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

Powered Paragliding Bible

Chapter 29: Home Building

Jan 20, 2016 | Section V Choosing Gear | SkyBolt PPG

Choices are limited for kits and the only one that we're aware of is although there may be others. Before buying a kit you should talk with someone who has built it to get the real story on how hard it is, how the parts go together, and whether they have good support in case a part is damaged in shipping or crashing.

Avoid the "EasyUp" plans at all costs, you may find them used. There is no secret, it's just an old design that I've never seen fly at any of hundreds of gatherings I've been to. The website is no longer functional (although it's there) but you may come across its plans for sale. Decent plans exist for a paramotor that has dozens of flying examples. They're free to rated pilots at There's nothing wrong with the little booklet but it's very dated. machine designed by Jeff Baumgartener. Plans are free to rated pilots.

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