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Hand Signals for PPG

Common Visual Signals Used in Training, Art by Jerry Starbuck


Radio Communications are normally maintained but sometimes hand signals work better or the radio may fail. These are intended to help standardize signals used by instructors and pilots so that they can be effective anywhere. Thanks to Jerry Starbuck, who initiated the standardization effort and did all the drawings.

Powered Paragliding Hand Signals

start_engine clear_launch
wing_good_go abort
turn_left turn_right
positive_confirmation negative_confirmation
 less_power  more_power
land_here cut_engine
hands_up flare
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