A Beginner’s Guide to Powered Parachutes is 2 hours and 34 minutes long. It is FitzGerald's fourth independent video regarding the sport of Ultralight Flying and was originally produced on DVD and VHS.
Like his other movies, "PPC" comprises in-depth interviews, this time, with professionals in the sport of Powered Parachutes.
Ben Morrow of Liberty, Missouri; Randy Jackson of Fort Collins, Colorado; and Ken Kelly of Topeka, Kansas share some of the knowledge they have gained from many years of involvement in general and sport aviation. Scores of topics involving all aspects of the growing sport of Powered Parachutes are covered.
All three of these men are leaders in the field of sport aviation and are gifted with an ability to transmit their knowledge and insight about aviation.
In keeping with his dedication to a "free skies" philosophy, A Beginner’s Guide to Powered Parachutes was produced in continuing support of self regulation of the sport of ultralight flying. It is FitzGerald’s belief that members of the ultralight community are obligated to learn from more experienced aviators. That is why his previous productions and this release provide novices an opportunity to learn from top, experienced aviators in a casual "discussion" video format.
"PPC" was shot and edited over a 2.5 year span at locations in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Texas.
In addition to the talks with the instructors, there are numerous music video segments featuring Powered Parachutes flying to the accompaniment of music written and performed by FitzGerald.
To see the entire movie on YouTube, click the above links or right Click on any scene below to go directly to that segment.