How Do I Become a Paramotor Pilot?
At One Up Adventures we train just 2 to 4 foot-launch students per class. This means Travis and Kyle will be at your side every step along your path to success. We pride ourselves for training in intimate groups, in a safe environment, on the best equipment and with no expense spared on our part.
Your complete course will take 7-9 days to complete and you will finish both confident and safe to fly solo from home.
The foundations of our training are safety, passion, excellence and of course loads of fun!
When you train with us, we provide all new state-of-the-art gear for your course. You only need to bring clothing and a willingness to have the time of your life! Because we want your initial focus to be on learning the ins and outs and sharing our immense passion for this sport there is no gear rental fee and we provide always the safest gear adjusted properly for your body size and weight.
We follow the U.S. Powered Paragliding Association PPG1 & PPG2 syllabus but also add:
-Wheel launch Tandem Flight where you will receive dual instruction while taking the controls and flying on the very first day of your course.
-Numerous tow winch flights where you will practice launching and landing without the weight and complication of the motor. (*note* - We are very experienced tow operators, use only the safest purpose built tow equipment and have conducted thousands of incident free tow flights with hundreds of students. Tow flights are a critical step in a proper training course and are extremely safe when the proper equipment and expert tow operators are employed).
- Several motor running "flights" in our hang simulator. Here you will go through your entire first solo numerous times, while actually running the motor at full power and while communicating with your instructor through a radio helmet without ever getting more than 2 ft off the ground. You will experience the motor noise, learn throttle control, proper weight-shift inputs, realistic brake responses, glider trim controls and how to properly get in and out of your seat in flight.
What Else Should I Know About Foot Launch Training at One Up Adventures?
One Up Adventures is a USPPA certified school, Travis and Kyle are both USPPA Certified Instructors, ASC Certified Instructors and Travis is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. We have trained over 300 beginner paramotor students to successfully fly solo without injury. If you desire to earn your USPPA PPG2 certification, this course is designed to set you up for success to meet the requirements and earn your certification through us upon completion of your course.
Age: 14 y/o and Up
Your Weight: 100lbs to 250lbs
Fitness: Can Run 100 Yards
Must be able to Carry 55 lbs on your Back While Walking
Have a Receptive Learning Attitude
Ready to Have the Time of Your Life
Beginner Course Investment
($750 course deposit due at the time of signup to secure course date)
Not convenient to come to Florida? We'll come to you.
Work or family sometimes makes it hard to spend 2 weeks in Florida and travel and lodging costs can be an additional barrier to getting started. Our course designed to be mobile and we can bring everything needed to train your group in your local area.
We are fully equipped to travel to you with every piece of equipment needed to offer the same training experience as if you had come to us while you learn in the comfort of an area you are familiar with, spend the night in your own home and forget about travel expenses that could have been used towards your new flying gear!
Please Contact Us for Details and Limitations
Additional Investment for Us to Travel To You
$1.50 per mile (round trip) from Lake Wales FL to your location. This fee is split amongst all students in the course. We charge this fee to cover our lodging, diesel, camp fees, etc.