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Beginners/Intermediates

2014 Course Dates

Autumn Season

COURSES 1 & 2

Course 1: 7th - 14th September

6 Day Beginners: Availability!

Course 2: 14th - 21st September

6 Day Intermediate: Availability!

Courses 1 & 2: 7th - 21st September

12 Day Addiction: Availability!

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COURSES 3 & 4

Course 3: 21st - 28th September

6 Day Beginners: Availability!

Course 4: 28th Sept - 5th Oct.

6 Day Intermediate: Availability!

Courses 3 & 4: 21st Sept - 5th Oct.

12 Day Addiction: Availability!

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COURSES 5 & 6

Course 5: 5th - 12th October

6 Day Beginners: Availability!

Course 6: 12th - 19th October

6 Day Intermediate: Availability!

Courses 5 & 6: 5th - 19th October

12 Day Addiction: Availability!

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SkySchool is Europe's leading Paramotoring school and runs 6 and 12 Day Beginner and Intermediate courses in north east Spain. The 6 Day beginners course combines with the 6 Day intermediate course to make the 12 Day Addiction course. Accommodation and food are available on the airfield. SkySchool is associated with APPI PPG and students can attain the international APPI PPG Pilot license.

6 Day Courses: £POA (Enquire Now)

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Beginners Course: Designed for complete beginners or Paraglider pilots with less than 20 hours. Students sit the first 6 days of the 12 day APPI PPG syllabus. Training consists of ground handling, motor usage instruction, basic lectures and should culminate in at least 1 solo flight allowing students to progress onto the 6 Day Intermediate course. At the end of the course students can attain the APPI PPG Adventure Pilot rating. Please contact us for the course price.

Intermediate Course: Designed for those who have either sat a 6 day beginners course or Paraglider pilots with more than 20 hours. The 6 Day Intermediate course is the second 6 days of the 12 day APPI PPG Pilot Level course. It consists of further training such as low level flying, precision landings and cross country tasks. The course also covers further theory including meteorology, air law, navigation, effects of the motor on the wing and more. At the end of the course students should be attain the APPI PPG Pilot qualification. Please contact us for the course price.

Included in the Course: The course fee includes all equipment hire and equipment insurance, fuel and transport on site. It does not include accommodation, transport to the site, food, drink or insurance.

Further Info: For accommodation and further information visit the Location page. All courses start at 9.00am on Monday morning and end on Saturday afternoon, students should therefore arrive and depart on a Sunday.


12 Day APPI PPG Pilot Course: £POA (Enquire Now)

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Designed for complete beginners or Paraglider pilots with less than 20 hours. It's made up of a 6 Day beginners course and a 6 Day Intermediate course.

First Week: Consists of the 6 day beginner course as described above and includes an introduction to the sport and equipment, launch and ground handling practise, motor usage instruction, basic lectures and, all being well, should culminate in at least one solo flight. At the end students progress onto the 6 day intermediate course having attained the APPI PPG Adventure Pilot rating.

Second Week: Consists of the 6 day intermediate course as described above and consists of more advanced training such as low level flying, precision landings, limited fuel tasks and cross country tasks. The course also covers more advanced theory including further meteorology, air law, navigation,and effects of the motor on the wing. At the end of the course students should be able to fly a Paramotor safely and competently without the need for an instructor and attain the APPI PPG Pilot license.

Ground Handling Practise

Included in the Course: The course fee includes all equipment hire and equipment insurance, fuel and transport on site. It does not include accommodation, transport to the site, food, drink or insurance.

Further Info: For accommodation and further info visit the Location page. All courses start at 9.00am on Monday morning and end on Saturday afternoon, students should arrive and depart on a Sunday.


APPI PPG Pilot Training Syllabus


Introductory Course: Days 1 and 2

Hand Towing on the Beach1. Introduction to APPI PPG, the Sport, the School and completion of all paperwork

2. Lecture 1: Theory of Flight

3. Introduction to the Wing and Harness

4. Untangling, folding and care of the Wing

5. Wearing the harness, clipping into the wing and 6 point checks

6. Forward and Reverse launch training

7. Ground Handling Training

8. Hand Towing Training no higher than 30ft

OPTIONAL: Student Training Flights in a Tandem Paramotor at any time during the course (Instructor must hold a valid APPI PPG Tandem License to provide Tandem flights)

OPTIONAL: Low hops from no higher than 250ft having completed the above training (Instructor must hold a valid APPI PPG Instructor license for this type of training)

9. Motor Safety Check List

10. Safe Starting Procedures with electric and/or pull start Paramotors

11. Wearing the motor and running it

12. Hang Tests, Adjustments, Reserve Practice Deployments and Pre Solo Flight Simulation


Adventure Pilot Level Course: Days 3 to 6

Hang Testing1. Lecture 2: Basic Meteorology

2. Lecture 3: Basic Air Law

3. SKILLS CHECK: Forward Launch Competency after repeated training

4. SKILLS CHECK: Reverse Launch Competency after repeated training

5. SKILLS CHECK: Ground Handling Competency after repeated training

6. SKILLS CHECK: Landing Competency after repeated hand towing

7. SKILLS CHECK: Pre-flight checks, site assessment, weather to fly, motor usage competency after lectures and briefings

8. Lecture 4: Pre-Solo Flight Briefing

9. Flight 1: A multiple circuit flight of between 20 and 30 minutes in an open, unobstructed area, in smooth conditions and winds peeds less than 10mph, under the supervision and guidance of a qualified APPI PPG Instructor.

OPTIONAL: Low Hops from no higher than 250ft having completed the above skills checks (Instructor must hold a valid APPI Paraglding Instructor license for this type of training)

OPTIONAL: Winch towing from no higher than 250ft having completed the above skills checks (Instructor must hold a valid APPI Winch Instructor license for this type of training)Forward Launch

OPTIONAL: Practise launches while wearing the engine without it running

Prior to 1st Solo Paramotor Flight the student must read and sign below:

I, (name of the student) understand that I have successfully completed the practical and theoretical stages of the APPI PPG Adventure Pilot course. I understand and agree that as Pilot in Command I am fully responsible for the safe conduct of any flight and am confident of my ability to undertake this step. Furthermore, I understand that the engine may fail, the radios may fail and that I am completely prepared to deal with both eventualities and to land safely.



APPI PPG Pilot Level Course: Days 7 to 12

First Solo Flight

Course Theory:

1. Further Meteorology Lecture

2. Further Air Law Lecture

3. Effects of the Motor upon the Wing Lecture

4. Navigation and Flight Planning Lecture

5. General Paramotoring Information Lecture

6. Pilot Level Exam


Practical:

Flight 2: Multiple circuits as in First Solo Flight for 20/30 minutes in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 3: Multiple circuits as in First Solo Flight for 20/30 minutes in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 4: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 5: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 6: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 7: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Paramotoring with SkySchool SpainFlight 8: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 9: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 10: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 11: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mphParamotoring with SkySchool Spain

Flight 12: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 13: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and practising in Flight Restarts followed by performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 14: A 10km Out and Return Cross Country Flight over an open area in wind speeds of less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 15: A 30km Cross Country Flight, either an Out and Return via at least 3 different turn points or an A to B, over an area with multiple emergency landing options in wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

PPG SKILLS CHECK: Capable of Forward ad Reverse Launching without assistance from Instructor

PPG SKILLS CHECK: Capable of performing stand up landings into wind without assistance from Instructor

PPG SKILLS CHECK: Minimum total of 3 hours and 15 flights as a Solo PPG Pilot

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Certification

APPI PPG students must satisfactorily complete all course performance requirements to qualify as APPI PPG Pilots, using the APPI PPG Pilot Level Training Syllabus and Logbook to document their progression. To apply for certification, the certifying APPI PPG Instructor must submit online a completed, validated APPI PPG Pilot Application on the APPI PPG website, along with the required photo and application fee. Upon approval of the application and validation, APPI PPG will issue an APPI PPG Pilot Certification Card.

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