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Intro to Powered Paragliding Course
Train with some of the best USPPA Instructors
We are one of the few schools that are certified in Foot & Wheel Launch
Located in: Valley Springs, California
This is a one day exlopratory intorduction to Powered Paragliding.
You will take a ground course where you will be introduced to the equiptment and workings of a paramotor. You will then take a ±45 minute flight with one of our top instructors. You will be given then option to take control of the aircraft and experience flying first hand.
This is a full course to learn the ins and outs of a powered paraglider.
The Powered Paragliding Course provides the skills and knowledge you need to confidently fly on your own. Learn about your equipment, launching, and landing! Get the fundimentals of maintenance, weather, and many other tricks that would take years to learn on your own. Only 3 students are allowed per instructor. Space is limited. Call for reservations.
We also offer free refresher courses to all of our students. Give us a call and spend a day or more working with our instuctors to get you over whatever hurdle you need practice with. We will be here for you now and in the future.
$300 - one day exploratory course.
The cost of this course can be used as a credit toward the purchase of a paramotor or paramotor package.
With the purchase
Free lifetime membership
Training is done 7 days a week at the ParaToys Ranch.
Call Mike to find out what dates are available and to schedule your training.
The goal of the beginner training course is to provide the student with the skills and knowledge to set up the equipment, properly ground handle the paraglider, launch and land with instructor's assistance and to reach the goal of flying without the instructor's assistance in just a few days. The student will learn all aspects of Powered Paragliding including reverse & forward launches, tips and tricks, equipment maintenance, weather, flying techniques, and many other items that would normally take a student many years to learn on their own. Training is done 7 days a week at the ParaToys Ranch.
Call Brian to schedule your training. (209) 601-2444.
During this course, radios are provided by Paratoys. Only three students are allowed in each class for up close personal instruction.
From the Stockton Record at RecordNet.com, watch the video on Recordnet.com or read the accompanying article here
The following are just a few of the items covered during this beginner course:
1. Review and understanding of the equipment. 2. Review of the various parts of the paraglider wing and
what they do and why. 3. Learn to put on harness and adjust for comfort and proper
usage and safety. 4. Proper reverse wing launch and techniques for 5 to 10-mph
winds. 5. Proper forward launch techniques for 0 to 5 MPH. 6. Beginner ground handling of the wing. Inflation of the
wing and learning to control right and left brake toggles. (practice, practice, practice) 7. Control of the wing in reverse position and turn to
forward launch position. 8. Multiple advanced ground handling techniques such as:
high wind launches, low wind launches, ground handling without
a harness, weight shift ground handling, fast deflation of
wing, safety techniques, upside down inflation to clean wing,
etc.. 9. Reverse launches simulated without engine. 10. Forward launches simulated without engine. 11. Forward and reverse launches with weighted simulator
on back. 12. Powered winch tows for first off ground experience. 13. Engine on back ground handling. 14. Simulator training to master flying without ever leaving
the ground. 15. Harness techniques, getting into the harness while
in flight, to proper in seat flight position, weight shift techniques. 16. Complete discussion of first solo flight, launch technique,
course directions to follow, throttle adjustments, turns and landing
procedures. 17. Preflight inspection and warming up of the engine. 18. Solo flight, launch, altitude, seat, turns, flying,
landing. 19. More flying to reach the goal of flying without instructor's
assistance. 20. Basic engine maintenance, oil gas mixtures, spark plug
gaps, cleaning of engine etc. 21. Basic wing maintenance, folding, and care of wing. 22. Discussion of safe flying conditions and areas to fly. (Review of part 103 of FAA regulation pertaining
to ultralights.) 23. Review of the various equipment options available on
the market. 24. Receive the Paratoys beginners training certificate.
The goal of this course is to increase the PPG pilot's knowledge and skills to equal several years of weekend flying in only a few days. The advanced course covers: flying with other pilots, cross country flights, in flight advanced skills such as: big ears, low to the ground flying, spot landing, fine tuning both ground handling skills and in flight skills. Also includes SIV and boat towing. This course requires that the student own and flies his own equipment during the course.
ParaToys for an appointment 209-481-0493
This video shows the training area surrounding the ParaToys training center.
Need a place to stay while training in Valley Springs?
Casa de Ricardo is the home of the paraToys resident trainer Rick Hallowes, so finding a ride to the field is no problem. Camping and lodging available nearby.