HOW I START TO FLY
WHAT IS A PARAMOTOR?
A paramotor trike, also commonly referred to as a powered hang glider or PPG. This compact aircraft is designed to be worn like a backpack, featuring comfortable padded shoulder straps. Simply fasten the buckles, initiate the engine, launch the glider, and then sprint with the exhilarating force of the wind while adjusting the throttle until your feet gracefully lift off the ground. It’s a process that’s both straightforward and user-friendly.
Once airborne, you’re equipped with two primary flight controls – left and right steering achieved through the glider’s toggles, and a handheld throttle for ascending or descending. Paramotoring stands out as one of the simplest and safest avenues to grasp the art of flight, providing an unparalleled airborne adventure that surpasses other forms of aviation.
DO I NEED A COURSE TO START FLYING A PARAMOTOR?
Absolutely! Never trust those who claim you can skip paramotor training or get by with just a few days of instruction. Paramotoring, much like any extreme sport, carries inherent risks and mishandling can result in serious injury or even fatality. Learning to pilot a paramotor requires dedication and there are no quick fixes. Comprehensive training and responsible flying practices are essential.
If you decide to delve into this sport, commit to training with a reputable paramotor school, adhere to established safety protocols, and avoid jeopardizing the experience for others.
WHERE CAN I AND CANNOT FLY WITH MY PARAMOTOR?
Discover a world of boundless freedom with paramotoring, where the sky becomes your canvas. Contrary to initial expectations, the majority of airspace welcomes free-flight aircraft, granting you the autonomy to dictate your own schedule and destiny. Open fields, grass strips, and hidden beaches morph into your preferred runways, offering unparalleled freedom and joy. However, we emphasize the importance of securing landowner’s permission before taking flight, respecting the sanctity of private spaces.
Paramotoring thrives in favorable weather conditions, with pilots favoring the tranquility of glassy smooth sunrise and sunset flights. Steering clear of midday turbulence and preferring wind speeds under 10 mph, pilots ensure both an enjoyable and safe experience. Amidst such freedom and limitless possibilities, the sky truly transforms into your expansive playground. Seize the opportunity to explore the skies with paramotoring, where every flight is an invitation to embrace the vast expanse of possibilities.
How far I can go?
Normally, a paramotor can fly for approximately 2 to 3 hours. The specific duration depends on factors such as your weight, glider performance, fuel load, flying technique, and prevailing weather conditions. With proper flying techniques and strategic use of altitude, it’s possible to cover distances of several hundred kilometers.
How fast can I fly?
The speed of your paramotor is primarily dictated by the size and performance of your glider; increased engine power primarily facilitates faster climbs. The majority of your flight occurs within the range of 40-50km/h. Utilizing advanced paragliders with trim and speed bar systems can push speeds up to 80 km/h.
How high can I go?
The current world altitude record for paramotoring stands at approximately 7,620 meters. However, in typical flying scenarios, most activities occur at altitudes below 300 meters.
How heavy is the paramotor?
The weight of a paramotor depends on the type of frame and engine you use, but it typically ranges between 20-25kg for a solo flight paramotor. To this weight, you’ll need to add the weight of the fuel and the emergency parachute
Can I fly if I have any back or knee issues that prevent me from running and bearing weight?
If you have back or knee issues that prevent you from running and bearing weight, flying in a trike might be a more suitable option. Trikes typically allow for seated take-offs and landings, eliminating the need for running.
HOW MUCH DOES A PARAMOTOR COST?
The Paramotor is the most compact and economical form of powered flight that exists.
However, it’s not an activity to pursue on an extremely tight budget either. The costs for paramotor training can vary based on the school, curriculum, and location. On the more economical side, anticipate a cost of around €1000, while top-tier training programs can be priced at €2500 and above. In terms of equipment, budgeting €9,000 to €12,000 should cover the entire kit.
IS FOR ME?
PAP is made by and for pilots. Our paramotors and accessories are meticulously designed so you can enjoy your flight to the fullest, whether you’re a beginner or an expert pilot. With over 30 years in the paramotor industry, we provide products that meet all your needs, making it as easy as possible for you to enjoy your flight.