Resources

PPG Related Software & Downloads

2012-Mar-17 Added Wing Loading Converter Download

PPG Music

A small category, hopefully to grow

Web Address Highlights of its contents
The Flyer MP3 PPG Training Song by Jeff Goin. Sung by Bob Peters to instrumental of "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers.

PPG Software & Spreadsheets

Helmet repairs, radios, instrumentation, etc.

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Wing Loading Calculator (Osborne)

Wing Loading Comparison (Goin)

Here's a simple but super easy-to-use little spreadsheet to compare wing loadings based on entered weights. Thanks to Indy "Air Hog" Jeff Osborne.
Wing Loading Comparison was a spreadsheet Jeff Goin did while putting the PPG Bible together then cleaned up for public consumption.
Converter Readme file Converts a numeric input from from one unit to another. Miles to Kilometers, for example. Does mass, speed, distance, volume and many others. Thanks to Brad Weiss.
Skyman MX Weather Retriever for PDA's & PC's 2008-Jan-05 Aviation weather on your web-enabled portable device or computer. We tested this small program successfully on a PC for retrieving aviation hourly reports, forecasts and winds aloft using Zip code for location. Written by Scott Adair.
PPG Logbook 2008-Jan-16 Logbook program for tracking times, launch types and others in an easy-to-use program that offers totals in several ways. Written by Scott Adair.
Wind Chill Calculatorwd 2008-Jan-06 Wind Chill Calculator. If you fly in the winter this is simple way to see what your skin feels. Of course there are charts that do this but the program is another approach. Written by Glen Boyd.
Prop Speed Selector Advanced
Help
How big should the prop for your motor be? What RPM does it need to spun. What tip speeds will it get? Although designed for Radio Controlled engines, their bigger ones get close to ours. Thanks to Terry Lutke.
Prop Pitch Calculator (link) Calculate the appropriate prop pitch including reduction drive numbers. This is made for ultralights and on the original Culver Props site.
Glide Calculator by Glen Boyd,
Explanation (word document)
2007-Oct-10 An easy way to "What If" your flights over unlandable terrain. You can't glide as far into the wind but how far can you go? This makes it easy, just don't drop your computer while flying. Updated to be an executable program. No longer requires running in excel.

Educational, Support and Training Materials

Helmet repairs, radios, instrumentation, etc.

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Search & Rescue Syllabus

Article about SAR (Link to Chapter 30)

Converts a numeric input from from one unit to another. Miles to Kilometers, for example. Does mass, speed, distance, volume and many others. Thanks to Brad Weiss.

Graphics, Brochures & Other visual goodies

 

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Powered Paragliding Information Brochure

This provides quick, accurate answers to the many questions posed by curious onlookers. You can download and print this on  normal paper although it looks much nicer when printed on tri-fold glossy 8.5 x 11 brochure paper.

It has more information than the USPPA's landowner brochure since it does not have a waiver on the back. The landowner brochure is better for giving to a skeptical property owner who's land you want to launch from.

A version of this brochure (without the cool footflyer logo) has been professionally printed by USPPA which sells them for $15 per 100 which is dramatically less than the cost of 4-color 2-sided copies from a home printer. They had 5000 printed to bring the cost way down for individuals. Order them from www.usppa.org, you do not need to be a member.

Interactive Periodic Table (Link for the latest)

Local Flash Copy,
Table GIF image

This Flash table will help our more industrious pilots mix up some good stuff. Credit to TouchSpin Design's Brian who has created an amazing tool. Mouse over each element and its detailed information appears in the center and gets graphed below. This cool tool is frequently updated

I know, this has nothing to do with PPG but it's just geeky cool enough to include.

Another one that has a unique temperature slider shows what form each element takes as you run the temperature from absolute 0 (everything is solid) to over 6000C (everything is gas). It's PTable.com

Widescreen Wallpaper
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Desktop1680Ultimate.jpg (93496 bytes)

Normal Screen Wallpaper
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Desktop1280Ultimate.jpg (54041 bytes)

The fall 2006 central Baja trip "Planes, Hurricanes, Boats and PPG's" provided some of the best picture taking opportunities I've ever had. This one is my favorite and so I've made it into a wallpaper sized jpg image. Feel free to download either version for use on a computer as wallpaper.

There are 4 versions. If your screen is bigger than 1440 pixels, use one of the larger versions. If it is the more standard 1280 pixels or smaller, than use the smaller one. One version in each size has "Powered Paragliding The Ultimate High" on it.

Based on the popular motivational posters, this one highlights our conquest over gravity. Pilot Dave Moore squirts through a corn canyon in northern Illinois.

Here is a high resolution, *5 Mb* file for printing up to 20" wide.

Photo and graphics by Jeff Goin.

11/11/2008 Based on the popular motivational posters, this one highlights our conquest over gravity. Pilot Dave Moore squirts through a corn canyon in northern Illinois.

Here is a high resolution, *2 Mb* file for printing up to 20" wide.

Photo and graphics by Jeff Goin.

These versions were created in Corel Draw and based loosely on the international handicapped sign. The idea came from seeing a similar sign on a bus used for transporting powered paragliding gear.

You can download the line-art versions for use by a sign shop. The two most popular formats are Adobe Illustrator PPGWheelChair.ai or Corel Draw PPGWheelchair.cdr.

2007-10-08 Scott Clark of the Chicago area came up with this humorous warning of a "No Fly Zone." I redid it as a moderately high-res gif image for best compression. Click on the image to open up the full sized version.
Know of any other good graphics?

Let us know at contact. Thanks!