most complete reference manual on Powered Paragliding just got
better again!. Lots better. Color has been improved, new
diagrams were added, existing diagrams improved, and new photo techniques clearly show
progressive tasks, including launch and landing and animation extracts
have been added. There's brand new material including more on reflex
wings. New paramotor techniques and accumulated wisdom
since edition 2 came out have been incorporated. Thanks
to the many who have contributed suggestions and editing.
Even as a third edition it was an enormous undertaking. Hundreds of
hours were spent on editing, 3D animations, diagrams, and layout. This
was our largest print run to date which helped keep the price down in spite of higher
Some material is best presented in a plain, easy-to-read book. It provides
quick access to the exact subject matter with in-depth material that
is digestible at your own pace.
The PPG Bible is just such a book for the sport of paramotoring. It is a fun, informative, easy-to-understand and, most of all, thorough
treatment on the subject of powered paragliding.
You'll find a concise
presentation of material for anyone serious about
flying. It will be appreciated by those just learning to fly as well as those
wanting to master the sport, to explore all it has to offer
There is complete, but understandable coverage of airspace and regulations as
they apply to paramotor pilots. Edition Three has improved these diagrams
even more and new text improves clarity on this sometimes difficult (and
otherwise boring) subject.
If you are:
- Considering the sport? This will tell you all about what trade-offs are
made and what to avoid.
- Just getting started? Know what to expect, and know how to prepare for training.
- Setting out on your own? Clarify the vagaries of rotor,
micrometeorology, airspace, rules, field selection, etc.
- Curious? This answers questions. Many, many questions about everything
from aerodynamics to history.
- Into photography? This will offer tips that may save much aggravation
about getting good pictures from a PPG.
- Thinking about competition? This has the lowdown on what it is, how it's
flown and, better yet, what to practice to become proficient.
If any of these apply, then this book is for you.
you have ever wondered about the sport of powered paragliding, this will answer
your questions. Everything from selecting an instructor to buying gear to
learning what to do with it.
It starts out with most basic bits required using pictures
to clarify better then words ever could. There are over a hundred pictures and
diagrams in over 290 pages. It finishes with tips on mastering techniques
required for the finest level of control.
For the curious there is a thorough section on
Understanding the Sport which delves into several areas such as the unusual
aerodynamics of a craft on a swing.
Many practical tips for setting up gear are included. How
to tie brake-line knots, how to set up a motor harness and how best to adjust it
for preventing potentially deadly torque turns. These are just of few of the
many useful pieces that can enhance your understanding of the sport or possibly
save your life.
Complete coverage of the regulations and airspace includes
the charts and material that make easy work of USPPA's PPG3/Instructor Written
test. This is practical information for the adventurous pilot who sets out for
parts unknown - how to get what you need from sectional charts without
bogging down in unnecessary detail.
many diagrams help make sense of complicated concepts and introduce some new
ones. From the parts of the paramotor to Aerodynamics, our sport is explained in
concise ways that encourage understanding. A real effort is made to avoid
wordiness while keeping it interesting.
Clear up confusion on obtaining weather including detailed
descriptions of using the Flight Service Stations. A resource section lists
useful places to go for this info too.
After getting the basics down, learn how to fly into a
controlled airport and what you need to pull it off. Sample conversations with
Air Traffic Control are included.
Many eye-popping photos help the enjoyment and make it a
great way to show others the sport.
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with everything needed to succeed at paramotoring, buy equipment and thrive in
Six sections take the
pilot from pulling a wing out of the bag through flying confidently in the
national airspace system. All information is provided in a concise,
practical way with over a hundred pictures and illustrations.
Advanced topics from
flag flying to competition are covered, too, along with the ramifications of
the law. Many myths and misunderstandings are dealt with in the most
thorough treatment of powered paragliding ever produced.
Every effort has been
made to have clarity. If an editor didn't understand what it was saying on
the first pass, it was rewritten.
Thanks for your
patience, hopefully it will have been worth the wait.