Powered Parachute Sport Pilot, Private Pilot, Repairman Training, Equipment & More
Sport Pilot in 12 Days!
If you have purchased or are considering purchasing a powered parachute; training and licensing is something that should be on your mind. The only way you can legally fly a two seat powered parachute is with an FAA Pilot Certificate.
Until now, getting that certificate has been a hassle if you were just starting out in the sport. The small number of certified flight instructors and inefficient training practices have made it difficult for students to get their licenses. This changes with a program offered by Easy Flight. Now you are able to go from 0 flight time to a powered parachute endorsed sport pilot in only 12 days.Learn More About the 12-Day Course
2012 Training Schedule
2012 promises to be a great training year for powered parachutes and we hope that you can be a big part of it. Of course Sport Pilot remains the most economical and quick way to get an FAA license for a powered parachute. For those just starting out in aviation, you will be glad to know that there is a 12 Day class scheduled in July and another in September.
We also provide on an appointment basis:
- Discovery Training Flights
- Flight Reviews
- Check Rides
- Proficiency Checks
- Night Training
- Preparation for Private Pilot Ratings
For those wanting to get their maintenance inspection ratings for powered parachutes or trikes, 16 hour courses are offered in the fall.See the Schedule
First Gold Seal CFI
On February 25th, 2007, Roy Beisswenger became the first sport pilot flight instructor to earn a gold seal flight instructor certificate from the FAA. Gold seal flight instructor certificates acknowledge flight instructors who have maintained a high level of flight training activity and who meet special criteria.
Roy Beisswenger also attended the very first FAA Designated Pilot Examiner class in Sebring, Florida in January of 2005. He is now the most senior DPE for powered parachutes in the country as well as one of the very first licensed pilots and certified flight instructors for the sport of powered parachuting. Roy has been training people to fly powered parachutes since 1993 and holds all of the ratings possible to be held for powered parachutes.Learn More
About the Equipment
If you are just getting into the sport, be aware that there are manufacturers that are producing aircraft that just aren't legal to fly in the United States. Only newly produced two seat powered parachutes from Powrachute, Six Chuter, Soaring Concepts, Infinity, Predator and Summit have so far met the ASTM standards and are authorized to produce Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) powered parachutes.
But remember, if the machine you want to purchase isn't already N-numbered and it:
- has two seats
- or has over 5 gallons of fuel capacity
- or has an empty weight of over 254 lbs.
then it is not legal to fly in the United States. In other words, if the machine isn't N-numbered, it had better fit the definition of an ultralight. There are some dealers, owners, and even manufacturers who will try to sell you something that isn't legal to fly.
In some cases the seller may not be aware of the new rules. In other cases, they may be aware of the rules, but don't think they apply to them. (Sorry, there really isn't such a thing as a 'two seat powered paraglider trike' in the USA. Those machines are also considered powered parachutes by the FAA.) Unfortunately, in many cases sellers just want to unload their equipment or make a buck off of someone who doesn't know any better. Don't be that person.
Performance Designs Wings
If you need a replacement canopy for your powered parachute, Easy Flight is the place to go! Easy Flight is a US distributor for Performance Designs Paragliders. Performance Designs builds the canopy that others try to copy but can't duplicate. Do not settle for a lesser canopy. If you already fly a powered parachute, you know how important your canopy is, don't skimp! If you want to trade in your old PD canopy for a new color or style, we can help you there, too..
Standard colors are always kept in stock, but you can design your own wing, too. And you can have it built for no extra charge. Of course there is a waiting time while the custom parachute is built.
Some people would like to own a 'logo chute' so that they can share their message with the world. Whether the design is a fun one like a 'Red Baron' motif, a religous message, a logo, or a web address, Performance Designs can build it into a parachute.
And 'build the design in' is what they do. Instead of painting a design onto the parachute, PD cuts the design out of parachute fabric and builds it into the parachute skin, itself. That way the design lasts as long as the parachute does, doesn't flake, and doesn't degrade the strength of the parachute.
Performance Designs offers two designs for powered parachutes. The Sunriser 500 and 550 are for two seat machines and the Barnstormer 360 and 400 are for single seat powered parachutes.Learn More
Roy's Powered Parachute Book
New for 2015 is Roy's Powered Parachute Book. Based on exerience gained from 20+ years of powered parachute instruction, this book is the ultimate textbook for powered parachute instruction.
Roy's Powered Parachute Book is organized to help you not only learn how to fly, but also to help you pass your FAA practical test for your sport pilot powered parachute license.
- 470 Pages
- Over 450 Photos and Illustrations
- Large 9" x 12" Format