Educational by Chapter of the Powered Paragliding Bible

I: First Flight

01 Training Process

02 Gearing Up

03 Handling the Wing

04 Prep For 1st Flight

05 The Flight

06 Flying With Wheels 

II: Spreading Wings

07 Weather Basics

08 The Law

09 Airspace   

10 Flying Anywhere

11 Controlled Airports

12 Setup & Mx

13 Flying Cross Country

14 Flying With Others

III: Mastery

15 Adv Ground Handling

16 Precision Flying

17 Challenging Sites

18 Advanced Maneuvers

19 Risk Management

20 Competition

21 Free Flight Transition

IV: Theory

22 Aerodynamics

23 Motor & Propeller

24 Weather & Wind

25 Roots: Our History

V: Choosing Gear

26 The Wing

27 The Motor Unit

28 Accessories

29 Home Building

VI: Getting the Most

30 Other Uses

31 Traveling With Gear

32 Photography

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33 Organizing Fly-Ins

34 Places To Fly

35 Preserving the Sport

36 Tandem

Chapter 09: Airspace & Charts

Section II Spreading Your Wings | See other PPG Bible Additions | Flying Sites and their airspace

When Control Towers Close  Class E Surface Area  Indian Land Maps  Overview  Changing ABC's  Washington Airspace  What's Out There?  Getting Permission  Where Heavies Fly  We're Not Alone  Crossing The Line

See also Indians Declare Airspace War  When Airport Managers Don't Want Us

Can I launch here? you ask. Probably, but there are some things you must know.

In the U.S. our freedom is inspiring; we can fly just about anywhere with few restrictions but, like all freedoms, that privilege carries great responsibility. Knowing the airspace and adhering to its restrictions is the only we collectively will keep enjoying our freedom.

Those who doubt the need to protect our freedom need only look to our flying friends in the Washington D.C. area. They can no longer fly in their home area due to security restrictions. Regardless of what anyone thinks about those restrictions, they are a reality to many who now must travel a long way to fly. We owe it to the continuance of our minimally regulated status to learn and respect the airspace we fly in!

Another useful resource is the flying sites section. It provides a practical guide to the airspace issues surrounding numerous popular PPG locations.


Where the Heavies Fly
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If you fly anywhere near big airports, or those served by jets, this will graphically show where the jets fly as they arrive and depart.  

© 2016 Jeff Goin & Tim Kaiser   Remember: If there's air there, it should be flown in!