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  1. Hallo Everyone ok , Im almost a pensioner 64 and a half , and I’m not ashamed (anymore!) lol , please can some kind pilot sell me a wing to kite, . I cannot afford the motor yet, well not anything actually!! So cheaper would be really helpful. I search eBay and Gumtree all to no avail as I get squeezed out and I’m losing the will to bid lol I want to get up there ASAP , so at this stage I’m doing what I can afford that’s kite and you tube and learn by watching other people. Next year is the year.....so unwise as it might be , and I know it’s a cliche but you only live once....etc
  2. Hello everyone! After looking at all the options for Ultralight aviation it seems that PPG fits my needs best. Ive tried to get in contact with schools ive found through Google, but have had little success. Can you folks help point me in the right direction to get a demo experience/training in the sport? Thank you for your help!
  3. Hi all so just had my first tandem flight, and loved it. Afterwards I told the instructor that I'd love to get the training for the paramotor, he responded and said I shoulI earn to master hanggliding first and get 30-40 jumps in before I start strapping an engine to my back. that makes sense to me... but he also recommended I should then go for the advanced package, aerial stunts and more theory. He of course offers both.... So I'm curious, how did you all start out? What would you recommend? Also, I might be dreaming... but I envision myself getting a paramo
  4. I was so inspired by the training blogs that I decided to start one of my own. Not to get too far off topic I feel it might be worth giving a little of the history that led me here. I went on a 5 day glider course when I was 21 and loved it. Sadly I didn't have the financial ability to keep up with it and so let it go. Fast forward 25 years and my son is an air cadet, flying every weekend and well on the way to his solo flight. After one year is is ready to go on the solo course but its too late in the season. Year two the cadets decide he cant go solo because they have increased the
  5. Hello people. Im about to get training and will be flying from my home near Redruth. It would be good to hear from other Cornish pilots.
  6. Hi. I live in Kettering and looking to get some training to get in the sky. A trial lesson or something similar would be good. Don't want to travel far so someone local if possible. Look forward to hearing from someone.
  7. Hello I am new to the sport and am very interested. I have been looking around at different brands and I stumbled across the Parajet Maverick EOS 150. I was wondering if this motor would suit me as I am only 135 lbs. I do plan on keeping this motor for a while as possibly doing tandem flights in the future. Originally I was looking at the Top 80 motor but the EOS 150 is cheaper on Parajet's website. I only have about 10k to get into the sport including trading costs. I was planning on getting the Mojo Per wing as it looks like a good starter wing and there are a couple training spots aro
  8. Hi everyone. I've been fascinated by the sport for many years but was never in a position to get into it. My circumstances have recently changed and I would love to start to persue this amazing sport before I'm too old. Any ideas of where best to start? Kind regards, Chap77
  9. Just popping in to say a quick hello to everyone. I've been lurking on the forums for a while but I guess I should have said hello sooner! Been hooked on paramotoring for the past year but have only just started my official training on 5th Jan 2019. I'm rebuilding a Solo 210 and i'm documenting the lot. If you want to follow along my YouTube channel is here: https://bit.ly/2RSpRNb See you up in the air! Dan
  10. My name is Ian, I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and I have been looking into this sport for some time now and I am ready to get started. I would like to meet some people who are involved with it and starting learning what to look for and where to go, etc. Very happy to hove found this site and see that there are some people close by that are on here already. Looking forward to getting up there.
  11. Hello there! I live in Ontario, Canada, and am looking into getting a Paramotor. I am about 150lb and 5'7. There is someone who lives not far who teaches for between $3,000-$5,000. He is a Kangook/RsUltra dealer. I have recently found Scout Paramotors though and am in love with their design and have heard nothing but excellent things from them. Money is an issue, but I also do not want to spend a few grand less and then want to upgrade to something better in a few years. Any advice is appreciated! I am looking for recreation flying, would love to find myself somewhere between acro
  12. Hi folks, Since learning about pramotoring it's fast becoming an obsession. Keen to get myself some very good kit and find a tutor mentor as I can see that safety is king and there are some lessons I'll need to learn. I'm ultimately interested simply in gaining altitude and cross country distance covering (admittedly that's likely to be the UK as the Isle of man is tiny! (Is it safe to fly the 16 miles to Scotland in appropriate weather with enough experience and good altitude so you don't end up getting wet! - needless to say wearing a lifejacket!). The only school I've tracke
  13. Evening. ive seen a few guys buzzing round near Eastry often in the summer eves and always thought wow I’d love to try that. Having just sold a motorbike and have some savings Iam just looking into the possibility of actually giving it a go. watching lots of you tube vids and doo g some research online. I plan on a taster day locally soon. Anyone else from nearby? Ben
  14. Hi All! My question might seem silly and I know I will get the answer the more and more I fly, yet I wanted your expert opinions first! so I am on my 10th training flight and the wind is a bit strong today (compared to my first flights), a 6 to 9 kts. What I was wondering was, would continuing to fly upwind cause increased climb rate/ a faster climb? similarly, with stronger and stronger winds, would flying downwind cause me to burn more fuel/ add throttle to keep flying level compared to flying upwind? Thanks in advance! Joe
  15. Hi, i'm new to the sport but would really like to get stuck in. I'm trying to find a place where i could get paramotor training nearby to York and some advice on getting started. I haven't really done any "para" related sports other than a tandem paragliding session with active edge but i would really appreciate some pointer.
  16. Hi! I've just joined the site, mainly as a lurker to find out more about paramotoring! Having just moved to Kent, I'll need to wait until I have some more money for training and equipment before I take the plunge. Just wondered if anyone has any experience learning abroad? It seems to be a lot cheaper than learning in the UK and I guess the weather is more reliable, i.e. in Spain. Also, is there anyone in the South East who's agreeable to meeting up for a chat / observe you fly please? Thanks in advance!
  17. Hi everyone from a new member and old fart. All I know about paramotoring so far is from the web & YouTube vids - I am a total newbie to this sport. I am a reasonably fit & healthy 72kg 62 year old who started flying at the age of 14, first sailplanes, then power single & twin light aircraft, and then rotary (helicopters). I have had a PPL for 30 years but not flown for the past 5 years because it has become too expensive to justify. So I am now looking seriously at trying paramotors as a fix for my addiction to flight - besides, it seems to be a far more pure & free way to
  18. I have a question for anyone who knows the laws in the US better than I do. I live in a small country town in Minnesota in the US. All the fields here are covered with crops which makes finding a place to take off difficult. I rediscovered a city park that is basically just a large field with a small pavilion in the corner. There is never anyone there doing anything so I wouldn't be getting in the way. It would be absolutely perfect for foot launching a paraglider, but I'm not sure if this is legal and don't want to break any laws, or tarnish the name of paramotoring. Can anyone help
  19. Hi all i am very interested in trying paramotoring but have as yet never seen it up close just from a great distance or on youtube. I am in Newcastle upon Tyne and was wondering if anyone flies nearby and if they dont mind maybe allow me to see up close and talk about what its like. Thanks Max
  20. Please, would a total newbie (or two) be welcome at the Kings Lynn fly-in? I'm in Walton on the Naze. North Essex.
  21. The Harness. Day 2 or should I say morning 2. Money has now changed hands, which is not an easy thing, I think I must have both Scottish and Yorkshire blood in me, it's now time to get down to it and crack this bugger. Today I arrived at Membury in my van - it seams you either have to have a van or posh car to Paramotor, l'm lucky enough to have an old van so could already be mistaken as a pro. Now I'm an expert at flying the mini wing it's onto the bigger boy and the harness. Simon gives me a wing and harness and onto the wet field (yup it has been raining). Trudging out onto
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