- How does the Power Paraglider inflate?
There are two methods to inflate the wing:
Forward - with the wing behind you in low wind conditions, you
run and pull the wing up using your speed and body weight to
Reverse - with pilot facing the wing we use light winds to
inflate and pull up the paraglider.
- How do you steer the
Control is very easy. Simply pull the right handle (Brake) to turn
right, the left handle (Brake) to turn left and pull both at five
feet above the ground to flare when landing , this stops your
descent resulting in a gentle landing. Squeeze the throttle to climb
and release it to glide back down.
- How high can the
Power Paraglider fly?
In the US, FAA's part 103 dictates we stay under
18,000 feet and the majority of flying is between 150 and 300 feet
above the ground.
In Canada we run out of air at 13,000 ft so we try to
stay below that.
- How low can the
Power Paraglider fly?
The unique aspect of the powered paraglider is the fact the wing is
some distance above the pilot. This allows flight at ground level
from 10 inches up. (This cannot be done safely with any other
aircraft in the world.)
- How long can the flight last on one tank of gas?
Up to three hours, its weight dependent.
In the USA, No, there is no license required for this sport.
In Canada you are required to have an Ultra Light license restricted
to powered paragliding. Training
- What type of gas do you use?
The same gas you use in your car mixed with 2 stroke oil.
- How fast does the
Power Paraglider fly?
The speed varies with the type of paraglider used but will be
between 17 and 28 miles per hour.
- How far do you have to run to get airborne?
In light wind conditions (0 to 4 mph), you have to run 5 to 15
feet. With stronger winds (5 to 10 mph) you have to run 1 to 5 feet.
The distance varies with the conditions of the day, but up to
40 miles is possible
- What happens if the engine stops?
The engine is only used to go up. At any time you can shut off the
motor and land safely because you are flying with an efficient wing
that can glide up to 8 feet forward with only one foot down (8 to 1
- What do the engines weigh and do I carry that
The engines vary from 33 lbs to 65 lbs. For foot launches, the
weight is carried by the pilot only until the wing is inflated and
then the weight is burdened by the paraglider. With
Quad Launches, the quad carries the motor and never seems to get
- Is it possible to take a friend up with me?
No, have your friend get his own powered paraglider.
- How long does it take to learn to fly?
Most students can solo in a few days. The majority of training is
done on the ground learning to control the wing. The actual flying
is so easy that any person can control the powered paraglider once
- Can you restart the Paramotor in flight?
Yes, new engines come with very high energy ignitions, that make
starting very easy with a small tug on the pull starter rope. You
can stop the engine and soar and then restart anytime you like.
The MZ 34 313 is also available with an electric start.
- How safe are Paragliders (wings)?
The modern paraglider is built and tested with loads up to 15 times
greater than can be exerted during flight. The type of paraglider
used with an engine is a DHV 1 one or standard rated glider that
will continue to fly without pilot input.
- Does equipment type differ for different size
Yes, the weight ratings of the wing and the engine thrust are very
important to the size and weight of the pilot. Think about this
before buying used equipment. Talk to us before making equipment
- Where can I fly the
Anywhere that is not populated with a lot of houses or people. They
are also prohibited within 5 miles from an airport.
- Is the
Power Paraglider safe?
As all air sports, it has it's risky aspect, but as the pilot hangs
from an open parachute, this makes it inherently safer than all
- Are there times and conditions when I cannot
Yes, the fact that you are flying a very light airplane means that
you are limited to light wind conditions up to 10 mph and morning
and late afternoon flying. The mid-day skies are generally too rough
to enjoy this type of flying. The exception to this is beach flying
where you can fly all day long as the air is not disturbed by the
ocean as much as it is by land.
- How maneuverable are they?
This airplane can fly sideways, backwards, turn on it's own axis and
fly close to the ground endlessly. You can take off in 1 foot and
land on 1 foot in certain wind conditions. There is no other
aircraft in the world that can do this!
- How do you transport the
Our Powered Paragliders break down in very small packages and
can fit in the average car trunk. This break down takes 5 minutes
and can be reassembled in 5 minutes.
- How long from the time I get to my take off site
does it take to set and launch?
Anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes.
- What other names are the
Power Paraglider called?
PPG, Powered paragliding; paramotoring (common name in Europe).
Paraglider: Wing, glider, chute
- How do I get started if I want to fly a
It is vital that you have the right combination of paramotor
and glider tailored to suit your body weight. Safety is paramount
and training is imperative. Always ensure when buying a paramotor
that you will receive professional training
from qualified instructors.
- What does the equipment cost both new and used?
The difference between New and Used is not that
significant. Buying used has numerous drawbacks. (example:
the paraglider is UV sensitive and has a life span) and the
chance of inheriting major problems is always there but not
that visible. Its just not worth the risk.