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Paramotoring Beginners

Beginners Elementary Paramotoring Course, Tuition & Conversions

As part of our Paragliding tuition here in Spain we´ve put together a thorough BHPA Paramotoring Syllabus with some of the best paramotor instructors on the UK scene. We will give you all you need to enjoy the obvious benefits of a foot launched powered paraglider that stows in your car and will take you on any adventure from a flat field. The courses are based on safety, knowledge and bucket loads of airtime, combined with our usual high standards of Paramotor instruction and great weather! See what previous paramotor students have to say

Beginners Paramotoring

First step - Never tried Paramotoring before then you'll need master your glider behaviour and get your feet off the ground without the confusion of the motor on our Beginners paragliding and paramotor Elementary course

The essence of all aircraft is a good confident take off and landing so we begin our power course with some un-powered practice. You would join one of Elementary Paragliding Beginner Courses for five days and learn the essential skills and confidence to launch unaided  on a paraglider. It will equip you with a broader understanding of the sport, as well as key lectures on weather and airlaw, Good launch and landing skills, vital to paramotoring, without the confusion of the motor whirring on your back.

  • Who can do it  - Almost anyone, 14 years and above, (see FAQ´s for guidelines on fitness).
  • Previous experience - None, perfect for complete beginners.
  • Group size – 6-8 students to 2/3 instructors.
  • Duration – Every waking hour for 5 days!
  • Objective -  A BHPA rating and vital first step to CP power course.
  • Included -  Accommodation, 5 days tuition, equipment and airport transfers

Extras – BHPA membership

Progression

Want to continue and get your paramotor ticket in Britains largest growing sport then book the two weeks courses combining our popular paragliding beginners course and our Cp Power course.

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Paramotor Training with FlySpain
Paramotor Training and holidays

£795 p/week

Includes equipment, all tuition and transport plus accomodation

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.

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.

 

A paraglider may look vaguely like a parachute or commonly confused with a parasail or parasailing because most folk have been to the beach or what some daft operators on You tube.

 Paragliding is now at a very exciting stage in its development, from being just a fun method of decent from hills, paragliding now offers the pilot the sensation of true free flight for hours upon hours. Using modern high strength materials a canopy only weighs about 7kg and packs neatly into a rucksack. This makes this "aeroplane in a bag" totally portable and can complement other sports such as skiing and mountaineering.

The paraglider wing is an inflatable structure. It consists of a row of tubes open at the front and closed at the back joined together side by side. The wing moving through the air keeps these tubes (or cells, to give their correct name) inflated. The air goes in the front but can't get out the back. These cells are cut into the same cross sectional shape as an aeroplane wing and it is this "aerofoil" section that provides the lift to our wings. The pilot is supported underneath the wing from a web of lines, each one with the strength to support the pilot alone. These lines are then attached to risers, a strap like device that is then itself attached to the pilots harness.

The harnesses we use for training are very simple but the ones used by the experienced pilots can look like a bucket seat taken from a racing car. These incredibly comfortable harnesses can come with airbag back protection systems to protect the pilot from unplanned hard landings, built in reserve parachute systems and all sorts of electronic instrumentation ranging from digital altimeters to global positioning systems. Cross-country flyers can look more like astronauts than paraglider pilots! The pilot holds a control handle on each side to steer the glider into turns. The control lines run to the rear of the canopy from these handles and by pulling smoothly down on one line at a time, one side of the wing slows down there-by turning the glider. With these controls you can perform anything from a gentle turn, to a screaming spiral dive, slow the wing down for landing and damp out turbulent air.

Add an engine to your back and you have paramotoring, a simple foot launched aircraft whihc again packs into most cars and without needing any big runway or storage hangar you can fly; outside of airspace and within the safety of the weather,  anytime and anywhere you like.

We’ve never cancelled a beginners or Cp course in paragliding or paramotoring, we have a full-time staff here super keen to go out and work and get you flying. When you give us a deposit we pledge to be here to teach you!
 

Our Head Quarters is at the 'Vultures Nest' in the village of Algodonales, southern Spain, meetings normally start around 9am. We use a variety of private and public hills & fields to teach our paragliding and paramotoring courses.

Due to the popularity of our courses, they are regularly fully booked often months in advance. Our CP paragliding and paramotoring courses are limited to small numbers of pilots and two instructors hence no refunds. However see below for how we will help.

We encourage you to take out holiday insurance from the get-go, if you have to move your booking and we get Four Weeks notice then no problem, we’ll refund you 90% of your booking. If we get less notice, then we’ll try and sell your place or provide you with a receipt for your holiday to give to your insurer.

Paragliders & Paramotors come in all sizes catering for both light and heavy weights a piece. Thankfully for most of the instructors I know, you don't need to be an athlete. Generally, as long as you can put one foot in front of another and break into a gentle jog you can safely learn how to fly.

On the paragliding hill courses, you do need to walk up and down a 200 feet or 80 metre slope over the course of 2-3 days. There's no rush so as long as you get back to the top of the hill then it’s all good. Once you're happy at flying at those heights then we drive you up bigger hills to fly. If you're unsure, or have  previous medical conditions, then maybe best ask your doctor before booking or contact us direct for advice

We do offer some bespoke courses(one to one) that use a winch for towing up for initial flights, it can be a constructive way of learning without having to walk up hills 

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 [email protected]

 

 

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

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£895 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.

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.

 

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

 

Our Head Quarters is at the 'Vultures Nest' in the village of Algodonales, southern Spain, meetings normally start around 9am. 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

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 [email protected]

 

 

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 £300 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..."

We have a variety of houses available to us including HQ, the 'Eagle's Nest'. Accommodation is based on two sharing, although you can book a single person supplement to get a room to yourself. We currently don’t have many ensuite rooms so they are on a first come first served basis.

No, you can book a single person supplement to get a room to yourself, please select this on your Arrival form at the time of booking. We currently don’t have many ensuite rooms so they are on a first come first served basis.

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 it's quicker than stomping up hills, and we'll have more time to spend with you on the machines themselves getting straight into 6 days of 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? If you have some interest in paragliding, it would help to spend the extra time with the hill huggers learning to fly off them, then migrate onto to CP progression week (you won't get both hill and ppg Cp you'll need to come back but the extra time on the hill will be beneficial) 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!

You'll be potentially using our paramotors, prior to the flight you will have practised enough launch and aborts to know what not to do on take off. Therefore we expect you to be able to take off and land without pranging a prop...hence we will ask you to cover expenses if you prang prop or cage!

Save £500 when you buy engine and wing together

£1500 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.

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.

 

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 is at the 'Vultures Nest' in the village of Algodonales, southern Spain, meetings normally start around 9am. We use a variety of private and public hills & fields to teach our paragliding and paramotoring courses.

Paragliders & Paramotors come in all sizes catering for both light and heavy weights a piece. Thankfully for most of the instructors I know, you don't need to be an athlete. Generally, as long as you can put one foot in front of another and break into a gentle jog you can safely learn how to fly.

On the paragliding hill courses, you do need to walk up and down a 200 feet or 80 metre slope over the course of 2-3 days. There's no rush so as long as you get back to the top of the hill then it’s all good. Once you're happy at flying at those heights then we drive you up bigger hills to fly. If you're unsure, or have  previous medical conditions, then maybe best ask your doctor before booking or contact us direct for advice

We do offer some bespoke courses(one to one) that use a winch for towing up for initial flights, it can be a constructive way of learning without having to walk up hills 

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

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