Here are some tips for getting started in paragliding and / or paramotor

Flying with a piece of cloth and a few strings is magic, whether with or without an engine auxiliary.

Paragliders and paramotors are recreational devices that can also be used in competition or in Extreme sports. For the neophyte, it is difficult to imagine that this sport and its state of mind clean is simply a lifestyle that everyone dreams of.

Admiring the landscapes sitting on a chair in the middle of the sky gives a feeling of unparalleled freedom that makes us want to share some tips to help you get the most out of from our experience!

TIP # 1: I have no experience. Where should I start?

Paragliding and paramotor are more and more popular sports and you can see them flying regularly around you.

To discover these unforgettable sensations too, two choices are available to you:

  • If you only want to experience the sensation of flying and enjoy a fleeting experience, you can start with a " baptism air + ".
  • If you want to fly without being accompanied by an experienced pilot, theoretical and practical learning that will allow you to take off is offered in the form of a initiation course of 5 sessions. During your first flights and given the little experience that you will have even at the end of this training, you will be put in optimal aerological conditions for your safety.
Flying is a commitment that requires knowing your specific material, the environment in which you are flying and develop self-control.

By respecting the advice of your instructor while listening to his body and mind, you reduce the risk of accidents and put the odds on your side to fly for years.

TIP N ° 2: Do I have to do a tandem flight before registering for an introductory paragliding course or paramotor?

The fastest way to discover the sky is to do a first flight. This formula allows escape, accompanied by a licensed pilot, the time to discover the benefits of this sport.

If you are wondering why birds are singing while flying, you will know it from this experience sensational that is the tandem flight.

During a first flight + paraglider / paramotor the instructor will ensure the flight from takeoff to landing, he will explain to you during a mini training how these devices fly, what are their limits and how they manage to stay in the air.

If you are convinced that you want to learn to fly, a first flight + is not compulsory and you can directly register for an introductory course.

It will allow you to discover the material that will be made available to you, to learn the techniques of wing inflation, takeoff and landing. The practical courses will be supplemented by theoretical courses at the end of which you will make your first flights alone on board.
Don't panic, during your first flights, you will be guided by radio from take-off to landing.

Warning : after an initiation course you will be able to take off, fly and land on a site easy in easy aerologies but you will not yet be able to determine if the site and the aerology of the day are at your level.

If you are hooked and wish to continue, several improvement formulas will be offered to you and you will You will then be able to acquire your own material knowingly.

Allow about fifteen additional sessions to really feel at home. ease in handling the sail and knowledge of the exterior elements to fly serenely and in completely safe.

TIP N ° 3: Do not buy your equipment before an introductory course

The sail and possibly the engine must be adapted to your needs, to your morphology and your character. It is for this reason that all the latest generation equipment is updated. at your disposal during an introductory course.

To best choose the material with which you can evolve alone or in courses of improvements take advantage of the experience of our many years of experience.

To fly you will need: a paraglider wing or wing, a harness or harness, possibly an auxiliary motor (to fly longer) and an emergency parachute.

You can complete your equipment with a helmet, a radio, a pair of gloves, a pair of sunglasses and suitable shoes.

TIP # 4: Find take-off spots to fly near you

You are now ready to embark on this great adventure, but you are ask where you can fly in France?
Good news, in France there are sites almost everywhere! On this page you will find the different places where you can fly:

Good news never comes alone, know that you can join our club through which you can continue to evolve by benefiting from the experience and advice of its members.

You can also
  • Sharing unforgettable moments
  • Discover new spots together
  • Share your impressions and experiences - Travel differently and discover countries like you have never seen them never seen

The mountainous reliefs were the first places where the flight developed in paragliding but with the explosion in the performance of the equipment, it is now possible to fly during hours, without an auxiliary motor, on small unevenness of less than 100m (Moselle distance record, 155km in 2001 and more than 200km in 2020).

TIP N ° 5: Fly with an auxiliary engine (the paramotor)

Paraglider pilots, with a few exceptions, do most of the time descending flights, the duration of which depends on the height between take-off and landing (sink rate 1m / s).

By adding a small auxiliary engine to the sail (commonly a 2-stroke engine of 80cc) the paraglider becomes paramotor thanks to which any novice pilot can fly for hours.

When the paraglider take-off spot is not near the office, take off in paramotor of a meadow or its garden (you need a few meters as here: ) is the ideal solution for stealing almost any days.

Some frequently asked questions

↓ Paragliding / Paramotor: what's the difference?
↓ Where to start?
↓ How long does the training last?
↓ And the vertigo?
↓ I can go on vacation with?
↓ When can I start?

Paragliding / Paramotor: what's the difference ?

Paramotor is a motorized paragliding as Moped is a motor bike
The glider was invented in the 1980s. A little later, someone thought to add an engine and a propeller. Paramotor was born

Voile de parapente
Voile de parapente
Motorisation Miniplane
Motorisation Miniplane
Voile parapente plus moteur

How to begin ?

Learn to ride a bike before switching to the scooter

When you feel good with your glider (between 5 to 10 sessions) you can add a engine to your glider. There remains, therefore, only a throttle to control.

How long does the training take?

Five mornings to fly with a paraglider
Ten mornings to get your paramotor pilot certification

Begin with introductory training:

Continue with an advanced training course and get your pilot's license:

It is during this initial training (five sessions) that you can experience the thrill of flying alone.

This additional training (ten sessions) allows you to get your pilot's license (paragliding and / or paramotor).

What about vertigo?

If you do not have vertigo in plane, you will not have with a sail as vertigo appears only when you are stationary.

Can I go on holidays with it?

Yes :)

A backpack for paragliding and possibly another backpack for the motor (all fit into the trunk of a small car).

When can I start?

We are open 7 days a week and offer training throughout the year.