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Beginners Conversion & CP Power Zero to Hero

Club Pilot Paramotor & or Conversion Course

Already proficient in Paragliding or achieved the Elementary paraglider course and want to crossover to Paramotoring? 

Common Questions

  • Who can do it  - 14 Years and above, suits all ages, (see FAQ´s for guidelines on fitness).
  • Previous experience – Beginners Paragliding Ep course, Paragliding Hill Cp or Tow.
  • Group size – a Max of 5 students per course
  • Duration –  Theory and flying every waking hour for 6 days!
  • Objective -  BHPA Qualification, CP Power license, confident flying skills and healthy flying knowledge.
  • Included -  Accommodation, 6 days tuition, equipment and airport transfers
  • Great Deals on the combined wing and Motor units delivered to your door!
  • Do I need six days tuition if I'm a seasoned Paraglider pilot - No,  2 - 3 should do it but you'd use the rest of your time consolidating skills and getting your Pilot tasks achieved

Extras -

  • Mandatory membership of BHPA
  • In case of breakages(.i.e.prop or cage)Damage incurred to the motor unit, so to save any embarrassment you´ll need to bring a credit card to cover any possible incident.

New for 2018 - learn to Trike fly

This year we will be teaching on Trikes, there is now a formal Uk qualification regarding licencing of trike flying as a foot-launched aircraft. They will run alongside our popular Club pilot Paramotor & Conversion courses Enquire here

Paramotoring at the beach
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£925 p/week

Includes all equipment, tuition, airport transfers and accommodation

Check availability

The dates shown on the calendar are Arrival and Departure dates only.

The course starts the following morning. i.e. our calendar EP course dates 4-10 march. Arrive with us on Sunday 4th to settle in, the course starts early on Monday. The course finishes on Friday evening, your departure travel day being Saturday 10th.

Courses vary,  such as the Zero to Hero ppg course, Please check dates carefully. 

If you arrive outside those times we can help organise either a taxi or point you to a bus or car rental.

Spain courses:

The shuttle is at the airport at 1pm on your day of arrival. Please aim to land by 12:30 to be clear of the airport building by 1pm (Spanish time). On departure day (Saturday) it leaves the village at 11am and drops off at the airport for 1p.m. Flights leaving after 15:00 give plenty of time to check-in. If you can't coordinate your flights within these times, alternatively grab a taxi or hire car.

Turkey Course: No Free Shuttle

Airport transfers, typically everyone arrives at slightly different time in to Dalaman, there is a shuttle that runs fairly regularly to Oludeniz, or you can get a cheap 30-50 euro taxi, we might be able to organise a joint pick up (shared fare with others nearer the time)

 

A reasonable level of fitness is required. You will need to be able to walk up hills whilst carrying your glider. When learning to land your glider hard landings are a possibility. The motors themselves are heavy so lifting and carrying is a large part of each day.  Whilst learning to launch a paramotor you will be carrying between 20 - 30 kg on your shoulders so a good level of stamin is required. Trike flying still includes all the previously mentioned levels.

Any pilot who's already achieved a paragliding hill or tow rating to at least Ep beginners level. 

 

Our head quarters are based at the 'Eagles Nest' in the village of Algodonales, Southern Spain. We use a variety of private and public hills & fields to teach our paragliding and paramotoring courses.

EP. Beginners Paragliding courses can have from 4-8 on a group, you'll normally get 2-3 instructors helping you throughout the week

Club pilot course - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Paramotor Club pilot - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Zero to hero paramotoring courses - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Zero to hero paragliding courses - 4/5 with 2 instructors on hand.

Siv courses - 8 pilots to a course

Siv Turkey - 8-12 pilots to a course

Guided weeks - 7-9 with 2 instructors coaching and full Gps tracking

There is a certain amount of theory to achieve during the week plus an easy multiple choice exam for beginners, it's really very easy and we provide lectures during the week. You don’t need to know any rocket science to learn to fly a paraglider but there is a need to know and have a basic comprehension of how gliders fly and the rules of the road. Knowledge of the weather is part and parcel of making good safe flying decisions and getting the best out of your flying. Lectures will be given on all aspects of the exam and more.

Some basic background reading can be very useful, for good and easily comprehensible literature that would ease you into the sport try any of these titles;

BHPA Pilot Handbook by Mark Dale: a superb book, very readable and highly informative.

Touching Cloudbase by Ian Currer: Bit of a paragliding bible guides you from the very basics to novice pilot level in a nice logical order.

Understanding the Sky - Dennis Pagen; a Brilliant book on the weather, really easy to absorb and understand, not too fiendishly technical.

All these books are available from us just email us

 

 

All are welcome, we will happily pick them up from the airport when you both arrive, our house is lovely and relaxed with terraces to sit and read and wind down. We can't guarantee a place in the bus to watch you fly, if we can we will of course, but pilots come first.

We have few en-suite rooms so it's first come first served.

There will be an accommodation supplement for partners and children (depending on age). The Non-flyer supplement is £200 per week.

Algodonales is a stunningly beautiful area. There are massive amounts to keep everyone busy while you are flying. Stacks of history, horse riding to kitesurfing and bike hire in the village. Picnics & canoeing on the lake, stunning restaurants, charming bars and beautiful white hillside villages of Andalucia, everything is out there to do and explore. Here are some general links to activities in and around the area. For more ideas have a look at our "what other activities can I do in Spain..."

Paramotor Zero-Hero

New! Zero to Hero courses are 8 days of Paramotor Tuition

Our new course will fast track you onto Paramotoring. Smaller groups, use of tow or hill for initial flights. You'll progress quickly from an introduction to equipment then launch practice, as soon as we see you are happy with flying and landing we can move onto progressive first flights with a motor.

The benefit of training in a small group means we'll have more time to spend with you on the machines themselves quickly getting into the Paramotor Club Pilot tuition. Upon successful completion of the course, you will obtain your BHPA Club Pilot qualification.

What are the benefits of doing the longer Ep beginners course followed by the Club Pilot Paramotor course? If you have some interest in paragliding the Elementary Pilot course gives you the basics of both sports, you can use this to then go on and complete the Club Pilot Paramotor course.  Flying is simply great, with and without an engine so If you're not sure, do both.

New for 2018 - learn to Trike fly

This year we will be teaching on Trikes, there is now a formal Uk qualification regarding licencing of trike flying as a foot-launched aircraft. They will run alongside our popular Club pilot Paramotor & Conversion courses and Zero to Hero courses, but you do need to book in advance Enquire here

One last thing...the small print!

Because the Paramotors are a very expensive piece of equipement we operate a 'You Break, You Pay' scheme.  Its very rare for breakages to happen but when they do responsibility needs to be taken. You are also welcome to send your own equipement over to train on as an alternative. 

Save £500 when you buy engine and wing together

Map of course location

£1600 p/person

Inc accommodation, tuition & airport transfer

Check availability

The dates shown on the calendar are Arrival and Departure dates only.

The course starts the following morning. i.e. our calendar EP course dates 4-10 march. Arrive with us on Sunday 4th to settle in, the course starts early on Monday. The course finishes on Friday evening, your departure travel day being Saturday 10th.

Courses vary,  such as the Zero to Hero ppg course, Please check dates carefully. 

If you arrive outside those times we can help organise either a taxi or point you to a bus or car rental.

Spain courses:

The shuttle is at the airport at 1pm on your day of arrival. Please aim to land by 12:30 to be clear of the airport building by 1pm (Spanish time). On departure day (Saturday) it leaves the village at 11am and drops off at the airport for 1p.m. Flights leaving after 15:00 give plenty of time to check-in. If you can't coordinate your flights within these times, alternatively grab a taxi or hire car.

Turkey Course: No Free Shuttle

Airport transfers, typically everyone arrives at slightly different time in to Dalaman, there is a shuttle that runs fairly regularly to Oludeniz, or you can get a cheap 30-50 euro taxi, we might be able to organise a joint pick up (shared fare with others nearer the time)

 

A reasonable level of fitness is required. You will need to be able to walk up hills whilst carrying your glider. When learning to land your glider hard landings are a possibility. The motors themselves are heavy so lifting and carrying is a large part of each day.  Whilst learning to launch a paramotor you will be carrying between 20 - 30 kg on your shoulders so a good level of stamin is required. Trike flying still includes all the previously mentioned levels.

Complete beginners looking to qualify. 

 

Paragliding Ep beginners courses or paramotoring make for a great family activity holiday. You can now qualify at age 14  but you can learn to fly earlier with an adult present depending on your weight and fitness.

We’d only encourage children to do what they felt they were happy to do so if they felt too nervous with high altitude then they could stop there. There are issues with weight, so in truth any student pilot under 35 kilos would probably struggle.  Drop us a line if you are unsure

Our head quarters are based at the 'Eagles Nest' in the village of Algodonales, Southern Spain. We use a variety of private and public hills & fields to teach our paragliding and paramotoring courses.

Come on your own, leave as part of a bigger flying family

The Beginners Ep paragliding course is always a fun mix of individuals, occasionally small groups of friends come to learn together but the norm is that it is a bunch of solo would be pilots, so all in at the deep end together on day one. (For bespoke one-to-one training, contact us for price and availability)

EP. Beginners Paragliding courses can have from 4-8 on a group, you'll normally get 2-3 instructors helping you throughout the week

Club pilot course - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Paramotor Club pilot - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Zero to hero paramotoring courses - 4-6 with 2 instructors on hand.

Zero to hero paragliding courses - 4/5 with 2 instructors on hand.

Siv courses - 8 pilots to a course

Siv Turkey - 8-12 pilots to a course

Guided weeks - 7-9 with 2 instructors coaching and full Gps tracking