Finding the right school for paramotor tuition can be a challenging experience for the novice pilot. We try to make it easy for you by giving you all the paramotoring information you need, then suggest you try a paramotor “day taster” before committing to a full course (we credit the cost of the day taster against any course you take with us).
Airways Airsports is a full time paramotor school, accredited by BHPA, CAA & BMAA.
We teach to the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association’s syllabus for foot launched powered aircraft (FLPA). We believe that the best paramotor pilots are those that learn to fly their paraglider first, and then we introduce the element of power. However, if you only ever intend to fly paramotors you don’t have to complete the full Paragliding Club Pilot Certificate course.
Winch Training speeds learning
At Airways Airsports we use the advantage of training on a winch to help people learn to paramotor quickly, safely and relatively easily. Your paramotor course starts by using the winch to get your paraglider handling skills up to scratch, learning consistent launch and landing techniques. You are then introduced to your paramotor and, as you are already familiar with your wing, learning to fly with the paramotor on your back is much easier. Also, because towing on the winch simulates the takeoff attitude of a paramotor under power, initial flights using the paramotor are much more controlled and relaxed.
Other elements of the course include working with the engine, navigation, meteorology and air law. Finally, there are some qualifying cross country paramotor flights and a written exam to complete the course.
Our Paramotor course lasts 8-10 days, which can be taken as a block or a couple of days at a time, you learn at a rate that suits you and your circumstances. As with all our courses, teaching is progressive and once you have mastered the basic skills on the winch, your road to paramotoring is straightforward.
New Paramotor CP Plus Course
This course is designed to help you move forward in your paramotoring skill levels, hence building your confidence in the future.
It will also help you move towards your Pilot rating under the BHPA for powered flight. If you are a pilot that has an overseas rating, or a rating from another association, or from a school with no accreditation, it will enable you to gain your BHPA Rating CP (Club Pilot).
Included in the course is six months membership to Airways Gliding Club.
Courses and Costs
Get all the info you need on taking up paramotoring with our day taster. You’ll spend most of the day in practical paragliding flying sessions with an introduction to the motor unit at the end of the day.
NOTE: Your flying on day 1 will NOT be with a paramotor on your back. You will be flying a paraglider, which is the first stage of learning paramotoring.
The basic Paragliding qualification that teaches you everything you need to know to get you safely in the air.
If buying a motor through us – £ 1,450
Without motor purchase – £ 2,300
Start your paramotor course by learning to fly a paraglider on the winch whilst practising plenty of ground handling. Then when you are ready, it’s a straight forward step to add the motor. Within a couple more days you will be doing your first cross country flights.
You get this high discounted training rate if you purchase your Wing, Motor and Helmet through us.
Once you have your CPC (winch or hill) paragliding qualification, your power rating is a straightforward step.
Come to our paramotor school for a two-day conversion course which costs £700, or pay just £350 if you purchase your paramotor from us.
The power conversion is a valuable extra ticket to have under your belt.
If you’re tempted but not sure we offer a paramotor Taster Day. We would recommend you try this first.