At Skywalk we believe that you should first understand the principles of paragliding before attempting to fly a paramotor.
Foot Launch Powered Paragliding course (conditions apply)
Paramotoring is the most rapidly developing form of aviation. This is because of the simplicity and low cost of paramotoring as a sport, but also due to the fact that it is extremely safe and enormously good fun! A paramotor fits easily into the back of a standard car and allows almost anyone to fly without a license at a fraction of the cost compared to other aircraft.
Skywalk offers paramotor training courses, run over a few weekends, or a full time course. We do practical training at the Skywalk Adventure Park, our private training facility, on the southern banks of the Hartebeespoort Dam. Alternatively, you can learn to fly your paramotor on your door step, as we also offer to present the school in your area if there is enough interest. Paramaniacs Club membership for 3 months is included in our course fee.
This a fantastic and unforgettable way to safely enter the sport of paramotoring.
Powered Paratrike course (conditions apply)
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Crossing Over from Free Flight to Paramotoring and vice versa...
Pilots wishing to cross over from Paragliding (PG) to Powered Paragliding (PPG) or PPG to PG can now enrol in a special conversion course designed just for this purpose. Broaden your horizons today and enjoy more airtime by expanding your knowledge and flying skills!
The biggest advantage to crossing over is increasing your ability to fly more often, at more times during the day, and at more locations. While there are many similarities, there are some different and specific techniques and skills to learn that will make each discipline safer and more fun. To enrol in this class, pilots must be proficient in either PG or PPG. Additional instruction may be necessary to earn certification for either sport. Our school is uniquely qualified to teach crossing over, as we actively fly both ways.
PG to PPG
Free flight pilots wanting to fly with a paramotor will learn about their particular motor unit, setup, pre-flight, launch techniques, flying considerations, landing, safety, airspace limitations, motor care and transport.
Proficient PG pilots will usually take 2 days to complete the Crossing Over Conversion Course. Skill permitting, the final day of this course will include the pilot's first solo powered flights. Qualified PG Students can make use of the School's equipment, if available. After completion we can advice them on choice of PPG equipment to purchase. If the pilot has met the requirements for certification, the PPG and PPT tests can be administered.
To qualify for the PPG/PPC rating, the pilot will need a minimum of 10 PPG flights (& 10 hours) under supervision of the instructor. He/she will need to complete the PPG / PPC questionnaires and obtain a radio telephony certificate (restricted radio license), presented by one of the Skywalk RT examiners.
PPG to PG
Powered Paraglider pilots can now learn the techniques to fly without power and take advantage of natural lift sources available, such as ridge lift and thermal soaring.
We will cover setup and pre-flight, launching techniques, flying, landing zone proximity, approach and landing, advanced kiting techniques and appropriate weather observations.
The pilot will need to complete a minimum of 35 PG flights under supervision of the instructor.