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Paramotor Conversion Course

Paramotor Conversion Course

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Paramotor Conversion Course

The Conversion Course is for PG2 qualified pilots wanting to learn to paramotor, as a way to explore more of our beautiful country on low wind days.

Paramotoring differs from free flight as the landing speed is faster, launching involves the balance of wing and throttle control, and you need to allow for torque forces (weight shift technique).

The conversion course will ensure you are confident with the transition to powered flight and able to enjoy your flights.

Course content:

Understanding of equipment
Torque forces and the effects they have
Motor maintenance, including fuel mixture and optimal carb settings
Ground handling - motor specific
Launching techniques - motor specific
Air space VHF radio training
Understanding turbulence
Landing process at aerodromes
Pre-flight checks
Emergency procedures

Equipment you will need for this course:

1. Reliable and serviced paramotor

You can bring your own motor or we can sell you a brand new out-of-the-box Parajet paramotor. You are required to have your own paramotor for this course.

2. Altimeter 

An altimeter will tell you altitude and airspace, and you can use your phone for this mounted on the risers.

3. Headset with communication with instructor

We stock the Icaro 2000 range of paramotor helmets, with a headset of your choice. We advise you purchase a Yaesu FTA-450L airband radio to communicate with air traffic.

4. Flight deck 

The flight deck allows you to mount your flying instruments and radio on your lap so they remain visible. If you need a flight deck please let us know.

We use several location options for this course:

  • Raglan aerodrome
  • Makatu sports ground
  • We travel to you (minimum of 2 participants)

We have travelled to Hawke's Bay and Whanganui to licence pilots. Please enquire if you would like us to come to you for training.

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How long does the course take

2-6 flight days depending on participants level and experience.

We also travel to licence pilots for this course minimum of 2 participants we will travel anywhere in the north island.

What should I bring

Please ensure you have the engine manual and it has been serviced recently.

Bring 5litres of new fuel for each day mixed to manuafactures specifications.

What do I need prior to doing this course

You need your PG2 solo paragliding licence prior to starting this course

Do I need my own Motor

Yes you will need your own gear for this course.

Do you sell Paramotors

We sure do we sell Parajet Paramotors. Contact us and we can sort all your equipment requirements