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Powered Paragliding WORLD RECORD! Dell Schanze Does Wing Drag on an 11sm Morpheus!

Students were blown away and spectators gathered!  The WPPGA Training event in Mexico was truly a sight to see. World Champion SUPERDELL Schanze took to the sky and attempted something no man or woman has done before. Countless people on the beach stopped what they were doing to watch, as Dell Schanze launched a custom-made, 11 square-meter Morpheus Paraglider!  Now that is one small glider! People simply had no idea what they were about to see or experience.

Of course, the Flat Top Ninja Paramotor was warmed up, and the wing was pulled up into the sky.  The next thing everyone knew, SUPERDELL was in the air and gaining altitude for his attempt at setting a new World Record.

One WPPGA student commented: “That is one heck of a tiny glider.” Another stated “That’s the thinnest, fastest glider I’ve ever seen in person… Only Dell!” This was quite the contrast, especially considering the fact that WPPGA students trained on the ever famous K2 Paraglider.  It was great for them to be exposed to an advanced competition glider.

SUPERDELL dove towards the ground after banking a serious turn.  At the last second, he swooped-in to make world history.  SUPERDELL completed the first ever wing tip drag on an 11 m² Morpheus Paraglider! Everyone watching went absolutely nuts and wanted to see it again!” Of course, no one was disappointed! SUPERDELL continued to rock the demonstration of his signature move.

One of the WPPGA students commented: “It’s totally different than watching (SUPERDELL) on Youtube! I was standing feet away from him when he did the wing-drag…. It was more exciting than riding a roller coaster for me!”

U-Turn Paragliders have earned the global reputation for being the most sought-after by top pilots such as Dell Schanze. It’s no mystery that Dell “SUPERDELL” Schanze chose a U-turn glider to set his latest World Record.

If you would like to become a part of WPPGA SUPERTRAINING, or to contact Dell Schanze, please call 1-800-707-2525. You can also visit our websites at: http://u-turnusa.com/, or the WPPGA main site athttp://www.wppga.org/

WPPGA Paramotor Lessons 2012 FINAL Day 10 – Students Set World Records!

Students break some World Records, first-person footage while performing in-flight acro maneuvers, and the end to an amazing journey!

By day 10, it starts to hit everybody that they will all be going home soon. Of course, with WPPGA training, everyone has the open invitation to come back at any time and fly with the group for free. Gallons of gas were burned through while students maximized their flying time on the last day.

Some incredible and noteworthy events took place with this WPPGA group on the last day. It was the first group ever to have three beginning students pull a SAT acro-maneuver on their 10th day of training. Additionally, it was the first WPPGA group to have two students perform tandem flights on their 10th day of training. That will be one tough act to follow for future WPPGA students!

At the end of the day, a few die-hards did some sunset flying while others packed up for the trip home. Everyone loaded into the vehicles and we made our way back to the States. After arriving back at the beach house in San Diego, it wasn’t long until everyone was asleep.

The next day, everyone said their goodbyes, and were then shuttled to the airport. There wasn’t a single person who felt their life was changed by this amazing experience.

Come experience this with us by calling 1-800-707-2525 or by visiting http://u-turnusa.com/

WPPGA Paramotor Lessons Day 9 – 2012 San Diego Ca Group!

SUPERDELL becomes SPIDERDELL, students get interviewed, several pull their first acro-stunts, and a NEW WORLD RECORD is set! We are getting close to the end of the journey for this group of WPPGA students! Everyone is taking full advantage of the last two days in Mexico. There is hardly a machine that isn’t in the sky.

The other school from the US was out at the beach again. All of the WPPGA students were literally flying circles around the competition. Once everyone was able to focus on actual flight rather than glider control, things got quite interesting.

The beach was consistently busy with large families of tourists and Mexicans. When any of the students, or especially SUPERDELL, pulled a stunt out there, every single person on the beach just froze to watch the amazing show. Many of the families were even cheering the WPPGA students on while they completed wing-overs and 360s!

At the end of the day, everyone was lucky enough to witness SUPERDELL Schanze set a World Record! He launched his Flat Top Ninja Paramotor with a custom-built, 11 square-meter, Morpheus Paraglider from U-Turn Paragliders! After gaining the perfect altitude, he sharply dove at the ground and completed the first-ever wing-tip drag on that glider! There were more camera phones out than at a small concert!

It’s inspiring for everyone involved with WPPGA training to be instructed by one of the best pilots in the world. It’s also invaluable for students to see the same equipment they’re flying, tested at such extremes. A confident pilot can relax and enjoy this sport to its fullest.

Be sure to check out the next & last video in this series – Day 10! The best is saved for last! If you have any questions or comments, give the WPPGA a call at 1-800-707-2525. You can also visit our websites at: http://u-turnusa.com/ or http://www.wppga.org/

World Powered Paragliding Association Produces 10 Year-Old Paramotor Pilot!

 

WPPGA Master-Instructor Dell Schanze produces the youngest Powered Paragliding student alive!

10 year old SUPERJORDAN has officially become a PPG expert after demonstrating his capability to foot launch AND launch with a trike!  This is the perfect testament that with the right training and equipment, it makes the sport so easy “a child could do it!”

A Powered Paraglider or Paramotor is a version of ultralight aircraft which does not require a pilot’s license. This makes it the most affordable way for anyone to own their own personal aircraft. Another benefit of these amazing machines is the freedom to fly almost anywhere a pilot desires. With an amazing one hour of flight to 1 gallon of gas ratio, the Powered Paraglider (or PPG) is in a class of its own.

Featured in the picture above is the Flat Top Paramotor.  The Flat Top Paramotor is one of the very few units out there to Surpass all of the very stringent WPPGA safety certifications. It’s no wonder that Paragliding and Powered Paragliding World Champion Dell Schanze chose this machine to trust his son’s life to.  This amazing and sport is truly more enjoyable with proper training and the right gear!

Due to the fact that this is a nonlicensed sport, there are countless people offering instruction out there without any governing quality control. As with all extreme sports, there is some risk involved. This risk can be greatly minimized by expert and thorough instruction. If you did not need a license to ride a motorcycle, would you rather learn from your neighbor down the street, or learn from an expert at a certified training facility? The answer is completely obvious.

 Amazing 10 year old paramotor pilot takes the skies!

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