Courses at our Paramotor flying school are enormous fun and not like lessons at all. Paramotors are small enough to carry in the boot of a car, and the short take off distance required means you can take off from a field near your home. You can paramotor with a group of friend at sunset, or set off on a paramotoring expedition that lasts the whole day - the choice is yours.
Paramotor training needs to be staged, so that you master the basics of flying a paraglider first, before adding the complexity of a paramotor into the mix, with elements like power, thrust & torque.
At Airways Airsports, if you are new to flying paragliders and paramotors, your paramotor lessons start with learning how to paraglide. Once you have learned to launch a paraglider (usually half way through your first day's training), you will do your first low flights using our winch (the feeling of being pulled by the winch is similar to that of being pushed by a motor). As your confidence and experience builds, you will make higher and higher flights until you are doing high flights and circuits, landing back where you started from.
You will then add the paramotor, learning how to launch with the engine on your back; then it's into the skies for your first paramotor flights. Within a couple of days you will be off on your first navigated cross country flight.
Choosing a Paramotor School
Airways Airsports is a full time paramotoring school, accredited by:
• BHPA (British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association)
• CAA (Civil Aviation Authority)
• BMAA (British Microlight Aircraft Association)
During your lessons you can learn on our paramotoring equipment. We also have an on-site Paramotoring Shop with paramotors for sale, (both new and second hand), paramotor equipment including helmets, reserve parachutes, flying suits and instruments.
Paratrike flying for Disabled
If you have mobility problems, you can always have wheels on your paramotor in the form of a paratrike. Attached to a paraglider wing, a paratrike is an ideal solution to those wanting to fly paramotors but either unwilling or unable to carry the motor.
Pictured is Andy Campbell - a paraplegic adventurer who set off on a massive project to fly and cycle around the world