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Here is the latest, news, instructional articles, musings, and all manner of goodies. Some is wisdom learned the hard way, and shared in hopes that those lessons don’t get repeated.

Plus, we cover training rules, Federal Aviation Regulations, and understanding of the sport’s changes. And accidents happen. We’ll update material as needed, looking at the causes and cures of our most common ills.

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Covid Cruising via Helicopter

We carefully ventured out into Covid Country with Ellie, cruising over to, then down the coast of Clearwater and others. Amazingly enough, we’ve never actually done that in anything but a paramotor. This was a good way to do it, too. Airspeed was a blindingly...

State of Electric Paramotor

I recently got a question about the state of ePPG. Why don’t we see more electric paramotors? As a big fan of the breed, I’m rooting for its success, but am also a realist. Go to a gathering and you’ll find very few, if any, electric paramotors. Why?...

When Courts & Judges Get it Wrong

Related: Who Owns the Air | Pilot Gets Criminal Violation for Flying OVER Park | Arrested Pilot: Law Enforcement Run Amok A Maricopa county judge completely missed the mark and convicted paramotor pilot Taylor Siljander of violating a county park rule. Taylor, a PHX...

TFR’s: How to Find Them

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR’s) are off-limits airspace. They carry degrees of repercussion, all the way up to getting shot if you blunder in, especially towards what the TFR is protecting. Don’t fly in TFR’s. But where are they? Finding...

What Good is 2D Steering?

I recently flew my Ozone Viper 4 18m and hooked up the speedbar, something I don’t do very often. Turns out there was a 15-18 mph wind only 500 feet up and I was able to go stationary by pointing straight into it. With GPS speed displayed on my phone, I eased...

PPG Bible eBook Now Available

The eBook has arrived! Download Powered Paragliding Bible 6: the Ultimate Paramotor Manual & Reference here. It’s available as a PDF, viewable using the Flux Player Reader reader which can be downloaded onto Android and Apple phones/tablets, Windows...

Paramotor Pilot Age Range (Demographics)

I was 39 years old when paramotor consumed me. Nearly took over my life is more accurate. Little did I know how deep the dive would be, and boy has it been a fun run. At first it was mostly older people then some youngsters (to me) started joining in, probably the...

Bruised in Training? Is that Normal?

I recently got a question about whether bruising on the arm was to be expected since it concerned him about training safety. After all, we learn in airplanes all the time and it never involves getting bruised. I had no idea. It happened to me and I always assumed it...

Powered Paragliding Bible Download

The PPG Bible eBook will be made available for download using our online shop at https://sales.footflyer.com/us/ An Audiobook will also be made available for download there, too, and will be available in the near future. It can be viewed on any device using...

2015 Doberman 19 Paramotor Paraglider For Sale

Niviuk Doberman 19 m² Slalom Glider for sale, $1200. Probably 150 hours max. Inspected June, 2019. I’ve been flying a 16 meter version of this wing a lot more and figure it’s time to find a new owner. This wing was inspected by 4 winds about a year ago and...

Who Owns the Air?

Related: Criminal Violation for Flying Over Park? | Law Enforcement Run Amok: Glider Pilot Detained for “Loitering” | When Courts & Judges Get it Wrong Air may be everywhere, but like most aspects of life, it gets regulated. Sometimes municipalities or...

Arrested Pilot: Law Enforcement Run Amok

Related: Who Owns the Air | Pilot Gets Criminal Violation for Flying OVER Park | When Courts & Judges Get it Wrong The vast majority of police officers are conscientious people doing a good job. But occasionally they get carried away which can make a pilot’s...