Powered paragliding lets us realize our most amazing dreams of
flight. But be educated! This website is
dedicated to unbiased, helpful
information. The PPG
Bible, now in its third edition, is a collaborative effort that takes you from "first sight to
first flight" and way, way beyond, helping you aviate confidently in the national airspace
system while having a blast along the way. Enjoy the ride!
Master PPG 3: Inflight Precision!
Whilst the north shivers, Florida flies. It was good to be in Florida.
Our path to freedom gives fine control, spectacular views and practical
portability to flight. The sport offers a safe and affordable way into the
air but there is a lot to know. 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! Now, finally, there's 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, still about fun.
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
Dec 6, 2012 With Video 3 released, work continues on
finishing the Master series of videos that will take a new pilot to the next
level of paramotor flying. These four videos will show concisely and clearly how to
do, then how to practice, maneuvers and techniques to improve pilot
skills, handle higher winds, handle more turbulence, fly precisely and a
host of othres.
It employs a number of camera techniques, mounts, animations, and
graphics to make it
crystal clear how the techniques are done. This isn't a "show-off"
production, it's a training tool, with emphasis on clarity. Each 65 minute
edition will be carefully narrated and tightly cut with music. We hope to
make them entertaining, yes, but above all, effective.
High Def video equipment will be employed along with other tools to
improve quality. Steadicam, helmet cam, and a swiveling frame-mount cam will
help make for a professional product. Several segments will include multiple
cameras to let the viewer see the pilot's actions up close with an inset
shot showing how the wing behaves. Plus, 3-D animation is also being
employed in places where it makes the clearest presentation of certain
concepts that only animation can pull off.
more details and a trailer.
A fun, fast paced and humorous romp with our sport's most passionate
people. Experience the people and their pleasures through the running of a
National PPG Convention. Includes some aerial ballet from other places as
Includes a brief preview of Risk & Reward and the "Powered
Paragliding Bible." You'll also see the the U.S. Competition circuit
explained and watch Eric Dufour turn a record time on the challenging
cloverleaf course. This is certainly not a training video but does
showcase some examples of the good, the...well, you get the idea.
We Fly is an incredible story, with incredible
flying, that showcases what compels us aloft. But its also an
interesting romp that even non-flyers enjoy. This beautifully rendered documentary, set
to a rousing score, will take your breath away.
In the lineup of fun-to-watch paramotor videos, this is tops. Far from
being just another bunch of beautiful flying, it is a fun, compelling story.
See how Phil Russman wound up stranded on a beach, facing an overnight in
his wing while his buddies kicked back aboard the ship, dining on fruit and
1. Skimp on maintenance at your
own peril. Eventually it will
2. See what could be a better paramotor.
2. Just for the fun of it, hanging out the window of a Boeing 737.