Powered Parachutes

Powered Parachutes to the Rescue

Powered parachutes are more and more being recognized as a powerful tool to fight crime by local police departments. The slow flying speed of a powered parachute in comparison to a small airplane makes...
Ultralight Pilots Wanted to Save Rhinos

Ultralight Pilots to Save the Rhino

A British ultralightlight pilot has made ultralight aircraft news while urging other microlight enthusiasts worldwide get involved in an effort to help save an endangered species. Pilot Frank Spiniello recently traveled to South Africa and...

Base Jumping from a Wind Turbine

Two base jumpers climb a wind turbine and take the plunge from 200 feet.
Quinns Rocks Hang Gliding

Launch Pad in Australia is Finally Legal!

The hang gliding community near Wanneroo city in Australia has been delivered good news recently as the Wanneroo city council to approve a formal launch site near Quinns Rocks and Jindalee. The people at...
Good Samaritan Attacked

Good Samaritan Pilot Attacked

When a paraglider pilot decided to be a Good Samaritan and talk to a group of troubled youths, he had no idea that his good deed would end up in a trip to the hospital.
Fight for Flight

Fight For Flight

The progressive expansion of society is taking its toll on the hang gliding community. At least two flight centers in the nation are at risk of losing their privileges to operate.
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...
Police Soar to Catch a Thief

Police S.O.A.R. 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...

Texas Congressmen Introduce Bill After 2016 Balloon Crash

Three Texas Congressmen have introduced a bill following a fatal hot air balloon crash in July, 2016. The crash happened near Lockhart, Texas last year and all 16 passengers were killed. Last week, the...

British Army Sergeant Faces Retrial for Attempted Murder of Wife

Sergeant Emile Cilliers, a member of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, is now facing a retrial for the attempted murder of his wife after the jury was dismissed for failing to reach a...
Going High Tech Against Drugs

Going High Tech Against Ultralight Drug Smugglers

Enjoying your sport can be a little more challenging when your favorite way to fly also happens to be popular with criminals. If you follow ultralight aircraft news, you've probably noticed that ultralights have long...
Border Patrol Bust Ultralight Carrying Drugs

Ultralight Busted With Mary Jane

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s air operations spotted and interdicted an ultra-light aircraft carrying $180,000 of illegal drugs crossing the U.S.-Mexican border.
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