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The flying of our dreams

The best-selling PPG Bible, in its fifth edition, takes you from “first sight to first flight” and way beyond.

And for future teachers of the sport there’s the Paraglider & Paramotor Instructor Book.

Powered paragliding, aka Paramotoring, is the flying of our dreams. But it can be weirdly risky to the uninformed which is why our products were created–to offer reliable, entertaining information that reduces risk and increases fun.

The best-selling PPG Bible, in its fifth edition, takes you from “first sight to first flight” and way beyond, helping you aviate confidently in the national airspace system while enjoying the ride.

We have fine control, spectacular views, and practical portability while enjoying an affordable way to fly. 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!

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, all about fun.

Education

Knowledge is power. The power to survive, thrive, improve, and to excel.

Books

Definitive sources for paragliding & paramotor information from leading instructors.

Videos

See the fun, hear the fun, have the fun: comprehensive training to tales of adventure.

Reviews

Honest reviews of paramotor and related gear. No advertising, no preconditions, no B.S.

Education

Articles Organized by Chapters of the Powered Paragliding Bible and For Troubleshooting Problems.

We are all about education. Besides the book, we strive to make this website a repository of useful, reliable information for pilots starting or continuing their life aloft.

As such, we’ve provided several areas that get updated periodically, adding to what’s in the PPG Bible. Sometimes it’s detail that could be distracting when just learning. 

There are also extra chapters that cover even more material that didn’t warrant inclusion in the book.

 

 

Recent Articles

Accident analysis, events, and musings on the sport are added on a periodic basis.

Reviews

Whenever possible, gear is reviewed while the manufacturer or dealer is present so they can make adjustments or explanations to help ensure a fair trial. I want to know for my own benefit. Gear can be uncomfortable, or even dangerous if these adjustments aren't made...

Political

Political, Financial & Miscellaneous: Another view of the people and happenings on Earth We Americans are far from perfect. As individuals we have the same variety as people anywhere else on the globe. Some of us are incredibly arrogant and disrespectful while...

How Good is (was) my Training?

Ask these questions before starting any training program. Your life may depend on it. Training and the first few flights are risk intensive. See how your school stacks up. There are recommended practices that come from watching the accidents over many years and...

Icarus X Series Race Fatality

A pilot participating in the UK Icarus X Series paramotor race has died. It's a tragedy on many levels but mostly for the family, of course. These are nearly always vibrant people in prime condition who love life. As one who competed for years in more "traditional"...

Plant City Isn’t Just For Strawberries

This place is my proverbial back yard and I knew nothing about it. Five miles south of Plant City, FL, just south of George Farkas' slice of heaven, are rough rolling hills carved by long-done mining that left a delectable playground for paramotor tree slalomists....

Is More Power Safer?

I get questions about paramotors that sometimes include the comment: "I'd like to have extra power in case of emergencies." It's a common and sensible desire, but is it a good idea? And if so, how important is it? Before throwing in my 2 cents, I'd suggest getting...

Paramotor, TSA, Explosives, & the QS-220B

Before starting a 3-day work trip, I couldn't resist the misty calm that called from outside. It would be a fine time to experience sunrise over Polk County and a welcome refresh. Not only because I hadn't flown in a while, but because ground fog conspired with sky to...

Paramotor Tandem Trike Crash into Crowd

This was asking for it. A paramotor tandem was launching in a crowded area with people all around, including at the end of his "runway." He barely gets airborne then, just a few feet above the ground, and barely climbing, he turns. The turn may have felt necessary...

Essential Reading

Powered Paragliding Bible 5

The widely acclaimed authoritative source on powered paragliding encompasses everything from first sight to first flight. It combines knowledge and wisdom from the multiyear #1 ranked pilot in the U.S., and many of the sport’s leading instructors. More importantly, it comes from a passion to get reliable knowledge in the hands of those who want it.

Master Powered Paragliding DVDs

The Master series of videos takes a new pilot to the next level of paramotor flying. They show concisely how to master maneuvers and techniques that improve pilot skills, handle higher winds, handle more turbulence, fly more precisely and a host of others.

the most amazing way to fly ever devised

Paragliding is the simplest form of flight: no plane, no windows, minimal frame — just you in control, flying through the air.

Paramotors aren’t fast, they take a lot of effort to launch, they require an associate degree in two stroke mechanics and don’t allow you to carry much. So what’s the big deal?

Get good training

Important questions to ask before starting any training program. Your life may depend on it!

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