The Photoblog

Jeff Toll

Jeff Toll: Husband, Brother, Son, Pilot, Motorcyclist, Friend to Many The world lost a great, kind person yesterday. Jeff Toll, just 27, was doing what he loved with his friends. Paramotoring and motorcycling were two of his favorite activities and he was the consummate devotee to each. He will...

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Episode #21 – How the iPhone 6+ is Going to be a Better Flight Deck

Apple just built the World's Best Flight Deck for Paramotoring & Paragliding The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ are quite possibly the world's best handheld devices for ALL pilots now. See how these smart phones can help your flying, and specifically your abilities to track altitude in a big bright...

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Episode #20 – Flying into Hunting Season (…with a Bang)

Bird Hunting Season: Be Aware of Your Environment when Flying Dove hunting season started here in California, and with that a whole new sense of vigilance really ought to become common place among us ultralight pilots. In this episode, I describe a recent event involving hunters and how it's going...

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Photography 101: The Art of the Crop

Everything in Life is a Crop of Something Else The Art of the Crop is the first in a series of informative tutorials we can all benefit from. It's based off a lesson I posted on the Facebook Paramotor Photography Group, an online forum and repository of user generated paramotor photography....

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The Infinite Tumble Illustrated

Who Ever Knew Somersaults Could be This Exciting? This particular maneuver is called the Infinite Tumble. It's an almost self-perpetuating, 6 times the force of gravity rotation about the paraglider's lateral axis, initiated and maintained by the pilot. The forces of gravity can reach as high...

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Episode #19 – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Expanded

Lightroom: An Over The Top Digital Darkroom For many of us, photography is something we regularly do from our paramotors. In light of that I have tried to supplement this podcast with as much good information about photography as possible. Episode #19 expands upon Episode #9 which was about processing...

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GoPro® Helps Spread the Word About Paramotors

I had been working with GoPro® for some time on a video that was published to their YouTube channel on Monday August 4th, 2014. It's called "3rd Person Paramotor" and it showcases the wonders of paramotors and the capabilities of documenting them with the chase cam I designed last year....

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1930 Modern Mechanics Magazine

Modern Mechanics Magazine: Mostly Far Reaching Ideas But Not This One Wow! What a find- Here is an issue of Modern Mechanics Magazine from October of 1930 and it has on its cover an early idea for a paramotor! It's amazing to me that folks had thought of this so long ago, but it's a pretty simple concept...

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A Short Little Aerial Tour Just North of Fresno, California

Who Ever Knew Fresno was this Pretty? This is a video of a short little aerial tour just north of Fresno, California. Dr. Ed Lowder (Emergency Medicine / ER Room) and myself departed together on a 45 minute adventure that took us over rivers, ponds, farmlands, cliffs, and hillsides. We felt and experienced...

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Native American Whispers

A Glimpse of Native American History To anyone who wants to see the world in a better way, motorized paragliding is it. Every time I land, no matter if it was a flight like this or not, I feel closer to God. It is a spiritual experience, and "wow" is all I'm usually able to say. On one flight in particular...

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