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 Glidesports, 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.

Up to 14 Days of Training!

Our course is designed to offer a 14 days of immersive paramotor training. Our goal is that every student graduate with a PPG2 rating and the necessary skills for many years of safe flying.

SAFETY! SAFETY! SAFETY!

Student safety is of our highest concern. Upon completion of the registration process, each student will receive our proprietary training syllabus and the PPG bible to aid in the training process.

TOWING!

Towing is a crucial part of the Glidersports training process. Your tow flights will be conducted by a certified tow operator to ensure your first introduction to flight is safe and productive.

Introductory 5 Day Block

ALL new student pilots are required to attend a 4-5 day block course at the beginning of their training at our Flight Center in Clinton, MO.

Important!

We require completion of the 14-day course be within three months (105 days).  Muscle memory is so important to master the skills necessary for successful Paramotor | PPG flight. For new pilots, paramotor flying skills can become perishable and we want to ensure you get the most out of your training time.

Comprehensive Training!

If you are looking for barebones instruction, our course is not for you…    Our course includes extensive groundwork, classroom time, video review.    We teach you how to FLY your Paraglider on the ground before taking that first flight.

Course Overview

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Initial 5 days of Instruction

The initial 4-5 day training event will serve as the foundation for the rest of the course. During this training event, you will be emersed in everything Paramotor!!! This time consists of groundwork, classroom time, video reviews and most importantly – learning how to fly the paraglider through extensive kiting training.
Days 1- 5
Initial Course Graduation
Days 5-8
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Kiting | Taxiing

The initial 4-5 day training event will serve as the foundation for the rest of the course. During this training event, you will be emersed in everything Paramotor!!! This time consists of groundwork, classroom time, video reviews and most importantly – learning how to fly the paraglider through extensive kiting training.
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Towing

The initial 4-5 day training event will serve as the foundation for the rest of the course. During this training event, you will be emersed in everything Paramotor!!! This time consists of groundwork, classroom time, video reviews and most importantly – learning how to fly the paraglider through extensive kiting training.
Days 8-10
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Flight Introduction

The initial 4-5 day training event will serve as the foundation for the rest of the course. During this training event, you will be emersed in everything Paramotor!!! This time consists of groundwork, classroom time, video reviews and most importantly – learning how to fly the paraglider through extensive kiting training.
Days 10- 14
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Flight Certification

The initial 4-5 day training event will serve as the foundation for the rest of the course. During this training event, you will be emersed in everything Paramotor!!! This time consists of groundwork, classroom time, video reviews and most importantly – learning how to fly the paraglider through extensive kiting training.
Day 14 Graduation
Initial 5 Day BlockThe Fundamentals of flight!
The initial 4-5 day training event will serve as the foundation for the rest of the course. During this training event, you will be emersed in everything Paramotor!!! This time consists of groundwork, classroom time, video reviews and most importantly – learning how to fly the paraglider through extensive kiting training. 

Always remember – you are flying the paraglider, the paraglider is not flying you…

Paraglider

  • 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

Paramotor

  • 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

Weather

  • 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”

Maintenance

  • 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”
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TowingPay-in & Pay-Out.
Towing is an integral part of our training program. With our highly trained tow operators you will learn to takeoff and land under controlled conditions with and without a paramotor on your back. This process allows students experience flight much quicker than other schools, but also provide a much more efficient learning environment. We believe your first landing under a paraglider should not be with a Paramotor spinning a prop on your back :-)…

Cloud Street Super Winch

Strongest Tow winch in the country!

Certified Tow Operator

Our tow operators are highly trained to ensure your safety!

Why do we promote towing?

To simulate real paramotor flight!

Tow Location

We have multiple runways for towing!
GlildersportsParamotor training package!

What does our Complete Paramotor Training Program cost?

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!

Complete Training Package!
Best Value!
$ 2699.99 per month
Complete PPG 2 Glidersports Syllabus | Open TEST SYSTEM
14 Training Days
Up to 25 Flights on school gear
Includes Damage Insurance
Winch Tows
Best Value in the USA!
Complete Package
$ 2399.99
** Damage Insurance NOT included **
Complete PPG 2 Syllabus
14 Training Days
Up to 25 Flights on school gear...
Winch Tows
Daily Rate
$ 299.99
** Damage Insurance NOT included **
Complete PPG 2 Syllabus
1 Training Day
Flights on school gear...
Winch Tows
Half Day Rate
$ 199.99
** Damage Insurance NOT included **
Complete PPG 2 Syllabus
1/2 Training Day
Flights on school gear...
Winch Tows
Additional TrainingRates!

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 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 is consistently focused on safety, improvement and most importantly fun!

If you feel one our training packages doesn’t meet your needs please contact us and we’ll develop a custom program to meet your needs.

FacilitiesTo suite all your training needs.

Our Paramotor Training Facilities are unmatched in the industry!

From the entire Clinton, MO airport to the multiple onsite training fields, we guarantee we will always be able to provide our students a suitable training location. We keep our location(s) mowed, sprayed and people friendly to ensure they only thing you have to focus on is training!

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Training Fields

Our vast facilities will always allow for a safe training location no matter the wind direction.
Store

Gear Store

Our onsite Gear store has the largest selection in the industry and just steps away from our main warehouse.
Near You?

Location

Looking for paramotor training near you? Our facilities are located in the central USA.
Our Lead InstructorMichael Holliday!

Let me share a bit about myself and why I’m so excited for the opportunity to share my passion of flight with you, the student pilot.  

A dear friend and fellow instructor, Britton Shaw, once asked me if I ever dreamed I was flying in my sleep. I thought about it for a moment and realized, in fact, I really did have those dreams many times while I was growing up.  It was that one question that began to tie it all together for me and now I understand my passionate desire to pass my knowledge on to others. As a young boy growing up in Southeast Kansas, I saved my nickels and dimes so I could go to the local store and buy my “Silver Streak Rubber Powered Balsa Airplanes”.  I remember my sole goal was to be able to bend the landing gear just so, so that when I wound up the rubber band and placed the plane on the ground, a perfect takeoff was achieved! As I got older, my passion only grew stronger and I moved into building and flying large scale RC aircraft.  Every time one of my planes lifted off, I could only imagine what it would feel like to be inside that plane.

One day I was at an airport in Northwest Kansas flying one of my RC planes and I saw something in the air coming towards me.  It was a man flying a Powered Paraglider trike. He landed at the airport and to this day he probably regrets it because I must have asked him a million questions. He told me at the end of our conversation that he took one look at me and knew I was hooked!!  He couldn’t have been more right.

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40+ Students Trained

Let me make the dream of flight real for you!
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Vast Experience

Well versed in all the equipment on the market.
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Flexible Schedule

Our training plan is flexible to fit your needs.

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Passion!

Nothing gets me more excited than seeing my students take flight!
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CONTACT INFORMATION

51 SE HWY W
Clinton, MO 64735
United States
(888) 978 – 4020

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