||What are the wind
||During first flights
and early training flights, it is imperative that the student fly in
the calmest of wind conditions (0-5 mph). Once the student has
learned the art of take off, landing, and maneuvering predictably
through the air at low altitude, he/she can progress to handle winds
of up to 15 mph. Beyond 15 mph. it becomes uncomfortable and
dangerous to fly a powered parachute.
It can also be dangerous to fly in high winds at low altitudes. If
you are maneuvering close to the ground in gusty conditions, or
flying around obstacles that can create turbulence, it is important
for you to remember that you are being supported by a flexible
pressurized airfoil shaped bag of air; any significant turbulence
from any source will effect your wing.