Flying Like This Was For The Birds.... Until Now !
Ohio Powered Paragliding

Owner - Bruce Brown
Paramotor Sales, Service and Training since 1998
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Phone and Text - 419-823-1270

20683 Hull Prairie Rd ,Bowling Green, OH 43402 in NorthWest Ohio
Near Toledo at the Crossroads of the Ohio Turnpike(I-80/90) and I -75

Why Work With
Ohio Powered Paragliding?


2014 SPECIAL
Free Training
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We are scheduling a limited number of foot-launch students this year who purchase a paramotor and a paraglider from Ohio Powered Paragliding. If You Have Questions, Please
Call Bruce At 419-823-1270


First Time Visitor? Watch This Intro!                      PBS Special on Ohio Powered Paragliding
           



What's it like to Fly a Powered Paraglider?


Have you ever dreamed of running into the air with your feet lifted off the ground where you can soar through the sky like a bird? Flying a powered paraglider is like being set free to move and see the world around you in three dimensions instead of two. The feeling of freedom to navigate yourself through the air in relative slow motion, compared to other aircraft, is dreamlike. You are not racing through the air like you might drive your car on the interstate. Its more like meandering through a hilltop meadow with a fantastic panoramic view. Your 100th flight will likely take your breath away the same way your first one will. Just ask any powered paragliding pilot. The biggest problem we have is the addiction-like quality that flyable air has for us.

I have helped hundreds of others achieve that feeling since 1998, and I can help you too! Powered Paragliding is the most exciting, reasonably priced form of sport aviation. It allows the average person with the dream to fly, the thrill and true freedom of uncomplicated personal flight. You can transport your equipment in any car, setup in 15 minutes, and take off from a nearby local ball field. If you have a free hour, now you can go fly. Powered Paragliding is as safe as driving a car - it depends on the driver. If the engine quits, you are already under a steerable paraglider wing. The most important factors to safe flight are good equipment, thorough training, proper weather conditions, and common sense. Ohio Powered Paragliding LLC is dedicated to promoting safe, fun, personal flight. Powered Paragliding is considered an ultralight aircraft so no license or registration is required to fly a solo PPG. Training is a must and we do fly under the rules of the Ultralight Section of FAR Part 103. Click here for Federal Aviation Regulation Part 103.

Quick facts
Altitude: Up to 18,000 feet, although most pilots fly between 2 and 2000 feet.
Speed: 20 to 35 mph although most fly about 22 mph
Weight: Paramotor - 42 to 70 pounds depending on power and design. Paraglider- 15 pounds. Cart can add 35 to 60 pounds.
Cost (New): Motor - $5000 to $7000. Paraglider - 2500 to $3800. Training - $1200 to $1800. Cart (Optional) - $1000 to $2500
Payload: Pilots from 100 pounds up to 300 pounds.
Fuel: 1 to 5 Gallons (Max) auto fuel or avgas mixed with 2-cycle oil.
Range: 1-3 hours, 40 to 70 miles in calm winds.
Transport:Small cars or shipped affordably in boxes. Can store in a closet. Take with you on vacation.
Motor: 12-25 hp 2 cycle.
Propeller: 30 to 51 inch wood or composite-2 to 4 blades. Motors use a reduction drive to slow prop,increase thrust and reduce noise.
Launch/Land Area: 200' X 200' minimum with another 400'-600' clear climbout zone. Experienced pilots can do 1/2 that.
Max Winds: 8-10 MPH Inland, 15-18 with smooth winds on coast. Max gusting differential 4 MPH
Training Time: 3 to 4 days for first flight, 5-6 days to become independent.
Getting Started: Call Bruce Brown at 419-823-1270 to discuss how you can start your powered paragliding experience.


Testimonials
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I don't know what made me ride my motorcycle over 4400 miles (round trip) to get trained by you, but I am glad I did.
David Beaudette AKA; Ranger Bo. Colorado Springs, Colorado

I was thrilled at the end of the week to make my first flight, and subsequently additional flights improving launch and landing techniques.
John Vining, Mt Vernon, Ohio

I hold Bruce Brown in high regard as a trustworthy businessman and a talented instructor.
Andy McAvin, US importer of MacPara Technology Paragliders


Ultraflight Magazine Article
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This picture is featured in
Ultraflight Magazine article
written by Bruce Brown


Photographer: Bruce Brown
Location: Near Ohio PPG Field
Subject Pilot: Brad Biller of
Columbus, Ohio Area
Flying Equipment: Free Spirit with
a MacPara Eden 3 Paraglider
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We get to experience Isaiah 40:31 first hand:
"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles."



powered paraglider



powered paragliding
Flying with other people
is fun.

Summer evening in NW
Ohio is a magical time!



Testimonials
Click on the copy to go to the complete testimonials

I don't know what made me ride my motorcycle over 4400 miles (round trip) to get trained by you, but I am glad I did.
David Beaudette AKA; Ranger Bo. Colorado Springs, Colorado

I was thrilled at the end of the week to make my first flight, and subsequently additional flights improving launch and landing techniques.
John Vining, Mt Vernon, Ohio

I hold Bruce Brown in high regard as a trustworthy businessman and a talented instructor.
Andy McAvin, US importer of MacPara Technology Paragliders



Ultraflight Magazine Article


This picture is featured in
Ultraflight Magazine article
written by Bruce Brown


Photographer: Bruce Brown
Location: Near Ohio PPG Field
Subject Pilot: Brad Biller of
Columbus, Ohio Area
Flying Equipment: Free Spirit with
a MacPara Eden 3 Paraglider



Bruce Brown (Pilot) - Forward Launch Sequence - Picture by Rick Grimm
Bruce launch Sequence



You Can Do This ! Video Filmed by Sean Brown





Favorite Pictures by Ohio PPG Friends





Photographer: Phil Adkison of Waterford, Michigan
Location: Holland Michigan near Lake Michigan
Subject Pilot: Cindy Adkison of Waterford, Michigan
Equipment: Trike with MacPara Muse Paraglider




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Aside from Ohio, we have trained aspiring pilots from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, and many other states. Some people call powered paragliders - powered parachutes, motorized paragliders, motorized parachutes, powered parasails, motorized parasails. What ever they call them, it sure is the most fun you can have in the air.