Flight Across America
Parachute test pilot and extreme sport enthusiast Jon Sepp has been on his journey for the last week so far covering about 1/3 of the country. Jon, who was sponsored by Paratoys apparently ran into some problems with reliability on their blackhawk paramotors and has since switched gear and sponsors toNirvana Paramotors. We got a tip saying Paradrenalin is sponsoring him but as of right now we cannot confirm. This is big news and the opposite of what we had been hearing form Paratoys who were touting their equipment as being very reliable through out the whole trip, having just changed a spark plug. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this and if anyone has any info, please let us now.
Paratoys has removed everything related to the flight on their website and videos have been removed as well. We’re trying to find out more on this story right now and will update you all as we find out more information.
UPDATE- Broken equipment!
Hopefully the cage on the Nirvana is much stronger than the blackhawk! Still looks a bit flimsy though… I guess coming from a flat top everything else looks like that.
Update #2 – yet to be confirmed -
“The paratoys cage was not damage because Jon Sepp blew a launch….he landed because his Prop fell into pieces whilst he was flying…and it hit the cage section…Nobody from Paratoys mentioned this snippet ….He was a little shocked….”
The person quoted above has asked to remain anonymous but apparently has been talking with Jon.
If you have a different take on what happened or know more, please let us know.
Word on the street is that Jon Sepp is about to close in on the East coast of the USA with his Nirvana Paramotor.