norman Posted November 1, 2007 Share Posted November 1, 2007 I am really interested to know why people come paramotoring. As a fixed wing flying instructor I was interested to know why people wanted to learn to fly. When the question was posed, the answers were often quite revealing. One of my guys was a maggot farmer who always turned up with a huge grin on his face and a massive roll of tenners wrapped in an elastic band. He was short in stature, hair and in sight, and was nearly always surrounded by the faint aroma of dead horses - just the merest whiff mind. He always enjoyed his lesson and was one of the most consistent guys we had in that if he booked - he flew. What made me dig a little deeper was that he seldom if ever did did any preparation for his trip. I quizzed him gently on this and he came out with the revelation, "I don't really want to learn how to fly," he said. "I just love being up there and being amongst so many positive and motivated people." We stopped instruction from that day and he and I just flew all over the place visiting airfields and doing interesting stuff in the air. He was never happier and came to fly more often after the question, than he had done before. We got him off solo and that was enough for that side of things - he just wanted to be there. So what rings your bell? Why do you paramotor? What is it about the whole scene that makes it special for you? Are you prepared to say? I am not just trying to stimulate forum traffic here, I am really interested in the question and look forward very much to reading any answers that may or may not appear here. Feel like spilling the beans - got the gumption to tap those keys? How about Simon, Clive? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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