04: First Flight Prep

You’ve learned how to handle the wing without power, now it’s time to add thrust. Most of these items are rehearsed in a simulator, preferably one that allows pulling each riser separately.


Do This if you feel Torque Twisting

One of the more common paramotor crashes happens because of torque twist. At least one has been fatal. So what to do? First and foremost practice what to do if it starts: Reduce power, reduce brakes. It’s better to land straight ahead or with minor turns than it...

Emergencies

Chapter 19 covers emergencies that involve analysis, Chapter 4 covers emergencies that requiring more immediate, essentially automatic, action. Feeling unwanted wing turn just as you lift off, for example, is a Chapter 4 type immediate action emergency. Students...