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The Importance of Paraglider Control in Paramotor Training

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Paramotor Training in San Diego, Ca.

Paramotor Training in San Diego, Ca.

Paramotor training with the goal of powered paragliding mastery begins with absolute paraglider control.  The key to students graduating from  WPPGA training with such incredible paramotoring skills, is their complete mastery of glider control.  You would not be sent into the air to pilot an airplane without learning the controls first.  The same holds true with these aircrafts.  You don’t want to learn how to kite your paraglider while having a motor strapped to your back, and you definitely don’t want to learn the proper skills and reflexes of glider control WHILE you are in the air.  It is unnecessary and unsafe to do so when you can develop those skills while still on the ground.

With WPPGA training, a Paramotor is not dangerous

There have been ZERO paramotor deaths or permanent injuries of WPPGA paramotor training graduates.  There are however, many lists of serious injuries and deaths of paramotorists.  The reason for this unfortunate fact is a lack of proper training and flying gear unapproved by the WPPGA.  It is extremely common to find paramotor instructors who will throw their students into the air on their first day or two of training.  Thisproves to be a huge problem.  Without developing the proper paragliding skills, students do not have the reflexes to react to situations that can and will arise.  Without trained reflexes you are over 500 times more likely to take a collapse to your paraglider, and reaction times will often be so poor that those without proper training end up doing the wrong thing at the wrong time, making bad situations even worse.  Instructors embodying this method of “training” are rolling the dice with their life and those of their students, and the wrong number comes up over and over again.  Training with the WPPGA will ensure that your paraglider experience will be a safe one.

The paramotor and the instructor

A paramotor instructor’s job is not simply to “get you into the air”.  An instructor’s job is to help students progress in their skills and ensure that those skills are mastered before taking flight.  If you are not ready, then you do not fly.  These are the training methods that should be used by paramotor instructors.  ONLY the WPPGA trains their students according to these practices, which is why WPPGA graduates are the ONLY group to have no permanent injuries or deaths.  If you get the proper training and fly quality equipment, paramotoring is an extremely fun and extremely safe extreme sport.

Choosing the BEST Paramotor

Paramotor Choices

Flat Top Ninja Paramotor

Flat Top Ninja Paramotor

Flat Top Paramotor

Many paramotor choices, here is a Flat Top Paramotor

A Paramotor, huh?  Imagine being able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the day.  No need to worry about deadlines or responsibilities, just you and the beauty of the world around you from the sky.  At www.u-turnusa.com you will find some of the lowest prices on a new paramotor ,paraglider or equipment, and largest selection of paramotors to choose from. You can rest assured that you will find the machine that best suites you for what you want to use it for.  Whether you are an adrenaline junkie looking for your next high, or needing some time to get away from it all.  Easy to fly, paramotors are thrilling and reliable.  Your paramotoring experience will afford you the security of the latest safety equipment and tons of extra features to make your flight uncomparable.  You will find several stylish designs and the sleekest models available.  With quick set up, you can be in the air within minutes.  You will be addicted from very first flight once you realize how easy they are to control and guide. Paramotoring has become our passion, and we want to share our passion with you. Choosing the BEST PARAMOTOR just got easy!

And of course, you can contact us and we will help you find the perfect paramotor match.

Paramania Fusion vs. Antea 2 vs. Ozone Speedster

Paramotor comparison Paramania Fusion vs Ozone Speedster vs Antea 2 from Sky Paragliders. Powered paragliding review side by side test. In this comparison the Antea 2 from Sky Paragliders blazed on by the Paramania Fusion and was a bit faster than the Ozone Speedster. Numerous deaths have occured on "reflex" gliders as they are known and because of piles of money spent in marketing on these uncertified wings most people don't know what they are really getting compared to other wings as they don't have much data to go on. All 3 gliders in this comparison are EN-C certified at trim speed and marketed as EN-C gliders. The Paramania Fusion and Ozone Speedster though which are called "reflex" wings cannot pass any level of certification in "reflex" mode. Most people don't realize the huge loss of safety by flying these uncertified wings and even fewer realize they can get a fully certified wing like the Antea 2 which can indeed be fully accelerated in it's certified configuration and since it also out performs the less safe wings it makes no sense at all to sacrifice safety. This is no small difference. When a reflex glider collapses the results are so violent that numerous people have died. Even one safety test pilot trying to conduct very basic safety tests in a controlled enviroment died after the Dudek Nucleon glider collapse and went into such a violent spin that the pilot loss conscieness. Any certified glider would have almost for sure recovered on its own but "reflex" gliders are our worst nightmare because they CAN'T pass any of those life saving certifications. So the pilot died after the glider never recovered. What's worse that is often when they collapse the pilot has zero control to either prevent the collapse or help the glider recover where a good certified glider keeps the pilot in full control and even in a collapse the pilot often has full control with which to drastically improve the outcome of the scenario. Now if people realized that certified gliders often have much better performance as well like you see in this video it would be an easy choice to stay away from the uncertified "reflex" wings.



Sadly the pilot flying the Paramania Fusion in this very video only days later took a collapse, the glider reacted exactly like you see in the video and he tumbled all the way to the ground and hit upside down and was unconscious for an hour and forty five minutes. It is miracle he lived to tell the tale. He reportedly ordered 3 certified gliders immediately following that incident.

Monument Valley Fly In 2011 Video Recap

Here are all of the videos we’ve put together in cooperation with our friends @ U-Turn USA and Extreme PPG. We hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

Flat Top Paramotor Fly Camping Trip

Here is the latest paramotor fly camping trip that my brother Eric and I did last week. Having the best gear on the planet makes this one of the best experiences a paramotor pilot can possibly imagine.

All of the gear we fly with can be purchased onsite such as the Hexamid solo Tent, Yeti Passion Five Sleeping bag and the Neo Air mattress. Take a look at our camping gear section for more info and better prices than anywhere else!

Flat Top – POWWWWW!!

Customer Appreciation Videos

Customers who buy Flat Tops have the most fun of any paramotor pilot. Why? They rarely ever have any problems. Quality engineering and design lets our customers enjoy flying without the hassle of broken equipment typically found in this sport. The following videos are some of our customers at play.



The World Best Paramotor – The Flat Top

All of the best pilots choose the flat top, here is a great video U-turn USA has put together showcasing why the flat top paramotor really is the ultimate paramotor on the market today. Great footage and a wonderful showcase of the different paramotor engine models available on the flat top.

U-Turn USA Updates the Flat Top Paramotor Again

Besides being the safest paramotor on the market, the reason we love the flat top paramotor so much is that its continually being updated. We don’t know how they keep figuring out how to make the perfect paramotor even better but hey, we’ll take it! The Flat Top just got updated again with new heat treated cage pieces. They are now stronger than ever and will crush more before cracking. Now every piece on the flat top is heat treated for the ultimate in strength! Don’t trust your life on some 20 year old paramotor design with nothing under your butt but a 1 inch seat cushion!

Team Redbull Flat Top Flying

Team Flat Top Paramotor Pilot and Redbull Pilot Othar Lawrence just put out a new video of him blasting around with his Flat Top Paramotor. Othar is an expert pilot and knows how to throw it down. He chooses flat top paramotors because they are the best perfoming paramotor and by far the safest!

Poor Training and Even Worse Equipment

Here is a great example of poor training and terrible paramotor equipment. Please do your homework before purchasing into supposed quality products out there! Also, get your training done by a quality USHPA or WPPGA paramotor instructor. Don’t be a passenger on your powered paraglider, be the pilot in command!

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