See also www.PPGTruth.com.
Dell Schanze, How to Deal With A Narcissist.
See also Dell
Schanze, How to REALLY Muck It Up
Dell Schanze's Original Scam "Organization" WPSDA
Dell Schanze's New Low, a fake "Organization" to sell gear: WPPGA World
Powered Paragliding Association
Schanze Gets Entire Oregon Beach Closed to Paramotoring
See also Dell Schanze
Gets San Diego's Imperial Beach closed to all Ultralights
Schanze causes midair crash
If you've searched for Powered Paragliding on the internet you have,
no doubt, come across Dell Schanze, who has made it his mission to
inundate YouTube with incessant videos making ridiculously grandiose
claims and spewing complete fabrications. Even more amazingly, he is
promoting a fake "organization" in an effort to sell his
particular brand of paramotor which, not surprisingly, is the only one
that passes his own made-up "certification" standards. He arrogantly
proclaims to be world champion at this and that but it's all a remarkable lie.
The only time he competed in a sanctioned competition against other real
pilots he was beat.
In all my
years I have never experienced any human, in any capacity, that is so
willing to lie -- to say anything completely oblivious to the truth and
frequently verifiably so. People fall for it because they are
simply not prepared for someone lying to them with so much conviction.
Not only does he have no concern whatsoever for truth, but he's
willing to say ANYTHING to sell his gear. It is remarkable and, sadly, people
do occasionally fall for it.
You'd think that when someone notices only one paramotor is
ostensibly "certified" that they'd raise an eyebrow. Most do. But every
now and then, someone actually buys into it. In my opinion, and that of
many others, supporting this man is no less than supporting a criminal.
Shame on U-Turn, shame on Vitorazzi and anyone else who supplies him or
buys from him.
Imagine if it were the world of cars and Chevy created an
"organization" that ostensibly certified cars for safety and, not
surprisingly, only Chevy's pass their tests. Most people would be
embarrassed to own a Chevy and very good reason--its an insult to their
I and a few others are lightning rods for Dell's tirades because we're
willing to call him out despite his vitriolic response. But many aren't
willing to endure. The graphic below is a good example. It was produced by a professional
designer who sent it to me with the request that his name not be used. He
is, thankfully, a new pilot who recognized, early on, Dell's caustic influence on our tiny sport
and wanted to help. You'll find his anonymity request quite telling.
"I have seen the slander that Dell can produce when he
fixates his hatred on something or someone, and I would like to
keep me and my family out of it"
There's a lot more to the web of deceit spun by Dell but this touches
If you have any doubt as to the horrendous effect
Dell Schanze has on our sport look at
One of Dell's Stunts. Then realize that, as a result of this and a
few others he did, the entire coast of Oregon was shut down to
Do everyone a favor and steer completely clear of
anything related to Dell Schanze, U-Turn, Flattop paramotors, or
anything else he sells.
His claims that other paramotors are "death traps" is
no different than Hummer saying that any other car is a "death trap."