Paramotor Safety Briefing - SkySchool

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SkySchool operates in Oxfordshire in July and August. The training location is ideal for Taster and Beginner courses, however for Intermediate courses we recommend Italy or Spain where the weather is more consistent. Slots tend to get booked up very quickly so to reserve your preferred dates contact us!


Taster Paramotoring Courses in the UK with SkySchool1. Taster Courses: Open Sky Level

The 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 day course costs £175 and the 2 day course costs £275. To book or ask a question contact us.

2. Beginner Course: Adventure Pilot Level

The Beginner course, which lasts 6 days, is designed for complete beginners and consists of the first half of the APPI PPG 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 Beginner course costs £845 with all kit, fuel and log books included. To book or ask a question contact us.

3. Intermediate Course: Pilot Level

The Intermediate course, which lasts 6 days, is designed for those who have completed the Beginner course or Paraglider pilots with more than 20 hours experience. It follows 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 and be ready to fly without an instructor on their own kit. The Intermediate course costs £845 with all kit, fuel and log books included. To book or ask a question contact us.

4. Pilot Course: Pilot Level

The Pilot course, which lasts 12 days and can be split between the UK, Italy and Spain, is designed for complete beginners and Paraglider Pilots with less than 20 hours. It follows the APPI PPG Pilot Syllabus and is made up of the Beginner and Intermediate courses described above. At the end students should attain the APPI PPG Pilot license and be ready to fly without an instructor on their own kit. The Pilot course costs £1,395 with all kit, fuel and log books included. To book or ask a question contact us.


Further Information

Our Oxfordshire courses take place at Shenington Gliding Club in July and August. For accommodation we suggest you use Airbnb, Booking.com or search online for other options. All UK courses start at 09:30 on a Saturday and end in the late afternoon/early evening depending upon the weather. 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. For anything else visit our FAQ section or contact us.




UK Paramotoring 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, get in touch on +44(0)7747 097 527.

Q. 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 Paramotor Course in the UK is at least 1 solo flight.
Q. 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 Shenington 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
Q. 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 run the majority of our training courses overseas.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. 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.
Q. When do the courses start and finish in the UK?
The UK Paramotor Courses start at 09:30 each Saturday and finish on Thursday afternoon/evening. 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!

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