If you would like to become a Paramotor Pilot, proper training is essential.
A Paramotor is basically a motorised Paraglider, that allows the pilot to typically take off and land in an open field. A small two-stroke engine, is strapped to the back of the pilot which powers a propeller, generating the required thrust for launch. The Paraglider wing is attached to a harness and pilot via carabiners.
If you are new to the sport, and thinking of becoming a Paramotor Pilot, we highly recommend you join us and become a member of the IPPA. With member Pilots located throughout Ireland you will benefit from a wealth of experience, and play a part in safeguarding the future of Paramotoring in Ireland.
Here are some basic skills you will learn from trained professionals:
- What equipment you need.
- How a Paramotor works.
- How to handle the Paramotor and Wing on the ground.
- How to accelerate and decelerate.
- How to take off.
- How to ascend.
- How to control the Paramotor while flying.
- How to descend.
- How to land.
- How to maintain your equipment.
- Thorough understanding of Air Law.
- Meteorological conditions and affects on flying.
The IPPA is a non profit organisation, our sole interest is safeguarding the sport of Paramotoring in Ireland, and creating safe flying procedures for all our members.
We are a Democratic Association one member one vote.
Wether you are someone who is interested in becoming a Pilot, or an existing Pilot, join the IPPA and lend your voice to the future of paramotoring Ireland.