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Just an hour and half drive from Boston, Massachusetts,The School of Personal Flight offers Powered Paragliding Equipment and Training in Southern Maine. Learn to fly a paramotor, a 45-pound aircraft that fits in your car!

The school trains on Air Conception Nitro 200 motors, and sells Air Conception, Miniplane and Scout brands, as well as a wide range of wings. The standard training package is a 9-day course for $2500, which includes use of school equipment, ground school, towing and more!

As of 10/14/2017, School of Personal Flight has one new Air Conception Titanium Race Nitro 200 in stock. it’s a clutchless pull-start; a mere 42 pounds! email dave@schoolofpersonalflight.com for more info.

HsCOM STR1 Strobe Light

Just in time for Daylight Savings, Strobe Lights are here! I’ve done a lot of work over the years building, buying and testing to destruction strobe lights. I’ve finally found a Strobe Light that is BRIGHT, durable, lightweight and FAR103 compliant– actually, it far exceeds the FAR 103 requirements. I hope to offer a complete Strobe/battery/switch solution soon, but for now I’m just selling the Strobe unit.

Curious about Powered Paragliding, but not ready to commit the big bucks yet? I recommend reading a copy of the Powered Paragliding Bible 4 by Jeff Goin. It has lots of images and diagrams that guide you through all the considerations of this sport. It has sections on foot launch techniques, flying with wheels, and flying with flags dangling from your wing… and everything in between.