Foundational Paramotor Training

A Masterclass in Basic Paramotor Skills & Knowlege for Beginners

Our basic training course is designed to equip entry-level student pilots with a foundation of knowledge that not only meets and exceeds USPPA PPG2-level standards, but also   This course utilizes a phased-approach to training, and is intended to serve as the foundation of a complete 8 to 12-day training session, in which students continue to build knowledge, experience, and confidence through follow-on lessons with resident staff and instructors.  Though each training course will be specially tailored to meet the unique needs and desires of the respective School Operator, our basic training course primarily consists of the following:


Theoretical/Classroom Instruction: ParAmerica’s 20-hour ground school course uses an informal lecture method, and includes successive classes on:


  • Basic Ground Handling

  • Flight Theory and Procedure

  • Federal Regulations, Law, and Public Perception

  • Airspace

  • Weather

  • Paramotor Maintenance and Inspections

  • Aerodynamic Theory and Glider Design

  • Safety


Our capstone event, Safety, serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience, in which students collaboratively discuss the effects of human factors, decision making, risk management, and abnormal procedures, as well as examining numerous multimedia case studies.

The ParAmerica staff can conduct the classes themselves, mentor resident staff in developing their own instructional techniques, or combine with resident staff to teach ground school classes.


 Practical/Applied Instruction:  Alongside resident instructors, ParAmerica staff will lead and provide personal instruction for introductory ground handling lessons, Motor Simulation Exercises, Thrust/Posture Exercises, and Winch Tow Exercises [if School Operator is equipped to do so].  Time and weather permitting, the ParAmerica staff will also assist the resident staff in conducting as many student flights as the schedule allows.

Instructor and Curriculum Development: The ParAmerica staff will advise and assist School Operators in developing a premier customer experience, and a unique, effective, and safe training program, while privately mentoring resident instructors to develop their individual instructional skills and techniques.  Prior to beginning training, ParAmerica staff will coordinate with resident School Operators in order to answer any questions, identify any special requirements, determine training objectives, establish a schedule, and individually tailor the training experience as necessary for each session.  

Please contact us directly to discuss your unique needs, or to request more information on our services offered, scheduling, terms, and rates. If we are unable to serve you, we will be happy to put you in touch with one of our training partners, or an instructor that can better suit your needs.