Foot Launch paramotor course in Lake Wales, Florida.
Service address: 451 S. Airport Road, Lake Wales, FL 33859
Aviator Paramotor Training Overview:
Aviator Paramotor is a fast paced, bootcamp style ten to fourteen day training. We offer full time foot launch* powered paragliding training suited best for those 18 years to 55 years. The ideal student for this style of training must be physically fit, eager to learn, and have the stamina to endure long days and physically demanding conditions.
In our experience, students under the age of 55 are typically more likely to succeed with this intense style of training. If you are not sure about your physical ability, give us a call or reach out to us to discuss.
Virtually ANYONE can learn to fly a paramotor but we recommend a different format of training for those who may not be able to complete our "Bootcamp" style of training.
We currently train over 200 students per year. We work hard to ensure that students are safe and confident in their PPG skills so they can launch, maneuver and land their paramotors skillfully without assistance or challenge. Emphasis is placed on safety from the beginning, along with fully understanding the rules, regulations, physics & complexities of the sport.
Aviator Paramotor Training Overview:
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Our training includes many in-depth courses to learn the ins and outs of powered paraglider flying maintenance, and ownership. We pride ourselves on having an extremely in-depth, industry leading syllabus! Our fast paced training program will have you flying within the first week of training. You will be taught the fundamentals of weather, glider design, airspace, federal regulations, motor maintenance, and many tricks of the trade that would take years to learn on your own. There are no limits on experience during your training, expect many flights and many different flight experiences.
We are one of only a few full service schools in the U.S. to offer FREE rental for ALL our state-of-the-art equipment (motors, wings, helmets, radios, water floatation, etc). We don't want you to feel pressured to buy equipment without knowing exactly what it is you want. Instead, make a decision from an educated, experience based perspective, rather than one solely based on marketing.
In order to offer a premium training experience, we have at least two scheduled classes each month of the year at our Lake Wales airport. Beautiful Florida weather allows us to train year-round!
Our program is tailored to each student's aptitude, but always conducted in groups, as learning with others not only makes the course a heck of a lot more fun, but also maximizes the learning opportunities for each member of the class. Course slots are limited so as there is at least one instructor to every two students.
As far as your time commitment, it is important to schedule a 10 day block of time for the course. We are 100% weather dependent. It may take less time for you to feel confident, however we cannot guarantee that or perfect flying weather. An instructor will be available for an additional 4 days for any extra work that may be needed, or to make up time for weather delays.
Our training syllabus uses the the USPPA PPG2 course as its foundation, but with additional elements and refinement based on over 30 years of paramotor instruction by our staff and consulting partner, Eric DuFour. Training days are packed-full with ground-handling kiting practice of various gliders, classroom work, paramotor simulator sessions, and winch tow flights to refine launch and landing technique without the complication of the motor. By day 3 or 4, dependent upon your aptitude and weather conditions, you'll be ready for your first solo flight!
Subsequent days of training include numerous flights in the mornings and evenings during which you will continue to refine the skills you need to safely and enjoyably fly on your own, as well as afternoons spent refining ground handling skills and completing the classroom syllabus.
Four weeks away from Class we are no longer able to refund training payments. We will be able to provide a one time transfer to a different class within the same calendar year, with more than a months notice.
Within cancellation time frame, you will be refunded all training payments, less the cancellation fees of up to $150.00 and less deposit. The $750 deposit is non-refundable at any time.
*please note, if you do not meet training criteria your registration will be cancelled, you will be notified and completely refunded.
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