personal attempt to share with you, the sport of Powered Paragliding,
accompanied with a collection of related links.
Enjoy your visit.
Enjoy your visit.
OK, so what is Powered Paragliding?
Simply put, it's a means to fly in the sky from a few inches above the ground to over 10 thousand feet using a propeller harnessed on ones back, suspended under a cloth canopy known as a paraglider.
To launch, the pilot runs into the wind to get the "Paraglider" to fly, just like flying a kite.
Piloting is easy, pull the left toggle to turn left, the right to turn right. To go up, squeeze the throttle. To go down, release the throttle. To land, pull down on both toggles.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not take a quick peek at the short videos below...
Any questions, send me an e-mail to Fly@PoweredParagliding.ca
Kicking Sand (Foot Drags) (5.23 MB)
The Butterfly Dance
Once you have tasted flight, you will walk this earth with your eyes turned skyward,
For there you have been, and there you long to return.
Leonardo da Vinci
Cams provided by,
the City of Barrie
Above is one of our winter launch sites. The ice is "usually" thick enough by late January.
See what the weather is like at a glance.
This traffic cam (Highway 400 and Highway 89) is 5 miles east of the Thornton Paradromes.
Channel 'A' TV tower cam Barrie's south end.
Since the late 90's the number of PPG pilots in Ontario has been steadily growing. For those with an interest in the sport and wanting to keep abreast with what's going on, we formed an internet message group. It's free and convenient, so if you are at all interested, feel free to click the banner above. Your email program will pop up and all you have to do is send it.
Click here to join the PPG Ontario forum
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