Midair: Powered Paraglider and Airplane Collide

To my knowledge, this is a first. Dec 21 at around 9am a single-engine Cessna 208 (Caravan) flying as a UPS contract carrier, collided with a powered paraglider, killing both pilots. According to this source the aircraft was enroute from Houston’s KIAH bound for...

Passing the USPPA Torch

Effective Nov 3, I will be resigning as USPPA president and turning the keys over to Noah Rasheta — an extremely competent pilot, instructor, family man, and all-around great human. Once I’ve resigned, he must be approved by the remaining three officers and then takes...

Regs: Congested Areas

So what is “congested?” Ultralight pilots cannot fly over congested areas at ANY altitude. Both “over” and “congested” warrant interpretation but here we’ll focus more on congested. The short answer on congested is: it...