Introduction to Powered
You have never heard of powered paragliding
or paramotoring? Well, if ever wanted to fly on your own then this is the most
affordable solution for most people. It allows you to own an aircraft that can be stored in
your garage, basement or room closet, does not require private pilot license and
airport to fly from and best of all you can haul
it around in your car or truck. As opposed to traditional non motorized
paragliders you can launch from level ground under your own power, flying as you
please. Powered paraglider allows you to be as close to a bird as it is humanly
equipment that you needed is minimal
with respect to aviation standards. The three main items being the paraglider,
also called the wing or glider, and the paramotor,
sometimes called backpack engine and rescue parachute.
The rest of the equipment consists mainly of communication
training needed to start flying is also
minimal. The industry recommendation is 6 - 8 days of personalized training,
with more being better. You can never be too prepared. There have been people
that have soloed on their first day, but this is not recommended as you have
little to gain and a lot to lose.
Safety is of
utmost importance. Despite the relatively low risk involved with powered
paragliding there still remains the possibility of serious injury if a pilot
doesn't properly prepare and exercise good judgment. Preparation and proper
training go a long way towards a pilot's well being as well as enjoyment.
Piloting one of
these ultra lights gives a person excellent opportunities to capture
breathtaking aerial views
because you are not stuck behind the window of an airplane, you are out in
the open experiencing the skies like a bird!
: Barcelona (Spain) is an ideal location in
Europe in order to take a course in paramotoring. The perfect all
year round weather, makes it an ideal place.