For obvious reasons the topic of safety is high on any PPGer's list of priorities. As such we have compiled this page as a resource to guide PPG pilots to good information about keeping the sport safe and enjoyable for everyone.
First, we have adopted our own list of Safe Flying Practices as a general safety guide for all PPG pilots.
Next, we recommend a visit to www.usppa.org where discussions include:
Next, we recommend a visit to www.footflyer.com which has extensive discussions about PPG safety. Discussions include:
- Comparison of PPG safety vs. other forms of flight
- Discussions of many PPG risks including propellor strikes, wire strikes , risks to bystandards, water landings and others
- Causes of PPG fatalities including: training, water, steep maneuvers, low flying, weather, midair collisions and others.
Finally, in the panel on the right, we have all of our safety related links, including those listed above, to a variety of interesting and/or educational places on the web.