It is technically ILLEGAL in the United States to fly tandem in a Powered Paraglider. That being said, people frequently ask “Why are companies selling them if they are illegal in the US?” The answer is simple: Powered Paragliding is a global industry, and there are many countries where it is totally legal to fly a Tandem Paramotor. Many people have set up successful Tandem businesses, especially in tourist-rich locations. Tandem LowBoy II Paramotor Quads can be found on BlackHawk’s website for this very reason. There are very few regulations in this sport, and this just happens to be one of them. We are regulated by part 103 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
NOTE: As of 2019, the USPPA (United States Powered Paragliding Association) has been able to provide some Pilots with “Tandem exemptions” – allowing them to fly Tandem IF specific requirements are met. If this is something you are interested in, please contact the USPPA or BlackHawk Paramotors for more information: 833-PPG-FLYR.