Paramotor Terminology III

  1. Breaks: Rear of the riser on the paraglider that controls the trailing edge, often used for making turns and adjustments.

  2. * Tilt Sensor: A device that senses the angle of the paramotor and provides feedback to the pilot.

  3. Airspace Classification: The categorization of airspace based on rules and regulations, such as Class A, B, C, D, etc.

  4. Line Overs: A situation where the lines of the paraglider become entangled during deployment.

  5. Wingtip Drag: The resistance or drag produced at the tips of the paraglider wing.

  6. Wind Gradient: Changes in wind speed and direction with altitude.

  7. Canopy Collapse: A sudden reduction in the inflated area of the paraglider wing.

  8. Wind Shear: A sudden change in wind speed or direction over a short distance.

  9. Ground Effect: The increased lift and reduced drag experienced when flying close to the ground.

  10. Emergency Parachute Deployment: The process of activating the reserve parachute in a critical situation.

  11. Pitch Stability: The paramotor's tendency to maintain a stable pitch attitude.

  12. Propeller Pitch: The angle of the propeller blades, affecting thrust and efficiency.

  13. Electric Paramotor: A paramotor powered by an electric motor and batteries.

  14. Fly-In: A gathering of paramotor enthusiasts for group flights and social activities.

  15. Synchronized Wingovers: A maneuver where multiple paramotors perform coordinated wingovers in the air.

  16. Altitude Sickness: Symptoms experienced at high altitudes due to reduced oxygen levels.

  17. Line Twist: The tangling of lines during the deployment of the paraglider wing.

  18. Touch-and-Go: A maneuver where the paramotor briefly touches the ground before taking off again.

  19. Power-On Stall: A stall that occurs while the engine is running and generating thrust.

  20. Power-Off Stall: A stall that occurs when the engine is not providing thrust.

  21. Dynamic Stability: The paramotor's ability to return to stable flight after a disturbance.

  22. Takeoff Roll: The distance covered during the ground run before becoming airborne.

  23. * Top-Down Approach: An approach to landing where the pilot descends from above the landing spot.

  24. Thermal Lift: Rising air currents caused by temperature differences, often used by pilots for gaining altitude.

  25. * Inverted Flight: Flying upside down, an aerobatic maneuver.

  26. Negative G-Force: The sensation of gravity pulling in the opposite direction, experienced in maneuvers that push the pilot upward.

  27. Positive G-Force: The sensation of gravity pulling in the normal direction, experienced in maneuvers that push the pilot downward.

  28. Foot Dragging: A maneuver where the pilot skims the surface with their feet during flight.

  29. High-G Turn: A turn with high gravitational force, often associated with aggressive maneuvers.

  30. * Power-On Spiral Dive: A controlled, spiraling descent with the engine running.

  31. Power-Off Spiral Dive: A controlled, spiraling descent without engine power.

  32. Cross-Country Navigation: Navigating over long distances during a flight.

  33. Ground Reference Maneuvers: Flight maneuvers performed with reference to ground features.

  34. Landing Pattern: A predefined flight path around an airfield for approach and landing.

  35. Wind Gradient: Changes in wind speed and direction with altitude.

  36. Crosswind Landing: A landing where the wind is blowing across the runway.

  37. Headwind Landing: A landing where the wind is coming from the front.

  38. * Tailwind Landing: A landing where the wind is coming from behind.

  39. Spot Landing Contest: A competition where pilots attempt to land on a specific target.

  40. Ground Spotter: An individual on the ground assisting the pilot during takeoff or landing.

  41. Altimeter Setting: The current atmospheric pressure setting on the altimeter.

  42. Magnetic Variation: The difference between true north and magnetic north.

  43. Ground Track: The actual path over the ground traveled by the paramotor.

  44. Dead Reckoning: Navigation by calculating one's current position based on a previously known position.

  45. True Airspeed: The speed of the paramotor through the air corrected for altitude and temperature.

  46. Wind Correction Angle: The angle by which the pilot must adjust their heading to compensate for crosswind. Crabbing

  47. Elevation: The height of a location above a reference point, usually sea level.

  48. Visual Flight Rules (VFR): Rules and regulations for flying based on visual references.

  49. * * Instrument Flight Rules (IFR): Rules and regulations for flying relying on instruments for navigation.

  50. Controlled Airspace: Airspace where air traffic control services are provided.

* Advanced do not try unless under an Instructors supervision

* * not used under FAR 103