence.
More information and purchase is available at
Dec 5, 2015
We're finally doing it.
Footflyer is being revamped for two primary reasons.
First is making it look
better on mobile. That's why you'll notice increasing numbers of pages
will have one less column and the font size has been increased from 9 to
Second is to free it from
an outdated method of navigation so it can weaned off of an outdated
authoring program. We looked at a content management system but it would
take many HUNDREDS of hours to transfer everything which means that
large parts of the site would have been abandoned. Tradeoffs. This is
the 90% solution for 5% of the effort.
It will be a work in
progress and a learning process.