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.
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 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
Bob Armond joins Michael Purdy to talk about managing torque on paramotors - there is more to it than you may think. They also talk about why it's important to pick your instructor before you buy equipment, you don't want to end up involved in the the PPG Training Boycott.
With the flying season coming soon, some pilots may be looking for new challenges or experiences to plan on this summer. Michael Purdy and Jeff Goin talk about setting national and world records.
From Paramotor Magazine: Several years in the making, Jeff Goin’s latest DVD is the first in a series of four tuitional films aimed at pilots of paramotor and paraglider Wings. Master Powered Paragliding DVD #1 kicks the series off by focusing on that common bugbear: ground handling. With a cast of colourful and talented pilots, ...
Jeff Goin and Michael Purdy talk about how the American PPG community is finally getting proactive on competition and record setting. They talk about world record attempt on the show. They also have the full report on Mo Sheldon's Flying Circus Fly-In. Last but not least, they have more info on the competition being held at the Paratoys event at Salton Sea.
The winter hosts a lot of great powered paraglider events in the South and Southwest. Michael Purdy talks with Mo Sheldon about the Arizona Flying Circus, which is coming up shortly.