Proper Training and Quality Equipment make all the difference!
A Powered Paraglider is a simple machine with a complex person flying it. The largest risk to pilots is themselves, the unknown and the unseen. As we fly through the vast ocean of air, we must predict and calculate what is happening around us. The more aware and knowledgeable you become….the safer you are. This can be attained through either the unforgiving process of “trial and error” or through proper instruction, obtaining the necessary knowledge and the diligence to stay current with your skills.
MORNINGSIDE teaches foot launch Powered Paragliding with an emphasis on creating safe pilots who can enjoy the sport for many years.
We have three options for instruction:
- Introductory Lessons (3-4 hours)
- A PPG Camp Program for Beginners (6 days)
- Transition Program for Rated Paraglider Pilots (2 Days)
Intro Lesson (3-4 hours)
This single day introductory lesson is essentially an introduction to paragliding with a PPG Module to supplement the lesson. You can expect a 3-4 hour lesson that introduces a perspective pilot with a ‘Hands On” lesson. It starts at 9 AM by appointment. Over 3 hours we will:
- Attend a basic weather briefing and ground school
- Learn to launch, fly and land a paraglider
- Make repetitive non-powered paragliding flights attaining altitudes over 50ft
- Try on a selection of motor units and run them in our simulator
- Familiarize you with the Facility, Gear, Terminology, Training Equipment and Processes.
All equipment is included with this lesson.
The introductory lesson cost can be rolled into our other trainings and counts as a partial day of the complete program.
PPG Camp Program for Beginners (6 days)
This course is an intensive training program that expounds on the USPPA requirements for PPG2 training or Solo Flying. No previous flying experience is required. Graduates of this program will have the skills and training to fly solo and test for their PPG2 Rating. This comprehensive program requires a Minimum of 6 consecutive days of attendance at our school and includes 40 flights* on our equipment. Students will take part in several structured step by step modules while following along and documenting their progression in our workbook. All equipment is provided for this course**
* 40 Flights refers to the total typical number of flights attained during a course. Approx ~15 of these flights are solo powered.
**To attend this course, perspective students should be in decent physical shape with the ability to Jog / Run with ~50 lbs on their back for 40 yard intervals. Your stamina and strength should also allow for jumping off of a height of 12-18 inches with the same 50 pounds, a few times a day.
Students will be provided use of the following equipment for up to 40 flights (~15 solo powered) during enrollment in the program:
- Motor Unit
- Reserve Parachute
- Helmet with Comm
Transitional Course for PG Pilots (2 Days)
This course provides a step by step process to transition from PG to PPG. Even for the most skilled canopy pilots… transitioning to powered flights consists of much more than just putting on the Paramotor and taking to the sky. During this intensive course…….pilots will learn to launch and land a PPG while learning the about the different aspects of these aircraft as well as the steps to take to maintain the motor units.
Course Completion provides an opportunity to obtain USPPA PPG1 Rating
This course provides all the required equipment and culminates with 5 flights.
Notice: booking online will take you to Kitty Hawk Kites Reservations to schedule your activites.