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The flying of our dreams

The best-selling PPG Bible, in its fifth edition, takes you from “first sight to first flight” and way beyond.

And for future teachers of the sport there’s the Paraglider & Paramotor Instructor Book.

Powered paragliding, aka Paramotoring, is the flying of our dreams. But it can be weirdly risky to the uninformed which is why our products were created–to offer reliable, entertaining information that reduces risk and increases fun.

The best-selling PPG Bible, in its fifth edition, takes you from “first sight to first flight” and way beyond, helping you aviate confidently in the national airspace system while enjoying the ride.

We have fine control, spectacular views, and practical portability while enjoying an affordable way to fly. Experienced pilots make it look easy, and their skill makes it so, but sword-swallowing looks easy–just shove the thing down your throat, right? You bet there’s more than meets the eye!

The PPG bible, along with Risk & Reward (video) and other information available here can help you survive and prosper at this incredible trip to the skies. Plus, we’ll try to keep you entertained in the process. This is, after all, all about fun.

Education

Knowledge is power. The power to survive, thrive, improve, and to excel.

Books

Definitive sources for paragliding & paramotor information from leading instructors.

Videos

See the fun, hear the fun, have the fun: comprehensive training to tales of adventure.

Reviews

Honest reviews of paramotor and related gear. No advertising, no preconditions, no B.S.

Education

Articles Organized by Chapters of the Powered Paragliding Bible and For Troubleshooting Problems.

We are all about education. Besides the book, we strive to make this website a repository of useful, reliable information for pilots starting or continuing their life aloft.

As such, we’ve provided several areas that get updated periodically, adding to what’s in the PPG Bible. Sometimes it’s detail that could be distracting when just learning. 

There are also extra chapters that cover even more material that didn’t warrant inclusion in the book.

 

 

Recent Articles

Accident analysis, events, and musings on the sport are added on a periodic basis.

Not a Crazy Project: Paramotor By Boat

This was Jeff Hamann's idea. It's a long shot, but a fun one. The idea is to buy and modify a houseboat for use as a paramotor launch and landing pad. Our own little aircraft carrier. We'd spend a couple summers, in week-long stints, exploring parts of the country's...

Paraglider Line Care

I talked with a representative from line maker cousin-trestec, asking for tips on paraglider line care. Here was his response. Avoid getting the lines wet. If they do, allow air drying as quickly as possible out of sunlight to the degree possible. Avoid high heat. As...

Paramotor Hand Injury Starting on a Rack

I read this on social media and cringed. The pilot was doing everything right. His machine was on a rack when he started it up but that didn't turn out to be enough. What happened next was unexpected and terrifying. Either he throttled up or it went to power and it...

Icarus X Series Race Fatality

A pilot participating in the UK Icarus X Series paramotor race has died. It's a tragedy on many levels but mostly for the family, of course. These are nearly always vibrant people in prime condition who love life. As one who competed for years in more "traditional"...

Plant City Isn’t Just For Strawberries

This place is my proverbial back yard and I knew nothing about it. Five miles south of Plant City, FL, just south of George Farkas' slice of heaven, are rough rolling hills carved by long-done mining that left a delectable playground for paramotor tree slalomists....

Essential Reading

Powered Paragliding Bible 5

The widely acclaimed authoritative source on powered paragliding encompasses everything from first sight to first flight. It combines knowledge and wisdom from the multiyear #1 ranked pilot in the U.S., and many of the sport’s leading instructors. More importantly, it comes from a passion to get reliable knowledge in the hands of those who want it.

Master Powered Paragliding DVDs

The Master series of videos takes a new pilot to the next level of paramotor flying. They show concisely how to master maneuvers and techniques that improve pilot skills, handle higher winds, handle more turbulence, fly more precisely and a host of others.

the most amazing way to fly ever devised

Paragliding is the simplest form of flight: no plane, no windows, minimal frame — just you in control, flying through the air.

Paramotors aren’t fast, they take a lot of effort to launch, they require an associate degree in two stroke mechanics and don’t allow you to carry much. So what’s the big deal?

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