Testimonials

We’ve pulled together some of the emails and letters we’ve received over the years.
We will update this as we receive new ones.

I’m back home and finally getting to fly my new BlackHawk quad after several weeks of high wind and bad weather. I absolutely love it! I am so glad I finally made the decision to do this. Flying has been a life long dream of mine that I thought I could never afford. I originally started checking into ultra light pricing or a trike (powered hang glider). Then I remembered seeing a powered paraglider flying a few years ago and thought I would check into that. Well, after about two weeks of researching dealers, pricing and safety specs. Oh, and countless videos on the web, I decided to go with ParaToys and gave Mike a call. He was friendly, very knowledgeable and my excitement for this sport grew even more. I couldn’t even sleep at night after I arranged the date with Mike to come to Valley Springs to get trained. I just decided that I was tired of life passing me by with always the excuse of “I can’t afford it”. So, I put it on my credit card and said “I’m gonna start living my dream”. And God am I glad I did! My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago. The ranch at ParaToys is just beautiful. I can’t think of a better place to be trained. I remember my first flight (I will always remember that) and looking down at the trees right after lift off and thinking how it looked like model train set scenery. I was in complete awe of my surroundings and the fact that I was the one in control. I was emotionally overwhelmed. It was the third greatest day of my life (the first and second was the birth of my two sons). I couldn’t have done it without the training and patience from Rick Hallowes. My warmest thanks will always go out to him. You will never forget the people that helped make your dream come true. I also appreciate the use of Rick and Pam’s home while I was in training. They are good people. In fact, all of the people I met at ParaToys were very friendly and receptive to all of my newbie questions that they have answered a thousand times for others no doubt. The only problem I had with any of my gear was the ‘A’ assist on my quad came off the mount so Mike gave me one off of his quad. The engine has been running great. I was told I got the first blue anodized engine, and it looks as awesome as it sounds. I am very glad Mike talked me into the 313cc. This engine has so much power and I am saving my $ now for a bigger wing so I can convert to tandem as well. There is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful for buying my ppg and not something else. About four week ago at the dry lake bed right outside of Las Vegas here, an ultra-light aircraft crashed the weekend I was going to fly my ppg. Unfortunately the pilot of that aircraft died. It was on all the news channels here as witnesses described how the aircraft seemed to stall and then just nose dive. I didn’t fly that weekend out of respect and not wanting to get caught up in a media circus. But, it just made me even more thankful I bought the safest form of personal aircraft there is. My gratitude goes out to all of you at ParaToys and I hope to see you all soon at the fly-ins!!!

William Baby
Las Vegas, Nevada
I’ve only been flying since April of 2009. Before then I had been collecting information on all the paramotors out there, and I still have that folder. Just to be clear, I had been looking at powered paragliders for 7 freaking years. That gave me more than enough time to look all things over. Your right, I could have bought this one or I could have bought that one. Why did I go with ParaToys and BlackHawk? My decision rested on the fact that their engines have a 2 year warrantee, they stand by their product, the engine is perfect on both takeoffs and landings. Why? At every level possible the engine runs smooth as can be. When I want power, it’s there to respond quickly and I’m a big guy at 240 pounds. I haven’t had a single problem yet in the over 30 flights that I’ve logged so far. Recently I added an additional 2 gal tank, cross countries are a blast, especially when you can trust your engine. I opted to go with the quad unit known as the, BlackHawk LowBoy II. I’m just one that doesn’t want to do that running around crap, especially when it’s dead calm. You would have to work a lot hard to tip this unit over. The fact that it’s light weight combined with the MZ-34 makes gaining altitude a breeze. Not all my landings have been perfect. In fact some of them have been down right ugly. the stability of the LowBoy II quad is unreal. OK, here it is, at one of the fly-ins I crash landed in a wood pile, bad judgment on my part. What damage was done to me and the cage or quad? none! Hope to see ya in the air, if not, maybe you should consider a BlackHawk.

Scott Daniels
Sacramento, California
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