SkySchool UAE

Paramotor Courses

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

  • Online Theory Course
  • Taster Course
  • Beginner Course
  • Intermediate Course
  • Pilot Course
  • Advanced Pilot Course
  • Online Theory Course

    The Online Theory course includes lecture videos, short quizzes, downloadable PDFs, the Pilot Exam and more. It is an excellent way for students to gain theoretical knowledge while learning the sport's terminology before starting their practical course. It does not replace training with a qualified Instructor! The course is available worldwide and costs $125 (Approximately 460AED). If you book a 12 day Pilot course afterwards this amount is discounted from the course fee. We suggest you watch the Tutorial for the course first before enrolling in it here.

    Taster Course

    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 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.

    Beginner Course

    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 4,995 with all kit, fuel and log books included. To make a booking or for further information contact us.

    Intermediate Course

    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 4,995 with all kit, fuel and log books included. To make a booking contact us.

    Pilot Course

    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 7,995 with all kit, fuel and log books included. To make a booking or for further information contact us.


    Advanced Pilot Course

    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 4,995 with all kit, fuel and log books included. To make a booking or for further information contact us.


    Further Information

    Locations and start times vary depending upon the weather however you will be made aware of these in advance of your course. Students should bring appropriate footwear (ankle supporting boots are recommended), water, food, suncream and suitable clothing for the time of year. To make a booking or for further information contact us.

    APPI PPG

    SkySchool UAE's Paramotor courses follow the International Paramotoring Association Training Syllabus, which is the safest and most professional Training System in the world. We provide the APPI PPG Pilot license for those who complete the Pilot course. To make a booking or for further information contact us.

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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