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Powered Paragliding (PPG) Certificate Course Stage 1 and 2

$350

Learn how to paramotor from the school that wrote the Australian Paramotor training syllabus

 

Description

This Course is designed specifically for those that know they want to fly a paramotor. If you want to free fly, you can do a free flight endorsement separately. They are not expensive.

Our courses are primarily-

Focused– We target paramotor skills and don’t waste time chasing the hills for the right wind to fly. We do all the training from the same location. Saving travel time.

Customised – Every pilot’s training experience is a unique journey. Every student is an individual with different strengths. If you need more time in stage 1, no problem. If your getting the hang of it and are ready to move to stage 2, we tailor the structure to support you. We wont hold you back and you will save money moving into the next phase.

Fun We love to fly, it’s our passion, and we want you to become a pilot that recognises that the completion of training is just the beginning of a lifetime of successful and safe aviation. It’s important to us that your having fun.

The Standards

To become a certified Paramotor Pilot the Sports Aviation Federation of Australia (SAFA) requires you to complete 20 hours of Paramotoring with 30 flights over a minimum of 12 individual days of training. We don’t cut corners or sign people off before they have the skills. We have stopped counting the amount of people that come to us after attempting a ‘combo course’ where both PG and PPG certificates are promised in a 12 or 14 day straight course that end up with 2 to 4 hrs of actual PPG flying is alarming. If this is your situation we will assess your skills and you may continue your training with us.

Training is now delivered in 2 stages.

Stage 1 -is the foundation and advancement of the fundamental skills up to the point of actually flying a paramotor with minimal instructor input.
How do we achieve this?

Simulation work– We use physical simulators. In all our future courses we will have a  Virtual Reality Headset incorporated in our test hang to give you the latest technological advantage in training.

Ground Handling– We have mini wings which make kiting a snack. We also have a dedicated wheel base training system which has zero chance to leave the ground offering you the safest way to start wheeled training.

Theory– We now have an online theory training course that you can do even before you set foot into our course. We offer sessions to recap that theory so if you choose you can do it with us on our tablets. We can issue you with a text book for referencing before you come, as well as a good training DVD. We will recap several training DVD’s when we are altogether and leave room for questions and discussions.

Individual progression– We move from ground work to air work at your pace. You don’t have to ‘keep up’ or ‘wait for the slower people’ We use a competency based system so you move ahead when your ready.

Confidence building– We keep the steps small as we want you to keep kicking goals. If something is difficult we break it up into smaller chunks. If we need to add or repeat steps because your stuck somewhere we have loads of tricks over 20 years of training we can pull out. Where ever your at or the pace your learning at we can manage your training and inspire confidence.

Progressive training– Each day we build on the previous days lessons and start to develop muscle memory. During this stage you will become comfortable with controlling the wing, firstly without the motor launching and landing. We use a tow system which allows our first flights to be initially low and controlled. The tows get higher as you get more confident and skilled. You become comfortable with launching and maneuvering the paraglider as well as landing into the wind.  As the towing is achieved at the same location you will perform the first motorised flights students become comfortable with their surrounding area.  The location is from a very large flat paddock which has several advantages over hills with rough terrain.

At the end of stage 1 training you will have finalised all theory and non motorised flights as well as some motorised flights. By the end of stage 1 you will have around 2 – 5 hours of motorised flights.

Stage 2

This is the fun part and consists of paramotor flights, including a day of Paramotor cross country flying. This can be completed in a block, or by joining with our training over a series of days that you book over time. Your Stage 2 flights can be done at the same location or you may choose to complete your 20 hours at one of our other locations. Currently we have a partnership with another school in Victoria (Knowsley near Bendigo) and soon we hope to offer training in the South of Sydney. Contact us for availability

You can bring your own gear or hire it from us. You make also wish to get one of our packages which we guarantee to match to your needs.  If you do bring your own gear it must be airworthy and of a suitable rating for student use. If you are unsure about a 2nd hand product online please contact us and save the heartache and costs that many others before you faced when purchasing the wrong gear for their needs.

Paramotor hire  $99.00 inc GST per hour wet hire.
Paraglider wings $27.50 per flight hour
Wheel base hire is $127.85 per hour

 

Minimum training price for PPG Certificate is $3960 for twelve days of training.

*A wheel based version of this course is also available.We have specialised equipment for this training

*Both motor and wing hire are subject to availability and T&C’s apply. Basic wear and tear is acceptable however breakages are payable by the hirer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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