- Much easier to fly with less training time;
- Less physically demanding and less gear to carry; and
- You can add more weight to your trike ei: fuel/reserve etc.
- Requires a small pick up truck/ special hitch or small trailer for
- More equipment - higher cost; and
- Requires less wind for take-off (No reverse launch).
average paramotor full with fuel weighs in around 70-85 lbs. The physical requirement
during paramotor training and foot launch flying is demanding. If you are
physically limited due to age or any type of physical limitation you may want to
consider a trike. If unsure of your physical condition, a good way to
verify would be to get a back pack with approx 70-85 lbs. Place your arms
straight out to your side parallel to the ground then bend your elbows to 90 degrees
with the palms of your hands facing forward. Maintaining your arms in this position run
for a short distance of around 50 paces starting slow and quickly picking up the
pace. You can look at my videos to give you an idea of the speed required for
the average take off. If you can do this several times back to back with a little
rest time between and without any major physical discomfort you should be physically
capable to foot launch.
Gear and the Internet
today's technology with Internet, it can be very confusing for a newcomer to this sport to
choose the right gear for his/her requirement with little or no experience. Too
often people make decision's to purchase gear that is either not safe or not
suitable for their needs and in the long run could cost you more money.
Paraglider and engine sizes are very important to match to each individual pilot so
that his/her flying experience will be safe and enjoyable. If you're thinking
of purchasing used or new gear don't hesitate to give me a call so that I can make
sure that the equipment your interested in will fit your requirements. I will only
train student's on PPG gear that is properly matched and deemed safe. PPGNB has
updated our line of Paramotor, Gliders and Trikes to meet the current standards for
today's aspiring and experienced PPG pilot's. Due to retirement, I have the ability
to travel all around North America during Winter months to seek out the most updated
equipment used in the PPG industry. The current equipment that PPGNB now offer's are
in my view the best equipment available at all different price ranges that can suit
all pilot's budget's and requirement's.