PPG Level 1 Certified Paramotoring course in Ganpatipule
Gliding alone in the sky would no more be a dream after completing this PPG level 1 course. Your first solo paramotoring flight! The six day long course covers theory and practicals necessary to become a solo paramotoring pilot.
The PPG 1 Backpack pilot course is a 5 day course which provides the trainee with their first rating in the PPG training framework. This incorporates 3 hours of training every day (practical and theory). The trainee learns out how to launch and control the wing on the ground, with and without the motor, and furthermore figures out how to control the paramotor on the ground. The point is, for the trainee to perform in any event, at least 1 solo flight during the course time. In this course the trainee is permitted to fly just under radio instructions and supervision of a certified PPG trainer. The principal solo trip of 1 hour duration will mark the completion of course. From here on the trainee will be guaranteed as a PPG – Level1 Backpack Pilot.
Gears and equipment
Certificate on course level completion
- Introduction to the sport and the school
- Understanding paramotors
- Understanding various equipments
- Understanding inherent risks involved
- Basic understanding on mechanics of flight and aerodynamics
- Daily inspections and maintenance schedules
- Familiarization with various protective gears and safety equipments
- Assessment of air field, weather and site environment
- Preparation of equipment for flight
- Understanding performance limitations
- Fuel grade and oil mixture for the engine
- General safety precautions
- Emergency procedures (water landing, tree landing)
- Suitability of chosen canopy (weight range, flying characteristics)
- Basic maintenance and repair of paramotor
- How to select a good paramotor
- Pre flights checks
- Introduction to canopy (different parts & function)
- Introduction to paramotor (its parts & function)
- Ground handling with motor (power runs)
- Ground handling with wing (kiting – alpine launch, reverse launch)
- Ground handling with combination of motor & wing
- Flair timing
- Take-off and high flying (orientation)
- Maintaining flight circuit pattern
- Low runs
- Emergency power off landings / dead stick landings
- Proper care, folding and packing methods for the canopy
- Understanding the power unit – different components and their interrelationship.
- Daily inspection of power unit
- CG and respective adjustments
- Spare parts
Closest airport is Kolhapur and railway station is Ratnagiri. From there, take a bus to Ganpatipule, further more hire an Auto and come to Madachya banat resort or if you happen to come by the bus then is the last stop, take an Auto from there to the flying site which is Malgund beach.
Sunglasses if possible Poloroid, a hat or cap, full sleeves T-shirt, sports shoes, sunscreen and a camera to capture memories.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
This Paramotoring school head by Eric Menezes, a pioneer in Paramotoring in India, DGCA’s chief flying instructor for over 6000 flights, Chief sail flying examiner, was established in 1992. They are a batch of instructors, designers, competing pilots and Paragliding instructors. So with the team totally experienced and focused in the sport, they will deliver a safe experience with beautiful views around and make you a truly capable Paramotoring pilot.