The Powered Paragliding Bible has been updated for a 5th time.
The Powered Paragliding Bible 5th Edition builds on Paramotoring’s most popular training manual and reference guide. Building on the previous successful four editions, you will learn about new techniques, enjoy improved color illustrations and enhanced versions of existing ones, which will make the subject come to life in an easy-reading style. The book guides a pilot from the first look at the equipment through first flight and well beyond. Experienced pilots will appreciate the entire section devoted to mastering Powered Paragliding. Jeff has drawn from his experience as multiple time U.S. Champion and, more importantly, by learning from our sports most successful instructors. New photographic and illustrative techniques help make difficult concepts emerge through the fog. It’s full of vivid 4-color pictures and illustrations covering everything from pulling the wing out, to mastering many finer points. Besides the flying, there is thorough, concise coverage of airspace and rules as they apply to paramotor pilots, aerodynamics, choosing gear and coverage of new wing and motor technologies. Chapters 1 through 7 take you through first flights. Later Chapters offer experienced pilots new tools to improve skills and safety. This book is NOT meant for self-training, an endeavor that has proven expensive and dangerous. But it is an excellent tool for those who want to be responsible, really learn the sport, learn its nuances, understand the rules and gain life-saving tips. If you are getting into the sport or are just curious about what you may be in for, then this is The Go-To Book on Powered Paragliding.
The book features:
• New or revised content that reflects current technology and training methods
• Numerous diagrams to help make sense of complicated concepts and introduce some new ones
• Explanations on everything from the engine to aerodynamics – in a concise way that encourages understanding
• Zero jargon or wordiness – it keeps the sport simple
The 310 pages of clear and concise advice on everything the paramotor pilot will need to know to fly safely, including:
• Launch and landing secrets
• What’s risky and how to avoid it
• Practical weather knowledge
• Airspace knowledge
• How to select equipment
• Maintenance tips
• Interesting things to do
• Precision Flying
• Winning competitions
• Fully illustrated with full colour photography throughout
The Powered Paragliding Bible is the most comprehensive, and practical reference ever written for the sport, produced with quality that rivals any coffee table picture books or encyclopedias.
Within a few short weeks from its release, the PPG Bible became the essential standard issue text at PPG schools around the globe. Pilots with years of experience are amazed by what they didn’t know. Jeff Goin, the author, writes with a fresh clear style that is surpassed only by his 100 magnificent full colour photos and illustrations.
The most complete reference manual on Powered Paragliding just got better again! Lots better. Colour has been improved, new diagrams added, existing diagrams improved, and new photo techniques clearly show progressive tasks, including launch and landing with animation extracts. There’s brand new material including more on reflex wings. New paramotor techniques and accumulated wisdom since edition 2 came out have been incorporated. Thanks to the many who have contributed suggestions and editing.
Even as a third edition it was an enormous undertaking. Hundreds of hours were spent on editing, 3D animations, diagrams, and layout. This was our largest print run to date which helped keep the price down in spite of higher printing costs.
Some material is best presented in a plain, easy-to-read book. It provides quick access to the exact subject matter with in-depth material that is digestible at your own pace. The PPG Bible is just such a book for the sport of paramotoring. It is a fun, informative, easy-to-understand and, most of all, thorough treatment on the subject of powered paragliding.
You’ll find a concise presentation of material for anyone serious about flying. It will be appreciated by those just learning to fly as well as those wanting to master the sport, to explore all it has to offer
There is complete, but understandable coverage of airspace and regulations as they apply to paramotor pilots. Edition Three has improved these diagrams even more and new text improves clarity on this sometimes difficult (and otherwise boring) subject.
If you are:
Considering the sport? This will tell you all about what trade-offs are made and what to avoid.
Just getting started? Know what to expect, and know how to prepare for training.
Setting out on your own? Clarify the vagaries of rotor, micrometeorology, airspace, rules, field selection, etc.
Curious? This answers questions. Many, many questions about everything from aerodynamics to history.
Into photography? This will offer tips that may save much aggravation about getting good pictures from a PPG.
Thinking about competition? This has the lowdown on what it is, how it’s flown and, better yet, what to practice to become proficient.
If any of these apply, then this book is for you.
If you have ever wondered about the sport of powered paragliding, this will answer your questions. Everything from selecting an instructor to buying gear to learning what to do with it.
It starts out with most basic bits required using pictures to clarify better then words ever could. There are over a hundred pictures and diagrams in over 290 pages. It finishes with tips on mastering techniques required for the finest level of control.
For the curious there is a thorough section on Understanding the Sport which delves into several areas such as the unusual aerodynamics of a craft on a swing.
Many practical tips for setting up gear are included. How to tie brake-line knots, how to set up a motor harness and how best to adjust it for preventing potentially deadly torque turns. These are just of few of the many useful pieces that can enhance your understanding of the sport or possibly save your life.
Complete coverage of the regulations and airspace includes the charts and material that make easy work of USPPA’s PPG3/Instructor Written test. This is practical information for the adventurous pilot who sets out for parts unknown – how to get what you need from sectional charts without bogging down in unnecessary detail.
Many, many diagrams help make sense of complicated concepts and introduce some new ones. From the parts of the paramotor to Aerodynamics, our sport is explained in concise ways that encourage understanding. A real effort is made to avoid wordiness while keeping it interesting.
Clear up confusion on obtaining weather including detailed descriptions of using the Flight Service Stations. A resource section lists useful places to go for this info too.
After getting the basics down, learn how to fly into a controlled airport and what you need to pull it off. Sample conversations with Air Traffic Control are included.
Many eye-popping photos help the enjoyment and make it a great way to show others the sport.
The Powered Paragliding Bible Provides newcomers with everything needed to succeed at paramotoring, buy equipment and thrive in the sport. Six sections take the pilot from pulling a wing out of the bag through flying confidently in the national airspace system. All information is provided in a concise, practical way with over a hundred pictures and illustrations.
Advanced topics from flag flying to competition are covered, too, along with the ramifications of the law. Many myths and misunderstandings are dealt with in the most thorough treatment of powered paragliding ever produced.
Every effort has been made to have clarity. If an editor didn’t understand what it was saying on the first pass, it was rewritten. Thanks for your patience, hopefully it will have been worth the wait.