June 16/04 Powered
PPG training with Matt - June 1 5/04
Four flights completed. Great time.
Congrats PPG pilot Matt.
More pictures here.
June 11/04 PPG
Fly in at my field Aug 20, 21 and 22.
Gentleman, mark your calendars. I am
planning to have PPG fly in on Aug 20, 21 and
22.We can camp behind Dora's if we eat and drink
there. I was promised that they will stay open
till last person stumbles to their tent. Let me
know if you can attend. I welcome all licensed
pilots or students holding SPP. All aircraft must
be registered a liability insurance should be in
place. Get your asses in gear!
June 10/04 New Sky
Paragliders design implemented.
Photo courtesy of
Dell Schanze WJ USA
June 6/04 Training
with Marc, Jacob's first PPG
flight and over the Falls with Ron - June
Jacob. More pictures here.
June 5/04 Awesome forecast for today. Anyone to
fly or train? Cell me on my cell.
Awesome forecast for
today. Anyone to fly or train? Cell me on my
4/04 Great PPG
flight from Bieda's
No CAR's will be broken at the fields where I
Those of you who are not my students
note that you will not be allowed to fly from my
fields if you do not have license and third party
liability insurance. The same will apply to those
who have their own equipment that is not
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Transport Canada definition of PPG and marks
requirements in CAR's.
A powered parachute is an aircraft that consists
of a motor, a structure such as a cart, bicycle,
back packs, etc., to support the pilot to which a
rectangular or elliptical-shaped ram-air parachute
is attached. It has been determined that a
"parachute" meets the Aeronautics Act
definition of an "aircraft" and therefore powered
parachutes must be registered as an ultra-light
Currently there is nothing in the CARs that
stipulates what constitutes the identity of a
powered parachute or powered paraglider for
A powered parachute must have a serial number in
order for a Certificate of Registration to be
issued. Bills of sale should identify the aircraft
by the model and the serial number. Transport
Canada will assign, at time of mark allotment, a
six digit serial number to ultra-light aeroplanes
that were not assigned a serial number by the
manufacturer. The serial number is preceded by the
letters "TC" and is keyed to the last three
letters of the registration mark with relation to
their numerical position in the alphabet. To avoid
a possible repeat of a serial number each letter
"A" through "I", which would normally have a
single digit numerical position, shall be preceded
by the number 0. For example if the last
three letters of the mark are "AAA" the serial
number will be TC010101.
A powered parachute is a "heavier than air
aircraft" and as such must display registration
marks prior to operation. Marks allotted would be
in the C-I series. When the marks are not
displayed on the bottom surface of the wings
(parachute) then marks can be affixed in
accordance with 222.01(2)(o)
which allows the mark to be shown only on the
sides of the ultra-light. If the structure does
not accommodate the required 30 cm
(11.8inches) size marks on the side, then the
marks shall be as high as possible, but never less
than 7.5 cm (3 inches).
more on Transport Canada regulations with
respect to PPG.
More PPG training with Marc and Mete's first
flight - May 30/04.
May 30/04 Awesome forecast for today. Anyone to
fly or train? Cell me on my cell.
May 30/04 Course with Jake, Marc and Roland -
May 29, 2004
Story will follow....
May 26/04 Letter
to Jim Pengelly - aircraft registration
department of Transport Canada
you may or may not know I own and operate flight
school called Powered Paragliding Ontario. or
PPG Ontario. We teach people how to fly what is
known as powered paragliders. We also import and
distribute the aircraft used in powered
the past, several customers who purchased the
equipment from our school have been having
problems registering their aircraft with
Transport Canada. I assume this is because
powered paraglider is rather new and not
commonly known aircraft. According do Transport
Canada representative Sue Davidson in Hamilton,
our flight school is the most active in Ontario.
I consider my self an expert with respect to the
training procedures and knowledge of the
equipment used in powered paragliding. This
letter is to give you and others at Transport
Canada aircraft registration department
better understanding of the equipment used in
powered paragliding in hope of streamlining and
simplifying the registration process.
26/04 ON LINE
REPORT FROM DORA'S.
10:11 am sipping coffee at Dora's
after awesome flight. Spent 1 hour 35 min in
absolutely smooth air. Now having breakfast. Still
high on adrenaline. Coffee does not help. Finally
nice day after all that rain GRRRRR.
It looks like it will be good day
for PPG flying on Sat. I will be at the field
after 1:30 pm. Anybody in for more PPG training or
May 26/04 NEWS
from Sky Paragliders
On May 10 this year, Vojko Prah, flying Brontes
M, managed to break the FAI WORLD RECORD - Speed
over a straight course with length of 15/25 km. At
the moment all the paper work is finished, all the
protocols signed and we wait for the FAI office to
recognize the record.
Petr Matousek, flying his BRONTES M,
managed to win German Open Championship in PPG. He
won his the PPG trike category by 500 points,
which is a very remarkable result.
Congratulations Vojko and Peter.
Excellent article on rescue parachutes.
Last chance to register for the course starting
Do not hesitate and book.....you can
be flying soon!
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