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Regular Training Sessions: At this time, our only regular training sessions are conducted in Huntsville, Alabama. We do not normally offer private courses or instructional lessons outside of the regularly scheduled sessions with our partners, but would be happy to discuss your unique needs on a case-by-case basis. For more information on our Huntsville sessions, click here.
Consulting and Contracted Instruction: Our basic training course is designed to equip entry-level student pilots with a foundation of knowledge that meets and exceeds USPPA PPG2-level standards. This course utilizes a phased-approach to training, and is intended to serve as the foundation of a complete 8 to 15-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:
Instructor and Curriculum Development: The ParAmerica staff will continuously 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. Upon request, and on behalf of the resident staff, the ParAmerica staff will also coordinate with future students prior to the arrival of their scheduled class, in order to disseminate read-ahead tasks and necessary information.
Theoretical/Classroom Instruction: ParAmerica’s 18-hour ground school course utilizes an informal lecture method, and includes successive classes on:
Basic Ground Handling
Flight Theory and Procedure
Federal Regulations, Law, and Public Perception
Paramotor Maintenance and Inspections
Aerodynamic Theory and Glider Design
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.
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.