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:...

Beginner Wings

Survive the Learning Process  Training is dangerous but the risk can be hugely reduced when instructors use best practices. A big one is insistence on benign-handling beginner wings flown within their rated range. Also insist on enough tow, hill, or tandem flights to...

About Powered Paragliding (PPG FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions about paramotor flying Click here on Educational for much more Ten minutes after putting your car in park, everything is ready. It’s just you perfect air, at the perfect place, ready to fly. Lay it out, ready yourself, throttle up, and...

Comparing Ultralights

So many choices! Do I want convenience? Do I want to go places? How much will it cost? How hard is it to fly? These and many other questions usually come to those choosing an ultralight. It’s not easy and the sales people for each one knows, for a fact, that...

The Cost of Powered Paragliding

It seems cheap and, relative to other forms of flight, it is. But is it really cheap? Here’s a look at what you can realistically expect to spend in your pursuit of flight. Cheap is always relative—be thankful you’re not maintaining a helicopter. When Don...