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Fraud Alert: paramotors - glider.com

Mar 5, 2017 by Kevin Douglas

Another fraudulent international website has popped up purporting to sell paramotor gear. It was brought to my attention by Kevin Douglas and I checked with one of the manufacturers listed and they indeed they do not wholesale to this company. It looks very much like another scam site listed below.

DO NOT USE www.paramotors - glider . com (spaces added to avoid increasing their search standing).

The scam is simple, they get your money and you get nothing. Being in a country with minimal consumer protection mechanism there's no practical recourse. It's the hard reality of buying online from unknown sources.

Kevin, who alerted us, said he asked for proof of inventory and never heard back from them. Eventually they will come up with a way to show pictures of inventory, though, so "buyer beware!"

Fraud Alert: Review of Paramotors-Engine.com Scam

Oct 29, 2014 by John Pratt, updated 2016-04-04

You may find these people if you search for "Paramotor-Engines.com" but the site is "www.paramotors-engine.com". They show on page one of Google, too, when searching for "Paramotor Engines for sale."

Would you send money overseas for a big-ticket item? Maybe, if it's a company with a spotless reputation but, even then I'd be leery.

Sending money to a company with little reputation based primarily on their website is absolute folly. There is an outfit in Indonesia called Paramotors-engine, not Paramotor-Engines.com although don't be surprised if they eventually reserve that one, too. It has a polished and plausible web site with working options for wire transfers that purports to sell Parajet, Air Conception and others for a price too good to be true. Sure enough, it's not true--they're a scam.

Parajet apparently gets a call once a month or so from people who have sent big money to these guys and unfortunately there's nothing anyone can do at that point.

This is one more reason to buy local from someone with a sound reputation, ideally your instructor, if at all possible. Even more than all the practical and social reasons for doing so, a good, thorough instructor DESERVES it!

2016-04-04 We got an email from someone asking about this site. They did some research, namely asking one manufacturer (Air Conception) about the site who also said that it's a scam.

 

Paramotor on Microsoft Flight Simulator

2016-01-16 Paramotor Makes Its Simulator Debut

For the first time that we're aware of Microsoft's Flight Simulator X now has a paramotor available. It also has been added to Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D flight simulator.

The press release says Franz Luftfahrt designed it to have Smooth skin, bone animated pilot and wing movement (a technique used in all advanced animation) including full animated Pilots body movement and an animated "wing up" sequence.

More information and purchase is available at www.fsPilotShop.com

 

FootFlyer Revamp

Dec 5, 2015

We're finally doing it. Footflyer is being revamped for two primary reasons.

First is making it look better on mobile. That's why you'll notice increasing numbers of pages will have one less column and the font size has been increased from 9 to 10.

Second is to free it from an outdated method of navigation so it can weaned off of an outdated authoring program. We looked at a content management system but it would take many HUNDREDS of hours to transfer everything which means that large parts of the site would have been abandoned. Tradeoffs. This is the 90% solution for 5% of the effort.

It will be a work in progress and a learning process.

The latest and greatest in our wonderful world of paraflight.


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