SkySchool UAE

Courses

SkySchool UAE is a franchise of SkySchool UK, Europe's leading Paramotor School. The following Paramotor courses take place in Ras al Khaimah during the Autumn and Winter months:

  1. Taster Course - Learn the Paramotoring Basics
  2. Beginner Course - First Solo Paramotor Flight
  3. Intermediate Course - Attain the APPI PPG Pilot License
  4. Pilot Course - Beginner and Intermediate courses combined
  5. Advanced Course - Improve Skills, Safety and Knowledge
  6. ParaTrike Course - Learn to fly a Paratrike
  7. Bespoke Training - Private Courses


1. Taster Course: Open Sky Taster Level

The Taster Courses take place over weekends from 12:00 - 18:00 in Ras al Khaimah and are designed as a gift or for those who are interested in learning how to Paramotor but want to see if it's for them. During the course students will be introduced to SkySchool UAE Team as well as the equipment while learning how to control either the wing or the motor on the ground, depending upon the weather. There is also the opportunity to meet other students and see them do their first Paramotor flights. The Taster Course costs AED 500 and if you book a longer course within 2 weeks this is discounted from the 6 or 12 day course fee! To make a booking or for further information contact us.

2. Beginner Course: Adventure Pilot Level

The 6 day beginner course follows the first half of the APPI PPG Pilot Syllabus and is designed for complete beginners. Training consists of ground handling, motor usage instruction, basic lectures and normally culminates in at least 1 solo flight. At the end of the course students can advance onto the 6 Day Intermediate Course. The 6 day Beginner Course costs AED 4,695 with all kit, fuel and log books included. To make a booking or for further information contact us.


3. Intermediate Course: Pilot Level

The 6 day intermediate course follows the second half of the APPI PPG Pilot Syllabus and is designed for intermediates who have either sat a 6 day Adventure Pilot Level course or Paraglider pilots with more than 20 hours experience. It consists of further training such as low level flying, precision landings and cross country tasks. The course also covers further theory including meteorology, air law, navigation, effects of the motor on the wing and more. At the end of the course students should attain the APPI PPG Pilot license. The 6 day Intermediate Course costs AED 4,695 with all kit, fuel and log books included. To make a booking contact us.


4. Pilot Course: Pilot Level

The 12 day course follows the full APPI PPG Pilot Syllabus and is made up of the 6 Day Beginners course and the 6 Day Intermediate course, as described above. It is designed for complete beginners or Paraglider Pilots with less than 20 hours who wish to attain the full APPI PPG Pilot license. At the end of the course students should attain the APPI PPG Pilot license. The 12 day Pilot Course costs AED 6,995 with all kit, fuel and log books included. To make a booking or for further information contact us.


5. Advanced Course: Advanced Pilot Level

The 6 day advanced course is designed for pilots who hold an APPI PPG Pilot License and wish to improve their flying skills and knowledge through a series of advanced lectures and tasks, including low level flying, spot landings, dynamic flying, thermalling, reflex wings and cross country flights. At the end of the course Pilots should attain the APPI PPG Advanced Pilot License and have the skills to maximise their flying experience. The 6 day course costs AED 4,695 with all kit, fuel and log books included. To make a booking or for further information contact us.


6. ParaTrike Course: Pilot Level

We run two types of ParaTrike courses, the 12 day ParaTrike course, which is designed for complete beginners and the 6 day ParaTrike Conversion course, which is designed for qualified APPI PPG Pilots. Both courses are designed to qualify students as APPI ParaTrike Pilots. The 12 day ParaTrike course costs AED 8,245 and the 6 day ParaTrike Conversion course costs AED 5,895. These prices include all fuel and log books but students will need to purchase their own ParaTrike before the course. At the end of either of these courses the Pilot should be capable of flying a ParaTrike safely and competently, without the need for an instructor. To make a booking or for further information contact us.


7. Bespoke Training: Private Courses

This option is suitable for those who live in the UAE and prefer to have private Paramotor and ParaTrike training having purchased their Equipment through us in advance. To discuss this in more detail contact us.


Further Information

We require students sitting a course in the UAE to have their own insurance cover. Dogtag are specialists in insuring adventurous people and we’ve arranged a discount for SkySchool clients using this link. SkySchool's courses in the UAE take place in Ras al Khaimah. The nearest airport is Dubai which is well serviced by Emirates, BA, Turkish Airlines and more. We recommend students hire a car for the duration of their stay however there is also the option to arrange an airport collection service with SkySchool UAE. Our partnered accommodation is with the City Stay Hotel in Ras al Khaimah which is on the beach and within walking distance of the flying site. Prices start at AED 240 for a twin/double bedroom and breakfast is AED 30. We can put you in touch with the reservation team to receive these discounted prices. Courses start at 09.30 on Friday morning and end on Wednesday afternoon. Students should aim to arrive and depart on a Thursday. Please bring appropriate footwear (ankle supporting boots are recommended), water, food, suncream and suitable clothing for the time of year, including a jacket and trousers as it can get cold while flying. To make a booking or for further information contact us.


APPI PPG & ParaTrike

APPI PPG - SkySchool UAE's Paramotor courses follow the International Paramotoring Association Training Syllabus

APPI ParaTrike - SkySchool UAE's ParaTrike courses follow the International ParaTriking Association Training Syllabus

Faqs

Do I need a license to fly a Paramotor?

You do not need a licence to fly a Paramotor in the UAE yet, however, this may change in the future. The APPI PPG Pilot Licence is therefore a useful thing for Pilots to attain.

Do I need to have a medical to sit a Paramotor course?

You do not need to have a medical to sit a Paramotor course. However, if you have any health or physical issues, we suggest you ask your Doctor for advice prior to sitting the course. If you are taking any medication or have an existing medical condition which may impede your training, please let us know.

Do I need to sit a Taster Course?

You do not need to sit a Paramotor Taster Course as this is not necessary. Unless you wish to see if the sport is right for you before booking a longer course.

How long does it take to learn to paramotor?

On average it usually takes 6 days of Paramotor Training to learn how to go solo on a Paramotor but they still require instruction. It usually takes 12 days of Paramotor Training to learn how to fly safely without an instructor. At the end of the 12 day course students should have completed at least 15 solo flights, logged more than 3 hours flying solo and passed the exam in order to attain the APPI PPG Pilot license. Having attained the APPI PPG Pilot license students can then buy equipment at discounted prices through us having test flown our range of kit and been advised by the SkySchool Team on what is suitable for them.

How much does it cost to learn to paramotor?

At SkySchool UAE, the 1/2 day Paramotor Taster Course costs 500 AED. The 6 day Paramotor Beginner Course costs 4,695 AED. The 12 day Paramotoring Pilot Course costs 6,995 AED.

How old do I need to be to learn how to Paramotor?

You need to be at least 16 years old and have parental permission to sit a Paramotor Course with SkySchool. For those younger than 16 years old, we can provide ground handling instruction and in some cases, Tandem flights, yet again, with parental permission.

How safe is Paramotoring?

Paramotoring is as safe as you are! Statistically, it is the safest form of Powered Flight. This is due to the slow speeds Paramotors fly at compared to other aircraft. It is also because most pilots only fly in suitable weather and in a responsible manner having received professional instruction and bought high quality equipment. As long as the Paramotoring community continues to follow these principles, the sport will maintain its high safety record.

Is learning to Fly a Paramotor hard?

Learning to fly a Paramotor can be very easy for some people and quite hard for others. Due to the physical aspect of the sport, the fitter you are the easier it is to learn how to Paramotor initially. However, the Paramotor Course is designed to cater for those with different levels of fitness. Also, the Paramotor Course is designed to be run at the pace of the individual.

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