1. Qualified instructor, with a valid license (if these apply in your country)
2. School field approved by the state authorities
3. Up-to-date school insurance
4. for each student, some flight equipment adapted to their weight
5. follow up of the training in a log book
6. theroritical course, and machine maintenance
7. warranty of a complete and high quality training, without purchase obligation
8. Licence delivered after a minimum of 10 flights
9. If new equipment purchased :
engine : running in, tuning indications and test flight
wing : inflation, test flight and risers adjustment
10. If second-hand equipment purchased :
engine : serviced and with a 6 months warranty
wing : serviced by a certified workshop
For your safety
you need to receivetheoretical and practical training before flying.
Basic training is easy and only takes a month.
Never try to learn alone, without the supervision of an approved instructor !
The PPG is different from paragliding: you have to control the canopy and a powerful engine on your back !
You need to find a Powered Paraglider professional instructor : see Worldwide Adventure training centers listed under "international network".
A full training course takes about a month, depending on your aeronautic experience, your comfort level, your physical fitness ...
A standard course includes four (main) steps :
The first step consists of controling 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.
The second step consists of controling
engine and thrust on the ground :
During this training instruction, you learn how to synchronise wing control + foot-launching + engine thrust + safety.
At this point, your "ground" school is finished.
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 :
In 10 to 20 flights you will be able to fly on your own, under the supervision of your instructor.
This last step will teach you now to fly safely in both normal and abnormal situations.
In some countries you will have to get through a small examination
(basic aerodynamics, aeronautic rules, weather ...)
At the end stage, your instructor will deliver your pilots licence.