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...

The Perfect Beginner Paramotor

The perfect beginner paramotor looks a lot like the perfect paramotor (tips on the perfect beginner WING). But given how risky training is, some traits are way more important than others–as in the difference between success and serious injury. These traits are:...

Best Practices for Paramotor Instruction

Learning has proven to be among the riskiest parts of becoming a paramotor pilot but there are some distinctive ways to improve your odds. Start with an experienced, certified instructor who commits to the practices below. Or watch him teach. Is he competent? Does he...

Structural Failure Fatality

A recent fatality in South Florida appears to have been structural failure. According to the accident report on USPPA.org all indications point to a riser failure. One riser broke and the pilot plummeted to his death. A reserve was tossed but not in time to open. So...