If you have no previous experience of paragliding you begin with basic paragliding course. First three days of the course will enable you to do few solo flights on a flat ground.
This will give you a clear idea of takeoff sequence, control of the wing in air and landings procedures. During the interactive debriefing and self analysis the final decision will be taken by the instructors as well the student whether to continue with the training.
|TRAINING LOCATIONS||Nahda Dunes, Almuj, Sawadi, Fins, Bdiyah|
|LESSONS DURATION||25Hours, 5h a week|
|GATHERING||Almuj, Nahda Dunes, or Simulator location|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, Sun-protect Cream, Sun glasses.|
|REQUIREMENTS||– Minimum age: 15 years
– Minimum-/Maximum weight: 60/100kg
– Physical health
You’ll be given access to e-Learning access for learning track, and in the end of the lesson, you’ll receive your Paramotor log book. The instructor will review your flights and log book which levels you’ve achieved to promote you you for license test (theory/practical) with supervision of PPA assessor (Additional cost applies) Adventure sports have inherent risks which need right attitude, an ability to take correct decisions, visualization skills and very good reflexes to minimize the risk factors and to enjoy the sport. The instructors look at the progression level of a student to take the decision of taking the responsibility continuing the training to next level.
Session 1 (5 Hours)
First day is spent in orientation, a recap on paragliding basic skills, and classroom briefing. Various parts of the paramotor and their functions are understood. Do’s and don’ts of Paramotor flying are explained. A briefing on the various safety measures, basic care & maintenance and Inspection is understood. We go to the field for practical training.
- Assembling the paramotor
- We hang the motor to the simulator for adjustments and hang checks
- Tuning and understanding of the engine, feel of the throttle
- Ground run with the paramotor
- Inflation, control and take-off run with the paramotor
Session 2 (5 Hours)
We meet on the field in the morning and will do the assembly and setup of the motor under supervision. We go through the exercise of preflight checks. Instructor will do the test flight of your motor. We do post flight inspection. There will be debriefing on the flight of the instructor and briefing for your flight. A team of instructors assist you in your first flight. You will be guided via radio. By the end of this session you would have learnt:
- Video/Online session & classroom lecture.
- Take off, gentle turns and landings
- Pre flight Inspection
- Assembling and fitting of the paramotor
- Powered ground runs (Practice for take off)
Session 3 (5 Hours)
Third day you are made to repeat what you have learnt the first two days in the first half of the session. In the second half you are taught all the necessary theory required for your flights. You’ll be doing a few flights and practice landing approached from various angles.
In this session you will learn:
- Effects of controls
- Aborting & collapsing the glider
- Post flight inspection
- Dismantling & Packing of the paramotor
- Safety & emergency briefings
Session 4 (5 Hours)
On the fourth day you practice what is learnt on the previous three days in the first half session. Instructors will closely and continuously keep a track on your progress and brief you on how to improve your performance. You line up for the take off. Pre flight checks and warm up of the engine. You will start making all your decisions under observation. Depending on the weather you continue practicing takeoff and landing.
Summary of the course:
- Reinforcement of the lessons learnt in the previous sessions
- Flight theory
- Radio Instructions and its jargon
- Starting and warming of the engine
- Aggressive take off run
Session 5 (5 Hours)
- Quick lift off and gentle climb to 200 feet
- Completing the circuit
- Final approach
- Smooth flare and touch down
- De-briefing on the performance
Session 6 (5 Hours)
- Flight theory on air safety and emergencies
- Flight planning
- Pre flight Inspection
- Independent decisions
- Analysis of the wind pattern
- Aligning for take off
- Pre flight checks
- Independent take off runs
- Landing at the designated area
- Spot landing practice