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  1. OK, then you call the same inspector, and you show him a paraglider. (Have ever had a paraglider in your hands? no joking, no ofense, I've encountered many skydivers that never had one in front of them) And the inspector sais: "heck this is a ..., go to part..." Complete the dots... Jerome
  2. I would like to put enphasis on the following words: paraglider - aircraft - deployed parachute. From the definition of parachute given in a previous reply, if you don't jump from an airplane, your deployed parachute does not enter the definition. The it perfectly fits Part 103. You are the same as a hanglider or paraglider. Forget about powered parachutes, those are definitely "Aircraft". I am trying to draw the fine line between paragliders and parachutes. Yes the idea is that State parks, which do not allow "aircraft" to overfly their land at less than 2000ft AGL, can not give paragliders a ticket for "landing an aircraft" on their property, the same way they can not give a parachute a ticket for landing on ther land. Just because parachutes are not aircraft, as we have agreed. Jerome
  3. I would like to know if after deployment, a parachute becomes an Ultralight aircraft as defined in part 103. The issue comes after knowing that tickets have been issued to paragliding pilots for landing their "aircraft" in state or national parks. If paragliders are "aircraft" as defined by the FAA then a deployed parachute is also an aircraft, just like an ultralight. I would like some input on this.