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BLAMING THE DEAD: Dell Schanze turns tragic death into promotional moment

By on Jul 2, 2013 in Master Instructor | 0 comments

It appears that Fox5 in San Diego is the first to get any kind of statement out of Super Dell Schanze following the tragic death of paragliding student Henry Ho. In several original reports from the day of the accident, Schanze was quoted as saying, “It wasn’t my student” – leading people to believe that he just happened to be on the same beach on the same day that a paragliding school that he owned was training new students…. But, after a week of continuing training his remaining students in Mexico, Schanze’s story has changed… “I could never have guessed he was going to freeze up like that. But now I realize I couldn’t have done anything more… I am the best instructor and the leader of the biggest paragliding school in the world.” – Dell Schanze http://fox5sandiego.com/2013/07/01/paraglider-death-sparks-controversy/ Wow....

COHORTS: Are Dell Schanze’s friends deleting evidence???

By on Jul 1, 2013 in Bad Business, Master Instructor, WPPGA | 0 comments

Last week, a student paraglider was tragically killed on the rocks of Imperial Beach in San Diego, CA. Initial reports indicate that Henry Ho was a student of Paraglider Mall, one of Dell Schanze’s companies (that was put into a friends name a few years ago while Dell was in jail…) So, naturally – questions from within the paragliding community erupted online: What happened? Was the student wearing a helmet and back protection? Why were they training so close to rocks, parking lots, and condos? Why were they flying at Imperial Beach (which Dell got shut down)? Did they really form a human-powered tow line to get students in the air? How is Dell even still allowed to be training people? (he’s not certified by the USPPA or the USHPA) Where is Dell Schanze now?!?!?! It’s that last question that was answered in the Facebook group “Pro Paramotor”,...

HISTORY: Super Dell Schanze’s “assistant instructors” are not qualified…

By on Jun 29, 2013 in Bad Business, Master Instructor | 0 comments

NOTE: Since the source of this article was on a public web group, I don’t feel bad copying it here to help educate the public. However, since I didn’t get permission from the author, I have hidden his name. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Some of Dell Schanze’s ex-employees are pretty well known and respected in some circles of the powered paragliding community. In light of the tragic death of Dell Schanze’s paragliding student Henry Ho, I was impressed that one of his ex staff members had the courage to step forward and give his insight on how Dell Schanze operates his school and how he approves his instructors… To be clear: Dell himself only has a “tandem” rating from one group with oversight – NOT any instructor ratings. He is not USPPA or USHPA rated or insured, and as far as I know, the locations he is using are not insured. WHO WOULD...

ARROGANCE: Super Dell Schanze says Helmets Kill

By on Jun 28, 2013 in Bad Business, Master Instructor | 0 comments

A bit of a chilling look from a conversation inside the private “Pro Paramotor” group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/623195194372717… “Helmets kill people in this sport. So that only shows your ignorance. Kiting on a huge sandy beach you don’t need a helmet. It is a total waste of time with real instructors right there to help… The helmet has very little meaning for safety… and a ridiculous thing to argue about” – Dell Schanze WAIT! Since when are important safety features “not worth arguing about”??? That’s all Dell Schanze ever does is fill comment threads with endless repetitive sales pitches about his equipment’s safety features… Dell Schanze says, “Helmets kill people in this sport…” No, Dell – poor judgement and arrogance kills people in this sport. It is eery to watch...

STUDENT PARAGLIDER KILLED: Super Dell Schanze reported at scene of horrific death on California beach

By on Jun 28, 2013 in Bad Business, Master Instructor | 0 comments

UPDATE: A lot more has come out on this story both in the media and behind the scenes. I’m sure the truth will come out shortly… Dell Schanze is no stranger to lying to police, as Dell Schanze was arrested and sentenced to probation for lying to police in 2006. And, Dell Shanze has a sad history of putting his students’ lives in danger. We just found a few more links between Dell Shanze and Henry Ho, the student paraglider that was killed yesterday at Imperial Beach. Not only did Ho publicly subscribe to Dell’s YouTube page and videos very recently, but according to Google+, Ho had added Dell’s to his circles…     What continues to bother many is that, just hours after Henry Ho was killed, Super Dell Schanze appeared in his regular online hangouts, carrying on page after page of conversations as if nothing ever happened. No mention of any accident....

SUPER DANGEROUS: Super Dell Schanze Nearly Kills Student Pilot (VIDEO)

By on Jun 27, 2013 in Master Instructor | 0 comments

UPDATE: Well, it looks like maybe the inevitable has finally happened. According to early reports, one of Dell Schanze’s paragliding students was killed by being smashed into the rocks in high winds…. Paragldiing Student Killed = = = = = = ORIGINAL POST: Now, imagine that you are a novice pilot who only learned everything you know from watching videos online. Scary, right? So, you hire Dell Schanze – the self described best powered paragliding instructor in the world to safely train you out in the wide-open over a frozen lake in Utah. Now, imagine that the person you have hired to train you, the person who you have trusted your life to, decides that he wants to do a “cage walk” and fly his unit right behind you and literally stand on your cage (with his foot inches from the prop)… Nervous yet? Now imagine that his boots get stuck in your lines and...

SUPER SKETCHY: Dell Shanze is NOT the world champion of anything

By on Jun 26, 2013 in World Champion, WPPGA | 0 comments

It’s sad how “Super” Dell Schanze constantly promotes himself as the “World Champion” powered paraglider. It should lead you to ask two simple questions: 1. World Champion of what exactly… 2. According to whom? As it turns out, Dell Schanze is the World Champion for flying around in circles while dragging his foot on the ground…That right, not for any internationally known cross country event, not for winning a single slalom event… Heck, he won’t even do a cloverleaf course because he thinks they are for “idiots”. (This, coming from the guy that is kicking owls out of the sky and playing Rambo by shooting handguns from his trike…) In fact, none of the real international events or organizations even have the self describe “Super” Dell Schanze on their rosters. Why? He’s never competed with the...

NUTJOB: Super Dell Schanze is…

By on Jun 26, 2013 in Bad Business, Master Instructor, World Champion | 0 comments

I’ve tried to hold my tongue and not make sweeping generalizations. But, after reading a couple of random threads on Facebook this morning, I’m afraid I have to agree with the general consensus of the powered paragliding community… Super Dell Schanze is NUTS! If you’ve got five minutes, just check out this single thread as a great example… One of Dell’s own best friends, the moderator of this private group called him out for calling people “evil” (just because they were honest about their experiences with the Flat Top paramotor…)  Uhm, what the heck is Dell Schanze even talking about? (Seriously – please take a moment to read this TYPICAL exchange… You’ll be glad you did!) Who in their right mind would take powered paragliding instruction or buy equipment form Dell Schanze???...

SUPER STOOPID: Dell Schanze Firing Guns At Public Beaches (VIDEO)

By on Jun 25, 2013 in Animal Abuse, Bad Business, World Champion | 0 comments

Are you planning any trips to the beach this summer? You might want to trade in the bikini for a bulletproof vest, as Dell Schanze (the infamous owl-kicker) is now playing Rambo from the sky, shooting handguns at public beaches very close to cars, cabins, and – whoever happens to be walking in the bushes… What else can we say? Just watch the video… If you see a problem with the behvior in this video, please contact: Tim Taylor Interim County Prosecutor timtaylor4uca@gmail.com office: 801-851-8026

SUPER CRUEL: Dell Schanze Chases and Kicks Helpless Owl (VIDEO)

By on Jun 25, 2013 in Animal Abuse | 0 comments

Ya know how in all of the movies about serial killers, they usually go back and find that the guy started out by abusing animals? Well… let me just ask you this – would you trust your life in the hands of this guy? More on this story from Outside Magazine

ANTICHRIST: Top 10 reasons Dell Schanze isn’t so super

By on Jun 24, 2013 in Animal Abuse, Bad Business, Governor, Master Instructor, World Champion, WPPGA | 0 comments

With all of Dell Schanze’s rantings about others being “the antichrist” we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the Biblical attributes required for rights to the title… 1. Larger, more imposing physique than others (Dan 7:20) Dell is taller than Jeff Goin. It’s just a fact. 2. Generally different or unique amongst politicians (Dan 7:24) Have you heard Dell’s governor campaign phone calls? Different and unique for sure. 3. Seeks total political control for own glory (2 Th 2:4)            Have you read Dell’s rants against all his competitors or events? Holy crap… 4. Icon of earthly success (Dan 8:24) Not only the self-described WPPGA world champion, but owns all K2 distribution (even if they don’t make that wing anymore…) 5. Will be shrewd, cunning, deceitful, skilled in intrigue (Dan 8:25) Have you seen his fake Nirvana ads on ebay to trick...

SUPER SAD: Dell Schanze’s own customers want him to shut up!

By on Jun 24, 2013 in Bad Business, Master Instructor, World Champion, WPPGA | 0 comments

This one is just a little sad, really… One of Super Dell Schanze’s buddies started a private Facebook group, “Pro Paramotor” that Dell quickly joined in order to hijack every single post with his endlessly repetitive sales pitch about Flat Top Paramotors and the Sky Cima K2 glider. (It is probably pretty important to note – most users of this group were trained by Dell and bought Dell’s gear…) For those in the group, it was kind of funny at first, but then it just became maddening. Nobody could post a thread about anything without it somehow turning into a buzz-word laced series of replies by Dell Schanze – how (which he states as fact), people are basically committing suicide (or murder) by using any equipment that he (the self-awarded WPPGA world champion) doesn’t recommend…  (Then, how they often turn into bizarre religious...

SUPER BIZARRE: Dell Schanze Runs For Governor (AUDIO: Bizarre Phone Calls)

By on Jun 12, 2013 in Governor | 0 comments

If you lived in Utah during the last election for Governor, you may have received this bizarre automated phone call from Dell Schanze’s campaign for Governor. You HAVE to listen to this!!! No, really – we can’t make this stuff up, folks…

SUPER DUMB: Dell Schanze Endangers Motorists On High Bridge (VIDEO)

By on Jun 12, 2013 in World Champion | 0 comments

Well, imagine you are out for a drive on a Sunday morning, crossing a high bridge over a deep gorge, finding yourself in an emergency because a powered paraglider has spooked an oncoming car into your lane, forcing you into a high speed head-on-collision… Does it sound familiar? Dell Schanze already got a lot of attention for pulling the same stupid stunt, paragliding very close to morning rush hour traffic in his home town, just a couple of weeks after his very public trial. There is a reason that this kind of flying is illegal under FAR 103. Aside from confusing motorists and causing possible accidents, it wouldn’t take much rotor from a passing semi-truck to throw this glider into a collapse. Really genius flying by the self-described “World Champion“. No idea how this guy is still alive. At least this time he wasn’t shooting handguns at traffic just...

DADDY: Dell Schanze’s kid comes to his aid

By on Jun 12, 2013 in World Champion | 0 comments

SIDE NOTE: I struggled greatly with whether or not to share this post, as I truly think Dell’s daughter finds herself innocently caught in the cross roads from time to time. Some people think that Dell hacked her account to try and regain “control” of the group. However, to me, she seems like a really sweet kid with a heart full of gold, just trying to stick up for her dad. This post isn’t to pick on a young woman, it’s to talk about the reality of Dell Schanze’s tactics in controlling public perception… = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = However,  Dell Shanze is NOTORIOUS for strictly moderating anything he can in an attempt to control conversations. He does this with his Yahoo group, it’s reached epic levels on his YouTube channel, and he used to get away with it with his buddy on the Pro Paramotor Facebook page. However – things...

SUPER LOSER: Dell Schanze loses more suppliers

By on Jun 12, 2013 in Animal Abuse, Bad Business | 0 comments

Is it any surprise that more and more reputable companies in the powered paragliding world publicly refuse to business with Dell Schanze? Simonini Motors No Longer Sells To Dell Schanze “Dell Schanze was never our “agent”. We received complaints about him and his activities. These activities resulted in the entire state of Oregon closing down for PPG flying and other sites in California has been shut down.On top of having problems with authorities in the US and creating problems for the entire PPG community he is also bad mouthing Simonini, giving false statements, etc. For all of these reasons Simonini Srl. and Simonini USA have decided and publicly announced that we no longer sell to Dell Schanze.” U-Turn Paragliders Ceases All Relations Dell Schanze “This decision was triggered by the abhorrent video, which documents unacceptable wrongdoing by a pilot. Eagle...

SUPER ANGRY: Dell Schanze is filled with hate and lies

By on Jun 10, 2013 in Bad Business, WPPGA | 0 comments

I have been trying to avoid the elephant in the corner, but after reading a few of Dell Shanze’s latest rambling rants, I feel like I need to point out: he is one of the craziest and angriest people I’ve ever met. It’s no surprise that newbies don’t recognize this immediately, as they see a cool video on YouTube, spend over $10,000 for a Flat Top Paramotor, a K2 Glider, and some “super” training before they show up at the beach and realize, “Holy crap! This guy is batsh*t crazy!!!” To illustrate this, let’s just take a few of Dell Schanze’s rambling internet comments from the last couple of days alone, taken from the “Pro Paramotor” (aka Dell and his buddies”) Facebook group… First, a post where one of Dell Schanze’s students (a customer, friend, and the admin for the Pro Paramotor group), had...