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The Complete Paramotor Pilot’s book of knowledge: Download it and keep it!

Last updated on May 8th, 2019 at 09:48 pm

I hear the same question, time and time again: "How can we stop all of these paramotoring accidents?" It's an important question, every year the death toll increases, and so does the number of non fatal accidents. In the six years that I've been flying, I've met a massive number of pilots who tell me their training didn't even cover the most basic safety advice. And this is where the problem lies!

Paramotor training is important, but unfortunately courses are incredibly short. Time is of the essence, so 95% of training is spent in the field ground handling, and with a few short flights. New pilots are coming away from training with less than 5 hours flight time, and very little knowledge of so many important aspects of the sport.

So what's the answer?

Well, better schools with more thorough courses would be great, but that would come at a great cost; and we know most eager beginners will usually go for the cheapest course!

The second option is an online resource like this website, which is great, and my posts have helped thousands of pilots. But all posts are based on keywords that new and existing pilots are searching for on google. I could sit and write articles on every part of the sport, but without people searching for those keywords, the posts simply wouldn't be seen.

And that's where the eBook comes in. Now everything is contained on a single file that you can download, and return to whenever you need help or advice, instead of using trial and error like most pilots do.

I spent many months writing about everything that's important for beginners, and even existing pilots. And the result is 149 information packed pages with helpful tips, diagrams, illustrations, and pictures.

This book contains information regarding the most up to date paramotor technology, and will be kept up to date when any advances happen.

An Amazon Kindle bestseller, reaching #1 in air sports & recreation!

The book is in PDF format, so it will open on all computers and devices, and you can download it in seconds to get started immediately. Simply click the button below to instantly download the book. Or scroll down to read more, and to see some screenshots!

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Or you can download the kindle edition on Amazon HERE. But you will need to download the Amazon kindle app which you can get for free in the app store.

If you're buying the kindle edition, bare in mind the Apple glitch won't allow you to download through the Amazon app, so do it through your web browser on iOS devices as explained HERE.

What's in the eBook?

Screenshots from the manual

The book has been put together with beginners in mind, but even pilots with a few hours behind them are sure to find the information very valuable. It's designed to take you through the entire training process. You'll learn secrets that you won't be told during training, and essential information that instructors are failing to teach.

Many people don't have the time to study an entire book, so everything is split up into handy bite-size sections, that you can enjoy one at a time. With helpful images and illustrations, and thorough explanations of everything from the theory of flight, to developing skills and confidence in the air.

Throughout the book, you'll find lots of tips and tricks, and handy yellow highlighted boxes that contain important safety information. And at the end, there's a multiple choice exam (that you can also take on this site), to ensure you've absorbed all of the information.

Sections and the layout of the manual

The book is designed to be read in the order that the sections appear, this lets you learn the basics first; before moving onto the more advanced stuff, like handling wing malfunctions, and emergencies.

There are sections that will appeal to foot launch and cart pilots. We look at setting up foot launched, and wheeled machines. And the solo flight section deals with both foot launched, and wheeled takeoffs and landings.

The rules and airspace sections are written with both US, and UK pilots in mind. And there is a small international air law section that will apply to pilots worldwide.

The manual will give you a head start on your training, and it will provide a second phase of training to teach you the things instructors always miss. But I should note, the manual is not meant for self training. I recommend everybody seek professional instruction, while using this manual alongside training, and to increase your knowledge of the sport.

The book will be kept updated with advances in technology, so you can rest assured that you've downloaded the most up-to date paramotoring information.

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The full table of contents is listed below, so you can see exactly what you are getting:

Training and instruction
Tandem flights
Finding the right school
Your health and fitness
The training process
Theory of flight
Lift
Thrust
Drag
Pith and roll
Yaw
Glider, risers, and lines
Riser diagram
Risers and lines
Brakes
Trimmers
Reflex wings
The difference between reflex and classic wings
Are reflex wings safer
Speed system (speedbar)
Ground handling
Helmet
Find the wind direction
Reverse kiting
Build a wall
Kiting the wing
Points to remember
Quick deflation's
Forward launching
Laying out the wing
Clipping in
Final checks, preparing to launch
Inflating the wing, launch
Points to remember
Packing and storing the wing
Folding
Stuffing
Accordion fold and stuff
Wing care
Towing
Top to bottom flights
Paramotors and their parts
Trikes and quads
Hang test (foot launched machines)
Hang test (wheeled machines)
Setting the thrust angle
The motor
Choosing an engine
2-stroke engines
4-stroke engines
Electric paramotors
Thrust
Non-clutched engines
Clutched engines
Electric start engines
Starting the engine safely
Pre start checks to prevent propeller injuries
Starting the engine while strapped in
Starting the engine on the ground
Pre flight checks
NOTAMs
Pre flight check list
Tightening the propeller
Checking the reserve pins
Kiting without a harness
Mark your bolts
Launch field inspection
Fuelling the paramotor
Working out fuel/oil ratios
Which oil
Getting to know the paramotor
Running the motor on the ground
Effects of torque
Riser twist
How the wing turns
Effects of thrust
Rules and regulations
Common decency
Launch fields
International air law
Abbreviations
Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) part 103 (US)
US airspace
Civil aviation rules of the air regulations (UK)
UK airspace
Weather and its limitations
Planning a flight
Wind speeds and gusts
Wind gradient
Paramotoring in the rain
Caught out in the rain
Handling a parachutal stall
Flying long distances
Avoiding dangers and accidents
Flying mid-day
Mid-day flying during the winter
Mountain waves, rotor
Wind shear
Mid-air collisions
Making yourself more visible
Landing options
Avoiding power lines
Alcohol
Spiral dives (dangers)
Fast descent techniques
Spiral dives (Uses)
Big ears
Reserve parachutes
How they work
Do they always work
How to choose a reserve
When and why to repack
Flotation devices and water landings
Clouds
Cloud types
Cloud chart
Clouds or importance to paramotorists
Your first solo paramotor flight
Getting ready
Takeoff
3 rules of leaving the ground
Throttle control and climb out
Getting into your seat
The flight
Launch illustration
What if something doesn't feel right
Failed launches
Launching with wheels
Wheel launch illustration
Landing
Landing illustration
What if something doesn't feel right
Landing with wheels
Emergencies and worst case scenarios
Engine failure
Engine failure under power
Engine failure illustration
Brake toggle falls off
Brake line tangle
Brake toggle caught in the propeller
Cravats
Handling collapses
Parachutal stall
Spin
Asymmetric collapse
Frontal collapse
Caught out in turbulence
Classic non reflex wings
Reflex wings
When to throw your reserve
Buying your first paramotor
Types of flying paramotor pilots enjoy
Thrust
Reputable engine manufacturers list
Electric start or manual start
Overall paramotor weight
Strength of the frame and cage
Aerodynamic frames and cages
Hook-in system
Ease of transport
Manufacturers
Reputable manufacturers list
Clutch VS non clutched
Buying your first wing
Wing ratings
EN certification
DGAC certification and approval
LTF / DHV certification
Wing loading and wing size
Reputable wing manufacturers
How to tie brake line knots
Buying a second hand paramotor
Buying a second hand wing
Essential paramotoring gear
After your training
Speedbar
Post launch checks
Radios and communication devices
Paramotor pilot multiple choice exam

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Comments

    1. Author

      Hi Douglas, I haven’t added any updates yet. The description will be updated when an update is added.

    1. Author

      Hi Christopher, not currently but there will be a paperback version available on Amazon in about 2 months time

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