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Friday, August 14th, 2015

Download Free Article on How to Make Key Decisions Before You Buy a Powered Parachute

So you have been bit by the flying bug! This may have been a lifelong dream to fly, a mid- life goal, or you may have had flying experience and now decided that flying, low and slow in a powered parachute is exactly what you need. You may have taken some preliminary steps to investigate what it takes to get seriously involved in the sport. You have found that manufacturers seem more than anxious to sell you an aircraft. You may have scanned the internet and found dozens of what seem to be great deals on used aircraft. And you may have been told by somebody that learning to fly a powered parachute is a piece of cake! Now what?

I can tell you from watching the experience of many prospective powered parachute pilots, that some jump right in and live to regret their impulse decision for a variety of reasons.  I also know dozens who spend years over analyzing and never making a decision to take a step forward. We offer this simple checklist of issues as a way of prompting you to investigate with due diligence and then get on with fulfilling your dream. Here is a summary of the primary decisions that you should make before you make an investment of time, money and other resources:

  •  What type of flying are you most interested in?
  • Would you prefer to fly a simple single seat aircraft or do you envision carrying passengers? What is involved in learning to fly?
  • Do you want to purchase a new aircraft or a used aircraft? Are you a builder, or do you mainly want to just fly?
  • What other expenses are involved in owning a powered parachute?
  • Do you have support available including instructors, flight examiners, qualified maintenance personnel and factory resources?
  • Do you have places to fly and people to fly with

Download this free article on how to make the key decisions, before you buy

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