ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS AND SUBSIDIZE
they either pay for the wing (around R8000 new & R4000 second
hand) or wing and paramotor and no obligation is entered into
for specific events. What you need to do here is provide them
with a list of prospective locations that obviously will provide
exposure (beaches, running, cycling races and gatherings or even
an undertaking to spend X amount of time a month above a shopping
centre forexample). This is a lessstressful and more pleasant
way of obtaining a free set up. As far as the client is concerned,
this is tax deductible as it is a form of advertising. Many an
individual has also attached their own company logo / name to
their wings and made the entire set up deductible.(exposure is
advertising). Should one want to create an unforgettable impact
at an event, attach an orange smoke canister (obtainable from
most boat shops) via a steel cable to the frame of your setup.
The canister becomes incredibly hot and will burn through if rope
is utilised. Once in the air crack the seal and let it hang below.
Within a few seconds vasts amounts of coloured smoke will be emitted.
Bear in mind this will drift with the wind so avoid flying past
someone`s upwind block of flats.
Also remember that as with the flag
which is hanging below ones feet, this also is situated in a similar
position, which means coming into land requires terminating the
engine(which is a standard procedure usually), prior to touch
down. If not undertaken the canister hits the ground before your
feet and jumps back into the spinning prop. So there you have
it. Not being able to afford motorised paragliding is certainly
no excuse for not flying.