This Course is designed specifically for those that know they want to fly a paramotor.
Every pilot's training experience is a unique journey. Every student is an individual with different strengths, different physical abilities and an individual approach to learning earned from a lifetime of experience.
At Knowsley Airpark we have decided it's time to change the delivery of training to suit the individual
- to allow each pilot to travel their own path to the sky
- to recognise the huge drain 2 weeks of training can have on the family and working lives of busy people
- to make the dream of flight not only more achievable but a more holistic and enjoyable experience.
It no longer makes sense for us to sign everyone up to the same two-week, intensive course. 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.
To become a certified Paramotor Pilot the Hang-Gliding Federation of Australia (HGFA) requires you to complete a minimum of 20 hours of airtime, 30 flights over at least 12 individual days of training. With your dedication to the training, making sure you are both mentally and physically prepared and if the weather cooperates, this is achievable.
Traditionally the course has been delivered in one solid 14-day block. At Knowsley Airpark we have recognised that most pilots don’t want to or ever can’t follow this path, they want to break the training up into less stressful, more enjoyably, time sensitive and financially manageable blocks. We have also found after running this course for many years that breaking the course up to allow students to recover from the physical / mental demands of the training has beneficial results on the safe progression of learning.
Training can be done on a day to day basis, weekdays, weekends, whatever suits your needs.
We concentrate all your time on building skills toward flying a Paramotor. You do not require the ridge soaring or thermaling skills necessary for free flying to gain your Paramotor Certificate so we do not waste your time” chasing the wind" traveling to different launch sites and Parawaiting for the right conditions to free fly. Our passion is motoring so that's what we do. We go Paramotoring. If you do however decide you would also like to have your non-motorised Paragliding Certificate, this can be easily achieved in a PPG-PG Conversion course at another time.
You can bring your own gear or hire from us. If you do bring your own gear it must be airworthy and of a suitable rating for student use.
Paramotor hire $85.00 per hour wet hire.
Paraglider wings $15.00 per hour.
Minimum training price for PPG Certificate is $3600 for twelve days of training.
A wheel based version of this course is also available.
Both motor and wing hire are subject to availability and T&C’s apply.