POWER ME INTO THE AIR!
AUTUMN / WINTER - SPAIN
BHPA Beginners / Conversions / Pilot / Safaris
UK Courses start summer 2020
Our power courses are run in conjunction with our sister company THE PARA LAB.
Our state of the art paramotor training facility uses machines made by UK company PARAJET, one of the most innovative manufacturers of paramotor equipment. THE PARA LAB is also a test and development facility for new equipment, as well as being an academy of excellence for training instructors. The Lab is based in a large villa with full support of its garage and workshop just next door. The airfield and training slopes are in the grounds of the villa so it really is a fly in, fly out set up.
Based in Southern Spain, we run a range of courses teaching paragliding conversions, safaris, paramotor SIV, APPI to BHPA conversions and trike paramotoring. Using the most modern equipment and training techniques we will turn you into confident, talented pilots while placing a big emphasis on safety, as well as having a whole lot of fun. We can either provide the very latest Parajet gear or arrange to transport your own equipment out to us.
qualified paraglider pilots / rusty paramotor pilots
beginners (2020 program UK ONLY)
We take a maximum of 6 people and support this with 4 instructors. The key to our excellence in teaching is the incredible talent and depth of experience of our instructors, along with the incredibly low student to instructor ratio.
This will ensure that you get the highest quality & safe tuition along with the most productivity from your week. Your progression will be accelerated, safe and fun.
We will provide you with the skill set and confidence that will make you a better independent pilot equipped for the challenges that lay ahead - be that active flying, cross country, confined landings, reading the weather and so on.
Trike flying is straight forward and if you'd like to learn, we'll teach you on the very newest lightweight trike from Parajet. This is a great way for people with back problems or trouble running to get into this wonderful sport.
We believe that comfortable and high quality accommodation is an important part of the learning environment.
Our base is a stunning villa which is a beautiful converted cortijo with a central courtyard and swimming pool. Located near the hill top town of Moron de la Frontera and just over an hour from Seville airport, it is easily reached by car. You will be completely spoiled from the moment you arrive. All meals and drinks are included and our meals use the best local ingredients so you'll get a real taste of local Spain.
You will have your own room, so no room sharing unless you want to.
Why not chill by the pool and take in the beauty of the surrounding views whilst waiting for your evening flight session...
Check out our photo gallery of where you'll be staying.
Course Dates 2020
July UK Beginners courses Available
UK Conversion courses Available
August UK Beginners courses Available
UK Conversion courses Available
October 4-11 SPAIN Conversion course Available
11-20 SPAIN Beginners course Available
20-25 SPAIN Conversion course Available
25-01 SPAIN Conversion course Available
More 2020 dates for safaris coming soon!
Paragliding conversion courses (you must be current and be CP or close), paramotor completion courses for those who have started a course but not completed, and safaris for those who are already qualified to paramotor.
Conversion Course Spain
£1495 per week (inc. half board accommodation)
£490 per week for non-flying partners
Beginners Course Spain
8 days £1950 (inc. half board accommodation)
includes transporting your equipment out or
the use of our equipment.
Beginners Course UK
12 days 1 on 1 £2400, 2 students £1800 each
We are located about a 1.15 hour drive from Seville
Several economical airlines fly into Seville. We will transport you from the airport to the villa.
Please check out the FAQ's for more detailed flight info.
6 days tuition & transport
7 nights half board & your own room
Beer & wine
Spanish airport transfers
modern, new each season, equipment
To ratify your CP qualification you will need a minimum annual member costing £148. This can be joined upon your arrival.
Explanation of fees here.
Travel/medical insurance covering paragliding risks. Several insurers now offer to cover paragliding risks but please check.
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To reserve your place
Mail me with your choice of dates. If there is availability on your chosen date we will instruct you about how to send a deposit which will secure your place. You can then go ahead and book your flights and look forward to becoming a better pilot..
These are non residential courses on the South Downs near Brighton with flexible days to suit you, run over July and August.
We can accomodate complete beginners as well as paragliding pilots who are looking for a paramotor conversion.
We will be teaching just outside Brighton on the South Downs and have tried to make this as flexible as possible. You can either buy a course or if you're already an existing paramotor pilot, you can buy individual days to work on specific skills or to gain your Pilot rating.
We have a 35 day window and you can choose your dates based on your own schedule, however, the more time you can allocate, the better chance you have of completing your course. Once you have booked your course, you can book your days. If you have a day when we are unable to fly due to bad weather, you simply rebook that day.
The number of places is strictly limited and we wil be offering 10 course spaces to beginners and 10 course places to paragliding to paramotor conversion courses however we will only have 6 people out at a time.
We use the most modern equipment avaliable and most is new or only a few months old. Because of the cost of new equipment, should you break or damage anything you will have to pay 50% of the repair / replacment. That said, we haven't had this situation arise and work very hard to make sure it doesn't.
What you will get with us is:
A highly experianced teaching team of BHPA instructors
Most modern equipment avaliable
Free train station transfers (if req)
Self study theory pack issued prior to course
Flying over the breathtaking South Downs
Advice on equipment purchasing from experts who have worked directly for manufacturers
We follow the BHPA training syllabus.
Beginners will spend 3 or 4 days developing non-motor skills and by the end of this you will be making non motorised flights from hills and developing really solid wing control skills. You will have completed most of the BHPA Elementary Pilot (EP) hill sylabus and you will have the option to fully complete it for a small extra cost.
The next stage is introducing the motor and safe operating procedures, practicing inflating with the motor and eventually moving on to flights in circuit. To complete your Club Pilot (Power) rating you will make bigger flights out of circuit as well as practicing more advanced wing control skills, engine failure practice and spot landing skills.
The beginner course is 10 days and the cost is £2000
If you are already a paragliding pilot with (at least) a Club Pilot rating and are current in your skills you will go straight on to working with the motor with a view to getting you airborne by the end of the first day or at the start of your second day. Again, you will do flights in circuit, flights out of circuit and practice further skills.
The conversion course is 4 days and the cost is £800
If you want to buy additional or single days, these are charged at £225 per day
We can either supply all the equipment or we can teach you on your own equipment.
When booking your dates, you can book as many as you have paid for however you may only have 2 weekend days booked at any time. As the teaching window is 36 days, at the end of this period, any unused days will not be carried forward.
Please note that we expect a basic level of fitness and you will need to be able to run a short distance. Paramotors can weigh in excess of 20 Kg and therefore this is not suitable for anyone with back problems (although you might be able to paraglide).