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Paramotoring Beginner Courses

APPI Courses with SkySchool UKParamotoring is the ultimate Adventure Sport, there is no other form of aviation that is as accessible, affordable or as exciting! SkySchool runs Paramotor Courses for all levels in the UK, Italy and Oman, as well as Private Training around the world. The 6 Day Beginner Course combines with the 6 day Intermediates Course to make up the full 12 Day Pilot course and allows students to attain the international APPI PPG Pilot license. For further information or to make a booking contact SkySchool.

6 Day Beginners Course: Adventure Pilot Level

Paramotoring in Wiltshire with SkySchool UKThis course is designed for complete beginners or Paraglider pilots with less than 20 hours. Training consists of ground handling, motor usage instruction, basic lectures and normally culminates in at least 1 solo flight. At the end of the course students should attain the APPI PPG Adventure Pilot rating, allowing them to advance onto the 6 Day Intermediate Paramotoring Course.

6 Day Intermediates Course: Pilot Level

This course is designed for intermediates who have either sat a 6 day Adventure Pilot Level course or Paraglider pilots with more than 20 hours experience. It consists of further training such as low level flying, precision landings and cross country tasks. The course also covers further theory including meteorology, air law, navigation, effects of the motor on the wing and more. At the end of the course students should attain the APPI PPG Pilot license.

12 Day Pilot Course: Pilot Level

This course is made up of the 6 Day Beginners course and the 6 Day Intermediates course, as described above. It is designed for complete beginners or Paraglider Pilots with less than 20 hours who wish to attain the full APPI PPG Pilot license. At the end of the course students should attain the APPI PPG Pilot license.

Kester teaching in Spain with SkySchool UK

Location and Travel Information

Italy - The courses in Italy take place at Fly Zone Fermo. The nearest airports are Ancona and Pescara which are well serviced by Ryan Air. A single room in a shared cabin in a camp site costs €35 per person per night. The accommodation is 10 minutes drive from Fly Zone Fermo and the nearest train station is Porto Sant'Elpidio. All accommodation costs are paid in euros on arrival. Courses start at 09.00 on Monday morning and end on Saturday afternoon. Students should aim to arrive and depart on a Sunday.

UK - The courses in the UK take place in Mere, Wiltshire approximately 2 hours west of London and start on Saturdays. The daily meeting place is opposite the Co-Op in the centre of town. All UK courses start at 09:30 and end in the late afternoon/early evening depending upon the weather.

Oman - The courses in Oman take place near Muscat. Courses start at 09:00 on Fridays and end in the late afternoon/early evening on Wednesdays. SkySchool can arrange all hotels, transfers and transport in Oman. For further information contact us.


APPI PPG Pilot License Syllabus

Introductory Course: Days 1 and 2

Introduction to the Paramotor with SkySchool UK

1. Introduction and completion of all paperwork

2. Lecture 1: Theory of Flight

3. Introduction to the Wing and Harness

4. Untangling, folding and care of the Wing

5. Wearing the harness, clipping into the wing and 6 point checks

6. Forward and Reverse launch training

7. Ground Handling Training

8. Hand Towing Training no higher than 30ft

OPTIONAL: Student Training Flights in a Tandem Paramotor at any time during the course

Hand Towing with SkySchool UKOPTIONAL: Low hops from no higher than 250ft having completed the above training

9. Motor Safety Check List

10. Safe Starting Procedures with electric and/or pull start Paramotors

11. Wearing the motor and running it

12. Hang Tests, Adjustments, Reserve Practice Deployments and Pre Solo Flight Simulation

Adventure Pilot Level Course: Days 3 to 6

1. Lecture 2: Basic MeteorologySolo Paramotor Flight in Mere, Wiltshire with SkySchool UK

2. Lecture 3: Basic Air Law

3. SKILLS CHECK: Forward Launch Competency after repeated training

4. SKILLS CHECK: Reverse Launch Competency after repeated training

5. SKILLS CHECK: Ground Handling Competency after repeated training

6. SKILLS CHECK: Landing Competency after repeated hand towing

7. SKILLS CHECK: Pre-flight checks, site assessment, weather to fly, motor usage competency after lectures and briefings

8. Lecture 4: Pre-Solo Flight Briefing

9. Flight 1: A multiple circuit flight of between 20 and 30 minutes in an open, unobstructed area, in smooth conditions and windspeeds less than 10mph, under the supervision and guidance of a qualified APPI PPG Instructor.


Happy student after First Solo Paramotor Flight with SkySchool UK

APPI PPG Pilot Level Course: Days 7 to 12

Course Theory:

1. Further Meteorology Lecture

2. Further Air Law Lecture

3. Effects of the Motor upon the Wing Lecture

4. Navigation and Flight Planning Lecture

5. General Paramotoring Information Lecture

6. Pilot Level Exam

Practical:

Flight 2: Multiple circuits as in First Solo Flight for 20/30 minutes in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 3: Multiple circuits as in First Solo Flight for 20/30 minutes in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 4: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 5: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 6: Multiple circuits and low passes into wind no lower than 30ft, in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 7: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 8: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 9: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1000ft and performing figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 50m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 10: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 11: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 12:Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph

Flight 13: Multiple circuits followed by climbing up to 1500ft and practising in Flight Restarts followed by performing single 360’s to the left and right, then figure of 8’s and ’S’ Turns down wind of the landing area, then a spot landing within 25m of a target in an open area and wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 14: A 10km Out and Return Cross Country Flight over an open area in wind speeds of less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

Flight 15: A 30km Cross Country Flight, either an Out and Return via at least 3 different turn points or an A to B, over an area with multiple emergency landing options in wind speeds less than 10mph (CFI to brief student on the correct procedures and risks before attempting task)

PPG SKILLS CHECK: Capable of Forward ad Reverse Launching without assistance from Instructor

PPG SKILLS CHECK: Capable of performing stand up landings into wind without assistance from Instructor

PPG SKILLS CHECK: Minimum total of 3 hours and 15 flights as a Solo PPG Pilot

Certification

APPI PPG students must satisfactorily complete all course performance requirements to qualify as APPI PPG Pilots, using the APPI PPG Pilot Level Training Syllabus and Logbook to document their progression. To apply for certification, the certifying APPI PPG Instructor must submit online a completed, validated APPI PPG Pilot Application on the APPI PPG website, along with the required photo and application fee. Upon approval of the application and validation, APPI PPG will issue an APPI PPG Pilot Certification Card.

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