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Powered Paragliding Bible

by Jeff Goin, 8½ x 11" format, 320 pages, 140 color illustrations & photos

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The widely acclaimed authoritative source on powered paragliding: everything from first sight to first flight. It combines knowledge and wisdom from the 2004, 2008 & 2009 #1 ranked pilot in the U.S., and many of the sport's leading instructors.

Sections are devoted to pilots in various stages of their flying from raw beginner to competition expert including how to buy and setup your paramotor and, more importantly, how to minimize the risk in your flying. Invaluable information is laid out in an easy-reading format.

This is the book carried and used by respected schools throughout the U.S. and elsewhere. Learn what you need to learn to fly and thrive in our congested airspace through the very practical explanations geared specifically to paramotor pilots. 

Divided into sections, it guides the complete beginner from understanding the gear, through solo, flying on their own (Section II) and then mastering the sport (Section III).

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Understanding the Sky

by Dennis Pagen, 6 x 9" format, 200 pages, 140 illustrations, 33 photos, 4-color cover

A great complement to the PPG Bible, this book eloquently compresses 20 years of ultralight experience and meteorological research by respected author Dennis Pagen. It explains what and how weather affects us. If you've ever wondered why the air behaves the way it does, this book is for you. The greatest emphasis is on small-scale effects—exactly where we fly paramotors.

It thoroughly cover everything from turbulence to thunderstorms. The chapters on lift sources and flying efficiency alone are worth the price of this book. Understanding the Sky is your key to complete comfort in the air.

The most valuable resource for really understanding weather that affects paramotor pilots. Besides making a normally dull subject interesting, Dennis Pagen is a talented illustrator who bring the concepts to life.

The Art of Paragliding

by Dennis Pagen, 8½ x 11" format, 374 pages, 248 illustrations, 86 photos, 4-color cover

Some pilots will learn to fly paragliders first. This is an excellent way to learn everything needed to get the basics down and progress to a competent, safe paraglider pilot.
  • Step-by-step training, Ground handling, Learning judgment

  • History of paragliding, Equipment concerns, How paragliders work

  • Perfecting turns, Avoiding dangers, Special chapters on takeoff and landing

  • Parachute insights, Thermal lore, Flight rules, Performance factors

  • USHGA rating guide, Basic weather for paragliding and much more!

Magazines

Paramotor_Magazine

A very popular magazine in the
international paramotor community
Paramotor Magazine

This magazine has been created to gather the voices of the PPG world together; bringing you the best stories, the hottest tips, the breaking news and the cutting edge technology from across the globe.

Experts talk openly about how they do it, stars speak candidly about the whys and wherefores of what they do, and the best photographers in the world display the crème de la crème of their work to make us drool and dream of adventures to come.

www.paramotormag.com

 

  Powered Sport Flying Magazine

This magazine offers articles about airplanes, powerer paragliders, powered parachutes, gyroplanes, weight shift control trikes and helicopters.

www.ultraflight.com

DVDs

 Master_Powered Paragliding_1 

Video 1: Advanced Ground Handling

Delve into the foundation of successful launching—ground handling. Learn many finer points of inflation, kiting in light winds, kiting in strong winds, using different techniques, different wings, harness varieties, what to practice, where to practice and more. From climbing up walls to finessing a reverse out of light wind, we'll show specifics, breaking down the actions in easily understood segments.



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Master Powered Paragliding 2:
Advanced Launching (More Details)

Part 2 of 4 in the Master Powered Paragliding Series, where you'll go way beyond the basics of launching a paramotor.

This is the most thorough training tool for advanced paramotor launching ever compiled. Using a combination of live action and animation, it is a comprehensive tutorial to help pilots, who have already learned the basics, launch like their life depends on it. And learn new techniques to improve success is many different situations.

92 minutes of live action with graphics and animation to clear up some surprisingly prevalent misunderstandings. Packed exposés on launching in no wind, high wind, confined areas, roads, crosswinds, finesse in all situations, high level launching around obstructions, wheels, tandems, how to configure your machine and much more. 

These tips will help you nail a launch when it just has to work!

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Master Powered Paragliding 3:
Inflight Precision (More Details)

Part 3 of 4 in the Master Powered Paragliding Series. This is the most important video of the series since it builds the foundation of all precision flying. It will help master every other skill you learn for flying a powered paraglider precisely.

Join some of the world's best pilots as they expose their secrets along with animations to make the concepts crystal clear.

It's also the most fun with gorgeous flying from all over the world. At 1:55 running time this has been the most ambitious project of the series due to the sheer volume of material covered. Starting with the basics of precision flying it will show how to fly precisely, within inches of your desired flight path, how to turn precisely and with finesse, how perform steep maneuvers in style, how to best handle turbulence then, just for fun, covers competition, foot dragging, formation flying and much more.

Master Powered Paragliding 4:
Inflight Precision (More Details)

Part 4 of 4 in the Master Powered Paragliding Series. Master landing with style, grace and accuracy EVERY time. Working with some of the best pilots in the world we thoroughly show and explain techniques that can dramatically increase your success at making soft, stand up landings every time on the spot of your choosing.

We explain how to handle engine-out landings in many situations that involve different glide decisions with variations of winds and terrain.

As with the rest of the series it uses a combination of live action, 3D animations, 2D animations and other graphics to clarify exactly how the techniques work. Everything from nailing one-step spot landings to the graceful slider arrivals that make you look like a pro.

You'll especially enjoy an opening landing by Bruce Erion who re-defines the "Land and Stop" -- not necessarily a technique to employ often but it will sure be an attention getter.