Learn to Paramotor with SkySchool

Paramotor Courses

In 2020 SkySchool will be running Paramotor courses over the following dates in three different locations:

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. Discounts are available for groups of two or more. To make a booking or ask a question contact us.


Taster Courses

Taster Paramotoring Courses in the UK with SkySchool

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 which involves instruction with the Paraglider and Paramotor on the ground. They take place over weekends and give students a good understanding of the sport, as well as the opportunity to meet the team and potentially see others fly. The 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 one solo flight. Watch a short film about what to expect on your first Paramotor flight here. At the end students can progress on to the Intermediate Course. The 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 and exam covering meteorology, air law, navigation and more. Watch a short film about the Intermediate course here. Students should attain the APPI PPG Pilot License allowing them to fly without an instructor on their own equipment. The Intermediate course is run in the UK, Spain and Portugal.


Pilot Course

The 12 day Pilot course is the most popular as it allows students to attain the APPI PPG Pilot License in one sitting. 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 on their own equipment. The Pilot course is run in the UK, Spain and 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 the UK, Spain and Portugal.

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 Syllabus and allows students to attain the APPI ParaTrike Pilot license. At the end they should be able to fly without an instructor on their own equipment. To discover more watch this film. The ParaTrike courses are run in the UK, Spain and Portugal.


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

Faqs

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.

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 much does it cost to Learn to Paramotor?

At SkySchool, we charge the following: £175 for 1 day Taster Course / £275 for 2 day Taster Course / £795 for a 6 day Course in Spain / £845 for a 6 day Course in the UK / £1295 for a 12 day Course in Spain / £1395 for a 12 day Course in the UK / These prices include all kit, fuel and log books.

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 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.

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 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

Looking forward to a SkyWeek Trip now Harley -
If you are considering paramotor training look no further.
Published 14/10/17
Great Team and Good Price Andrew -
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!
Published 14/10/17
SkySchool are superb Steve -
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.
Published 01/10/17
Great Team Adrian -
Great team, both fun and very professional and would recommend to anyone wanting to learn to Paramotor.
Published 24/09/17
World class pilots, a passion for teaching Jordan -
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!
Published 06/06/16

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