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.
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.
Leon Wacker is the 'Quadfather' of wheeled PPG flight. Michael Purdy talks to Leon about how the early trike units evolved into today's four-wheeled flying machines.
There are lots of new things in the powered paragliding world and the Salton Sea Fly-In was the place to see a bunch of them.
The Paratoys 2011 Salton Sea Fly-in wrapped up last weekend and the Powered Paragliding Show talks Mike Robinson.
I had an interesting question: “Jeff, do you ever go fly just for fun anymore?” Fare question since lately nearly all my flying has purpose, either for the video or trying out gear which really doesn’t take very long. I do tons of launches and landings, sometimes over ten in a filming session, but rarely ...
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.