I have been a Powrachute dealer since 2002. When I 1st flew the Pegasus, within 5 minutes after launch, I knew this powered parachute was the best flying ppc I had ever flown. The comfort with the sling seats was amazing, and I have back problems, so this is a big issue for me. The ergonomics are great, I don't have to reach far to reach any of the controls I need to operate in flight, whether it be the throttle, nose wheel steering, or the optional aircraft radio & GPS I have installed on the Pegasus. It's also easier to do maintenance on then other current powered parachutes I've worked with, and when a new one arrives, I don't have to go behind them to fix little things they missed. it's right, right out of the box as you would say.
The customer service was great back then. When the company was bought by the current owners, Jeff Williams, things got better. With Jeff's vast experience as a machinist, the quality of the product improved. Fit & finish was better than ever, which I found hard to believe, since the plane was already an awesome aircraft, and besides making a great flying powered parachute, the customer service I receive is excellent. I get plane delivery as promised, I get parts when needed in a timely manner, which keeps me or my students airborne more than grounded. When they come out with a new feature, it is backward compatible, meaning it fits my 2002 Pegasus just as it fits the latest ones from the factory. My Pegasus, as of this writing has almost 1,151 hours on it, much of that training hours with new student pilots flying front seat in my Pegasus, and it has held up well. I get comments all the time about how new it looks, and when I tell students the age & hours on it, they're amazed. The airframe is as tight as it was when new.
Another very important factor for me, in such a small industry, is their financial stability. Powrachute management is smart about how they do business, and have the resources to be able to deliver product as promised. This is very important because I don't want to worry that when I send in customer funds for a new aircraft, that it will be diverted elsewhere, and leave me and my customer holding the bag.
As I stated back in the early days of Powrachute, "Ask the pilot who flies one, and you too will fly a Powrachute." Pegasus or Airwolf.
I've seen everything currently offered out there, looked at them as I would if i were looking to become a dealer for them, and I still choose to be a Powrachute dealer exclusively. I've been around flying powered parachutes since 1992, back in the Paraplane days, over 21 years now, so I do have the experience and speak from that.
Regards,Phil Dietro: SP,CFI,DPE,SFIE, Owner of Inland Paraflite