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General | Services | Weather | Motors |Props | Wings | Accessories | Clinics | Repairs

2011-01-05 FlyMaster added in Accessories

These are printed or other materials and internet links that can be useful to pilots and potential pilots. It will be updated as new items are added. The two images in the upper-right corner are sized to be screen savers for popular monitor sizes. Right click and select "save target as".

You can now buy safety and information brochures by the hundred, its cheaper than printing them on ink-jet printers and the ink doesn't run. Plus, they're folded and professional looking.

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On-Line USPPA Content Printed Materials & Software

The USPPA Store USPPA logo items. 

Waiver for members (254k Word Document)
School Listing (click here)
A listing of all the known PPG schools and select information about them.

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Several Brochures are available by clicking the "Brochures" button to the left. These are intended for individual viewing or printing.
Membership Application (PDF)

PPG Log* This is a simple logbook for paramotor pilots by Scott Adair. Visit here for more info.
*New Version 05/05/2005 added (full install) 1.4 Mb.

Training & Ratings forms has a flowcharts of what's required and links to the necessary forms for getting rated as a PPG Pilot, Instructor or Tandem Instructor.

Weather Predictor A weather prediction tool that rates flying days based on your criteria. It uses The National Digital Forecast Database for information.

www.skyman.us/weather A quick lookup of weather conditions from web-enabled portable devices. Plus, it translates aviation METAR and TAF information into “English text”.

 

General Interest Links

Web Address (alphabetically) Highlights of it's contents
AdventureP.com PPG training videos, books, CDs & pilot tools.
AeroCorsair.com Inventions and Motor Maintenance Information
Aircraft Spruce Propeller Leading Edge Tape (3M™ Polyurethane Protective Tape 8674)
AirHeadCreations.com Videos about Powered Paragliding from Jeff Goin and others.
AmericanWhitewater.org
(Insurance Info)
Landowner insurance Laws by state. Describes what a landowner is liable for when allowing recreational use of his property. For our purposes, the less the better...more likely to get permission for use.
BigAirParagliding.com General information for paragliding (free flying), incident database, flying tips.
ExpandingKnowledge.com Information and tips on paragliding. While the focus is on free flight there is a wealth of knowledge for pilots whether the paraglider is powered or unpowered.
FootFlyer.com Information and media (DVD's, books) about powered paragliding.
LiteTouchFilms.com PPG and PG Videos covering events, Training, Surviving and Enjoying
Mark's Paragliding Pages Web videos, educational articles and pictures.
Online Sectional Charts A source for high-quality sectional charts. http://naco.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=naco/online/aero_guide
ParamotorInfo.com General information on the sport of Powered Paragliding
Understanding Sectional Charts (PDF) Documents that detail how to read aeronautical sectional charts 
ParaglidingUnlimited.com

Videos, books, accessories, etc.

Para2000.org Information on nearly every paraglider wing made
ParaFreedom.com Information on repairing carbon props and other things. By member Bud Wruck.
PoweredParagliderRadio.com Podcast about Powered Paragliding by Jeff Goin, Michael Purdy and Bob Armand
PPGTruth Information relating to powered paragliding.
SportPilotStore.net Information and Products relating to the Sport Pilot aircraft and pilots.
PoweredParagliding.ning.com Powered Paragliding Social Website
TalkingPPGRadio Podcast about Powered Paragliding by Will Jones.
WorldPPG.com Podcast about Powered Paragliding by Michael Purdy, Jeff Goin, Brian Thivierge and Bob Armand
xcPilot.com  Weather maps, airport diagrams (for General Aviation)
 

Weather Related

Web Address Highlights of it's contents
DUAT Weather Brief info How to use your USPPA membership to get official FAA aviation weather.
FAA.gov/asos FAA listing of recorded weather telephone numbers around the US. These are the ASOS and AWOS sites that report current weather.
Weather & Sectional Charts Gary Brown has put together a fantastic combination site for weather AND on-line sectional charts.
WeatherToFly.com More than you ever dreamed to know about weather as it pertains to flying. Many valuable links from here too.
Weather.com Turbulence Very General Turbulence Plot for Aircraft
usAirNet.com (LaunchCode) Launch weather forecasting tool tailored specifically for hang glider and paraglider pilots.

 

Paramotor/Cart Importers/Manufacturers (Go to schools for local dealers)

Web Address Highlights of it's contents
AeroCorsair.com Corsair series of motors (engine only), parts and service incl. Black Devil
Aerolight.com Paramotor Importer: Fly Products, Sky 100
Aerothrust Paramotor Manufacturer: Lazer
Air-x.com Paramotor Importer: Mantis
FlyOhio.com Paramotor Importer: Spirit Paramotors
OlympicPPG.com Paramotor Manufacturer: Hercules PPG
Paradrenalin.com Paramotor Importer: Nirvana Systems
ParajetUSA.com Paramotor Importer: Parajet Paramotors
KangookUSA.com Paramotor Importer: Kangook Paramotors
ParamotorKits.com Paramotor Manufacturer: Kits and completed units
ParaPowerUSA.com Paramotor Importer: Parapower Paramotors
Paratour.com Paramotor Manufacturer: SD
Paratoys.com Paramotor Manufacturer: Blackhawk Paramotors
PhoenixPPG.com Paramotor Manufacturer: Fantom Paramotors
PowerGlider.biz Paramotor Kit Manufacturer: I-Flyer, Miniplane Importer
PPGplans.com Paramotor Plans Company and Information Source
TrikeBuggy.com Paramotor Cart Manufacturer: Trike Buggy
SouthernSkies.net Paramotor Importer: Fresh Breeze
Uptimal.com Paramotor Manufacturer: Synergy
US Wing Nuts Paramotor Importer: Pap
 

Props (not including OEM - see your dealer for those)

Web Address Highlights of it's contents
JB Propellers Wood 2 and 3-blad PPG props for Simonini 202, Cors-air 172's, Top 80, Snap 100's
John Fetz Propellers PPG Propeller Repair (Wood & Composite)
MAH Blades Wood & Carbon props for Top 80, Snap 100, Sky 100, Simonini MINI 2, Cors-Air 172
MojosGear.com Mojos Gear (Adventure, La Mouette and Cloudbase)
OlympicPPG New Props and prop repair (wood & composite)
ParaglidingUnlimited.com New Props for Solo 210, Simonini mini2 Plus (wood, composite)
PowerFin.com Ground Adjustable pitch composite props for most motors
TN-prop.com Tennessee Propellers (La Mouette)
SouthernSkies.net Carbon Fiber and wood propellers to fit Fresh Breeze and others motors
UltralightProps.com GSC Systems (Nearly all PPG motors)
WhiteHawkPPG.com New PPG Propellers for Black Devil, others

 

Wing Importers & Manufacturers

Web Address Highlights of it's contents
Aerolight.com Importer: Apco wings 
Air-x.com Importer: Pegas Axis and Fenix wings 
AmericanParagliding.com Importer: Ozone Paragliders
Paratoys.com Manufacturer: Paratoys wings
Paratour.com Importer: Axis wings
Paragliders.com Importer: Ozone, Sol wings
ParaglidingUnlimited.com Importer: Nirvana Systems wings
PowerGlider.biz, ITVusa.us Importer: ITV wings
FlyOzone.com Importer: Ozone Paragliders (Cloud 9 Paragliding)
SouthernSkies.net Importer: Fresh Breeze Naja wings
Superflyinc.com Importer: Gin Gliders, Advance Paragliders and Nova Paragliders
TxFlySports.com Importer: MacPara Muse and Eden wings.
US Wing Nuts Importer: Ozone Paragliders

 

Accessories

Web Address Highlights of it's contents (Top 5 selling items)
Aerolight.com Flight suits, Paraglider Harnesses, Reserves, Accessories
Airman PPG Helmets Helmets
Air-x.com Flight suits, Paraglider Harnesses, Tow Bridles, Accessories
AmericanParagliding.com Harnesses, Com Helmets, Reserves, Helmet Bags, Flight Decks, Books & DVD's
BigAirParagliding.com Books, Accessories
Cloud 9 Paragliding Harnesses, Reserves, Stuff Sacks, Flight Decks, Instruments, Books & DVDs, Hardware
EpicSessions.com T-shirts for pilots
Flymaster-usa.com Variometers, integrated GPS-varios and motor management electronics
FlyPPG.com Communications: Intercoms & Other aids
FlyOhio.com NAC Helmets, Windsocks and Poles,  Accessories 
MojosGear.com Web-based retail of just about everything PG and PPG related.
ParaglidingUnlimited.com Flight Suits, boots, 'biners, emergency chutes, harnesses, helmets
Paragliders.com Flight Suits, Paraglider Harnesses, Reserves, Accessories
Paratour.com Importer Cameleon Throttles
PowerGlider.biz Importer DiGiFly flight instruments
PPGStrobes.com Distributor for PPG strobes
PPGTransporters.com Distributor for PPG-tailored car transporters (platforms)
Super Fly Reserves, Paraglider Harnesses, Accessories
TowMeUp.com Manufacture hydraulic Payin/Payout winches, Tow Bridles, Tow line, Glider stuff sacks, tree rescue kits. Carry other accessories.
TxFlySports.com Flight suits and other gear. 
TowMeUp.com Manufacture hydraulic Payin/Payout winches, Tow Bridles, Tow line, Glider stuff sacks, tree rescue kits. Carry other accessories.
US Wing Nuts Importer Quest XC flight computer

 

SIV Clinics (Maneuvers Or Other Specialized Training)

There is no certification program for these types of training clinics and this list is not an endorsement either of the school or the merit of maneuvers training. We do, however, only list schools whose instructors are USPPA or USHGA certified.

Web Address Highlights of it's contents
FlyTorrey.com SIV clinics, about 3 per year
www.air-x.com SIV clinics, about 3 per year
Super Fly SIV clinics, about 3 per month

 

Services (Parts, Repair, Specialty Products)

(For training see "Schools & Clubs", for prop repair, see Props above)

Web Address Highlights of it's contents
Aeroplanner.com Online Sectional Charts
Extremeair.co.nz  SIV Courses (advanced maneuvers recovery course)
Paramotor City Glider Shop  Paraglider Wing Inspection & Repair
MojosGear Paraglider Wing Inspection & Repair
Cloud 9 Paragliding Paraglider & Harness Inspection and Repair, Reserve repacks.

Paratour.com

Paraglider & Harness Inspection & Repair

Ripstop Repair Tape

Paraglider repair tape
RisingAir.biz Paraglider & Harness Inspection & Repair
Superfly Paragliding Paraglider Wing Inspection & Repair, Reserve repacks
The Ultralight Place Paramotor engine repair/rebuild including Top 80, Simonini, Black Devil, others
TowMeUp.com Alumininum & Other welding,
WillsWing.com Paraglider Wing Inspection & Repair

Books, Videos (DVD's)

Web Address of main site Highlights of it's contents
Paramotor City Glider Shop Wing Tips, video about wing maintenance and what to expect on an inspection. By Michelle Daniele and Kirk Sellinger.
FootFlyer.com Instructional book The Powered Paragliding Bible and general introduction video "Meet Powered Paragliding"
LiteTouchFilms.com Instructional videos and "Why We Fly" documentary on a Mexican adventure.

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