SkyWeek - Epic Paramotor Adventures

Flying Trips

At SkySchool we believe life is all about having amazing experiences! Our Flying Trips, known as SkyWeeks, are designed to allow previous SkySchool students and other qualified paramotor pilots to have amazing flying experiences with likeminded people. They also allow pilots to further develop their skills, knowledge and experience levels. To make a booking or discover more contact us.


SkyWeek France

SkyWeek France

SkyWeek France will take place from Friday 11th to Friday 18th September. We will stay in camp sites in order to remain flexible so we can relocate depending upon the weather. The majority of flights are either out and return or triangle cross country flights however when logistics allow we also do A to B flights. When not flying we visit some of the local attractions or drive to the next location. We will depart by ferry from Portsmouth on Friday 11th September. The prices include guidance and campsite fees. To discover more contact us.

  • Using SkySchool's Kit, Fuel & Transport - £1,245
  • Using your Kit, Fuel & Transport - £895


Brazil Courses and Trips

SkySchool CFI Ricardo Maciel runs Courses and Flying Trips during the European Winter at Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro. Saquarema is one of the best flying sites in the world with very consistent weather conditions and only 1 hour from Rio de Janeiro Airport. Courses are available for complete beginners, intermediates and advanced Pilots, and the Flying Trips are designed for qualified APPI PPG Pilots who wish to have an amazing holiday. The fees include airport collection, a single room in luxury accommodation on the beach, breakfast and transport to the flying sites. They do not include flights, travel insurance, lunch or supper. To discover more contact us.

  • 1 week Course with SkySchool's Kit - £1,795
  • 1 week Flying Trip with your Kit - £1,245


SkyWeek D-Day

SkyWeek D-DaySkyWeek D-Day is run over a long weekend but we are yet to confirm our 2021 dates. We will stay in camp sites and fly along the beaches as well as inland depending upon the weather. When not flying we visit some of the historical sites and museums. There's also plenty of time for a round of golf at the infamous Omaha Beach Golf Club which has a hole that ends in a German bunker overlooking Port en Bessin, so bring your clubs! The prices include guidance and campsite fees. To register your interest contact us.

  • Using SkySchool's Kit & Fuel - £895
  • Using your Kit & Fuel - £495



Previous Trips and Adventures

  • In January 2020 Alex taught Explorer Levison Wood how to Paraglide and Paramotor in Chamonix, France.
  • In October 2019 we ran an SIV course designed for Paramotor pilots with British Acro pilot Jack Pimblett.
  • In September 2019 we ran our third SkyWeek France trip in amazing weather, taking in the Champagne region of Epernay and the stunning Chateaus in Burgundy.
  • In June 2019 we ran our second SkyWeek Italy trip followed by SkyWeek D-Day in July, which took in the D-Day beaches and other parts of Normandy.
  • In August 2018 SkyOps ran SkyWeek France, visiting some stunning areas in the Dordogne, Auvergne and Burgundy regions. Definitely one to repeat!
  • In June 2018 we ran our first SkyWeek Italy, taking in some stunning parts of Italy before continuing the journey through France on our way back to the UK.
  • In 2017 we ran our first SkyWeek trip through France. It turned out to be a huge success and led to us running two SkyWeek Oman trips later in the year.
  • In 2017 Alex featured in the BBC series 'Extreme Wales with Richard Parks' in which he taught Richard how to fly before leading him on an epic adventure in Wales.
  • In 2016 Alex ran a WW1 Battlefield Tour for a group of Paramotor and ParaTrike Pilots around the Somme and Vimy Ridge Battlefields in France.
  • In 2016 Alex led a team of pilots, including double amputee Cayle Royce, on the record breaking 1200km Expedition from John O'Groats to Lands End.
  • In 2015 The Adventurists approached SkySchool to help run the inaugural Icarus Trophy, a 1000k Paramotor Race from Seattle to Sacramento.
  • In 2014 Alex founded Flying for Heroes, which involved teaching Wounded, Injured and Sick Military Personnel how to fly before flying up the Rift Valley in Kenya.
  • In 2009 Alex featured in the Channel 4 Series 'Daredevils', in which he instructed Neil Laughton on his First Solo Flight in the Parajet SkyCar.
  • In 2006 Alex featured in the Discovery Channel series 'Martin Shaw Aviators' singing the praises of Paramotoring along with Parajet Founder Gilo Cardozo.

Faqs

Can Paragliders go anywhere?

Paragliders cannot go anywhere they like. Paraglider and Paramotor Pilots must adhere to Air Law in each country and in most cases avoid restricted airspace.

Can you fly a Paramotor in National Parks?

To Paramotor in National Parks, a Paramotor Pilot will need to request permission from the National Parks Authority in order to fly over any National Park in the UK.

Can you fly over a city in a Paramotor?

In short, no you cannot fly over a city in a Paramotor! In the UK, the law states that an aircraft shall not be flown below such height as would prevent it from making an emergency landing without causing danger to persons or property on the surface in the event of an engine failure. It also states that you shall not fly over any congested area of a city, town or settlement below a height of 1500 feet above the highest fixed object. You must also maintain enough altitude to glide clear of the congested area and land safely in the event of an engine failure.

Can you land a Paramotor anywhere?

No, you cannot land a Paramotor anywhere you like. You should always fly in a way and at a height that allows you land safely at all times in the event of an engine failure, while adhering to air law. Unless it is an emergency landing, Paramotor Pilots need to receive permission from the landowner when landing as well as taking off.

Can you Paraglide anywhere in the UK?

No, you cannot Paraglide everywhere in the UK! In the UK, Paragliding is overseen by the BHPA and they have negotiated permission from various landowners for qualified BHPA Pilots who are club members to use the flying sites. Once airborne, Paraglider Pilots must adhere to Air Law and avoid restricted airspace. Paramotoring is slightly different in that Pilots tend to negotiate with landowners and secure their permission to take off and land, however yet again they must adhere to Air Law.

Can you Paramotor anywhere?

You cannot Paramotor everywhere in the UK! In the UK, you must first ensure the airspace is unrestricted and then you need to seek landowners’ permission. In flight, you need to remain outside of any restricted airspace, otherwise you run the risk of prosecution, a fine and potentially having your equipment confiscated. Furthermore, the CAA may chose to regulate Paramotoring in the UK if too many Pilots continue to break Air Law. It is therefore very important that Paramotor Pilots obey the rules and regulations so we maintain safety and remain unregulated.

Do you need a license to fly a Paramotor?

In the UK, you do not require a license to fly a Paramotor as the CAA has deregulated the sport. In certain other countries, licenses are required and wings must carry a registration number, such as in France. In Switzerland, Paramotoring with a petrol engine is illegal, however, an electric engine is legal.

How far can you Paramotor?

The world distance record for flying a Paramotor the furthest is 1,105km, set by Ramon Morillas in 2007. However, he was flying a modified Paramotor, carrying a lot of extra fuel. The distance a Paramotor can fly is governed by its fuel capacity, the type of wing, the wind speed and its direction.

Where can I go Paragliding?

In the UK, Paragliding sites are controlled by the BHPA and in order to fly from them, you need to be a qualified BHPA Paraglider Pilot and usually a club member.

Where can I go Paramotoring?

In the UK, you can Paramotor from any private land, having received the landowners’ permission first, as long as the airspace is unrestricted. The best way to find flying sites is to connect with other local Pilots. In Europe, the rules vary and yet again, we recommend connecting with local Pilots in each location. Due to our extensive experience of Paramotoring in France, Spain, Italy and other countries, we have discovered a lot of great flying sites which we take Pilots to during our SkyWeek Trips. A lot of these flying sites were found by connecting with the local Paramotoring community.

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