Our Program (Paramotor Training)
First, let me take a moment to congratulate you on already making the most important decision in your Paramotor flying career – to seek out qualified instruction (paramotor training) to make your dreams of flight come true.
At Glidersports, all our instructors are certified through the United States Powered Paragliding Association – USPPA – and our training course is taught utilizing a combination of the latest version of the PPG bible and our customized syllabus derived from the USPPA and Glidersports guidelines.
Initial 5 days of Instruction
Kiting | Taxiing
Always remember – you are flying the paraglider, the paraglider is not flying you…
- Designs, types, materials used in the wing construction, parts that make up a paraglider.
- Why do we call it a flying wing?
- How do we safely fly the wing?
- How to stow and care for your wing and equipment
- Safety! Safety! Safety!
- How to preflight and postflight check your gear
- Engine run up with emphasis on Safety
- Engine maintenance and why prevention is a key to success
- How to properly care for your paramotor after the flight – VERY IMPORTANT
- Understanding proper weather for flight.
- Legal weather vs. Safe Weather.
- How to examine your local weather forecast.
- “ It’s better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than in the air wishing you were on the ground”
- Motor maintenance is an important key in safety.
- Help prevent engine outs.
- Paramotors are expesnive, let’s ensure they work a long time!
When do we train?
GliderSports consistently conducts monthly 14-day training classes. This allows full immersion into the sports and will help lay the foundation for a SAFE and FUN flying career. We are flexible during our 14 days and willing to work with your schedule, but all training must be completed in the 14 days unless other arrangements are made. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
What does our Complete Paramotor Training Program cost?
This option is often one of the first questions we get from customers and our advice is to do your research! Your relationship with your instructor is pivotal to your success not only as a student but for your flying career.
This is our premier training package that we recommend to all new students. We provide the gear, the expert instruction, and, most importantly, a learning environment that will allow you to progress at your pace.
We are always happy to discuss our training program over the phone or through email!
Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
Our Powered Paragliding and Paramotor training rates are designed to fit everyone’s personal training needs! Whether you are a new student or a seasoned veteran who is looking for advanced training, we are happy to work with you to improve your flight skills. Our instructor team is one of the most robust in the country that believes safety paramount and, most importantly, fun!
If you feel one of our training packages doesn’t meet your needs, please contact us, and we’ll develop a custom program to meet your needs.
FacilitiesParamotor training near me?
From the entire Clinton, MO airport to the multiple onsite training fields, we guarantee we will always be able to provide our students with a suitable training location. We keep our sites mowed, sprayed, and people-friendly to ensure they only thing you have to focus on is training! We consistently service customers from Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Arkansas. We are just a short drive (1hr 15min) from Kansas City for customers who elect to fly in and stay in our on-site bunkhouses.
Michael is encouraging and consistent as he teaches from ground handling to that exciting first solo flight and beyond. Michael is also very skilled mechanically and provides first class service for all the equipment that he promotes. You will not be able to find a better or more helpful instructor, anywhere. In the strongest of terms, I highly recommend Michael Holliday if you aspire to fly PPG!
I say this as a pilot with more than 35 years flying gliders, general aviation aircraft, supersonic fighter jets, and airliners. Launching a powered paraglider is difficult and my experience was of no help.
But Michael‘s instruction balanced great education, continuous emphasis on safety, and customized individual instruction to make my training a fun, safe, and satisfying experience!
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