How to Fly a Powered Para Glider : Safety Tips for Powered Paragliding

Welcome to Expert Village. My name is Hugh
Murphy with Surf the Sky Paragliding. In this clip, we’ll talk about safe altitude considerations
both for your safety and the safety of others. One important criteria when we’re flying we
can be making some noise up there, so be very courteous not to stampede a heard of cows
or livestock. So, this is an important consideration to be aware of your noise and not startling
and especially flying close to homes. As far as altitude considerations, if you’re flying
near any type of homes or power lines, altitude can be a safety net for you as far as if you’re
several hundred feet up and something happens to your motor, you’ll have time to safely
glide away from any obstacles. With a consideration like flying near a beach when you’re over
the water, you also want to consider, again, just to be redundant with your safety, if
you ran out of fuel or for some reason there was a problem with your motor. If you fly
out over water, you always fly out at a forty-five degree climb, approximately forty-five degree
climb, because if anything happens with your motor, you can easily glide back to the beach.

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