TRAINING WITH PREDATOR

TRAINING WITH PREDATOR

What is a Paramotor?!

45 - 90 lbs
15 - 50 mph
up to 18,000 ft

Powered Paragliding

  • Also known as paramotoring or PPG, is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on their back (a paramotor) which provides enough thrust to take off using a paraglider. It can be launched in still air, and on level ground, by the pilot alone — no assistance is required.
  • In many countries, including the United States, powered paragliding is minimally regulated and requires no license. The ability to fly both low and slow safely, the ‘open’ feel, the minimal equipment and maintenance costs, and the portability are claimed to be this type of flying’s greatest merits.
  • Powered paragliders usually fly between 15 to 50 mph (24 to 80 km/h) at altitudes from ‘foot-dragging on the water’ up about to 24,000 ft (7,300 m) or more although most flying is done under 500 ft (150 m) AGL. Due to the paramotor’s slow forward speed and nature of a soft wing, it is not safe in high winds, turbulence, or intense thermal activity.
  • The paramotor, weighing from 45 to 90 lb (20 to 41 kg) is supported by the pilot during takeoff. After a brief run (typically 10 ft (3.0 m)) the wing lifts the motor and its harnessed pilot off the ground. After takeoff, the pilot gets into the seat and sits suspended beneath the inflated paraglider wing like a pendulum. Control is available using brake toggles for roll and a hand-held throttle for pitch.
  • Prices for a completely new package (wing, harness, and motor) vary from approximately 5,000 USD to 13,000 USD.

Location Location Location

Train at a professional aircraft facility. Predator Paramotor Training takes place at 1334 N Lutheran Church Rd 45417. There, you will have access to all professionally maintained and inspected equipment that Predator Paramotor has to offer. Whether you are brand new to aviation, or you are coming to improve your skills. Predator Paramotor Training has the equipment to make sure you learn in a safe but fun environment!
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The Equipment

Train with professionally maintained and inspected equipment that Predator Paramotor can provide. Some of the eqiupment will include a brand new simulation rig, Parajet Zenith and Maverick frames, Vittorazi Moster 185 and the Vittorazi Atom80, Gin Pegasus2 gliders, and the Icaro Horus helmets.
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More and More People are Learning!

Flying that’s safe and affordable.

Price

  • New To PPG Package

    (All Gear Included)

  • $2750

  • Ground School
  • Ground Handling
  • Launch Techniques
  • Gear Purchase Advising
  • 3-7 Days of Training
  • $250 Discount When you Buy Equipment From Predator Paramotor

FAQ

There is a lot of questions about training, this will help you get started.

What is the price?

Prices range from $2000 – $2750, but we offer incentive discounts! Check our Prices Section for all the information on cost.

What is paramotoring or powered paragliding?

Flying a paramotor is the cheapest, most rewarding, and probably the safest form of aviation available to the public. In some cases, it allows you the freedom of flying from your back yard. It offers the convenience of packing up your aircraft and taking it to almost any location to fly. It is probably best described as “the motorcycle of the sky”. You pull the glider into the air allowing it to inflate and become rigid. You use the propeller from the motor to create thrust and help the glider to provide lift for you to climb, allowing you to run into the sky.

How safe is it?

Flying a paramotor is the safest form of aviation, and much safer than a lot of other sports as well. Once you are
up and away from the ground the risks becomes minimal. You can decide the level of risk you are willing to take, but
it is important to understand the consequences and inherent danger that come with risky behavior.

How old do you have to be?

There are no age requirements, but you must be physically fit and able to walk with a 45 to 65lb. motor on your back.
The training is the hardest part. It will take an effort to learn the required techniques.

What do I need to fly?

The best part of flying a paramotor may be the convenience. You only need the paramotor itself, the glider, and a helmet.
All the equipment can easily be packed into a small vehicle and taken to any suitable location.

Are there rules?

There is very little regulation in the sport of paramotoring. In the USA paramotors are regulated by the FAA as ultralight aircraft under the rules of FAR Part 103.
wich are covered in training.

Where can you fly at?

You can fly a paramotor almost anywhere! However, there are a few places that are good to avoid.
During training, you will learn all about airspace and what are good, safe locations to fly.

What if the motor dies?

If the motor dies it only means you have lost our ability to maintain altitude, and you will begin to glide to the ground.
Most gliders average an 8 to 1 glide ratio. Meaning for every 100 feet away from the ground you are, you can glide for 800 feet.
You would be coming down at around 3MPH and traveling forward at around 20MPH. In most cases, it will be no more than a inconvenience of an unplanned landing.

Do you need a license?

There is no license required to fly a paramotor, but there are rules and regulations that are necessary to know.
Getting good training is highly recommended to keep you safe in this sport.

How long does it take?

Our classes usually start on a Friday and average 7 to 10 days.
Weather is always a factor.

Does it all have to be done at once?

We like to accomplish as much as possible at one time and like to have at least three training days in a row minimum.
Sometimes the weather does not allow for this. If for any reason you have to come back to complete your training, that is not a problem.
We will work with your schedule the best we can.

Do I need equipment?

We can provide all the equipment necessary for getting you into the sky for your first flights.
We will also help with the purchase of the equipment when you are ready.

What will I learn?

You will learn:
About the risks involved in paramotoring.
All the techniques necessary to launch and land successfully.
The basics of how to maintenance your paramotor, and keep your equipment working.
About the weather, and when it is okay to fly.
To determine if a location is a suitable take-off or landing zone.
To understand airspace and the regulations that govern paramotors.
How to navigate safely and make cross country flights.
To be comfortable and efficient at making emergency landings as well as other skills that may be required.

Let’s Get Started!

Ready to take the leap?! Contact Predator Paramotor Training now!