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Book & DVD recommendations for Paramotoring

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A place to drop your recommendations.

To kick off with an obvious one.


The Powered Paragliding

Jeff Goin

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.

This book is the most thorough manual ever produced for our sport, offering a concise treatment of subject matter for anyone serious about flying. It will be appreciated by those just learning 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. Nearly two years in the making, it is now on the way to the publisher's warehouse.

If you are:

* Considering the sport, this will tell you all about what trade-offs are made and what to avoid.

* Just getting started, this will prepare you for training.

* Setting out on your own, this will help clarify the vagaries of rotor, micrometeorology, airspace,

rules, field selection, etc.

* Curious, this answers questions. Many, many questions about everything from aerodynamics to


* 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 get good at it.

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.

Some eye-popping photos help the enjoyment and make it a great way to show others the sport.

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Mike Kung - Playground

This must be the definitive DVD for learning ground handling at the same time as watching the master at work on the green plains of the Wasserkuppe.

Playground DVD

Ground handling is all about the art of canopy control. The pilot who can do everything with a canopy on the ground is a safer pilot in the air. In addition to that, ground handling makes for excellent fitness training and is loads of fun!

Mike Küng explains and demonstrates various techniques, and gives tips from over two decades of practical experience and countless training seminars. Clear explanations, extensive demonstrations and specific exercise guidelines. In this film you can learn everything about the art of perfect canopy control from one of the world’s great masters.

Basic – Advanced – Special: there’s material here for pilots from all backgrounds and experience levels. New tricks to learn, techniques to improve and perfect, and variations on classic exercises. Each exercise can be easily selected over the DVD menu, so everyone can build their own specific training program.

Enjoy the performance and above all - have fun ground handling with your canopy!

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Hi All

You have to have the Risk and Reward DVD lots of good stuff. Also found Ground Handling- The Art of Kitting useful and informative if maybe a little patronising. Got to agree with you on the book front The PPG Bible is excellent.

I would add Paramotoring From the Ground Up and The BHPA's Pilots Handbook to the list as there is a good spread of information in them particularly Airlaw and metorology in reference to this country.

Of course when it comes down to it I think we would read or watch almost anything if it was about paramotoring well at least I know I do.

Off now to see if I can get a copy of Mad Mike's ground handling book see what you started Norman.

Cheers Col....

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