What is powered paragliding?
Powered paragliding also called paramotoring or PPG is exciting new sport that allows people to fly with the least amount of training, equipment and money required. If you want to fly like a bird this type of aviation is for you is for you.
Is powered paragliding safe?
Just like any other sport, there is some risk involved. The amount of risk associated with PPG is about as much a mature person takes riding a motorcycle. Proper instruction and gear will ensure safe and pleasurable flights.
Do I need a license to fly powered paragliders?
Yes, in Canada, pilot must have an Ultralight Pilot License.
How long does it take to get PPG trained?
The average student will complete the practical requirement, 30 solo flights and 5 hrs of flight time, in 7 days of powered paragliding training.
Can I take-off on a flat surface or do I need hill or mountain?
No need for hill or mountain. Any large grass field will do for powered paragliding flights.
Can I take-off on my own?
What distance do I need to take-off and land?
Usually between 10 to 50 feet for take-off and about 20 feet for spot landing. Of course this if you are in open field. To take off and climb over mature trees you need at least 500 ft.
At what altitude can I fly?
You can fly you powered paraglider 10 feet off the ground or at 3000 feet. It is up to you, but make sure you comply with local air traffic laws and regulations.
How fast powered paraglider flies?
From 20 – 55 km/h if there is no wind. If you have 20 km/h wind to your back you can fly as fast as 75 km/h
What is the maximum winds I can fly in?
Winds should not exceed 20 km/h when flying backpack style powered paragliders. 10 km/h max wind for trike.
How far can I go on powered paraglider?
It depends on your paramotor model. Approximately 100 km if you have to land back where you took off from. Much more if you fly down wind.
What do I do if the motor stops?
You simply glide down for landing. Most landings are done without power for safety reasons anyway.
What if I am not strong enough to carry paramotor on my back?
You can attach the paramotor to light weight trike (chassis with 3 wheels) and instead of carrying the weight you will sit in the aircraft on take off.
Can I fly powered paraglider during winter months?
Yes you can, but it is cold.
Is the paramotor easy to transport?
Our propeller cages are designed to be dismantled into 3 parts in approximately 5 minutes. You can easily transport your paramotor in the trunk or back seat of your car.
Do I need airport to store my personal aircraft?
No garage, shed, room closet will do.
What if I come here for week but weather is terrible and I only manage to do 5 flights. Do I get a refund?
No you will not get refund. Course includes 6 morning and six evening training sessions. If we can not complete those because of the weather you will book those with me based on this schedule.
What is the cost training?
Cost of training is here.
What is the cost of equipment?
I only sell top notch gear – read paragliders that are easy to inflate and paramotors that are reliable, light and have great support from manufacturers. Ready to fly package including – paramotor and paraglider will cost anywhere between $ 9 500 to $ 10 500 Cad depending on your weight.
I see cheap stuff on Ebay or Kijiji. Should I buy it?
No. Read this please.
I have done 3 solo flights and decided to quit. Can I get some $ refunded.
I have done 15 non motorized paragliding flights, do I have to pay full amount for training like someone who has never flown before?
I have a private pilot’s license, do I have to pay full amount for training like someone who has never flown before?
If I come down for the course by plane or bus, do I have to rent car so I can get from my hotel/motel/camp site to the training field?
No, I can suggest few places to stay near by and if you stay there, I can pick you up on my way to the field and drop you off afterwards.
What is 9 day course – 7 days of training:
We assume that 1 or 2 days will be unusable due to rain or high winds 7 X am training session + 7 X pm training session.
Can I fly from city park or soccer field.
No. 99 % of airspace is available to us but flying from within city limits is prohibited unless you fly from an airport or certified aerodrome.