Back in 2010 many pilots that had previously completed a HGFA WPPG training course, were very disappointed to be informed they were flying illegally, largly due to red tape, where there was no a Wheeled Training Slibus!
5 years on, lets all clap our hands for the HGFA's to finaly sort-out this simple long standing "wording over site" with CASA, this matter put simply, allows an AeroChute Trike to legally fly in Australia, But not the Safer & Lighter BlackHawk LowBoy-II Quad with suspension & Steering ... read more here...
A syllabus we wrote on Wheeled Launch & Landing procedures !
Apparently most of the board of the HGFA are pure PG pilots, and it has been reported the board were not interested in WPPG pilots, in the rest of the civilsed world WPPG flight training is commonly a 4 day training course.
Apparently some flight instructors won't make as much money, unfortunately these instructors have actually miss the point that over 75% of pilots over 50yrs of age only want to do wheeled launch, thus introducing many more people to this great sport.
Whether you are young or old, if you don't wish to carry a 25+kg back-pack with engine and fuel to get airborne then you really should look at our Wheeled Quad aviation system, commonly call "Wheeled Power Paragliding" (WPPG).
Without question light wind launch and landings are relatively easy, especially with a quad or trike wheeled buggy, although a Trike's (3 wheeled) are way more susceptible and unstable in windy launch and landing situations. So, still mornings and evenings conditions are far safer for a trike type of aircraft.
Wheel based Paraglider Buggy's are know by many terms (see this video of Trike v Quad Stability ) and come in many designs. We have found the LowBoy-II Quad to be the best designed of them all when taking into account weight, suspension, strength & portability, our LowBoy Quad is also designed with a protective roll type of frame that can be totally dismantled if required by the pilot in a matter of minutes. Our Quad is steered on the ground using your feet as on most buggies on the market today (for disabled persons we offer *free customisation). Regardless of the buggy option you choose WPPG training is designed to get you in the air safely and with minimal risk of injury and expense. No longer do you need to learn the hard and expensive way, but never the less all foot launch skills are good to learn as the art is in the handling of the wing !
As we only sell equipment, the flight Instructor you select to do your flight training course with should have good first hand experience on the type equipment you choose.
A wheel based course can get you up in the air flying faster than a foot launch course, mainly because there are far less procedures to learn, note that the extra procedures like forward launch, revere launch, kiting your wing etc. are all worthy and should be learnt as part of you aviation knowledge !
These days there has been logged cross country trips of over 1'000km accomplished in Australia, some recorded over 1'500km, obviously not in one day.