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How to Learn?
Ground Course and Flying Course.
Our teaching method
For your safety you need to receive theoretical and practical training before flying. Our Basic training is easy and only takes 3 to 5 days.
The PPG is different from paragliding: you have to control the canopy and a powerful engine on your back !!!
A full training course takes about 5 to 7 days, depending on your aeronautic experience, your comfort level, your physical fitness ... and of course, of wheather conditions.
Our standard course includes four main steps :
1. Controlling the paraglider
2. Safely using the engine
3. First flight and basic piloting instruction
4. Safety procedures and enhanced training.
1. Using the paraglider
The first step consists of controlling the glider on the ground…
- foot launch
- inflation of the canopy
- brake control
- wind characteristics ...
Sometimes your instructor will take you to the training hill for your first (but short) flight What is important is to perfectly control the wing under different wind conditions, during inflation and kiting.
2. Safely using the engine
The second step consists of controling engine and thrust on the ground :
- engine control
- fueling and set-up procedure
- starting - thrust control
- launching sequence with the thrust...
During this stage
instruction, you learn how to synchronise wing control + foot-launching + engine thrust + safety. At this point, your "ground" school is finished.
3. First flight and basic flight training
The third step is the one you have been waiting for...
Before this flight you should be able to perfectly control the paraglider and the engine thrust during the take off simulation.
Gradually, with the help of a radio link with your instructor, you will learn to :
- safely take off
- perform a smooth landing
- fly in straight line (300 ft altitude)
- turn right and left
- control your altitude ...
In 2 to 3 flights you will be able to fly on your own, under the supervision of your instructor.
4. Safety & enhanced training
This last step will teach you now to fly safely in both normal and abnormal situations.
- Weather conditions appreciation
- High and low wind, launching and landing
- Emergency procedures
At the end stage, we´ll deliver your Phuket Paramotor Sport Club pilots certificate.
*Basic PPSC Course; $US 950.00*
2. Why you need to Fly.?
Have you ever dream to fly like birds do?
Have you ever dream on touching a cloud?
Do you ever stop to look at an airplane... and wonder how it can stay on the air?
Do you get excited to dream of yourself conquering the tridimensional space ... being able to move without any limitations and absolute control?
Have you ever imagine how the world look from another perspective?
Does the idea of experimenting what only few people have done, excite you?
Have you ever dream on flying and it became a reality?
The paramotor allows you to accomplish this dreams, ... and many more !!!
If anyone want to experiment with an easy sport, then Paragliders may not be for you. Paragliders is not a easy sport... but it does look like one... what could happen? Many things could happen and you need to be able to face them and find a solution for them. There is no such thing as two similar flights. You need to learn with qualified personnel, even people flying for many years, still take courses to perfect their techniques with people with higher skills and more experience. Nobody knows everything, there's always new techniques to learn and experience. Are there accidents? Sure,the risk is the same as anything else that you do. By qualifying Paragliders as dangeours is like saying that driving a car is also dangerous. I presonally preffer to fly with my paramotor than ride a motorcycle !!!.
More than probabilities, is more a concept of appreciation: those who value meteorologic conditions adecuately and its changes; the take off; the landing and the flying place; has little probabilities to end up at the top of a tree ... or landing with the wing as a bow tie.
If you don't love nature, you would probably preffer another sport.
Also If you don't respect all form life.
Or if you are unable to spend hours waiting, after getting to your flying place, for the perfect weather conditions to be appropiate.
There are thousand of reason why it would be right to learn how to fly the Paramotors; sacrifice the flying schedules and sometimes the distance you need to accomplish to get there; the engine refuses to start; the equipment weight on land; the noise and vibration; the transport of the equipment ...and many more.
There are few reason and sometimes unexplained to start flying, and only one to keep going after that magical first flight.
How is it possible that some people leave other activities behind, more interesting sometimes, just to get to a flying place at a certain time? It's not logical. How is is possible to save 4 or 6 thousand dollars as a prioirty in many people that may have other needs to purchase a Paramotor?. Its not logical.How is it possible to feel unwillingness, frustration, anger, if you spend a lot of time without flying? It's not logical. And it's not logical, because logic is good for other things, but not to explain some sort of passion.
And this we are talking about: Passion to view things from another perspective,to feel elements from another poin of view, to join what we already belong to by essence, to perceive new sensations that nothing else provides .....
Safety Considerations :
The powered Paraglider is the safest way to fly. When used correctly and with suitable weather conditions, this sport is extremely safe. You don't have to worry if the engine fails; only search for a safe place for landing and descend with absolute control. If you insist on flying under innadecuate weather conditions, make sure you are an expert pilot and then accept the risks involved: landing with loss or low altitudes, strong and abnormal contact with land that may cause serius injuries !!!.
The safety of the POWERED PARAGLIDER depends on how safe you are !!!
What Do I need to fly?
Brief Description of necessary equipment
Paraglider or Wing
A little more than a couple of decades ago, some european alpine climbers, willing to conquer the top of the highest mountains, and hard to conquer points, but tired from the difficult and slow descend, decided to use parachutes as a stabilzing element to slow them down with their skies for the descend. Great Solution!!!, they could jump cliffs, cracks, obstacules, with only a few detours and the time they saved was precious !!!, they also added more adventure to their trip.... those where the original parachutes, from there the name Paraglider.One flexible and inflatable wing, ultralight.With a rear closed box (escape border) and link among each other by the ribs that form the skeletonl. The incoming air through the attack border mouths "infla" from the interior of the wing, .. and at a horizontal steady speed, and thanks to its aerodynamic shape, it allows you to obtain a lift.
Thus, different from the parachut, once inflated, you can start flying. It is transportable, because once folded, you can keep it inside a small pack or suitcase, weighting no more than 5 a 8 Kg. The threads that hold the pilot are called "suspentes". They start from the bands, called by the alphabet letters: "A" the first band, "B" the second, "C" the third and "D" the fourth -if exists- branching the threads from the attack border of the wing to the escape border. This threads distribute the weight of the pilot and the equipment evenly, and this effect is tranfered directly to the ribs, which at the same time are pulled up by the top surface of the wing when the speed is accomplished to start flying.This surface is the one, just like the wings of an airplane, that gives the best lift for straight and leveled flight. One can maneuver with the bands is specific cases, but the drive is accomplished by commands, left and right, that change the profile of the wing they govern, allowing to turn and stop, in this case, used like the flaps of the airplane.
The bands are joint to the chair, allowing the pilot to flight in a comfortable sitting position. The pilot's weight also modifies the pendular attitude of the Paraglider, resulting in a very intuitive movement, feeeling it as a self prologation during flight, reinforcing the freedom feeling when flying. Different size Paragliders for different pilot weight, and different Paragliders styles for different levels of piloting: from the most essencial and noble and steady wing to the most ambitious and nervous wings for competitions. There are also special designed Paragliders to fly with Paramotors, different from the free flight, the pilot/engine combination is not found in the vertical position of the wing, but thrusted a little forward by the effect of the engine that pushes forward.
Engine or Power Unit
The unit Chasis-Arnès-Motor is usually called Power Unit. The purpose of this system is to acomodate an engine to the Arnes, which provides a forward lift using a helix, also protecting the pilot from
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