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paramotor (trike) hits balloon ..... with photo's


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already 2 pages of backlash comments giving more ammunition to the regulators.

and video report:


I've got an identical Mac Eden 4 paraglider in same colours which is fantastically manoueverable, so hard to see how he could hit a balloon without being stupid....

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The trike will have be operating under FAR103 ultralight regs, no licensing in the US.

Have to agree Aquatix, flying too close = stupidity.


I hadn't realised that it was in the US - I thought that it was the UK initially and was surprised that there was not more of a fuss.

This is my favourite comment from the blog below the article:

Article comment by: hoppity hop

These gliderites act like they own the airspace and nobody else matters. It's a lot like bicyclists who ignore rights-of-way, and practically beg motorists to hit them.

It's a good thing the serious injuries occurred to the gliderite, rather than the innocent folks in that balloon.

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