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What to Expect at Training

We’re thrilled you’re considering training with You Can Fly PPG! Our mission is to ensure you are equipped with the proper knowledge and skills to safely fly throughout your flying career.

 

Our training is conducted over 14 days. Over these 14 days, you can expect to learn the essential components to safely learn to fly paramotors.

 

Our training program includes ground training with topics that include but are not limited to:

  • Ground handling

  • Glider design

  • Meteorology

  • Airspace

  • Paramotor mechanics, and

  • Safety

 

Training includes:

  • Ground instruction

  • Simulator exercises

  • Tandem flight for instructional purposes, and 

  • Flight instruction

 

All paramotor training is weather dependent, and weather in New England can be less than cooperative at times, so while the training could be completed in about 10 days, the 14 days allow for a buffer in the event of inclement weather. Most students typically fly 5-7 days into the 14-day training.

What to expect in week 1 of training (roughly days 1-6):

 

You can expect to spend full days (approx 8am-6pm) at the training site for the first week of training, with breaks for lunch. We focus here on ground school modules and kiting. Each module builds on the next, so you will experience an incremental growth path. You will gain confidence in your ground handling skills so that you are well prepared for your first flights. 

There is a lot of running across the field in week 1. Expect to be sore with bruising on your arms from the risers. We will take planned rest windows to ensure adequate recovery.

What to expect in week 2 of training (roughly days 7-14):

 

For the second week, since the majority of Paramotor flight takes place two hours after sunrise and two hours before sunset, our training days typically start at sunrise and end at sunset, with longer mid-day breaks. We do our best to maximize all good weather windows so that you are confident and competent by the end of the training.

In the second week, we'll continue ground handling practice while also wrapping up any remaining ground school modules.

If you have a job that has limited time off, prioritize taking off the first week of training to be present for the foundations. If you have a flexible schedule, you may be able to get a few hours of work in mid-day during week 2.

Have some questions? Take a look through our FAQs for the most common questions we receive.

Ready to go? Fill out our New Student Application to get started!

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