TRAINING WITH PREDATOR
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 at altitudes from ‘foot-dragging on the water’ up about to 10,000 ft or more although most flying is done under 500 ft 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 75 lb is supported by the pilot during takeoff. After a brief run (typically 10 ft, 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.
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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!
Train with professionally maintained and inspected equipment that Predator Paramotor can provide. Some of the eqiupment will include a brand new simulation rig, new Cloudstreet winch, Parajet Maverick frames, Vittorazi Moster 185 and the Vittorazi Atom80, Gin Pegasus3 gliders, and the Icaro Horus helmets.
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- Meet the Instructor
- See the Equipment
- Learn Wing Basics
- Take an instructional tandem flight
- Only 1 day
New To PPG Package
(All Gear Included)
- Ground School
- Ground Handling
- Launch Techniques
- Gear Purchase Advising
- 10-15 Days of Training
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.
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