Celebrating Freedom 2019

Happy 4th of July! Freedom of flight may be more extensive in the USA than in any other country. That’s not bias because I live here: I’m always looking for examples of countries that have similar freedoms to compare notes on. As best I can tell, there are...

Lightweight Gliders: Good or Bad?

  Lightweight gliders area a dream to launch. What started out as gear for “hike and fly” free flyers has migrated into every niche of paragliding including paramotor. Over the past few years, they’ve entered nearly every maker’s lineup,...

Death by Physics: Steep & Low Strike a Blow

Someone sent me a link to this crash, apparently in Thailand but I’m not sure. It graphically exposes something that I’ve covered a lot: the extraordinary risk of doing steep maneuvering low to the ground. I’ve lost two friends from this. Much like...

Swatted out of the Sky

Big kudos to this pilot for sharing his video. If only we could all be so selfless. Also, check out his composure while lying there on the ground with broken things—that’s one tough dude. I got a question from a student learning to paramotor who is having second...