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STARTING your MOTOR

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Age: 62
Weight: 125
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Paramotor Frame: MiniPlane Top 80 with

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June 17, 2013
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ATTENTION ALL PILOTS THIS IS A EMERGENCY NOTICE! I was told by my instructor that the most dangerous time in power paragliding is STARTING your MOTOR. He is 1000% CORRECT! As you can see I did a stupid thing by attempting to start my motor a different way than normal, i try to start the motor with one pull full Throttle and leg on the frame looks cool. Damn motor hit 9000rpm in about 1/2 sec. Pushing me back Against my car. My right shoulder When through the netting, prop. hitting me Twice on the upper right shoulder and one on the right side of the head just over my ear.I was very LUCKY no broken bones or hospital stay..Thank GOD! I’m doing fine. Lucky..Please be extra careful starting your motor..FLY SAFE

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