Powered parachute

[Ref. Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-25B Page 5-13]

A powered parachute wing is a parachute that has a cambered upper surface and a flatter under surface.

The pilot and passenger sit in tandem in front of the engine, which is located at the rear of a vehicle. The airframe is attached to the parachute via two attachment points and lines.

Control is accomplished by both power and the changing of the airfoil via the control lines.

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