Learn to Paramotor with SkySchool

Paramotor Courses

In 2020 SkySchool will be running Paramotor courses in the UK, Spain and Portugal. We have a limited number of slots on each course and they get booked up very quickly! We therefore suggest you reserve your preferred course dates as soon as possible. Discounts are available for groups of two or more. If you want to know what to expect on your first Paramotor flight watch this film. To make a booking or ask a question contact us.


Taster Paramotoring Courses in the UK with SkySchoolTaster Courses

The 1 & 2 day Taster courses are a great experience for anyone interested in Paramotoring and make a great gift. They are designed for complete beginners and follow the first few days of the APPI PPG syllabus. They take place over weekends and are designed to give students a good understanding of the sport. The 1 & 2 days Taster Courses are run in the UK only.

Beginner Course

The 6 day Beginner course is designed for complete beginners and consists of the first half of the APPI PPG Pilot syllabus. Training consists of ground handling, motor usage instruction, a basic online theory course and normally culminates in at least 1 solo flight. At the end students can progress on to the 6 day Intermediate Course. The 6 day Beginner course is run in the UK, Spain and Portugal.

Intermediate Course

The 6 day Intermediate course is designed for those who have completed the Beginner course and for Paraglider pilots who have more than 20 hours experience. It follows the 2nd half of the APPI PPG Pilot syllabus, consisting of low level flying, precision landings, cross country tasks and more, as well as an online theory course covering meteorology, air law, navigation and more. Students should attain the APPI PPG Pilot license allowing them to fly without an instructor and buy their own equipment. The 6 day Intermediate course is run in Spain, Portugal and the UK, however we recommend Spain or Portugal where the weather is better.

Zero to Hero Pilot Course

The 12 day Pilot course is the most popular as it allows students to attain the APPI PPG Pilot license. It is designed for complete beginners and Paraglider Pilots with less than 20 hours experience. It follows the entire APPI PPG Pilot syllabus and is a combination of the Beginner and Intermediate courses, as described above. At the end of the course students should be able to fly without an instructor and buy their own equipment. The best place to sit the 12 day Pilot course is in Spain and Portugal. It is possible to sit the Beginners course in the UK and the Intermediates course in Spain or Portugal.


Advanced Pilot Course

The 6 day Advanced Pilot course designed for qualified APPI PPG Pilots or those who have been flying for at least 10 hours and hold a similar license. It follows the APPI PPG Advanced Pilot Syllabus and is designed to improve the pilot's skills, knowledge, experience and ultimately their safety. At the end of the course students should attain the APPI PPG Advanced Pilot license. The Advanced Pilot course is run in Spain and Portugal only as the weather is better.

ParaTrike Pilot Course

The ParaTrike Pilot course lasts between 6 and 12 days. Those with no previous Paramotoring experience sit the 12 day course and those with at least 10 hours Paramotoring experience sit the 6 day conversion course. The course follows the APPI ParaTrike Pilot Syllabus, at the end students should attain the APPI ParaTrike Pilot license and be ready to fly without an instructor on their own equipment. The 12 day ParaTrike Pilot course is run in Spain and Portugal only as the weather is better.



SkySchool's Training Systems, Top Tips, Reviews and FAQ's

  • Discover more about the APPI PPG Training system here

  • Discover more about the APPI ParaTrike Training system here

  • Watch our Top Tips for Paramotoring series here


Reviews

Had a fantastic time with SkySchool on courses in Italy and Spain
5 / 5 stars
The instructors are very professional, but at the same time approachable and understanding. I completed the first part of my PPG Pilot course in Italy - by the time I was doing my first solo flight, I felt confident and perhaps even overtrained! Highly recommended, I'll be going back for further training with SkySchool this year in May.
Paramotoring Beginners Course in Italy and and Intermediate Course in Spain
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The instruction, facilities and learning were all amazing!
5 / 5 stars
I wanted to get into Paramotoring after a lot of research. I trained with SkySchool in the UK for a week and then followed them to Italy for my second week. I would highly recommend the guys at SkySchool and would always thank the following guys (Ed, Alex, James, Dan, Rob, Ricardo, Zeb) for teaching me this sport, I’ve had many many beautiful flights since!
Paramotoring Beginners Course in UK and and Intermediate Course in Italy
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Had a fantastic week and made a lot of great memories
5 / 5 stars
Spent a week in Italy in 2018 on their 'beginner' course after wondering if paramotoring was for me, had a fantastic week and made a lot of great memories. So much so I'm now booked onto the second week this year!
Paramotoring Beginners Course in Italy and and Intermediate Course in Spain
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Looking forward to a SkyWeek Trip now
5 / 5 stars
If you are considering paramotor training look no further.
Paramotoring Beginners Course in Italy
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Great Team and Good Price
5 / 5 stars
Brilliant instructors, great equipment and a good price! Definitely, would recommend to anyone who wants to learn to fly and have a great time doing so!
Paramotoring Beginners Course in Italy
SkySchool are superb
5 / 5 stars
They took me having no flying or kiting experience to having my first solo flight within 4 days and, after a 2 week course, I have my APPI Paramotor licence and 15 flights under my belt. The training was methodical but relaxed and the SkySchool team and instructors have one simple mission - to train you to be a safe self reliant pilot so you can enjoy the sport confidently after you have qualified.
Paramotoring Pilot Course in Italy
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Great Team
5 / 5 stars
Great team, both fun and very professional and would recommend to anyone wanting to learn to Paramotor.
Paramotoring Beginners Course in Italy
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World class pilots, a passion for teaching
5 / 5 stars
I cannot praise SkySchool enough! The instructors are both world class pilots in their own right but also have a passion for teaching. They genuinely care about each student and tailor their teaching to meet you where you are... progressing faster for some and slower for others. It truly amazes me on their ability to provide personalised instruction. Learning to fly could not have been safer, more fun or as easily achieved!
Paramotoring Beginners Course in Italy
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Recommend SkySchool for any level of pilot/beginner
5 / 5 stars
Zebur and Rob were extremely knowledgeable and were able to convey that with great patience and relevance. I learned a great amount and would unreservedly recommend SkySchool for any level of pilot/beginner looking to progress in paramotoring.
Paramotoring Beginners Course in the UK
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In the air no faffing about
5 / 5 stars
Fantastic course with focus on getting me up in the air flying. I really appreciated the individual coaching and all-in approach. No wasted time, no waiting around, no excuses just efficient practise with excellent instructors.
Paramotoring Beginners Course in Spain
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Well ran and highly recommended
5 / 5 stars
I attended a beginners course in April/May 2014 and an intermediate course in Spain for two weeks in June/July 2014. It was very well run and the instruction was excellent. I would recommend SkySchool for anyone wishing to learn how to Paramotor.
Paramotoring Beginners Course in Spain
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Paramotor Courses FAQ's

Have a question about our Paramotoring Courses? The answer should be here in the FAQ section below! If you can’t find what you’re looking for contact us.

Q. 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).
Q. 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.
Q. Do I need to sit a Taster Course in the UK first?
You do not need to sit a 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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 it's high safety record.
Q. 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.
Q. Where can I learn to Paramotor?
At SkySchool, we run Paramotor Courses in the UK, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. Our Spanish courses take place near Seville in April, October and November. Our UK courses take place near Banbury in Oxfordshire in July and August.
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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).

Had a fantastic time with SkySchool on courses in Italy and Spain

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