On average, it takes approximately 12 sessions to go through the entire training program. You will coordinate the schedule with your flight instructor and will train in roughly 2-hr blocks until you complete the curriculum. This option may be more flexible with your work schedule but it will require you to be self-disciplined and to read and study most of the ground school content on your own.
Cost: $175/session* (Approx 2 hours each session)
Training Locations: Arizona / Utah / Mexico (Playa del Carmen)
*Price drops to $85/session if you purchase new gear from us.
For Training in Arizona...Call/Text Nik at (480) 389-4048
For Training in Utah or Mexico...Call/Text/WhatsApp Noah at +1 (435) 315-7929
Attend one of our 8-day training courses to complete the entire training program in one extended session. This option is great if you want to fully immerse yourself in the sport and train with a small group of up to 2 other students. All ground school and flight school modules will be completed during the 8-day program. This option will require you to block out 8 full days of your schedule.
*With the purchase of new gear. $2000 if renting our school gear
For 8-Day Training...Call/Text/WhatsApp Noah at +1 (435) 315-7929
What makes paramotoring so epic is that you can easily travel with your gear and set up to fly from almost anywhere. Aside from training and selling gear, we like to go out and have fun! We've done several adventure trips around the country and in other countries as well. Whether you trained with us or not, you're welcome to join us on one of our upcoming adventures!
Dates: September (exact dates TBD)
Location: Adventure starts and ends in Cancun, Mexico.
Imagine flying past the ancient ruins in Tulum and along the clear waters of the Carribean ocean. Bring the family and let them play on the beach while we cruise around and explore the Maya Riviera.
More details coming soon...
We've been passionate about flying since we were young. We started skydiving when we were 16 and we both went on to get pilot licenses in general aviation (Nik fixed wing and Noah helicopter). We love Paramotoring and we want to share this sport with others. If your dream is to fly, let us help you to make the dream a reality!
There are inherent risks associated with all forms of aviation but these risks are mitigated by operating your Paramotor and wing within the guidelines outlined in the owners manual and within your skills and limitations. The short answer is YES (honestly, it’s as safe as YOU make it to be)…It’s one of the easiest and safest forms of flight. The #1 key to safely enjoying this sport is good decisions making skills. You need to understand the glider and it’s limitations and your skills and their limitations as well. A good training program will help you to develop the skills and habits to enjoy this hobby for many years to come.
Fortunately, you are flying a glider…so you just glide down and land. During training, all of your landings are done with the motor off, so you will be used to coming down and landing without your motor. As long as you fly within gliding range of a safe landing spot, engine failures are nothing more than an inconvenience.
No. Paramotoring in the United States falls under Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) part 103. It states that no license, medical certificate, registration, or training is required to fly. You are required to fly during daylight hours (sunrise - sunset) and stay away from congested areas and you can’t carry passengers without a waiver. Your ground school training will go in-depth on general regulations and airspace rules.
Almost anywhere…avoid congested areas, busier airports (don’t fly within 5 miles of an airport with a control tower), and you can’t takeoff/land in national parks and some state parks. You will learn all the details in ground school. There are many Facebook groups of local pilots who can indicate where the best local launch sites are and where to fly locally. Be courteous to neighbors and land owners to minimize complaints.
We generally fly in the morning and the evening when conditions are calm. Experienced pilots can fly in stronger conditions. Weather and wind limitations also depend on where you are. Coastal winds coming off the water are smooth and stable while winds in the mountains or over land may be turbulent and unpleasant to fly in. You will learn about weather and wind conditions in ground school.
We cover all the basics in 8 full days of training (weather permitting). Most people will be ready to fly on the 3rd or 4th day of training. After your training, you’ll continue to learn and develop your skills on your own.
Yes. Paragliding or free flying is when you fly with your same wing but a different harness (without the motor). It can be a lot of fun! You’ll need a mountain to launch from or some kind of ridge where you can get lift. Check out the video of several of us free flying in California.
No. Routine seasonal maintenance like cleaning/changing the spark plug will keep your Paramotor running smoothly for a long time. Most of us end up learning as we go. There are vast resources in each community and online to assist with any mechanical or maintenance issues. Learning these things is part of the fun, but if you don’t want to learn it at all, there is always someone who can do it for you if you’re willing to pay, just like with your own car.
Generally, the same type of gas you use in your car but mixed with 2-stroke oil. It’s recommended to use the highest octane possible, like premium. We use 91 Octane Ethanol Free in our school motors. Several gas stations have the right gas. You just mix it with the oil that is available online or at most motorcycle or recreation shops. It’s really easy!
A truck is convenient but certainly not necessary. Many people transport their Paramotor using a cargo trailer hitch as pictured below. Others use a trailer.
Paramotors burn just under 1 gallon of gas per hour, so you can average the cost with oil at about $5/hour. Other maintenance costs would include new belts, spark plugs, and other minor things at 25, 50, or 100 hours of flight. Paramotoring is one of the most cost-effective ways to enjoy a flight. The initial cost of training is $1250 - $2000 (depends on if you buy gear or rent), new gear motor+wing will range between $8000 - $12,000. Used gear will range between $6000 - $9,000. The only other expenses to factor in are helmet ($100 - $400 with comms), reserve parachute ($500+ highly recommended), gloves ($15), radio to communicate with other pilots ($35), GoPro or other cameras to capture your epic adventures ($200+).
Taking a passenger or "tandem" fliying is possible with the correct equipment and training. A special license is required.