SEPTEMBER 16, 2006 -- Welcome to the new IPPGA (Illinois Powerd Paragliding Association) website. I have quickly thrown this together just to establish a presence on the Internet -- so, please, no comments on the poor design, layout and content (at this point). It is my hope that this website will grow to help promote our sport to the public, welcome new pilots and better share information amongst ourselves.

The IPPGA isn't really an Association -- there are no dues, memberships or club meetings to attend. Rather, it's just the name we gave our friendly gathering of pilots (and their friends/families) who enjoy the thrilling sport of Powered Paragliding here in Illinois (and neighboring states). And we certainly are a cozy gathering of people who share a one-of-a-kind brotherhood in what has to be among the best forms of aviation. We have established numerous flying locations/airfields (both public and private) and also gather at several regularly scheduled fly-ins/events each year. All are welcome.

This is merely the start of the site -- simply a "shell" for future content and features that will slowly be added -- please email me with any information, photos or other content you'd like me to include in this website. I'm also programming it such that everyone can update/edit content -- it really should be a nice resource for us. Till then...

"Blue skies!"

Gary Brown