About the 50xChallenge

You can read about 50 State Tour below.

Coast to Coast World Record Attempt

Harley Milne became the first Paramotor Pilot to fly in all 50 states in June 2020 (Guinness Record Pending) during his 50xChallenge Paramotor Tour. He also completed a new record for the fastest Paramotor crossing of the USA on December 7 2020.

The New USA Coast to Coast Records were as follows:

  1. Fastest Total Flight Time Coast to Coast
  2. Fastest Time to Complete Flying Coast to Coast.

This supported coast to coast trip was expected to take between 14-21 days and was heavily determined by weather conditions for a distance of almost 2200 miles.

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It’s going to be one of the most epic trips of my life and most definitely the biggest Paramotor adventure I will have ever done.
Coast to Coast World Record Attempt

EAA April 2021 Magazine

Featured in the EAA April 2021 Magazine in the Experimenter Feature.

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EAA April 2021 Magazine Experimenter Feature

50 State Paramotor Tour

The Mission

  • Fly a Powered Paraglider (Paramotor) in all 50 States
  • Raise $50,000 for Charity

The 50 state Paramotor Tour World Record Attempt Completed on June 10th 2020 in Alaska.

The duration is 215 days, 10 hours, 25 minutes and 0 seconds
Or 7 months, 2 days, 10 hours, 25 minutes

  • 18,613,500 seconds
  • 310,225 minutes
  • 5170 hours (rounded down)
  • 215 days (rounded down) (4.3 days per state)
  • 30 weeks (rounded down) (1.67 states per week)
  • 59.02% of a common year (365 days)

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What is Powered Paragliding (PPG)

Powered paragliding, also known as paramotoring or PPG, is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on their back (a paramotor) which provides enough thrust to take off using a paraglider. It can be launched in still air, by the pilot alone. The ability to fly both low and slow safely, the minimal equipment and maintenance costs, and the portability are this type of flying’s greatest merits. William Shatner who was looking for help getting a PPG flight into a charity in 2002 and hosted the Risk & Reward Educational Video.

Harley with his Powered Paragliding Paramotor
Harley with his Powered Paragliding Paramotor
Powered Paraglider in Flight
Powered Paraglider in Flight