What is Powered Paragliding
Powered Paragliding is an amazing innovation in aviation. For the first time, an aircraft is simple enough to fly that no license is required. Small so that it can be transported in the trunk of a car and stored in a closet. Affordable so that virtually anyone can own one. Safer then riding a motorcycle.
Powered Paragliders consists of 2 major parts, the paramotor and the paraglider. A paramotor is essentially the power pack that produces thrust and in turn lift. The paramotor also houses the pilot’s seat. The motor is controlled by a throttle mounted on a cable and is held by the pilot as well as strapped to the pilot’s hand. The motors being used in this application are some of the most powerful motors available in terms of thrust to weight ratio. These motors allow us to soar to great heights in very little time. The paraglider is a fabric wing that forms it’s airfoil through the air pressure entering its vents. It’s surprisingly ridged when pressurized. The combination of these to parts allow you incredible control in the air. Cruising from inches off the ground to soaring above the clouds, you can launch and go almost anywhere in a powered paraglider. If you do have a motor out, the paraglider is a highly efficient wing which will allow you to glide back down to land, in fact, most landing are done with the motor off. A flight can last a long as 4 hours with a range of 100 miles depending on your equipment.
Imagine pulling up to a field and with in five minutes having your aircraft assembled and ready to fly.