Powered Paragliding can be extremely addictive Powered Paragliding, as with any form of flight, carries potential risks including personal injury, property damage, or death. This sport can be as safe or as dangerous as you choose to make it. Do not purchase equipment or participate in this sport unless you are prepared to personally assume ALL risks. Click here for more information on Paragliding Safety & Statistics.
We STRONGLY recommend the purchase of professional training from a certified instructor before you attempt to use or fly Paramotor / Powered Paraglider equipment. Legally, you can train yourself, but your chances of an accident or death are greatly increased without quality, certified training. Choose instructors with experience in varied sites and conditions, and with the demonstrated ability to teach how to safely fly from locations you would like to fly from yourself. For the relatively low cost of Certified, Professional training from Glidersports, DON’T RISK IT!
Do your own independent research on which product(s) to buy. Most Instructors are also product Dealers and make a living from only selling specific brand products, often citing “safety”, “quality” or other concerns for products they do not offer, to induce you to buy their products &/or training. Glidersports does not sell essential PPG equipment, so our advice is less biased because we could recommend any brand of product. Equally, avoid PPG manufacturers who are not experienced PPG Pilots or Instructors, just fabrication shops, and may not have the PPG qualifications and experience to design safe equipment – Don’t be a test pilot for an inexperienced manufacturer because design defects have caused incidents like this to happen ! (this pilot exhibited poor judgment, but was not seriously injured)
Beware of dealers/instructors who will only train you, or allow you to fly their training sites if you buy their equipment. Your money is probably their biggest concern, not YOUR SAFETY or the sport of Powered Paragliding.
Beware of purchasing used equipment, Do it Yourself Home builder PPG kits, PPG Plans or anything for sale on Ebay at “cheap” prices . You normally get what you pay for. Glidersports promotes only quality, value for money products, not “cheap” products. Glidersports will assist with free advice before you buy.
Be wary of Schools offering fixed position & turn a round winch tow instruction. As a beginner pilot, never get towed more than 10 feet from the ground, and a moving tow vehicle is the safest method. Winch towing shows a disproportionately high death rate. Glidersports LLC reserves the right to select which consumers they will or will not provide equipment or Training services to, based on our perception of the potential safety risk the consumer may pose to themselves or others. By purchasing any equipment related to flight such as a Paramotor or Paraglider through our recommended suppliers, it is agreed the purchaser has committed to undertaking professional training in the safe use of the equipment before attempting to use or fly the equipment, even if not legally required to do so.
Before undertaking any Tandem Discovery Flight or Training program, you are required to sign and agree to a Release of Liability & Waiver. There is no Liability Insurance available to the sport of Powered Paragliding, or any PPG School in the USA including Glidersports LLC. By purchasing any PPG related equipment, or participating in the sport in any manner, you agree to personally assume all risks.
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