Introducing the ParaPack: The All-In-One First Aid Kit for Paramotor Pilots!

Accidents happen. Critical and emergent situations in this world are unpredictable just as much as they are threatening to our well-beings, and sometimes even our lives. In the realm of aviation – especially that of paramotoring – taking every measure to reduce the chance for accidents to occur should be the number one priority for both skilled and novice pilots. While it’s not always possible to mitigate accidents, being prepared in the wake of chaos is key. For this reason, Aviator Paramotor is excited to announce that we’re helping usher in a new safety accessory to the flying community – the “ParaPack” – an all-in-one first aid kit.

According to the CDC, accidents associated with miscellaneous mishaps, automobiles, medical issues, and other troubles occur to hundreds of millions of people annually in the U.S. – with death tolls matching those counts. While accidents and fatalities in general aviation total between 2,000-3,000 annually, with very few PPG related incidents being reported, it stands to reason that a percentage of those statistics is due to the active pursuit of risk reduction being directly correlated with those fewer accidents occurring in aviation. 

As every good paramotor pilot knows, the sport is as safe as you make it. Investing extensive time in training, quality gear, and the addition of those precautionary accessories are the best ways to lesson the inherent risks involved. From reserve shoots, flotation devices, strobes, and more, this new addition of the ParaPack is designed to fill the need for gear targeting broader emergency situations. Having been thoroughly tested, the attachable bag is filled with all the right equipment in the event of accident or injuring; whether it’s for yourself or for someone else.

This all-in-one first-aid kit was designed by a paramedic and adventure sports enthusiast. Including staples like gauze, medications, and CPR assistants to Mylar blankets, matches, and flashlights, the Para Pack covers anything ranging from mild scrapes and bruises to severe accidents, where, in taking the proper emergency-directed steps, has the potential to save a life. The packs even include a “First Aid Guide” for additional help. Because of life’s uncertainties, taking those extra precautions to ensure general safety is also a priority could mean the difference between life and death. 

Additional features of the ParaPack likewise make prioritizing safety simple. It’s small, compact sizing makes it easy to mount on your motor frame, on harness straps, or can be snuggly stowed under the seat of your harness. It’s highly secured for flight, even for aerobatic pilots – sustaining itself through twists and turns, ups and downs. It even comes with three security tabs to ensure that the contents of the bag stay completely locked during flight, but allow for quick access in the event of an emergency.

Both a standardized “Crash Pack,” and an upgraded “Survivor Pack” are filled with a variety of emergency staples.

The Crash Pack, with 8 x 6 x 4” dimensions, includes the following:

  • 1000D MOLLE Mountable Bag

  • Gen 3 Recon Tourniquet

  • Credit Card Knife

  • Safety Whistle

  • Black Sharpie

  • Triangular Bandage

  • Z-Fold Trauma Dressing

  • 7 1/2” Trauma Shears

  • Emergency Mylar Blanket

  • Abdominal Pad

  • 2” Cohesive Roll Bandage

  • Two 2 x 2” Gauze

  • 4 x 4” Gauze

  • Quart Size Plastic Bag

  • Stainless Tweezers

  • First Aid Guide

  • Two Compressed Towels 

  • CPR Face Shield

  • One Pair of Large Nitrile Gloves

  • Ibuprofen (Advil)

  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

  • Aspirin

  • Two Antibiotic Ointment

  • Two Burn Cream

  • Two BZK antiseptic

  • Two Alcohol Prep Pads

  • Two Sting Relief Wipes

  • Cotton Tipped Applicators

  • Two 2 x 4” Adhesive Bandage

  • Four 3/4 x 3” Adhesive Bandage

  • Knuckle Bandage

  • Three Security Seals

The standard Crash Pack is for sale at the Aviator Paramotor Store for $99.

The Survivor Pack, with slightly larger dimensions of 9 x 8 x 5”, includes the following (with additional items in bold):

  • Pocket Survival Tool

  • Wire Saw

  • Sawyer Water Filter

  • 550 Paracord (20’)

  • Flashlight

  • Button Compass

  • Five Tinder Quick

  • Forty Waterproof Matches

  • 1000D MOLLE Mountable Bag

  • Gen 3 Recon Tourniquet

  • Credit Card Knife

  • Safety Whistle

  • Black Sharpie

  • Triangular Bandage

  • Z-Fold Trauma Dressing

  • 7 1/2” Trauma Shears

  • Emergency Mylar Blanket

  • Abdominal Pad

  • 2” Cohesive Roll Bandage

  • Two 2 x 2” Gauze

  • 4 x 4” Gauze

  • Quart Size Plastic Bag

  • Stainless Tweezers

  • First Aid Guide

  • Two Compressed Towels 

  • CPR Face Shield

  • One Pair of Large Nitrile Gloves

  • Ibuprofen (Advil)

  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

  • Aspirin

  • Two Antibiotic Ointment

  • Two Burn Cream

  • Two BZK antiseptic

  • Two Alcohol Prep Pads

  • Two Sting Relief Wipes

  • Cotton Tipped Applicators

  • Two 2 x 4 “ Adhesive Bandage

  • Four 3/4 x 3” Adhesive Bandage

  • Knuckle Bandage

  • Three Security Seals

The upgraded Survivor Pack is for sale at the Aviator Paramotor Store for $139.

For short flights or long hauls, safety first is the ideal way to travel. Regardless of pre-flight inspections, flying as safely as you possibly can, and taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure your next trip is the best it can be, doesn’t negate that accidents happen. In life, whether you’re flying or not, sometimes emergencies arise. Being prepared when potentially disastrous situations strike means you have the advantage, and the potential to change severe outcomes. In flight, on the ground, and in life, ask yourself this one question: “Could this save my life?”

Yes, there are other wing bags out there – even small, “travel-friendly” ones

Let’s talk about wing bags! Specifically downsized, “travel-friendly” alternatives to the standard sizes provided by manufacturers. Obviously, we all need one. Ensuring our gliders are kept safe and sealed from dirt, debris, and anything else that has the potential to snag or tear the wing – even protecting it from detrimental UV rays – is of the highest priority. But are there equally protective, slighter options out there other than those manufacturer standards? The answer is yes! There are several wing bag options available – and there’s even a few available through Aviator.

The original bags that come with each wing are typically good, however they tend to be large. While they’re durable sometimes they’re a bit cumbersome to tote from place to place, especially if you have a small vehicle. However below are two options that are lighter, smaller, and all-around more portable than standard-sized bags. Making for more convenient storage, travel, and on the whole saving you energy because you aren’t having to maneuver an overly large sack.

The Aviator Take-Along Stuff Sack:

This bag is perfect for the minimalist trying to shed weight, as it’s designed to fold down and fit into a harness pocket – which is ideal for those cross country flights with stops in-between. Offering a “bare essentials” approach to storage with it’s easy compartmentalization, this bag likewise not only weighs less because of its size, but also because it’s made of light-weight ripstop fabric. At a 60” diameter, it’s suitable for up to a 31 square meter glider. Without compromising on strength, it’s still durable enough to be used as a daily stuff bag. The sack is designed for speed packing, and additionally touts a single drawstring that enables that quick cleanup.

Single drawstring allows for quick stowing.

On the whole, there are no frills, it’s clean, simple, and to the point; the Take-Along Stuff Sack is perfect for the minimalist on the go, but additionally offers a slimmer option to regular-sized bags in everyday use.

It’s priced at $65 at the Aviator Store, check it out here:

https://shop.aviatorppg.com/collections/accessories/products/aviator-take-along-stuff-sack

The Aviator Standard Stuff Sack:

A slight upgrade from the Take-Along sack, the Standard Stuff Sack is also a decent option for those trying to scale down. At the same 60” diameter, with the same ability to hold up to a 31 square meter glider, what sets it apart from the Take-Along is the thickness of the bag as it’s made of 100% lightweight Nylon. It feels slightly more durable, however is less flexible than its minimalist counterpart – yet still offers better packability and portability than standard bags. This may possibly be a good compromise for those wanting to downsize, without getting down to the bare essentials. 

This bag also promises speed packing technology for easy collection of your wing. What adds slightly to its weight is that along with a single drawstring, it also comes with a center buckle for added security. Other features include two sturdy handles for easy carry, and a side pocket to safely stow your pilot ID in.

Easy grip handles and drawstring make toting easier.

There’s an added buckle for extra security.

Priced at $80, check out this item here:

https://shop.aviatorppg.com/collections/accessories/products/aviator-standard-stuff-sack

 

Shopping for the right bag to protect one of your biggest investments – your wing – is an important task. Knowing there’s more than one safe, secure option out there makes fitting flying into your lifestyle a lot more convenient.

So, maybe you’re looking to steadily shave off weight from your cross country flights or perhaps you simply need more space as you transport your paramotor and equipment to the next destination. These bags both qualify as efficient alternatives to make your travels smoother. For the minimalists on the go or the space conscious flyers, saving time and energy as you figure out how and where you’ll pack your bag just got a lot easier.