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.
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.
Accident analysis, events, and musings on the sport are added on a periodic basis.
Nearly all newer paragliders have nylon rods in their leading edges to improve inflation characteristics and hold shape better during low-pressure events (near collapses). Some have them in the trailing edge. Those rods don't handle sharp bends so special folding...
Currently, foot-launch tandems ARE allowed in the U.S. with a certification by USPPA.org and two other orgs. There is no cost from the organization beyond annual membership dues of around $40 / month. In fact, anyone who gets their instructor rating is entitled to...
Paramotor pilots talk about doing barrel rolls at low altitude as being stupid. Airplane pilots talk about how strapping a spinning prop to your back with 2 gallons of gasoline below a hot exhaust is nuts. Desk jocks talk about flying single-engine, single-pilot...
The video makes it look like he just launched into wires. Was it just a severe misjudgment? Or was there more? It could be a lesson using ITIL (I think it'll work) to decide on a launch site. If you travel and launch strange places...
This poor fellow was alive when they got a rope to him, but the paramotor likely progressively soaked up water, the tubes filled, and he couldn't get out of the harness and/or lines that were wrapping around him. He had the rope. He was HOLDING the rope but got pulled...
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
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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?