Finding the right school for paramotor lessons can be a challenging experience for the novice pilot. We try to make it easy for you by giving you all the paramotoring information you need, then suggest you to try a paramotor "day taster" before committing to a full course of lessons (we credit the cost of the day taster against any course you take with us).
Airways Airsports is a full time paramotor school, accredited by BHPA, CAA & BMAA. We teach to the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association's syllabus for foot launched powered aircraft (FLPA). We believe that the best paramotor pilots are those that learn to fly their paraglider first, and then we introduce the element of power. However, if you only ever intend to fly paramotors you don’t have to complete the full Paragliding Club Pilot Certificate.
Paramotor lessons needs to be staged, so that you master the basics of flying a paraglider first, before adding the complexity of a paramotor into the mix, with elements like power, thrust & torque.
At Airways Airsports, if you are new to flying paragliders and paramotors, your paramotor lessons start with learning how to paraglide. Once you have learned to launch a paraglider (usually half way through your first day's training), you will do your first low flights using our winch (the feeling of being pulled by the winch is similar to that of being pushed by a motor). As your confidence and experience builds, you will make higher and higher flights until you are doing high flights and circuits, landing back where you started from.