Powered Paragliding

This was the natural evolution of the paraglider. If you own a paraglider and dont live near mountains or breezy coastal hills. You need some other method of launching. Enter the 2 stroke motor, a propeller (preferably with a guard) and voila we have liftoff.


Powered paragliders have become massively popular over the last 15 years or so. PPG Equipment has become lighter more powerful, more reliable quieter and safer.

An entire industry of power packs and dedicated wings has sprung up, as demand for reliable and responsive wings has grown. The industry is also going green with several electric powered paragliding motors having entered the market.

The blending of two closely related industries, that of powered parachutes and PPG's has produced lightweight trikes and quads which take some of the "legwork " out of takeoffs and landings. This again allows pilots who might have struggled to run with 25kg (60lbs) of roaring 2 stroke on their back, still enjoy the sport.

As with its parent sport paragliding, PPG pilots need to understand the limits of their aircraft. Powered paragliders fly between about 24 to 50 km/h (or 14 to 31 mph) plus or minus a few (I just know how much those perfectionists love a statement like that! )

Paramotoring requires proper training. Attempting to use a powered paraglider without such training will likely end in injury or death. If you like what you see in the vids, Contact a qualified instructor and book yourself into a course.


These wings like smooth air, and gradual changes in speed. Here is a video or two of some PPG action.