How to Fly a Powered Para Glider : Launching a Powered Paraglider


Welcome to Expert Village. My name is Hugh
Murphy with Surf the Sky Paragliding. In this clip, we’re going to talk about the launch
sequence. So, the paraglider will be laid out in front of me, clipped to my carabiners.
With a throttle in my hand, I will grab the leading edge lines of the paraglider and the
brake likes. As I step back to pull up a reverse, I’ll have the paraglider cleanly over my head.
And, once it’s clean in the breeze, I turn for my launch run. At this point, giving full
throttle to help me with the speed making it easier to run. As I’m running, I hold full
throttle and I gently lift off the ground holding full throttle until approximately
forty or fifty feet off the ground. At that point, it’ll be safe to mellow out on the
throttle, slide myself into the seat for a nice, long, comfortable flight.

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