BHPA Paramotor Training
At Green Dragons we train a lot of paramotoring pilots and it is one of the fastest growing areas of paragliding. We welcome students of all levels to come and train with us to get BHPA qualified and develop as safe paramotor pilots.
We often find that experienced pilots come to us to improve their existing skills and learn new skills to progress safely onto longer and higher flights. We welcome self-taught and pilots who have trained at other schools to come and fly with us.
Because of the cost of the equipment and how rapidly the equipment is advancing we normally require our students to either provide their own equipment or buy their equipment before the start of the course. We can provide advice and we sell a large selection of new and second hand equipment should you need help in this area.
We are also an inspection and service centre with a huge selection of spare parts so we can keep your engine running. Whatever your paramotoring needs, we will have what you need at our paramotoring school.
Paramotor Fun Days
A Paramotor fun day is day spent learning about our sport and getting you ready for your first solo flights. They focus on having a lot of fun whilst keeping you safe as you make your first steps into the sky. They are perfect gift idea for that special someone or as a taster day before signing up for the Elementary Pilot and Club Pilot courses for the unsure would be pilot.
During the fun day you will be able to feel the thrust of the paramotor and fly with a paramotor on your back whilst being winched into the air or hill launched. We do not have the motor running whilst you are in the air because a course is required to prepare you for full powered flight, instead you will be pilot in control of the paramotor wing. We aim to complete a number of flights on the fun day and focus on giving you a fun learning experience.
Our fun days are very popular and are delivered in a tailor made format so you progress quickly and safely along a BHPA recognised training program. Our instructors will introduce you to the equipment and teach you how the equipment works on the ground before you move onto the next steps. Once you are confident on the ground you will move onto small hops from our smallest training hill where you will float a few feet above the ground before making a safe soft landing. The final stage is to complete a number of small flights from a larger slope to experience the amazing feeling of flying like the birds. Throughout the flight our experienced instructors will be watching you and in constant communication with you safely guiding you back down to earth.
Be warned, paramotoring is highly addictive! We often find that many of our Fun Day customers are hooked from their first flight and sign up for a course to become a solo pilot. Because of this your Fun Day can count towards your Elementary Course if booked within 2 months of completing the Fun Day
Our training courses
The courses focus on producing safe paramotoring pilots that are capable of making safe independent decisions about their flying. We offer a complete range of BHPA approved courses from complete beginner to pilot rating sign off.
The 5 day course is designed for those who have no paramotoring experience and is the perfect introduction to the sport. It covers important topics like, safe use of a motor, theory of flight, weather, air law and practical flying tasks. During the course we teach you how to use the motor safety, complete safe take offs and controlled landings. The course brings you to a level where you can safely progress onto the Club Pilot course which is the next step in your paramotoring development.
Club Pilot course
The BHPA approved 5 day Club Pilot Course continues the training from the Elementary Course to develop the paramotoring pilot into an independent pilot. The course will focus on making you the pilot in command, capable of making confident decisions on when it is safe to fly and in what conditions. The course will cover all of the previous topics in more detail whilst moving focus to completing more complexed flying tasks. The course increases your theoretical knowledge ensuring your flying is both legal and safe.
Upon completion of the course you will be able to fly independently in the UK and beyond, ready to start working towards your Pilot Rating.
Already fly paramotors?
We recognise that there a lot of pilots who have self-taught or learnt elsewhere who want to get further training to continue their enjoyment of the sport. Because of this we offer tailor made courses or training days to get you up to speed with the current rules and regulations of paramotoring in the UK.
We will assess your skill level and design a training program that will get you BHPA qualified and make you a safe paramotor pilot. After an assessment day we will sign off any extra tasks required and cover any theory required to sit the BHPA exam. With this you can fly legally within the UK and with insurance provided by the BHPA to its pilots.
Please use the contact us form to discuss your requirements and let us know your previous experience so we can best meet your individual needs. We won’t spend time re-training you in areas that you already know and instead focus on making you a more confident and independent pilot.
If you do not need further training, are just looking for a safe place to meet like-minded pilots and fly more then join us at our private flying sites. We welcome all paramotoring pilots to come fly with us, make friends to enjoy the sport with others and get more flying days.