The adventure began with a bit of Indoor Skydiving, in the facilities of a prestigious company in Westchester, followed by another little Paramotor flight with his fellows, to clarify the thoughts and comment about the experience of the Indoor Skydiving , the weather was not favorable, the gray clouds announced rain, although they could not predict the real problem that was to come.
Once Tucker takes off, he begins to relate his impression of Indoor Skydiving, describing it as an epic, sick and unnatural experience. In short, it was not very to his liking, since the free fall allows you to enjoy the immensity of the sky, while in Indoor, if you move your arm too much, you hit the tunnel glass, and that ruins the whole experience for him.
After a few minutes of flying over beautiful landscapes, while eating some snack and talking about different things, and even answered his phone. Surprise! The rain did not ruin the trip, it was the engine of Jeff’s Paramotor that began to fail. The engine simply stopped. This evidently generated great tension, it is a very dangerous situation, but happily he handled to managed the flight and descend on a field of corn.
This is a sample of what can happen if the relevant security measures are not taken. Every precaution is small and learning from the mistakes of others is a luxury that we can not let go. Fortunately, even if the engine stops, the paraglider allows the descent to be quiet, however, it will be a bit faster than a parachute descent due to the additional weight.
The safety in paragliding depends on the good training of the pilot and the adequacy of the wing and the meteorological conditions at their level. Flying with insufficient training, with a sail too difficult, or in conditions that exceed you can be very dangerous. 95% of the accidents that occur in the paramotor are due to pilot errors and therefore we can not and should not let the novices or people outside our sport think it is a matter of chance or bad luck.
School flights, carried out with wings that are easy to fly and always in calm air conditions, involve minimal risk. The quality of the training, and a certain control of the pilots fresh out of school thanks to a system of qualifications, make accidents among beginners have decreased in recent years to really low levels, despite the possibility of an accident obviously continues to exist.
Paragliding does not behave especially well in thermal and turbulent conditions and it takes a lot of experience and expertise to control certain situations. Flying under these conditions can be really dangerous.
That is why the purpose of this data entry is to give the opportunity to share our experiences so that other colleagues learn from our mistakes and we can avoid accidents clearly “avoidable”.