Inspiration

Shoot Imagery from a Bird’s Perspective

Waking Up with the Birds: A Great Photo is Worth Getting Up Early For... Even a bird gets exhausted, right? Waking up this morning was rather difficult after not getting more than about 6 hours of sleep. I had returned late last night after a weekend trip to Morro Bay to hang out with Team Fly Halo...

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5 Great Things to Photograph from Your Paramotor

Producing a Great Photograph Takes Time, Energy, and a Cautious Approach If you're like me and have shot from your paramotor for while, you're probably wanting to expand you're "visual ambitions" a little. Or perhaps you're starting out and just want some ideas on what to shoot. This article will...

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Paragliding Inspires Music

It's not uncommon for people with no prior musical experience (such as myself) to write a song upon getting into this sport. Powered paragliding is such an inspirational thing to do that it has a way of digging deep into one's soul to mine out the lyrical madness. Here's my attempt at some "PPG...

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Hang Check Device

Hang checks are a regular part of harness testing. After careful research into PPG simulator mechanics, all of my own options had run out. So instead, I decided to trust that the US Government would come up with a solution. Indeed they had. At most local parks is a PPG simulator, tax payer funded. Find...

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A Paraglider Roof Design

Architecture Imitates Life - In this Case, a Roof This is the Impact Arena, Exhibition, and Convention Center in Thailand. It's a very large sports, entertainment and meeting complex on the outskirts of Bangkok. I was there 3-4 times in May and each time I couldn't help but notice a resemblance...

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Bear Grylls Paramotors Everest

Bear Grylls seems to have done this one in the usual Hollywood flare ~ a 280Lb rig? Perhaps that was his all up weight? 200MPH winds aloft at FL290? From Wunderground.Com "February has reported the highest summit wind speeds, estimated at 175mph (78 meters per second) as was the case on February 6, 2004....

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PPG Logbook Solution

Logbooks are Vital to Keeping Accurate Time After getting my feet wet in PPG I knew I had to figure out a thorough and comprehensive way to track time. I wanted to keep track of all kinds of time actually... Time in the air, time on the wing (including kiting), time on the motor, what kind of time,...

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