Last summer FAI held the 7th World Paramotor Championship. The event brought the best powered paraglider and powered parachute pilots in from around the world to compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. The event was held in Marugán, Spain and naturally drew on mostly European pilots. However, competitors also showed up from as far ...
Flying alone is certainly appealing and often necessary if your friends are working or doing something else, but things can go wrong. Jeff Goin and Michael Purdy talk about a newish pilot who was recently hurt enough to be immobile, and laid there for hours after flying alone. We'll look at the risks and what can be done to reduce them.
Jeff Goin just returned from "The Endless Foot Drag" Fly-In. He has a full report including the first competition under the new rules. On a related subject, Michael Purdy and Jeff Goin discuss whether PPG competitions should favor (the much faster) reflex wings. All this and more on the Powered Paragliding Show.
Last week Jeff Goin began explaining how the updated rules for powered paragliding competition will make the contests more media friendly, more pilot friendly, easier to run, easier to set up, require fewer judges, and be more fun to participate in. This week we get the details. And Michael, Jeff and Bob will talk about the Endless Foot Drag where the new rules will be premiered.
Jeff Goin reports in with stories about the Beach Blast event in Florida and the competition held there. He also talks with Michael Purdy about new competition rules enacted by the USPPA.
Beach Blast wrapped up this past weekend in Panama City Beach, Florida. It really was an amazing event with scores of powered paragliders taking advantage of the opportunity to get together, enjoy a great resort venue, and fly off of a beautiful beach in Florida. Paul Czarnecki was there and talks about his experience as one of the vendors supporting the event.
When training, information is what it is all about. However, instructors need to be concerned about providing advanced information too early in a student pilot's flight training. Michael Purdy talks to Jeff Goin about why he will never show a student the "Advanced Kiting" video to pre-solo students again. Which brings up thoughts on which of the basic kiting techniques is best for new students.
Michael Purdy speaks with Mike Armstrong, Director of Sales and Marketing of Skytoy, a new powered paragliding company. Years in development, the company offers an interesting paramotor engine that is about to shake up the sport. If you have not yet heard of this company, here's your chance.
Michael Purdy talks about Skytoy, a new powered paragliding company. Years in development, the company offers an interesting paramotor engine that is about to shake up the sport. If you have not yet heard of this company, here's your chance.
Jeff Goin from Powered Paraglider Radio visits with John Black, organizer of the Beach Blast 2011 Fly-In at Panama City Beach, Florida. 300 plus PPG pilots from 14 countries attended last year's event and were treated to sugar white sands and the pristine gin-clear water of the Gulf of Mexico. John talks about what else they can expect this year