smashmashups Posted August 10, 2012 Share Posted August 10, 2012 Another newbie alert! Actually I'm not sure paramotorist sounds quite right, erm... I'm in Southend. I've always wanted to have a go at hang gliding and lived this out a bit by packing the mrs off on a Hang Gliding day for a birthday some years ago - she loved it apart from the tether lines! Anyway, I keep seeing paragliders about and keep saying I'm going to have a go then found out that paramotors didn't need a license. Well, a few months ago I saw 3 paramotors skirting along the seafront and cheekily nipping over the pier as i was out walking my dog, Lenny. He's an English Bull terrier. Which is irrelevant. But that's him in the avatar. Anyway, since that day the cravings have been growing - I've always been a petrol head and fast cars have been my downfall - now my current 4 wheel toy is going soon I think it may finally be time to go no wheeled! So many questions, so excited about the prospect of buying and flying, already clocked loads of youtube virtual flights hours. I can even blag about A lines, forward facing launch, ground work etc. but obviously I realise I need proper instruction. Following my usual trend of looking before I leap (not) I've already spied a full setup for sale locally on fleabay. This is clearly quite different to buying a car so I know age and UV exposure are biggies, as is expert advice. Anyway, would appreciate any thoughts on this - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Paramotor-Win ... 4aba737ba2 and also the chance to meet up with some local fliers to have a chat about the scene, flying, launch sites etc. Can't tell you how excited I'm getting myself already! OK shutting up now. honest. "are we there yet?" Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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