PPG Bible 6 is off to the presses!
We’re working on creating an audiobook. This is a sample of Chapter 1.
This is our most significant update yet–a clear, CONCISE, and professionally-illustrated guide for anyone wanting to learn, then excel as a paramotor pilot. Whether foot launch or on wheels, it provides comprehensive information in digestible chunks to make success safer and more enjoyable. It’s also for experienced pilots wanting to advance to one of several high levels, especially precision flying.
Illustrations have been dramatically improved, enlarged, and made more clear. There are more of them, at better clarity, and more relevance. The entire book has been rebuilt using industry-leading software that allowed much better cross-referencing.
It builds on our most successful book to date, the 5th edition, with every section significantly updated.
We take you from first sight to first flight and way beyond. The Equipment content and illustrations now reflect what has become the de-facto standard in paramotor gear, including appropriate training gear through competition-winning gear.
You’ll find out what the sport is about, what a skilled pilot is capable of, and how to become that skilled pilot. Not just the specific twists of technique, but how to practice, how to know you’ve got it, where the dark corners lurk, and how to avoid them. And it dispels many stubborn myths.
The book comes in 6 sections
Section I (Ch 1 – 6) is the most important for those just starting. It takes you from knowing nothing through ground handling, first flights, terminology, DETAILED equipment illustrations, and necessary cautions. Chapter 6 is for those learning on or transitioning to wheels. This section isn’t about academics yet–that’s covered later–because initial learning is mostly about physical skills. It covers what physical skills are considered essential to set out alone.
Section II (Ch 7 – 14) provides the head knowledge needed to be independent. It covers weather, performance, law, airspace, and maintenance, including a troubleshooting flow chart.
Section III (Ch 15 – 21) is for mastering the sport. Really mastering. Precision flying, formation, advanced ground handling, competition, and techniques to make the next level. Remarkably precision control is available to those who are willing to work at it.
Section IV (Ch 22 – 25) is for the curious. It’s a big part of why this is also a reference manual. It’s where the more in-depth knowledge lives. Some of it is quite practical and will help make sound pilot judgments, but some of it will just satisfy your need to know. This is especially invaluable to anyone wanting to build their own machine.
Section V (Ch 26 – 29) is about buying gear: wing, motor, and even accessories. It will help you understand the trade-offs, especially how to avoid hypesters and shysters who will gladly sell their square pegged gear to fill your round-holed needs.
Section VI (Ch 30 – 32) answers the question “what now?” Some are just plain fun, but that’s what this sport is about. It includes new coverage on the latest in photography, such as how to set up a really good “follow cam” that makes you the star of an impressive movie.
Even if you’re just curious about what paramotoring is all about, including the search for training, then this book is perfect. More than any edition before, it will help you learn, then excel as a paramotor pilot. Enjoy!
Below are select low-res pages to get a feel for what the book looks like. There are 98 out of 320 pages. Nearly all the images, even ones that were in the previous edition, have been reworked for several reasons. Text is bigger, pointers are simplified, and resolution has been enhanced on some by virtue of the images being done in “vector art” meaning they get generated at the highest quality the press is able to reproduce.
On some of the more important images, backgrounds have been removed to improve clarity. Chapter 3, page 29 is a good example; check out the high-res excerpt where the pilot is holding out the brakes.