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Location: Palm Bay, FL
Remarks: I fly in Palm Bay, Florida at the "Compound" 95% of the time which requires forward launches about 93% of the time. Therefore, although I've been flying for approximately 8 years, I rarely do reverse launches. On this particular morning it was very windy, I'm guessing 12mph or more. Against my bette (read more)
Trike Spiral Into Church
Location: Salt Lake City
Remarks: From news outlet: DRAPER, Utah -- Authorities have identified a paramotorist who died after crashing into the roof of a church in Draper as Jim H. Petersen. The fatal accident occurred at about 8:55 a.m. Sunday during services for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 272 E. Traverse (read more)
A fall to remember
Location: Beach , LZ , Panama City Beach , Fl
Remarks: While trying to preform a Landing maneuver at Beach Blast16 , I believe I created my own demise by several factors. 1) My altitude , Too low. 2) Grabbing the wrong Steering apparatus. 3) Intimidated by the amount of spectators at the LZ. I tried to preform the landing that Jeff Goin created (read more)
Pilot crashed in to power pole right after launch
Location: Templeton, CA
Remarks: Launched without problems, but was not gaining altitude. Wind was a bit bumpy, with a slight tail wind. I was veering to the right (I'm assuming motor torque), and wasn't gaining altitude at a normal rate. I flew over Hwy 101 at about 50 feet (Not good) and was just holding full throttle and prayin (read more)
Paraglider stalls due to poor decision to fly in s
Location: Flying alone from my home airfield, Greenleaf, Wis
Remarks: Summary of contributing factors: 1.) Poor decision to fly based on questionable weather conditions (impatience). 2.) Semi-wet weather causing (moist/damp wing and loss of lift) 3.) Small size, higher end (advanced) paraglider. 4.) Trimmed slow (trimmed out faster or to neutral would have helpe (read more)
Stuck Right Brake Toggle, Locked Right Turn
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Remarks: I was flying this evening testing avband comms with the ground crew against the Moster 185 on the SCOUT for practical use in long cross country flights.
Everything was good to go with the motor. The temperature was about 50F outside so I bundled up for a slight chill in flight to keep it co (read more)
Remarks: Pilot was starting his motor, holding the frame with his throttle hand and pulling with the other. It started and immediately went to some amount of power, maybe 25%, but that pushed his hand in a way that pushed more throttle, which quickly cascaded into a high power episode. He tried to stop the m (read more)