Paramotor flight has the potential to be one of the safest forms of aviation. The ability to fly both low and slow safely, the 'open' feel, the minimal equipment and maintenance costs, and the portability are claimed to be this type of flying's greatest merits. The research and technology that is constantly being applied to Paramotoring has made this form of flight extremely accessible and safe for all Aviation enthusiasts.
Powered paragliding, also known as paramotoring, is a form of ultra-light aviation where the pilot wears a motor on his back (a Paramotor) which provides enough thrust to take off using an adapted paraglider or Paramotor wing. It can be launched in still air, and on level ground, by the pilot alone — no assistance is required.
Powered paragliders usually fly between 15 and 45 mph (25 and 70 km/h) at altitudes from 'foot-dragging in the grass' up to 18,000 ft.
The Paramotor is supported by the pilot during take-off. After a brief run (typically 10 feet or 3 meters) the wing lifts the motor and its harnessed pilot off the ground. After take-off, the pilot gets into the seat and sits suspended beneath the inflated paraglider wing. Control is available using brake toggles for roll and a hand-held throttle for pitch.
Lightweight carts or "trikes" (called "quads" if they have four wheels) can also be mounted on powered paragliders for those who prefer not to, or are unable to, foot launch. Some are permanent units.
As a foot launched motorized vehicle, the Paramotor offers a very versatile opportunity for professional photography and video.
The advantages are: The ability to launch and land in small areas, 50 to 100 yards which allows us to approach the filming site from a short distance.
Because the powered paraglider is a foot launched vehicle there is no need to have a paved or perfectly flat area to take off or land.
The glider flies at a cruising speed of approximately 25 to 40 km/hour which allows us to record detailed and precise images. This has proven to be one of the most convenient, affordable, and immediate ways of taking pictures from the air. As in all air sports weather and terrain will decide what the restrictions and alternatives will be.
There are two basic approaches to professional filming:
In a Paramotor (flying with a passenger), which allows the photographer to fly along with the pilot , or Solo, which requires the pilot to operate the still or video camera while flying, For these concerns a mount with a steady cam is usually set up for the pilot.
Or if you just want to get yourself into the sky, then try out this amazing form of personal flight with an unforgettable Discovery Flight.
One day course is oriented to the people who are interested in flying a Paramotor, the course consists in making a tandem flight and an introductory class to the world of the Paramotor.
Discover the sensation of flying as the birds. Have an unforgettable experience, enjoying the most impressive views and landscapes.
Tandem jumping has been around since the early 80's. It is about the EASIEST way to do that "First Jump". After about 20 minutes of training, you will ascend to 13500' (4200m) in our Cessna 180 aircraft.
Wearing a harness connected directly to the Tandem parachute system, you will jump together and accelerate to 120MPH (200Kph), freefalling for about 60 seconds.
At about 5000', we will open the parachute, and then you can assist us in steering the parachute during the 4-6 minute ride down. During that time you will get to practice the landing, have yourself a great roller coaster ride (if you like that), and then land on the drop zone with your video person waiting to film it all.
A freefall Videographer can capture your experience, filming the skydive and landing, as well as the 'candid' interviews, special effects and music - producing an 6-8 minute professional production, ready before you leave (as well as a CD of photos for you to take home)
With the training, preparation, aircraft ride, jump, and video dubbing, you should plan on being here for about 1/2 a day. Usually, we will have you on your way home in 2-3 hours.
It is the easiest and sure way of flying. No previous knowledge or any experience is needed. A simple explanation before the take-off, a few steps and you will be ready to fly. That´s all.
All adventure sports involve a degree of risk; to minimize all risks all Instructors are qualified with training of over 20,000 parachute jumps. Relatively this is risk free due to the parachute deployed; all instructors are trained to adhere to safety regulations and emergency procedures. This will only operate in a designated route to minimize risks of air traffic, power lines and water body.
There will be an onsite medical emergency expert should the need arise.