Powered Paragliding is possibly the SAFEST way to fly, but it’s still FLYING! Do you want to fly?
Different courses are available, but be very careful to pick a qualified, certified instructor with an organized program. Make sure they use the USPPA syllabus or equivalent and have thorough emergency training including simulator rehearsal. Make sure that, if towing is used, USPPA tow guidelines are followed. Solo pilot certification is available for student (PPG1), pilot (PPG2) and advanced pilot (PPG3) levels through the USPPA/USUA. Visit www.USPPA.org for a list of schools and instructors.
You can reasonably expect to have your first flight within the week! But are far from ready to be considered a pilot. Expect to earn your PPG 1 rating upon 1st solo and your PPG 2 after more experience. Our best pilots train over a 2-3 month period. Accelerated courses, which take significant extra precautions, can get someone a flight on their first or second day.
We would love to have you come out and explore our sport!
A great way to get started is to visit the school site and get a tour of the hangar and flying field (free) and possibly an instructional tandem ($150). The initial visit is a great time to meet other pilots and ask instructors questions that will assist you in making a great choice for your flying path. The cost of training varies depending on how involved you become. Training through a PPG 2 level within a 6 month period on our rental/school gear is $3250. We discount the training fee by $1000 if you purchase your aircraft through Midwest Parajet.
If you’d like to train this summer, please consider getting on the schedule today!
Training usually takes 40 hrs which can be done in a continuous 7-10 day period or over a few months time.
Please contact us if we can answer any more of your questions.
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