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Parajet Releases Rotary Engines

Parajet has a new line of rotary engines for their paramotors including the "most powerful production paramotor on the market. With just over 40hp and a lot less noise than a 2 stroke engine this has to be ultimate power unit." Currently they are taking orders now and shipping in August. For more information visit: http://www.parajet.com/index.php?id=60

Flytec Race and Rally

2009 Flytec Race and Rally
What if you were to take a small group of some of the best hang glider pilots in the world, give them a different airstrip to launch from each day, tell them that there is better steak and beer in the next LZ, combine all of this into a competition and what do you get? The Flytec Race and Rally...

2009 United States Paragliding Nationals

2009 U.S. Paragliding Nationals
The 2009 United States Paragliding Nationals begins on Monday in Dunlap, California. Dunlap is a small community located about 40 miles east of Fresno and 20 miles west of the Sequoia National Park The U.S. Paragaliding Nationals begins on Monday April 27th and will last until Sunday, May 3rd. This year’s format is different than recent competitions in that the event...

Police S.O.A.R. to Catch a Thief

Police Soar to Catch a Thief
Palm Bay Police in central Florida are using a new technology to catch a thief. The Search Operation Aerial Response team (S.O.A.R) will use powered paragliders in their day to day operations to conduct aerial surveillance. Besides looking for criminal activity, the police officers will use these aircraft to search for lost children and seniors. They will also patrol...

Ultralight Lands on Truck

Ultralight Lands on Truck

Canyon Pilot Plight

Canyon Pilot Plight
While Lionel De Antoni was landing his powered paraglider he noticed that his motor home was missing and police officers were waiting for his arrival. Dazed and confused, the pilot was arrested, his motor home impounded, his powered paraglider with camera confiscated, and was taken before a judge to answer charges of trespassing. Lionel's flight path that day took him over the...

Paragliding Moron

These paragliding morons will make you laugh until your sides hurt.

Paragliding Synchro Spiral

A Paragliding syncho spiral gone bad when wings collapse and wraps.

Powered Paraglider Wraps Around Liberty

Powered paraglider pilot flies too close to the Statue of Liberty and wraps around torch.

Powered Parachute Terrain Flying

Some low and not so slow powered parachuting

European Paramotoring Tour

A paramotoring trip from Brussels to Istanbul in total autonomy trough 10 countries. 3000km, 22 days, 2 pilots: Maxime van Dyk, Thomas de Dorlodot. 

Paragliding Acrobatics

Paragliding acrobatics including an Asymitrical 360, Sat, Inversion, and Spiral.

Ultralight Breaks Heart

Ultralight smashes through balloons in shape of a heart.

Flying Boat Sinks

This was a bad idea

Amphibious Flying Trike

This trike rolls, floats, and flies.

Jet Powered Hang Glider

Jet Powered Hang Glider buzzes the landing zone, or is it the flight deck.

Who Invented The Hang Glider

These early hang gliding pioneers place credit where its due.

Hang Gliding Beginnings 1968-1975

Hang Gliding Beginnings 1968-1975

Hang Gliding Bear

This bear just can't seem to get it right. Reminds me of the old days.

Ozone Mojo 3

Ozone has announced that the Mojo 3 paraglider has passed all flight test with EN B and is available for order. The Mojo 3 is ascerted to be the ideal introductory wing for those pilots wishing to explore cross country while experiencing a smooth ride and passive safety. According to Ozone, "Our mission for the Mojo 3 was to increase the...