Sky Diving or Base Jumping From A Paramotor

In early May, 2012, a wing suited “BASE” jumper died after leaping from a tandem paramotor. His parachute never opened (we think our sport is unforgiving). It’s a calamity for the jumper, his family, and the paramotor pilot who was, no doubt, a...

Exercise for Paramotor Training

This was introduced in PPG Bible edition 6, but here is the latest advice on before-training exercise. Here are some basic suggestions: Cardio. Anything that gets you breathing hard for at least 20 minutes helps with endurance, especially running. It’s valuable for...

Water Risk on a Paramotor

Drowning has been among the most lethal events in paramotor flying up until 2017 when flotation became common. But there’s more to it. This video includes testing where a bunch of pilots actually go into the water with sometimes surprising outcomes. Statistics...

Powered Paragliding (Paramotor) Fatalities

Most accidents happen for predictable and preventable causes: Poor training, steep maneuvering, especially near the ground, water and turbulence are big risks in that order. If water landing is a possibility, have an auto-inflating device in your paramotor. If...