What Goes Into The Development of a BlackHawk Paramotor?

Coffee With Mike & Mike Episode 2: What Goes Into The Development of a BlackHawk Paramotor?   Welcome to the SECOND video in our series "Coffee With Mike & Mike! This is where we sit down with Paramotor Industry experts to discuss equipment, tips for Pilots, and directly address some of the concerns we have in this growing sport.Today, BlackHawk owner Mike Robinson & Shop Director Mike Gambrill will be discussing some of the "behind the scenes" efforts that make a BlackHawk product stand out. If you have any questions about this life-changing sport, we're always here to help. Give us a call or visit our contact

Meet The Women of Powered Paragliding!

Meet The Women of Powered Paragliding!  Meet Heidi Lee of BlackHawk Paramotors USA - also known as “Flyin' Heidi!” If she isn't managing the company or working with students, you'll find her on the flight field! With nearly a decade in the sport now, Heidi has made a name for herself as one of the most experienced female pilots. She has traveled the world with our Team, representing the sport and encouraging more women to realize their dream of flight!Powered Paragliding was a “male-dominated” sport – especially when it first started. The equipment was really heavy and the gliders were a LOT more difficult to handle.

Tandem Paramotor Exemptions 2019!

Tandem Paramotor Exemptions 2019! TANDEM PARAMOTOR EXEMPTIONS 2019 We’ve had countless Paramotor Instructors ask us about TANDEM EXEMPTIONS for Paramotors. The USPPA and BlackHawk Paramotors USA are excited to announce the availability of a new Tandem Exemption. To learn more, click the links below. If you have any questions about this life-changing sport, BlackHawk is always here to help. Visit our contact page to get in touch with us right now! TANDEM EXEMPTION DETAILS (Click Here) FAA LETTER OF APPROVAL FOR USPPA (Click Here) (209) 786-7899 BlackHawk Newsletter Deals - Products - Events Email: First Name: Last Name:

Paramotor Spark Plug Color: What Does it Mean?

Paramotor Spark Plug Color: What Does it Mean?   About This Guide: This section provides a visual representation of how the Spark Plug can look depending on how the engine is running. If the engine is running too lean, the spark plug can look greyish white. If the engine is running too rich the spark plug will look black, sometimes a glossy black if it’s really rich. The goal is to get a good dark coffee brown color on the spark plug, which represents the correct color on the spark plug itself, and assures you that the Fuel to Air mixture on your carb

BlackHawk Represents PPG at International Aviation Industry Forum!

BlackHawk Represents PPG at International Aviation Industry Forum!  BlackHawk Working to Bring PPG to Asia!Over the past few years, BlackHawk Paramotors USA has been working hard with the Chinese Government to bring civil aviation / sport aviation to China! This could be a huge opportunity for the entire sport as a whole and allow thousands of additional people to realize their dream of becoming a Pilot! Up until recently, many different popular types of sport aircraft (including Powered Paragliders) weren’t available to the general public in China. After several trips to China and a very successful International Sports Aviation Industry Forum at EAA 2018, the project

Where Are Velocity / BlackHawk Paragliders Made? (SOLVED)

Where Are Velocity / BlackHawk Paragliders Made? (SOLVED)   So, where are Velocity Paragliders like the Edge, Core, Elektra, and Nitro made? Let’s settle an ongoing and somewhat ridiculous debate in the Powered Paragliding Community once and for all! Velocity Paragliders are (and have always been) made to the highest-standards in SOUTH KOREA! South Korea is well known (like Japan) for producing QUALITY products. For example, large companies like Samsung and LG are produced in South Korea. Sure, we pay quite a bit more to have our gliders made in South Korea, however, the unmatched quality of the final product and the ETHICAL treatment

Stuck in Another Country With a Paramotor?

Stuck in Another Country With a Paramotor?   Last year, our Head Instructor Joe Cruz headed down to Panama to train a group of students. When this vehicle got stuck in the sand, it only made sense to put the Paramotor on the back of it and try to push it out right? Well, that didn’t work out quite as well as we wanted (lol)! All joking aside, this was an amazing place for students to take their first flights! BlackHawk has one of the largest Dealer & Training Center networks in the world. If you live in another country and want to get

6 Years of Countless Lives Changed…

6 Years of Countless Lives Changed…   Our very own Team Pilot and Sales Director Heidi Lee is coming up on her 6th year with BlackHawk Paramotors USA! We found a couple of pictures from around the time when Heidi first started exploring the sport. One is from a Fly In event in Florida, and the other from her first flights at the BlackHawk Ranch. Time has “flown” by (pun intended of course) and we want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Heidi for all the lives she has impacted in her time with us. Hundreds of people have realized their lifelong dream

The Lost Coast of California… FOUND!

The Lost Coast of California… FOUND!   If you’ve never visited the Lost Coast of California, you are in for some of the most “unbelievably phenomenal rugged beauty the Country has to offer!” This area is a little too rugged for paved roads, making it the perfect area to explore with a BlackHawk Paramotor. When the Pacific Coast Highway System was being build, engineers decided to go around this 100-mile section of the coastline – unable to tame the wild landscape. For those who dare to explore the Lost Coast, they will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular (and untouched) scenery in

Rise & Shine… It’s Time to Fly PPG!

Rise & Shine… It’s Time to Fly PPG!   Paramotor Training is where the whole adventure begins. Our students put in some serious hours each day to ensure they maximize their time with our Instructors. This isn’t just “a few hours a day.” This is a complete and comprehensive Training Program where every hour counts. We want to make sure that when a student leaves our supervision, they have all the skills to fly safely and with confidence! As Head Instructor Joe Cruz puts it: “At the BlackHawk Ranch in California, the rooster doesn’t wake us up… We wake up the rooster