Airways Airsports

 

Paramotoring Lessons

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.

Paramotoring Courses

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.


Winch Training speeds learning

At Airways Airsports we use the advantage of training on a winch to help people learn to paramotor quickly, safely and relatively easily.  Your paramotor training course starts by using the winch to get your paraglider handling skills up to scratch, learning consistent launch and landing techniques.  You are then introduced to your paramotor and, as you are already familiar with your wing, learning to fly with the paramotor on your back is much easier. Also, because towing on the winch simulates the take off attitude of a paramotor under power, initial flights using the paramotor are much more controlled and relaxed.

Other elements of the course include working with the engine, navigation, meteorology and air law. Finally there are some qualifying cross country paramotor flights and a written exam to complete the course.

Our Paramotor course lasts 8-10 days, which can be taken as a block or a couple of days at a time, you learn at a rate that suits you and your circumstances. As with all our courses, teaching is progressive and once you have mastered the basic skills on the winch, your road to paramotoring is Paramotoring Courses and Costs

Paramotor Courses and Costs

Try it for a day for £ 180.

Paramotor day taster

£180

Get all the info you need on taking up paramotoring with our day taster. You'll spend most of the day in practical paragliding flying sessions with an introduction to the motor unit at the end of the day. NOTE: Your flying on day 1 will NOT be with a paramotor on your back. You will be flying a paraglider, which is the first stage of learning paramotoring.

Elementary pilot course

£710

This is a further 4 days of training towards becoming a paramotor pilot where we build on your paragliding flying skills. All the time we look to refine every aspect of your flying from forward launch and ground handling to inflight control and light easy well executed landings. (We will also start to build your knowledge on Meteorology , air law and theory of flight)

Club Pilot Course

£850

This is at least another 5-7 days of training with us with the intention that when you are signed of as a club pilot you are confident, able to progress and make the all important decisions of when and where to fly all by yourself whilst keeping yourself a happy and safe pilot. Of course many pilots stay with us and join the Airways Gliding Club to take advantage of our wonderful facilities and to fly with-in a group of friends.

Combined Elementary & Club pilot

£1450

This reduced price will ONLY be if you purchase both courses together straight after doing your day taster with us.