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Powered Paragliding Bible 2 Paperback – June 1, 2008
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Wow, I just received my signed copy of the Powered Paragliding Bible from Jeff Goin. Jeff has been working on this for several years and, as a training manual for PPG and even PG pilots, it's a wealth of information, and it's very, very well done. Clearly Illustrated with loads of great ideas and tips. Kiting and launching skills are key to being successful with a PPG, and the information crosses directly to PG pilots as well. I give this book 2 hearty thumbs up. I just wish this book was available back when I started. I learned a bunch of things I never knew. In retrospect they make perfect sense. This is a must read for every PPG or wanna be PPG pilot. Even as an accused know it all, I found loads of useful information in it. --Stu Caruk, TowMeUp.com
Outstanding book. Absolutely the best written reference for PPG enthusiasts ever written! I already purchased three copies and gave them to my current students. In the future, I will include this book as a portion of my training curriculum. --Britton Shaw, Paramotor Instructor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I was looking for a "text book" that I could reference and study as I hopefully progress. This book is just what I was hoping to find. I wasn't sure the sport had a big enough market for someone to put a book together like this but I'm pleased that it is. This book is very thorough and quite literally provides instruction from the ground up. In addition, the book is full of good pictures that just make it fun rather than a just a boring text.
I imagine that even an experienced pilot would benefit from this book and if instructors aren't issuing this book to their students, they should be.
Flying a powered paraglider is so free and fun it can be contagious. After watching me and my pals fly all over northeast Ohio, my wife has decided to join us in the sky's. She just bought the second edition PPG Bible and is reading every word as she prepares for "her" first flight this spring.
Many thanks to Jeff Goin and his excellent work, the Powered Paragliding Bible.
The second edition adds more information to this evolving sport. It is presented in a clear, readable manner, with plenty of great color photographs. The author is very knowledgable and safety conscious, and stresses all the safety factors, both obvious and not so obvious. I often claim that I am the cheapest guy on the planet, and this book is one of the best investments I have made. The amount and accuracy of information in this book far exceeds the price.
I am also 72, and foot launch + trike flights.
The PPG Bible is truly a work of art and well to the point. Jeff Goin is a driving force behind the Powered paragliding sport.
The wealth of information is organized in a timley fashion & will worth the price.
I am a paraglider pilot - been doing it for about 10 years, and I wanted to get a paramotor so I could fly on those days when free flight wasn't possible. Powered paragliding is similar to paragliding, but different enough that I wanted a reference book to cover all those minor points that would take years to discover.
I was really impressed with the quality of presentation in the book, the lovely graphics, and the content that takes you from a complete newbie, to a knowledgeable PPG pilot.
Of course, this book should be used as a supplement to a training course with a certified instructor - dont use it as a DIY course. you'll only hurt yourself and blow a fortune on broken props.
But, this book on Powered Paragliding is the gold standard upon which all others are judged - you cannot go wrong investing in a copy of this book.
About one of the reviewers here, I find it incredible that he does not recommend it. Looking into the background of this reviewer, Dell Schanze, I see that he has been fined by the FAA, the very entity that regulates aviation and ppg, that he has been convicted of lying to the authorities and allegedly prosecuted for child endangerment. He had a business that went bankrupt and left a lot of customers out in the cold with nothing to show for their hard earned money. Buying his equipment may doom the unsuspecting new pilot to equipment that may be useless once he finally decides he has made enough money and decides to move on to another unsuspecting crowd. Google the name Dell Schanze and come to your own conclusion. This should not be the forum for this but if Dell wants to use for his personal gain, please google his name and see who he really is. I would rather take my aviation advise from a pilot in good standing with the FAA like Jeff Goin, then a person who has had the entire coast of Oregon shut down to PPG due to his careless actions, and then been fined and reprimanded on many occasions as Dell has done.
Again this is a great book and being a part of the sport of ppg has been a blessing. Fly safe and welcome to the sport.
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very helpful for new paramotorer like me...
Must have book.....
Great book. Has everything you will ever need to know. All PPG pilots should own this bookPublished 17 months ago by The Food Guy
I think there are alot more informative options on ppg, i felt it was a waste of money. Dont get this crappy book. Get real training! Read morePublished 20 months ago by matt
Very informative. Great for the novice and the experienced flyer. Teaches weather, airport edicate, equipment, technique and so much more !Published on November 6, 2013 by Bobby Umbaugh
The bible seas it all,this book is jam pact with info i cannot put it down,and written in a format even I can understand.Published on December 15, 2012 by Paul Dickens
Great source of information. I am new to the sport and the book gave much insight in the way that is easy to understand. Really nice and entertaining to read also. Read morePublished on June 8, 2012 by Pichit Muangnapoe
Having been in this sport for more than seven years and having seen instructional media come and go I can safely say that this book is informative, concise and well written. Read morePublished on April 7, 2012 by Jim Doyle