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Powered Parachute with an Attitude

Powered Parachute With an Attitude

Since the 1960's mankind has been working on a car that flies. A British company maybe the first to accomplish this feat with the Parajet Skycar.
A Skydiving Simulator Called Parasim

A Skydiving Simulator Called Parasim

Teaching people to jump out of a perfectly good airplane at a high altitude can be a challenging task, absent actually starting by jumping. an unwise method to say the least. Traditionally paratroopers, after...
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...
FAI Conference Honors Americans

109th FAI Conference Honors Americans

In recent skydiving news, the 109th FAI Conference held last month in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, honored two American sportsmen for their accomplishments. You just can't keep a good man down. Jarrett Martin received the Breitling Youngster Award for...

Hoverbike Crash

A failure in the ground avoidance systems may have caused a hoverbike pilot in Dubai to crash. The pilot fell from approximately 100 feet AGL. While the pilot was not injured, the hoverbike was...
Understanding the Wind

Wind 101 – The Basics

What makes the wind blow? There are two primary causes for the wind.
Going McFly on a Hoverboard

Going McFly on a Hoverboard

Sam Rogers fulfilled a dream of his by inventing his hoverboard, sort of. While this board doesn't propel Sam in the air, his jet-powered gloves do. He 3-D printed the gloves and took them...
Helmet Camera Review

HD Video Helmet Camera Review

Be it hang gliding, paragliding, skydiving or ultralighting we all wish we had a video camera to shoot those memorable flying moments. With the spring flying season well underway, we are offering some assistance...
GPS the Basics

GPS 101 – The Basics

Your at 800 feet, thermals are playing out, you see the landing zone about a mile away and wonder if you can make it. No time to second guess, so you check your glide...
Gravity Jet Suit

Gravity Jet Suit – Engineered for Speed

The Gravity Jet Suit is an engineering marvel created by engineer Richard Browning of the British company Gravity Industries. Founded in 2017 with the introduction of the Jet Suit, the company travels the world...

Zapata Flyboard

The Zapata Flyboard Air is manufactured by Zapata Racing. Top speed is over 90 mph with a ceiling of 10,000 feet. It will fly for approximately 10 minutes before the backpack fuel tank needs...

Volocopter – Autonomous Air Taxi

Urban transportation is the pits. Congested streets and sparse parking make downtown driving a pain. What if there was a way to avoid traffic jams and parking garages by soaring over the city? Could...
The Science of Acro Paragliding

The Science of Aerobatic Paragliding

Calin Popa has taken the sport of aerobatic paragliding into levels of precision that it's never seen before. For years, Calin Popa practiced the difficult moves required to pull off a Rhythmic SAT. He failed time...

Electrics Wow at AirVenture

Is it a bird? It's a plane. No, it's a flying mattress! Ultralight aircraft news is all a flutter over the electric-powered prototype that took to the air at EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh,...
Jumping from a Jet Plane

Bailing Out of A Jet Airline For Science

Imagine being a passenger on a Boeing 727 which is doomed to crash. Your only hope is to jump out moments before impact as the pilot and others prepare to do the same. Fortunately,...
Felix Baumgartner

Felix Who?

Felix Baumgartner was born in Salzburg, Austria on April 20, 1969 and as a young boy he dreamt of flying helicopters. Little did anyone know at that time that he would become one of...
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...

Real Life Ironman – Wingsuit & Jet Thrusters

For one Dutch wingsuit flyer it has been a dream of his to take his wingsuit flying a step further, by adding jet engines to his legs while flying. Kind-of-like a real-life Ironman. The dream...
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