Humans have always wanted to fly, and while we technically achieved the feat over a century ago, we still yearn for what many consider the ultimate feeling of freedom.
The generic term “paramotor” refers to the propulsive portion of a powered paraglider (or PPG). The sport of “paramotoring” is thus powered paragliding: you’re still technically gliding, but you’re not just relying on wind currents and drafts.
According to Gott’s Facebook page, he has been flying for just over a year and a half. He noted the cold “sucks” but clearly it’s a small price to pay for the rush.
There isn’t a lot of information about this particular video, but Gott did take the time to answer a few questions on the corresponding YouTube page. One commenter asked how he keeps track of how much gas is left, to which Gott replied:
I know that I burn about a gallon an hour and I have a 3 gallon tank. If I’m planning on going for a normal hour long flight, I’ll put in 1.5-2 gallons. That way I know I have enough but it’s not as heavy as if I filled the tank. I also have a small mirror in a side pocket so I can see the fuel tank behind me.
Right. And if he happens to drop that mirror, he can always fly over and land at a gas station.