Footlaunch Paramotor Cours

A foot launch paramotor pilot has a paramotor on his back like a backpack. The pilot’s legs in this case are the take-off and landing gear. When the pilot walks, there is a board folded up behind his back. As soon as he comes into the air and retracts his legs, the seat slides under his butt and he can sit down. 

The fuel consumption of the average foot launch paramotor is approximately between 2.5 and 4.5 liters per hour depending on the type of engine and the type of wing used. With a standard fuel tank of 10-11 liters can therefore be flown for quite a long time.

 The average speed at which a paramotor flies is between 35 and 40 km/h. This speed depends on the type of wing used, the motor has no influence on this. The motor only affects how fast you go up.

Adventure PPG Pilot

At Skywings paramotor school, your APPI paramotor training always starts with the Adventure PPG Pilot training. Prior to the Adventure PPG Pilot training you can follow the Open Sky PPG Taser, but participation in this introduction day is not a oblicated condition to start the Adventure PPG Pilot training . This course is taught with use of materials provided by the school.

This training consists of:

  • Unlimited ground handling lessons with and without motor (you will learn how to control the paramotor wing)
  • Two solo flights with radio guidance and a teaching tandem flight
  • Complete Theory training including theory textbook (the theory training may be followed during the introductory course as well as during the basic training)

Price: € 975,-

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The APPI PPG Pilot training is the follow-up to the Adventure PPG Pilot training, with which we train you to become an independent foot launch paramotor pilot. With this training we prepare you for the APPI theory and practical exam. You must have completed ‘Adventure PPG Pilot training’ in order to participate in the APPI PPG Pilot training.

This training consists of:

  • Enough solo flights with radio guidance of an instuctor to obtain your APPI license (minimum 15 hours and 30 flights)
  • And of course you can also continue with groundhandling lessons and theory lessons during this training

Price: (you can choose from three options)

  • The All-In concept, training and your own new paramotor set  from €12625.- click here  to discover what this All-In concept means.
  •  It is also possible to take over (partially) second-hand equipment from the school in combination with the training, request a personal quote for this.
  • Only the training (so you have to provide your own material) €1575.- With this option you can choose to rent a complete paramotor set for € 75 per hour during the course.

Extra Information

  • The price of the basic training depends on what you paid for the introduction course. The complete training including theory book costs € 2550, – so if you have paid less for the introduction course as stated above, you will pay more for the basic training than what is stated above.
  • Whether lessons can be given is highly dependent on the weather, which means that lessons cannot usually be planned far in advance.
  • For lessons it must be dry weather with a maximum wind speed of 25 km per hour.
  • Each Lesson, € 5.00 per person is contributed in cash to the landowner of the field, this contribution is not included in the training.
  • Every student who participates in the training must take out WA paramotor insurance. The cheapest option for this is with insurer Saam-Verspier, this is a French insurance. A copy of this policy must be delivered to the school. 
  • At the start of the course, you must submit a eigen medische verklaring, depending on your answers to this statement, you may first have to do a sports medical examination before you can start the training.
  • There is a 100% deductible for this training. This means that material that breaks during the course due to a student error must be replaced. Whether this can be insured should be checked with your own third-party insurance.
  • If you choose the option only training, you are responsible for coming to class with proper material. With this option you can only participate in the lessons with material that meets the following requirements:
    – The set is registered as an aircraft and therefore also has a Call-Sign in the wing (with adhesive letters pasted into the wing or with a flag behind the wing).
    – It concerns a paramotor from a paramotor manufacturer, so no self-build.
    – The wing must be suitable for paramotor flying, which means that it must have a DGAC certificate.
    – Furthermore, the wing must be inspected every other year and of course you must fall within the weight range of your wing.
    – During the training there will only be flown with “Beginners” wings with a classification not higher than EN/LTF 1-2 or A-B. If there is no EN/LTF rating for your display then it is at the instructor’s discretion whether it is suitable for teaching.
    – The emergency chute is suitable for paramotor flying and you fall within the weight range of the chute. Furthermore, the emergency chute may not be more than 10 years old and it must be folded every year.
    – The paramotor helmet must be approved for flying and have a radio connection that allows you to be in contact with the instructor.
    – You will fly with a compass and altimeter.