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Articles & Books
  Active Piloting Article Article at the dhv.de web site discussing the need for active piloting in rough weather conditions. usppa


US Powered Paragliding Association

footflyer.com
  Adventure Productions Lots of good Ultralight books & videos
Articles at Ojovolador.com This is a link to the articles page at ojovolador.com.  Some nice articles and reviews are there.
    Big Ears Article Nice big ears article at ojovolador.com.
    Bing Carburetor Tuning Manual Good manual about tuning Bing carburetors.  Jerry has a copy of one.  Mike has manuals for the 54, 64 and 84 series.
    Paragliding: A Pilot's Training Manual Not sure if this book focuses on free flight or PPG.  Comes with a DVD.
    Paraglider Fabric Nice article at ojovolador.com
    Paraglider Lines Nice article at ojovolador.com
    Paraglider Line Loading Interesting article about the differences in line loading on a "Standard" wing vs. a Reflex wing.  Dudek.com web site.
    Paraglider Physics Part1, Part2, Part3 at TowMeUp.com
Pocket Paragliding This is a free-flight (unpowered) paragliding book.  If you click on "Browse book" you can read it online.  There is some good stuff to read, check it out.  A review of the book is posted at marksparaglidingpages.com.
    Polar Curves Part 1 (pg 17) and Part2 (pg 23) at sewhgpgc.co.uk.  Explains general wing performance at various speeds.
    Powered-Paraglider.com About one hour of videos answering general PPG questions.
    PPG BIBLE Powered Paragliding Bible. Highly Recommended for all PPG pilots. Owned by several PPPPC pilots.
    Safety Articles More safety articles from our Safety Page
    The Art of Paragliding Book for sale at footflyer.com  
    Tips for Paraglider Pilots Miscellaneous tips for paraglider pilots at expandingknowledge.com.  
    Ultra-Lightweight Paraglider Fabric Translation of an article about SKYTEX 27 and other lightweight fabrics. Hosted on paratour.com  
    Weather Books & Articles More weather articles from our Weather Wise Page  
Charts
  Aeroplanner.com online section charts  
  Brown House Very nice weather + sectional charts web page.  
  How to Read Sectionals    
  Myairplane.com Online sectional charts  
  Skyvector.com Online sectional charts  
Clubs & Assoc.
  American Flyer PPG PPG club in Albuquerque, NM. Lots of members. Nice large flying field.  
    Arizona PPG Club    
    Pennsylvania PPG Pennsylvania PPG Club web site  
    PlanetPPG Cape Coral Florida  
    Renegades These guys do some very amazing acrobatics!  
    RMHPA Rocky Mountain Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (in Denver Colorado). These guys do a reserve clinic once a year around January-February.  
    South East Wales Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club Found some interesting information in their high quality new letter, dragonfly.  Mostly a free-flight and hang gliding club.  Not much motoring.  
    Texas Wing Nuts PPG Club Texas PPG Club Web Site  
    USPPA.org United States Powered Paragliding Association. Support our sport by visiting their site.  
    USUA Club1 PPG Group (Virginia) PPG Club in Northern Virginia area.  
PPG Engines & Manufacturers
  Bailey Aviation Makers of a 4-stroke paramotor.  
  Black Devil M25Y Popular 172cc motor used on many paramotors.  Visit the Black Devil newsgroup on Yahoo.  
  Blackhawk 185 Paramotor built by Paratoys.  
  Black Magic M19Y 125cc motor from the makers of the Black Devil.  
  Biboxter Two cylinder, 2-cycle opposed boxer paramotor engine from Germany.  
  Cisco Motors Makers of the Snap 100.  
  Compact Radial Engines Makers of the MZ34 and MZ100 motors.  
  CORS-AIR motors Manufacturer of Black Devil and Black Magic motors  
  Cosmo Infinity Makers of the Biboxter - Two cylinder, 2-cycle opposed boxer paramotor engine from Germany.  
  Easy 100 100cc Vittorazi brand paramotor with belt driven reduction drive. Visit the Vittorazi forum.  
  EVO 130 Montanari 130cc paramotor use by Air Conception.  
  Fly F100/130/200 Motors used on Walkerjet's RR units.  
  Fly 100 Evo 100cc Vittorazi brand paramotor with centrifugal clutch and geared reduction drive. Visit the Vittorazi forum.  
  Fresh Breeze Paramotor manufacturer that modifies/improves motors such as the Solo and Simonini for use on their units.  
  H&E Paramotores (SP) Company in Spain.  Makers of motors imported by txflysports.  Also makers of paramotors.  
  Mighty Max 130 Montanari 130cc motor used on some Aerothrust paramotors.  
  Miniplane Manufacturers of the 80cc Top 80 paramotor. Top 80 Yahoo newsgroup.  
  Monster High HP motor based on the Hirth Aero F33. Made by Fresh Breeze.  
  Montanari (IT) Makers of the MightyMax 130 and MOSTER 185. Web site is www.paramotors.it  
  MOSTER 185 (Montanari) (Vittorazi) 185cc motor made by Vittorazi and also licensed from Vittorazi by Montanari  
  MZ100 & MZ34 100cc & 313cc motors made by Compact Radial Engines..  
  Parajet Makers of Parajet paramotors and their own custom engines. European manufacturer.  
  Paratoys Makers of the Blackhawk 185.  
  Polini (IT) Thor 100. 110cc paramotor made in Italy. Available from paratour and others.  
  Raket Motors used on Adventure paramotors.  
  ROS RDM100 & RDM125 100cc & 125cc motors made in Ros Motors in Italy.  
  Rotron Rotary engines made by Parajet.  
  R80/R120/R220 Paramotors by H&E Paramotores in Spain.  
  Simonini Manufacturer of motor that Fresh Breeze adapts for their paramotor units.  
  Sky Engines / Sky 100 100cc motor used for paramotoring.  
  Snap 100 100cc motor made by Cisco Motors.  
  Solo 210 A 210cc motor bought from Solo small motor company in Germany and modified by Fresh Breeze for use in PPG.  
  Thor 100 100cc paramotor by Polini in Italy.  
  Top 80 80cc paramotor made by Miniplane in Italy. Visit the Top 80 newsgroup on Yahoo.  
  Ventor 130 Used on the Ultra 130 paramotor  
  Vittorazi Makers of 100cc Fly100Evo and Easy 100 motors. Visit the Vittorazi forum.  
Forums & Blogs
  Black Devil Engines Yahoo Forum for Black Devil Engines  
  Blog.nwparagliding.com Northwest Paragliding's Blog.  Generally a free-flight site, not paramotoring. But has some good discussions.  
Flock Colorado PPG Pilots Forum on Yahoo  
  Fresh Breeze Engines Fresh Breeze paramotor Forum on Yahoo  
  Paragliding Forum    
  PPG CO. Blog Joe Onofrio's PPG Blog.  
  PPG Equipment Forum Yahoo group where new/used equipment is sold.  
  PPG Hub Facebook style PPG web site.  
  PPPPC Our club forum on Yahoo!  
  Propeller Repair Johnny Fetz Yahoo group regarding propeller repair  
  TalkPPG.com PPG Forum  
  Top 80 Forum Forum for owners of the Miniplne Top80 motor.  
  Vittorazi Forum Yahoo Groups forum for owners of the 100cc Fly 100.  
  Vittorazi Forum Forum for owners of the Vittorazi 100cc paramotors.  
  Worldppg.com PPG Blog site by Jeff Goin and Michael Purdy.  
General PPG Info.
  All-About-PPG.com General information about getting started in PPG.  
  Footflyer.com Jeff Goin's web site. Very comprehensive source of PPG info. Highly Recommended.  
    Ojovolador.com Nice site based in Spain.  
    Powered-Paraglider.com About one hour of videos answering general PPG questions.  
Gliders/Wings
  ***ALL WINGS*** Comprehensive list of many wing manufacturers including many not listed here.  
  DHV Ratings Database This link takes you the the search window for DHV wing ratings on the dhv.de web site.  Click on the "equipment database" link toward the top of the new page.  
    DHV Ratings Explained German hang gliding and paragliding federation  
  EN Ratings para-test.com performs testing for EN Certification of some wings  
    EN Testing for PPGs Notes about wing testing for PPGs  
    Glider Inspections & Repair See our repair and maintenance section  
    Para2000.org Huge database of Paragliders, specifications and Ratings.  
    Paraglider Fabric Article Article about paraglider fabric at ojovolador.com  
    Paraglider Fabric Manufacturing Video Nice and interesting video by Porcher Sport who makes the fabrics used in most paraglider wings.  
    Paraglider Lines Article about paraglider lines at ojovolador.com  
    Paraglider Reviews See our Reviews section for links to sites that review Paraglider Wings.  
    Polar Curves Part 1 (pg 17) and Part2 (pg 23) at sewhgpgc.co.uk.  Explains general wing performance at various speeds.  
    Reserve Parachutes See our Safety Gear section.  
    Sales For glider and wing distributors, see our "PPG Sales (by State)" section or go to the wing manufacturer's web site where they usually have a list of distributors.  
    "Standard" vs. "Reflex" Line Loading Interesting article about the differences in line loading on a "Standard" wing vs. a Reflex wing.  Dudek.com web site.  
    Ultra-Lightweight Paraglider Fabric Translation of an article about SKYTEX 27 and other lightweight fabrics. Hosted on paratour.com  
   
    Advance For sale at Superfly Inc.  
    Apco For sale at paramotorwings.com  
    Axis Makers of the Pluto II and Vega being distributed by Paratour.  
    Dudek These guys have a cool article showing the difference between the riser loading of a "standard" paraglider and a "reflex" glider.  
    Edel Makers of the Power Atlas.  
    Gin For sale at Superfly Inc.  
    Mac Para Makers of EDEN III. Click here for a EDEN III review at Footflyer.com Click here for a review of the Envy.  
    Nova For sale at Superfly Inc.  
    Ozone    
    Paramania REFLEX Wing manufacturers.  Very informative and interesting web site.  
    Powerplay/Swing Makers of Sting/Escape paragliders.  
    Sky Makers of the Atis II flown by John Black.  Distributed in the USA by U-Turn USA.  
    Skywalk    
    U-Turn    
Magazines
  Paramotor Magazine Paragliding magazine based in the UK.  
Powered Sport Flying Magazine This magazine comes with your membership to the USPPA.
PPG Parts, Gadgets & Gear
  Agama Floatation Device A lightweight automatic floatation device to keep you afloat in case of water "landing" (read review on footflyer.com)  
(Check the "IN YOUR STATE" section for more good places to find PPG Parts & Gear. The sites listed in this section are those that don't also sell PPGs.)
  Aerocorsair United States Black Devil and Black Magic engine distributor.  Sells parts for the motors.  
  AMZOil Sabre Professional 100 used by many pilots in Colorado Springs. Can be purchased in Colorado Springs at "Affordable Flags & Fireworks".  
  ** APCO Aviation Full line of PPG gear including wings, harnesses, reserves and helmets.  
  Bing Makers of the popular float-bowl carburetors used on some paramotors including most sold by Fresh Breeze.  
  CometkartSales Gocart fuel tanks.  Similar to those used on some PPG's.  
  Comtronics Light aircraft helmets and intercoms  
  Contraptioneering Mathew bought an inexpensive kiting harness from these guys. It's a little hard to adjust, but the price was right.  
  Digifly Sales of flight instruments.  
    E.C. Distributing Parts for carburetors including Walbro and Tillotson.  
    Flystyle Czech PPG gear web site.  
    GliderGear PPG Sales and training in Birmingham AL.  
    Gliders/Wings See our Gliders/Wings section.  
    Joe Pilot Nice flying gear web site.  
    MacWet Gloves manufacturer.  Nice gloves worn by by Mathew and Alex.  
    PeruFly Flight suits worn by Mathew and Alex.  
    PPG Equipment Yahoo group where new/used equipment is sold.  
    PPGpS - Android App Flight Computer for Powered Paraglider Pilots. Android App. Free and paid versions available.   
    PPGTrader Postings to buy/sell/trade new/used equipment.  
    Redline Racing Oil Recommended and sold by U-Turn USA for Simonini motors.  
    Reserve Parachutes See our Safety Gear section.  
    Safety Gear See our Safety Gear section  
    Spark Plug Caps NGK Spark Plug Cap Part #TB05EMA is a model that some of us have had good luck with as a replacement. This one has an integrated 5KOhm resistor. Use with non-resistor spark plugs.  
    SportLinkComm. Alex bought a nice DOT approved helmet from these guys. It has a very quiet headset that doesn't let wind seep into your headset during flight.  
    Strobe Lights Strobe lights must be used when flying 30 min before sunrise and 30 min after sunset. They must have a three mile visibility. A strobe is available at FlyOhio.com.  
    USPPA Store Shirts and mugs with the USPPA logo  
    Walbro Makers of many of the diaphragm carburetors used on our paramotors.  
    WindPower Sports Kites and buggies for sale.  
    Wings/Gliders See our Gliders/Wings section.  
    XCShop.com Paragliding gear based in the UK.  
Pilot Pages
  Bubba's Web Site    
    Bubba's Youtube Site    
    Christian Bultmann 's Site The guy with the Smart car featured in the PPG Bible.  
  Mike Bennett's Site  
PPG Manufacturers
  Adventure (FR) R2/R3/M2/M3/M4 and S3/S4 paramotors from France  
  Aerothrust ZG Cruiser and Thrust paramotors  
  Air Conception (FR) PPG Manufacturer in France. The web site is in French but the link runs the web site through a translator into English. Makers of the Titanium Ultra 130, sold in the USA by Paratour.  
  Airfer (SP) Paramotors from Spain. Makers of the Tornado.  
  Airvoilemoteur (CAN) Makers of the SD Nomad, SDII and Unitrike distributed in the US by Paratour.  
  Bailey Aviation (UK) Paramotors with 4-stroke motors  
  Clemente (SP) PPG Manufacturer in Spain.  
  Electric PPG    
  Fly Ohio.com (USA) Designed and sells the Free Spirit PPG.  
Fly Products (IT) Jet, Kompress, Power, Race, Max and Gold series of paramotors.  
  Fresh Breeze (DE) Popular line of paramotors and trikes  
  Green Eagle PPG (USA) Propane powered trike PPG  
  H&E Paramotores (SP) Makers of motors imported by txflysports.  Also makers of paramotors.  
  Kangook (CAN) French made paramotor with unique 3-piece frame.  
  KobraPPG (SP) Snake and Rocco paramotors.  
  Malibu Paragliding (USA) Synergy paramotor.  Holds fuel in the frame.  
  Miniplane Paramotor manufacturer that uses their own Top 80 motor.  
  Nimbus Paramotors (Slovakia)    
  Nirvana Paramotors (CZ) Czech makers of a line of paramotors, trikes and gliders.  
  Olympic PPG (USA) Makers of the Hercules PPG. Located in Washington State.  
  Paracruiser PC80/PC100/PC150/ PC200 & PC250 paramotors  
  Parajet (UK) Volution line of paramotors  
  Paramotorkits.com ConceptOne paramotor kit  
  Paratour (USA) SD paramotors flown by Mathew and Alex.  
  Paratoys (USA) Blackhawk and Skycruiser paramotors  
  PAP (SP) Paramotor imported at USWingNuts.com  
  RS Ultra Canadian maker of the Kangook paramotor.  
  Skybolt PPG Kit at ppgplans.com  
TXFlySports (USA) Fantom paramotors.  
  U-Turn USA (USA) FlatTop paramotors and S-Trike  
  Walkerjet (CZ) RR paramotor  
Propellers and Repair
  Balancer (aerocorsair) Propeller Balancer from Aerocorsair  
  GSC Propellers Adjustable pitch PPG propeller. Alex has one.  
  Flyohio.com 42" and 48" props for the Black Devil.  Alex has had good luck with them.  Kevin and Mathew have purchased props as well.  
  Olympic PPG Propeller sales and repair.  
  Paratour Props for Vittorazi, Black Devil and others.  Mathew uses the Vittorazi props from Paratour.  
  PPG Props Propeller sales and repair in Indiana.  
Repair & Maintenance
  Aerocorsair Lots of good information for Black Devil and many other motors. Check out the INVENTIONS page.  
         
    Bing 84 Overhaul Mike has written a tutorial for overhauling a Bing 84 carburetor.  
    Bing Carburetor Tuning Manual Good manual about tuning Bing carburetors.  Jerry has a copy of one.  Mike has manuals for the 54, 64 and 84 series.  
    Black Devil Idle Speed Nice (short) video for tuning the idle speed of the Black Devil carburetor on Youtube.  
    Black Devil M25Y Engine Manual (PDF)    
    Black Devil Yahoo newsgroup Black Devil paramotor Forum on Yahoo  
    Carburetors Good Walbro and Tillotson carburetor article written by Alex Varv.  
    Cloud 9 Paragliding Glider inspections & repair and Reserve repacks in Utah.  
    Fresh Breeze Engine Forum Fresh Breeze paramotor Forum on Yahoo  
    High Energy Sports Reserve repacks in California  
    MZ34 Engine Manual (pdf)    
    Paramotor City Glider inspections and repair in New Mexico.  Used by some PPPPC pilots.  
    Paratour Glider Shop Glider inspections and repair  in Florida (see video).  Used by some PPPPC pilots.  
    Propeller Repair See our propeller section.  
    Rising Air Glider inspections and repair in Idaho.  Also do Reserve repacks.  
    Sky 100 Engine Manual (pdf)    
    Southern Skies PPG Parts and Service  
    Superfly Inc. Glider inspections & repair and Reserve repacks in Utah.  
    Spark Plugs - How to Read Nice overview at poweredparaglidingontario.com  
    Top 80 Yahoo Newsgroup    
    Understanding Your Wing Inspection DVD Video by Michelle Daniele explaining the wing inspection process and what the numbers mean. Alex and Mathew have purchased copies.  
    Vittorazi Forum Yahoo Groups forum for owners of the 100cc Fly 100.  
    Vittorazi Forum Another Vittorazi forum.  
    Walbro Rebuild A step by step procedure to rebuild your Walbro.  Includes photos.  
    Walbro Service Manual (pdf) Service manual for Walbro carburetors which are found on many motors.  
    Wing Tips DVD video by Michelle Daniele explaining how to store, fold and clean your wing. Also, how to change and order a line, properly measure the length, check trimmers, tie a brake line and make small repairs. Alex and Mathew have purchased copies.  
Reviews   Footflyer.com Jeff Goin's site (USA)  
  Ojovolador.com Nice web site based in Spain  
  paraglidingreview.com Paraglider and equipment reviews.  
Rules & Regulations
  CO Land Use Statute Explains land owner's limited liability when they allow recreational use on their property without charge.  
  FAR 103 Federal Aviation Administration rules for ultralights (including PPGs).  Footflyer.com.  
  PPG & THE LAW Very good information on Footflyer.com  
  Safe Flying Practices PPPPC list of safe flying practices  
Safety Gear & Reserves
  Agama Floatation Device A lightweight automatic floatation device to keep you afloat in case of water "landing" (read review on footflyer.com)  
  Apco Reserves A full line of reserve chutes including the Guided Mayday steerable reserve.  
  Dudek Reserves Reserve Parachutes made by Dudek  
  Gin Reserves For sale at Superfly Inc..  
  High Energy Sports Makers of the popular QS series of reserves owned by several of our pilots including Alex, Kevin, Mathew and John. Repacks. Based in California.  
  Parachutter Pneumatically deployed reserves for footlaunch and trikes.  
  Reserve Repacks See our Repair & Maintanance section.  
  Reserve Safety By Jeff Goin at footflyer.com  
  Rising Air Wing inspections and reserve repacks in Idaho.  
  Sky Reserves Make the SKY DRIVE Steerable Reserve.  
  Strobe Lights Strobe lights must be used when flying 30 min before sunrise and 30 min after sunset. They must have a three mile visibility. Strobes are available at FlyOhio.com. More recently we have had better success with the ACR Firefly3 Rescue and the SDU-5/E Military Distress Strobe.  
  Superfly Reserves Reserves for sale and does repacks in Utah.  
Training
  Articles & Books See our articles and books section for some informative piloting information.  
    PPG1 & PPG2 Written Tests Posted at Paradrenalin.com
  Safety Articles More safety related information from our safety page.
  SIV Clinics List of sources for SIV clinics from the USPPA web site.
  ***Training in your State*** Training locations around the U.S. and Canada.
  ***USPPA Approved PPG School List*** USPPA list of schools and clubs in the US.  Best place to find USPPA/USUA approved schools.
  Videos Check out the Videos section below for DVDs, Blue-Rays, and Online videos with Training content.
Trikes & Quads
  ALL Trikebuggy.com has this huge list with pictures. Check it Out!!!  
  ECO2 Fly Products tandem trike with Rotax 503 engine.  
  Flash Fly Products trike.  
  Flyke Bicycle/Trike from Fresh Breeze.  
  Grazhopper Folding trike sold by airparamo.com  
  Green Eagle Includes a propane powered version.  
  KX1 Trike based on the Kangook paramotor.  
  Lowboy Quad Nice units made by Paratoys. John B. owns one of their quads.  
  Nirvana Cruise Trikes by Paramotor Unlimited.  
  Nirvana Rodeo
  Quattro By Bailey Aviation, makers of the 4-stroke paramotor.  
  S-Trike Heavy duty trike by U-turn USA.  
  SD Minimax Trike sold by Paratour, similar to SD trike but with dedicated seat and extra frame support.  
  SD Trike/Uni-Trike Trike unit sold by Paratour.  
  Skip One Trike Heavy duty trike by Fresh Breeze.  
  Sky Cruiser Trike Trike attachment made for Sky Cruiser paramotors.  
  Skykart Quad sold at Paratour.  
  Trike Buggy A nice low, stable and strong trike. A bit heavy. Flown by Joe Onofrio.  
  Xcitor The porsche of tandem trikes. Made by Fresh Breeze. Distributed in the US by Paratour and Southern Skies.  
  Xenit Plus By Fly Products.  
TV & Radio   Paraglidetv.com PPG and Free-flight videos  
  Paramoteurs.tv French Paramotor video web site.  Click on Google "translate" button on the web site to translate the text to English (if needed).  
  PPG Radio Show Web base radio show featuring Bob Armand (of Paratoys), Jeff Goin (PPG Bible, footflyer.com), Michael Purdy and others.  
  Powered Sport Flying Radio Radio show for PPG, Trikes, Rotorcraft, and other sport flying machines.  
  talkingppgradio.com **    
Videos (DVD/Blueray)
  Adventure Productions Lots of good Ultralight books & videos  
  Balloon Fiesta (PPG Fly-in 2005 & 2006) Alex owns copies of these videos of the Albuquerque balloon fiestas.  
  Gourmet Powered Paragliding Alex owns a copy.  
  Into-the-wind Alex owns a copy.  
  Master PPG A series of advanced training videos by Jeff Goin.  
  Meet Powered Paragliding Mike has a copy.  
  Paratoys, the celebration in flight. Alex owns a copy.  
  Propeller Repair Johnny Fetz sells a set of DVDs explaining PPG propeller repair and making composite props.  Mike has a set of each.  
  Risk & Reward Highly Recommended PPG video by the USPPA.org & Lite Touch Films. Features William Shatner. (more info @ footflyer.com).  Mike has a copy.  
  Understanding Your Wing Inspection DVD Video by Michelle Daniele explaining the wing inspection process and what the numbers mean. Alex and Mathew have purchased copies.  
  Weather to Fly for Sport Pilots Educational video about understanding weather conditions and making wise flying decisions. M. Wich has purchased a copy.  
  Why We Fly (Gourmet PPG 2) Alex and John have purchased copies.  
  Wing Tips DVD video by Michelle Daniele explaining how to store, fold and clean your wing. Also, how to change and order a line, properly measure the length, check trimmers, tie a brake line and make small repairs. Alex and Mathew have purchased copies.  
  More Videos at Lite Touch Films...    
  More Videos at Paratoys...    
Videos (Online)
  EAA Ultralight Videos Not PPG specific, but some interesting videos on the subject of ultralights and two-stroke motors.  
  GoPoweredParagliding Youtube channel with PPG interviews by Jeff Goin.  
  How to Fly a Powered Paraglider Paraglider Trike Series of Youtube videos by Chad Bastian  
  More Links More links to online PPG videos on our Gallery Page. Click here.  
  Paraglider Fabric Manufacturing Nice and interesting video by Porcher Sport who makes the fabrics used in most paraglider wings.  
  ParaglidingHD.com ** Online Paragliding Videos  
  Paragliding Tutorial 45 minute tutorial on paragliding. On Hulu.  
  Powered-Paraglider.com About one hour of videos answering general PPG questions.