Powered Paragliding Bible Edition 7 by Jeff Goin
PPG Bible 7 is a clear, concise, and professionally-illustrated guide for anyone wanting to become an accomplished paramotor pilot. It covers both footlaunch and wheels. While comprehensive, it breaks down information into digestible chunks to make success safer and more enjoyable.
We take you from first sight to first flight and way beyond. The Equipment content and illustrations now reflect what has become the de facto standard in paramotor gear, including appropriate training gear through competition-winning gear. You’ll find out what the sport is about, what a skilled pilot is capable of, and how to become that skilled pilot. Not just the specific twists of technique, but how to practice, how to know you’ve got it, where the dark corners lurk, and how to avoid them. And it dispels many stubborn myths.
The book comes in 6 sections.
Section I (Ch 1 – 6) is the most important.
It takes you from knowing nothing through ground handling, first flights, terminology, DETAILED equipment illustrations, and necessary cautions. Chapter 6 is for those learning on or transitioning to wheels. There are no academics yet – that’s covered later – because initial learning is mostly physical. It covers what physical skills are considered essential to set out alone.
Section II (Ch 7 – 14) provides the knowledge needed for Independence: flying on your own.
Weather, performance, law, airspace, and maintenance, including a troubleshooting flow chart.
Section III (Ch 15 – 21) is for mastering the sport. Really mastering.
Precision flying, formation, advanced ground handling, competition, and techniques to make the next level. Remarkably precision control is available to those who are willing to work at it.
Section IV (Ch 22 – 25) is for the curious.
It’s a big part of why this is also a reference manual. It’s where the more in-depth knowledge lives. Some of it is quite practical and will help make sound pilot judgments, but some will just satisfy your need to know. This is especially invaluable to anyone wanting to build their own machine.
Section V (Ch 26 – 29) is about buying gear
It covers wings, motors, reserves, and accessories. It will help understand the trade-offs, especially how to avoid hypesters and shysters who will gladly sell their square pegged gear to fill your round-holed needs.
Section VI (Ch 30 – 32) answers the question of what now?
Some are just plain fun, but that s what this sport is about. It includes new coverage on the latest in photography, such as how to set up a really good “follow cam” that makes you the star of an impressive movie. Even if you’re just curious about what paramotoring is all about, including the search for training, then this book is perfect. More than any edition before, it will help you learn, then excel as a paramotor pilot. Enjoy!
Emphasis has been redirected to what’s needed, the biggest which was the competition chapter was made more concise and relevant, reducing by 2 pages, and the Law chapter was made more complete and relevant, including new ways pilots have gotten into trouble and how to avoid it.
Errors were corrected. Corrections are always welcome, and once verified, will be included. The best example was an error regarding grade 8 bolts in Chapter 12. That suggestion came in when the book was in prepress at the printer and we still paid the extra money to fix it. Mistakes in a few illustrations were fixed.
Illustrations were improved & added. Many were made easier to read, and some new ones were added.
Text was updated for readability, to reflect the latest information/techniques, and layout.