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PPG Bible 7 is here!

The best-selling Powered Paragliding Bible takes you from “first sight to first flight” and way beyond. Download as an e-Book here.

Paramotoring is the flying of our dreams, offering exceptional freedom and capability, but carries great risk to the uninformed. That is why our products were created—to offer reliable, digestible, fun information that improves success, safety, and enjoyment.

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

Paramotor pilots enjoy fine control, spectacular views, and practical portability in an affordable package. 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 the Master Series, Airspace, 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.

For experienced pilots wanting to teach, we worked with top instructors to develop the 400-page Paraglider & Paramotor Instructor Book.

Visit our Educational section to see topics organized by Chapters in the book. Chapter 19, for example, is all about risk management. Use the menu above to click on “Educational.”



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.

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 KACT...

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 depends. It depends on the inspector, the law...

Flying Large Wings

We've covered small wings, because that's been a trend for some years, but what about larger wings? Is it dangerous to fly big wings? This is really about wing loading: all-up weight per square meter of flat wing are. The chart in that article shows the sweet spot is...

Essential Reading

Powered Paragliding Bible 6
(available Here)

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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