Learn to Paramotor with SkySchool

Paramotor Courses

SkySchool runs Paramotor Courses in the UK, Portugal and Spain. We have a limited number of slots on each course and they get booked up very quickly so we suggest you reserve your preferred course dates as early as possible. For the 6 & 12 day courses discounts are available for groups of two or more. To discover more or make a booking contact us.

SPRING, SUMMER AND AUTUMN

WINTER ONLY

ALL YEAR

SPRING, SUMMER AND AUTUMN

Paramotor Taster Course

The Taster course is a great gift to give anyone interested in Paramotoring. The 2 day UK Paramotor Taster Course takes place over weekends and costs £345. Training consists of the first few days of the APPI PPG syllabus and involves learning how to control the Paraglider and Paramotor on the ground. If the weather is suitable students have the opportunity to get airborne with just the wing by being towed up to 5m above the ground. After the course they will be able to decide whether they wish to sit a longer course in order to fly solo.

Paramotor Beginner Course

The Beginner course is designed to get you flying solo at least once. The Paramotoring Beginner Course in the UK costs £995 and the Paramotoring Beginner Course in Portugal costs £1,395. The Beginner course lasts up to 6 days and is designed for complete beginners or those with limited Paragliding experience. Training consists of the first half of the APPI PPG Pilot Syllabus, which includes ground handling, motor usage training, basic theory and more. At the end students can progress on to the Intermediate Course which is designed to qualify them as an APPI PPG Pilot.

Paramotor Intermediate Course

The Intermediate course is designed to get you qualified as an APPI PPG Pilot. The Paramotoring Intermediate Course in the UK costs £995 and the Paramotor Intermediate Course in Portugal costs £1,345. The Intermediate course lasts up to 6 days, it is designed for those who have completed their first solo Paramotor flight or experienced Paraglider pilots who wish to convert to Paramotoring. It follows the 2nd half of the APPI PPG Pilot syllabus, consisting of low level flying, precision landings, cross country tasks and more advanced theory, culminating in an Exam which covers meteorology, air law, navigation and more. Students need to complete a minimum of 15 solo flights and log at least 3 hours in order to attain the APPI PPG Pilot License. Once qualified Pilots can fly without an instructor, take out insurance with AXA and buy equipment at discounted rates.

Paramotor Pilot Course

The Pilot Course is designed to allow complete beginners and inexperienced Paraglider pilots to attain the APPI PPG Pilot License. The Pilot Course in the UK costs £1,495 and the Pilot Course in Portugal £2,295. The Pilot Course lasts up to 12 days and is a combination of the Beginner and Intermediate courses, as described above. Once qualified Pilots can fly without an instructor, take out insurance with AXA and buy equipment at discounted rates.

ParaTrike Courses

Just like the Paramotor courses, we also run Beginner and Intermediate ParaTrike courses. To discover more watch this ParaTrike Film. We only offer the ParaTrike Course in the UK and they cost £1,195 for 6 days and £1,695 for 12 days. The Beginner course is designed to allow students to have their first solo flight and the Intermediate course is designed to qualify students as APPI ParaTrike Pilots. Both courses follow the APPI ParaTrike Syllabus. Complete beginners should sit the Pilot course, which consists of both the Beginner and Intermediate courses, to attain the APPI ParaTrike Pilot license. Qualified APPI PPG Pilots can convert to ParaTriking by sitting a 6 day Intermediate course.

WINTER ONLY

Precision Paramotor Courses

SkySchool's Precision Paramotor Courses take place during the winter on an ad hoc basis, which allows us to work around the inconsistent UK climate, while taking advantage of the ability to fly all day long when the weather is suitable. The training is designed for qualified Pilots and aims to develop their precision flying skills by using a series of advanced practical and theoretical training methods to make them safer and more competent Paramotor Pilots. The Precision Paramotor Course consists of 6 days training and costs £995. To discover more or to make a booking contact us.


Paramotor Maintenance Workshops

The winter is the perfect time for Paramotor maintenance however we believe every Paramotor Pilot should be able to not only maintain but also service their Paramotor! As a level 3 mechanic, SkySchool CFI Ricardo Maciel is the most qualified Vittorazi mechanic possible. He runs Paramotor Maintenance Workshops at Hinton in the Hedges airfield on specific weekends throughout the winter. The 2 day workshop costs £245 per person.

Workshop 1: 4th & 5th December

Workshop 2: 11th & 12th December

To discover more or to make a booking contact us.

ALL YEAR ROUND

Online Paramotor Theory Course

The Online Theory course includes videos of the lecture, short quizzes, downloadable PDFs, the Pilot Exam and more. It is an excellent way for students to gain theoretical knowledge while learning the sport's terminology before starting their practical course. It does not replace training with a qualified Instructor! The course is available worldwide and costs $135 (Approximately £100). If you book a Pilot Course afterwards this amount is discounted from the course fee. We suggest you watch the Course Tutorial before enrolling on the APPI PPG Theory Course.


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Faqs

Where can I Learn to Paramotor?

At SkySchool, we run Paramotor Courses in the UK and Portugal. Our Portugal courses take place at Ferrel near Lisbon in May, September and October. Our UK courses take place at Hinton in the Hedges Airfield near Banbury in Oxfordshire in late June, July, August and early September.

Is learning to Fly a Paramotor hard?

Learning to fly a Paramotor can be very easy for some people and quite hard for others. Due to the physical aspect of the sport, the fitter you are the easier it is to learn how to Paramotor initially. However, the Paramotor Course is designed to cater for those with different levels of fitness. Also, the Paramotor Course is designed to be run at the pace of the individual.

How safe is Paramotoring?

Paramotoring is as safe as you are! Statistically, it is the safest form of Powered Flight. This is due to the slow speeds Paramotors fly at compared to other aircraft. It is also because most pilots only fly in suitable weather and in a responsible manner having received professional instruction and bought high quality equipment. As long as the Paramotoring community continues to follow these principles, the sport will maintain its high safety record.

How old do I need to be to learn how to Paramotor?

You need to be at least 16 years old and have parental permission to sit a Paramotor Course with SkySchool. For those younger than 16 years old, we can provide ground-handling instruction and in some cases, Tandem flights, yet again with parental permission.

How long does it take to learn to Paramotor?

On average, it usually takes 6 days of Paramotor Training to learn how to Paramotor, but you may still require further instruction. It usually takes 12 days of Paramotor Training to learn how to fly safely without an instructor. At the end of the 12-day course, students should have completed at least 15 solo flights, logged more than 3 hours flying solo and passed the exam in order to attain the APPI PPG Pilot license. Having attained the APPI PPG Pilot license, students can then buy equipment at discounted prices through us, having test flown our range of kit and been advised by the SkySchool Team on what is suitable for them.

Do I need to have a medical to sit a Paramotor Course?

You do not need to have a Medical to sit a Paramotor Course. However, if you have any health or physical issues, we suggest that you ask your GP for advice prior to sitting the course. If you are taking any medication or have an existing medical condition that may impede your training, please let us know.

Do I need to sit a Paramotor Taster Course in the UK first?

You do not need to sit a Paramotor Taster Course before your sit a Paramotor Course with SkySchool. The Tasters are designed as an introduction to the sport for those who have an interest in it. They therefore make the ideal Gift.

Do I need a license to fly a Paramotor?

You do not need a license to fly a Paramotor in the UK. However, you do in certain other countries around the world. In the UK, the CAA has deregulated Paramotoring. This means we can fly in open Airspace, known as Class G, during daylight hours and with land owners permission. Paramotors must also adhere to the Rules of Air Regulations, which include collision avoidance, the 500ft rule and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) that govern the procedures for flying outside controlled airspace under Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC).

Reviews

I highly recommend Paramotoring to anyone who’s adventurous and wants excitement in their life Paris Norriss -
I learnt to fly paramotors with SkySchool and it was an amazing experience and is now one of my favorite hobbies. SkySchool teaches the APPI PPG which is an internationally recognized pilot qualification. The instructors are regarded as some of the best in the world and they teach you each element of flight before you actually take your first flight. I don’t think your first flight will ever feel normal but the instructors really make it a lot easier as they guide you on the radio and have simulated each element of the flight in training. I highly recommend Paramotoring to anyone who’s adventurous and wants excitement in their life and SkySchool are a great company to learn with.
Published 16/08/21
I would highly recommend Skychool not only for beginners but also for intermediate and progression pilots Rushi Kulkarni -
I have been flying paramotors and paratrikes from last 3 years and have logged more than 100 hrs. In my journey so far, skychool has been the best Paramotoring school in terms of expertise, teaching practices and safety standerds. Within a few days of training I felt the improvement in my flying as the world class instructors corrected the flaws in my technique which otherwise I would have never realised. The destinations that skychool offers are just impeccable with breathtaking scenery. I would highly recommend Skychool not only for beginners but also for intermediate and progression pilots to brush up their skills.
Published 09/08/21
Overall an amazing experience. Stephen Kennedy -
Just wanted to say thanks to the staff at SkySchool for a great week learning to Paramotor. My son and I signed up for the first half of the APPI PPG training course. The staff were all friendly, knowledgable about the sport, patient and supportive. My son and I both got to go in the air under the expert instruction of the Master instructor Ricardo on the last day and it made all of the hard work worth it. Overall an amazing experience. Would like to thank Rushi, Otilie, Bruce and Zeb as well for their expert tuition. Hopefully we will see you in Portugal next year.
Published 09/08/21
The staff were very friendly professional in all aspects of coaching and support Patrick Mcwillam -
I finished my paratrike training with Skyschool on the Mediterranean coast in Spain. It was well organised, great fun and I completed the tasks required to gain my qualification. The staff were very friendly professional in all aspects of coaching and support to someone new to this sport. I would highly recommend them.
Published 02/08/21
Amazing staff and amazing training Otti Miller -
Amazing staff and amazing training, I had the best 2 weeks flying in Oxfordshire and the UAE
Published 02/08/21
Sky school is an amazing outfit. Chris Calitz -
Sky school is an amazing outfit. We had a really good time learning to take to the sky using paramotors. The training is very comprehensive and makes sure you have all the necessary skills to ensure you fly safely. We would recommend them to anyone we know who wants to get into this sport.
Published 01/07/21

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