The first PAP paramotor was designed by Pierre Aubert by the end of 1989. Pierre began to fly in 1986 and by that time he settled in Marbella, Spain. A little later he had a first contact with the newborn sport of powered paragliding in France.
The first motors seen then had a high hang-point and were, in general, not very comfortable to pilot. This was what made Pierre design his own Paramotor with a low hang-point, more similar to what he was used to in free flight. PAP was born.
This new design featuring a low hang-point, which offered a feeling closer to free flight’s, was a great innovation.