I used To think paramotors where noisy and annoying. I then tryed one and found if used correctly they are adventure machines. I've got over 100 flights in the last 7 months over winter when most paragliders where grounded.
My most memorable flight was a launch at Thames aerodrome and stunning flight to Coromandel aerodrome for lunch, then a relaunch and jump over the coromandel range to Matarangi all on one tank of gas. The views on this flight where breathtaking.
Other flights Makatu to East cape, Ruahine range, Raglan to Ruapuke return and Kaweka range the options are endless.
What makes a memorable flight?
- Good flight conditions
- Beautiful coastal and mountain scenery
- Smart piloting ensuring enough height for landing options
- Not annoying other beach users
- Reliable paramotor that you can trust
- Comfortable harness
- Preparation and training
Paramotor Conversion Course
You have your PG2 and are wanting to paramotor so you can explore more of our beautiful country.
Paramotoring differs from free flight, landing speed is faster, launch involves coordination, weight shift technique and not to mention torque forces.
This conversion course will ensure you are confident with the transition to powered flight and ready to enjoy long beautiful flights.
- 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
- Turbulance understanding
- Landing at aerodrome process
- Pre flight checks
- Emergency Procedures
Equipment you need for this course
- Reliable and serviced paramotor
You can bring your own motor or we can sell you a brand new out of the box Scout paramotor. You are required to have your own paramotor for this course.
We can sell you a flymaster that will tell you altitude and airspace
3. Headset with communication
We stock the Icaro 2000 range of paramotor helmets with a headset of your choice
4. Flight deck
Mount your flymaster and radio to your flightdeck. We sell these.
Download the NZHGPA Paramotor Motor Certificate form below.
Paramotor Full Course
So you want one course to licence you for Paragliding and Paramotoring.
Learn to fly a paraglider then the motor skills all in one course.
What you need,
- Paragliding equipment for groundhandling and short flights (Supplied)
- Scout Paramotor, takes around 3 weeks to arrive once ordered
- Scout Paramotor, you are required to have your own paramotor for this course
- Be available for all training sessions so you get learning continuity
- NZHGPA full membership
Stages of learning,
- Paraglider, harness care and maintenance
- Weather basics
- Launch and flight risk assessment
- Pre Flight check systems
- Log book requirements
- Ground control your glider
- Launch and fly your glider
- Airband VHF radio introduction
- 25 flights under comprehensive radio instruction
- Reserve deployment considerations
- Advanced ground handling techniques
- Launch and landing techniques and considerations
- Advanced environmental & meteorological understanding to ensure safe, enjoyable flying
- Safety considerations when flying with others (VFR - visual flight rules)
- Torque forces understanding
- Motor instruction then introduction
- Ground control with Motor
- Practice launches with motor
- Begin motor flights (25 minimum required)
- 30km cross-country flight
- Complete exams x 3
This course includes the following ratings,
- PG1 (Paraglider 1)
- PG2 (Paraglider 2 solo rating)
- PP (Powered Paragliding)
- ARO (Airband Radio Operator)
On completion of this course you are licenced to free fly or motor fly and also have the safety to fly with other aircraft using airband radio.
You start this course with no flying experience and finish with the freedom to confidently free fly a local coastal ridge, thermal site or paramotor fly.
This course does it all.