I agree I started PPG back in Nov and it is as safe as you make it. Only go out in the right conditions and take things slow. I am lucky to be in an area with major airports near by so I can all ways check their weather stations. Good conditions with good visibility and the right mindset and it's super safe.Hpr wrote: ↑Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:34 pmI've done a bit of paragliding and a ton of PPG. I'm not sure I agree that kiting is so much more safe than PPG (maybe PG yes). As someone said, it all has to do with your approach. If you stick to the rules you learnt during your training a serious accident is very unlikely to happen. PPG is usually done in calm onshore conditions. You need to know the local weather so that you dont get caught in strong gusty winds. Inland flying can be more dangerous. Don't fly over the sea unless you can glide to the beach if the engine stops, or have a flotation device. An engine failure is a non event, on condition that you can glide to a safe landing spot, so always plan for that. Most accidents happen when people push the limits of their abilities or show off (low turns, wingovers and other maneuvers) and when people fly in the wrong conditions or places. Unfortunately it is the nature of the beast that adventurous people with a high risk threshold will quickly get bored putting around with wings level at 1000 foot, which is the safest way to fly PPG. The real fun is in low fast flying cranking the glider around and through objects, but that becomes super dangerous. But really, its all relative if you play it safe. How dangerous is it to drive on the roads?
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