Paramotor Safety Briefing - SkySchool

UK Paramotor Courses

SkySchool operates during the Summer at Hinton in the Hedges Airfield in Northamptonshire. The UK courses always get booked up very quickly so reserve your preferred slot as far in advance as possible. The UK is a great place to sit a Beginner course and learn the basics required to complete your first solo flight. For those looking to attain the Pilot license we suggest you complete the Intermediate course in Portugal, where the weather is better. If this is not possible you can fragment the Intermediate course over days when the weather is suitable, which means you don't need to take a 2nd week off work! The following outlines the course fees, accommodation, travel and transport info. A discount is available for groups of two or more. For further information or to make a booking contact us.

Course Fees

  • Taster Weekend - £295
  • 6 Day Beginner/Intermediate Course - £995 (Deposit £295)
  • 12 Day Pilot Course - £1,495 (Deposit £295)

The course fees include:

  • All kit, fuel and log books
  • Access to our Online Theory course

The course fees do not include:

  • Accommodation and Food
  • Travel and Transport

To reserve your slot and place a deposit contact us

Accommodation

It's possible to bring a tent or campervan and stay in the airfield campsite, where there are showers and toilets, for around £10 a night. To discover more about this option contact us. There are also plenty of local accommodation options on Airbnb and Booking.com.

Further Information

All UK courses start at 09:00 on a Saturday and end in the late afternoon/early evening depending upon the weather. During the day please bring appropriate footwear (ankle supporting boots are recommended), water, food, suncream and suitable outdoor clothing, including a jacket and trousers as it can get cold while flying. The nearest train station is Banbury, which is an affordable 15 minute taxi journey. For further information or to make a booking contact us.



Faqs

What time of the year do the courses run in the UK and why?

We only run the UK Paramotor Courses July and August, this is because the weather will most likely be able to provide better flying conditions during the summer months.

What is the nearest Train station to the UK training site?

The nearest train station to the UK training site is Banbury, which is an hour’s journey from Marylebone, London. From there, you can take a 15 minute taxi to Shenington Airfield.

What happens if the weather is bad in the UK?

All lost Training days stay in credit for up to 2 years to be used at a later date. At the end of the course, the SkySchool Team will confirm how many days you have in credit with us.

What are the benefits of Training in the UK vs Overseas?

The only benefit of training in the UK is that you do not have to travel as far, especially for those who live locally, as this saves them the cost of Travel and Accommodation. The UK is a great place to learn the basics, meet the SkySchool Team and make the most of the weather when it allows us to fly! However, the UK climate can never be relied upon to provide consistent weather, hence why we suggest you sit the Intermediate course in Portugal.

Is Accommodation included in the course fee in the UK?

Accommodation is not included in the course fee in the UK. There is the option to camp or to bring a campervan to Hinton in the Hedges airfield, which has some basic facilities including electricity, bathrooms and a kitchen. Alternatively, you can stay off site in a wide range B&B’s or hotels that can be found on AirBnB and Booking.com

How many flights can I expect to do on a 6 day course in the UK?

The number of flights you can expect to do on a 6 day course in the UK is at least 1 solo flight.

When do the courses start and finish in the UK?

The UK Paramotor Courses start on a Saturday and finish on a Thursday. The Taster Courses only run over weekends. Friday is usually the Team's day off, however, when it’s flyable we usually take advantage of it as we love helping get our students flying! At the start of the course we meet at 09:00 and end around 17:00 however when it is flyable we meet early and finish later to take advantage of the best flying conditions.

Reviews

The instruction, facilities and learning were all amazing! Alex -
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!
Published 12/03/19
Recommend SkySchool for any level of pilot/beginner Dennis -
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.
Published 06/03/16

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