About, Our Team & FAQs
What is a Paramotor?
Arguably, the simplest form of powered aviation. Paramotoring combines the easy and simple control of a paraglider wing, with a lightweight engine to power the aircraft over long distances.
Paramotor, refers specifically to the combination of engine, frame and harness. Paramotors are build to be lightweight, strong and extremely safe. Engines can range from 80cc to 250cc and are usually powered by 2 stroke petrol. This means, with relatively small hassle, we can extend our range by landing near suitable fuel stations. 4 stroke (regular unleaded) and electric are less common propulsion methods too.
The Paramotor wing is a modified paragliding wing, typically with a reflex profile (something you’ll learn about in training). The wing remains inflated by air pressure passing through and over the wing. To steer the wing, you simply pull on brakes attached to back side of the wing, this slows down that side (same principle as sticking an oar into water to slow down).
Meet the team that are going to teach you how to fly. Our full-time instructors have nearly 40 years combined experience on Paramotors, with 30 years combined teaching time. The team love paramotoring and are on the field every flyable day of the year. We live and breathe paramotoring.
Knowing where to start with Paramotoring can be tricky, here are some of the most common questions we get asked.
Here’s what our happy students had to say about our their training:
“The first flight was amazing and one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Simon’s voice in my ear the whole way round kept me super relaxed and I felt really safe.”
“The thing I liked most about the training was that once you have finished and completed the syllabus, you are still part of the club and warmly welcomed at the airfield. It’s a great little community and I’ve made lots of friends outside of my normal circle.”
“Great to deal with making me feel very relaxed at every stage. Safety being his number one priority while still making the whole environment a fun place to be. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks Simon and Colin”
“Highly recommend. Great atmosphere, great kit, great team. Had my first flight with in a month now had over 250 flights”
“I’ve always wanted to fly but couldn’t justify the money it takes to get a private pilot license. I found paramotortraining.com and then got addicted to watching them fly on youtube. I called Simon and explained that I wasn’t the fittest of 42 year olds. He explained that it didn’t matter how long it took, his team will get me flying. The team made me feel very welcome.”
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