ParaPics

 - Parapics = Awesome pictures of paramotors or pictures taken while flying one.

No other sport offers as much opportunity to capture unique pictures of the heavens and earth like powered paragliding.

Paragliding comes close but with a paramotor we are able to maintain altitude at extremely low altitudes to explore and see the world like few have ever done.

No other aircraft I can think of enables the photo opportunities a paramotor does, not even a helicopter.

I think this makes paramotor pictures very special so I've created this section in Backpack Aircraft to highlight them.

Initially I only have pictures I've taken and a few from the guys I fly with but hopefully over time other paramotor pilots (you?) will send me pictures to add here.

All the pictures are free and you can use them however you choose.

Into The Storm

Taken By: Mike Ingraham

During this sunset flight the rain storms literally surrounded us making for a surreal experience. This photo does a good job of expressing this as South Florida PPG pilot Ivan Romero flies toward the storm.

The Debriefing

Picture of Mike Ingraham and Scott Stonebreaker

Cool silhouette picture of me and fellow pilot Scott Stonebreaker chatting after a sunset flight in Homestead Florida.

Close To The Sugar

On this flight I had an action cam mounted on my cage facing backwards and while the video came out looking like something from the Twilight Zone, I was able to capture some cool pics. This one is of fellow pilot Cappy skimming the sugar can fields.

Cappy Over Belle Glade

Taken By: Mike Ingraham

After a great flight of buzzing the cane fields, Cappy and I gained some altitude to watch the sun go down.

Mike Over Belle Glade

Picture of Mike Ingraham taken by "Cappy"

Here's a picture of me taken by Cappy on December 14th 2017 flying on the outskirts of Belle Glade.

Cruising Hollywood Beach

This is a picture of fellow pilots Ivan and Anaudi as we flew along Hollywood beach.

Downpour

Taken By: Mike Ingraham

During this sunset flight the rain storms literally surrounded us making for a surreal experience. This photo does a good job of expressing this.

Sugar Plant

Taken by: Mike Ingraham

Fellow South Florida PPG pilot Ivan Romero getting ready to buzz the sugar cane fields at Belle Glade. Sugar factory in the background.

Mike's First Sunset Flight

My ParaPic Gallery wouldn't be complete without a picture of my first sunset flight. This picture was taken sometime in November of 2017 at Homestead General Aviation Airport.

Cruising The Dike

Taken By: Mike Ingraham

Cappy and Carlos cruising the dike that borders the southeast edge of lake Okeechobee. You can see a video of this day here...
7 Paramotor Pilots Fly SE Lake Okeechobee

Prison Break

Taken by: Mike Ingraham

The thing that I thought made this picture unique is is the reflection of the guard towers in the water.

Train Tracks

Taken by: Mike Ingraham

This train never moves, it just sits there which is okay because it is fun to fly over and around. I got some great footage of this during a sunset I'll be sharing in an upcoming video.

I have a bunch of pictures that I'll add over time but I'd like to get pictures from other pilots to make this gallery more interesting.

So...

Do you have a cool paramotor picture to add?

If you have a picture you'd like to add, send it to michael (at) backpackaircraft.com and...

  1. send your identifying information so I can credit you for it - this can be a name, screen name or whatever you want.
  2. a link to your website or social media profile (optional)
  3. name the picture
  4. give a short description of the picture
  5. agree to contribute your picture to the public domain
  6. try to provide a decent resolution but keep the file size reasonable, say under 5mb