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 Paraglider Repairs
and Inspections related to repairs


We have paragliders in line and will take more starting the period of September 2nd to 8th.

If you want to reserve a spot fo
r your wing for those dates, please contact Elisabeth Guerin at 352-461-4641, or
info@paratour.com.  You can ship it few days before the scheduled week.

*Now on, Elisabeth is dedicated to paraglider repairs and inspections related to repairs only, such as post incident canopy, lines and risers inspection.  This way, her turn around is much faster.

For full annual inspections, ordering lines and more, you can contact
Shannon Michaels at Four Winds PPG Glider Shop.  She has been trained by Elisabeth and is meticulous and crafty:

Four Winds PPG Glider Shop, Avon Park Executive Airport, 1535 Hwy 64 West, Avon Park, FL 33825

615-626-5738    www.fourwindsppg.com    glidershop@fourwindsppg.com


Upon completion, you receive a detailed written report of the inspection and all repairs with a sticker of “certification/approval” for your wing.
CLICK HERE
to submit your glider for Inspection or Repair


Whether it is a tear across a cell, a broken or frayed line, or major cell wall damage, we can perform minor and major repairs. 

*On major repairs, each wing is test flown by Eric Dufour before being released and this is free.

For an approximate estimate, please send us a picture of the damage.  

More info on the rates

Sewing Lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


See Elisabeth Guerin's 
"Before & After Repair" photo gallery

 

Elisabeth Guerin

 


Lines Inspections
A post-incident lines inspection includes:

Checking each line for inner core and/or outer sheathing damage, line attachment points, including line tabs and worn or missing rubber O rings - or plastic inserts- on on risers' quick links.

If you’ve had your paraglider in an accident or incident and incurred damage, you can send us your wing with complete confidence. 

Elisabeth Guerin can thoroughly inspecte/repaire in a timely fashion and with integrity and honesty.

-You damaged your brand new paraglider?  Elisabeth can bring it back to new again.

-You just want an inexpensive, but good airworthy and clean repair?  She can do it.

When there are options of repair, Elisabeth contact the glider owner and let him/her know what they are and give an approximate estimation before starting the repair.  Therefore you have no $urprise.
 

A post-incident canopy inspection includes:

- Pulling the wing up on hoist to perform a thoroughly visual inspection of the top and bottom surfaces
of fabric and the complete interior and cell walls. 
With this inspection, it is guaranteed that all damage will be seen and repaired.

 

A post-incident risers, includes:

-Checking for webbing stretching and shrinkage, checking all riser seams, confirming the integrity of each attachment point and inspect the trimmers, quick-links, keepers, pulleys, snaps, speed system and toggles.

- Replacement of worn or missing rubber O rings when needed.

- Stitches sewed at no charge on slipping trims to help fix the problem.

 

Canopy Inspection

 

 

Eugen Schussman


Elisabeth has been trained at SWING, the German paraglider manufacturer, and their master rigger at the time, Eugen Schussman, taught her all the tasks implied to perform excellent paraglider inspections.
 


Gabi Siegel, head seamstress at Swing, taught
Elisabeth all the aspects of minor and major repairs.


Gabi Siegel

In 2007, she spent a week at Rip'Air (in France), the biggest glider shop in the world, where she has refined her knowledge with the highly respected Bretrand Maddalena, whom is considered as a reference in the field of paraglider repair and inspection.

<In the RipAir's office

Bertrand Maddalena & Elisabeth Guerin 


At RipAir, France, Bertrand Magdalena & Elisabeth Guerin

Bertrand Maddalena & Elisabeth Guerin 

En 2010, Elisabeth had the priviledge to be trained by the polish Boguslaw Pelczar,
whom is THE master for special shape paragliders.  He taught her to make birds.
In 2011, she publicly presented her bald eagle at fly-ins. 

Other than than Elisabeth's eagle, any other special shape paraglider you have seen
has most probably been made by Boguslaw.

Boguslaw Pelczar's Website: 
 http://www.pelczar-paragliders.com



Boguslaw Pelczar


Elisabeth Guerin's bald eagle