"Get good instruction."
That's advice from William Shatner, featured in Risk and Reward, the number one most important DVD video from Lite Touch Films. A paramotor is an aircraft. Would you fly a Cessna without proper instruction?
Like many other introductory courses, Level 1 Master Powered Paragliding for foot launching or wheel launching provides the skills and knowledge you need to confidently and safely fly on your own. However, Master Powered Paragliding is not a budget course. The 10 day program is one of the most comprehensive and expensive available. Master PPG is geared towards serious enthusiasts who have the time and money to pursue this amazing form of aviation to the limit.
Maximum of 3 students per instructor. Space is limited, typically full several months in advance. Course schedule and training emphasis is customized for each student's needs and goals. You'll have two months to get through the course.
Learning to fly a powered paraglider looks easy so why pay for training? One Fresh Breeze dealer in the US offers free training when you purchase a wing designed in 1997, the Power Altas. If you survive the very brief training session, you'll realize you need a new wing so you won't actually save money.
You could also teach yourself. There are no license or certification requirements to fly paramotors in the United States. Make sure you have good health and life insurance.
Lite Touch is based in sunny San Diego. We can also send an instructor almost anywhere in the world to train you at your location.
Lite Touch Films is not the only source for good instruction. There are other excellent instructors out there. When looking for an instructor, ask for references. Better yet, go to their training field, watch them train and talk with their students. If you need a suggestion for a good instructor in your area, call us.
Risk and Reward DVD and the Powered Paragliding Bible are your minimum basic training materials for learning to fly.