Week Long PPG Program for Beginners
This camp 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 6 consecutive days of attendance at our school and and 40 flights* on our equipment. Students should expect to train twice a day and 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.
Modules for training include but are not limited to:
- Paramotor Terminology
- Weather Analysis
- Safety Checks
- Wing and Canopy Control ( also known as Ground Handling or Kiting)
- Launching and Landing Techniques
- Towing aloft
- Pattern Flying
- In flight management
- Incident simulation
- Site Selection
- Equipment Selection
- Motor and Equipment Care, Maintenance and Storage
- Traveling with your Gear
- FAR 103 Restrictions
- Airspace and other Legal Requirements
- Flying in traffic
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
Cost: $3500 – $1000 credit toward gear upon completion
Gear: Use of all necessary gear is included in the cost of this package for the duration of your instruction. Damages and Repairs are the students responsibility and will be charged at predetermined rates.
Accommodations: Tent camping is available on-site at Morningside. 7 nights tent camping is included in the camp rate for one person. If anyone else is joining you, the rate is $10 per person, per night.
We also rent 3 platform cabin/tents (sleeps up to 2) for $65 per night or $299 for the week.
The final on-site accommodation option “The Castle“. This cabin sits atop the 450′ launches and sleeps up to 5 guests. Weekends at the Castle are very popular and book out in advance. Rates range from $85 – $140 per night depending on the number staying.