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Paramotoring Courses SOUTHERN FRANCE (Gap Tallard)


Paragliding Course Description

This is a one week trip and the training normally takes 5 days (With an overrun day on the Saturday if required). This region of southern France is famous for its reliable weather and is the home of not only the Backbone Paragliding School, but also Pegasus (Europe) one of the UK’s leading microlight schools.

Pilots can expect to learn all the skills they need to fly one of these amazing machines safely in beautiful surroundings, on state of the art equipment, with one of Europes’ most experienced instructors,- a vast improvement on struggling with the British weather.

Why do it in France?

The weather patterns can make attaining a paramotor rating a drawn out and frustrating procedure with unsuitable days interrupting steady progress throughout the syllabus. By running courses in the very reliable conditions found in this area of France, we can offer a fastrack approach to learning, and having a great holiday to boot ! We pick you up from the airport, teach you to fly in a great place and drop you back again at the end of the week.

Who can take part?

It is much easier to progress quickly if you have a basic grounding in launch, flights with turns and landing approaches, so we strongly recommend that participants are at least Elementary Pilot standard.

If you are a beginner we can supply suitable pre-course training in the UK or at the Dune de Pyla in France before you leave. Please see details on this website or ask us for prices & details.

Clearly the more flying experience you have the quicker and easier your progress will be.

What does the Course involve?--Summary.

Day 1: Welcome, paperwork, presentation equipment, formatting profile and sail control on the ground, familiarization with the engine.. Day 2: Simulation of takeoff.Tandem flight with exercise turns, and grassroots approach. First solo flight with radio. Day 3: Single Flights, working on takeoff and landing. Day 4: Exercises in flight. Day 5: Summary of exercises in flight and TO's/Landings in order to reach self-sufficiency. Daily theoretical sessions tailored to complement this training progression.

Who Instructs?

All our courses are taught by Thierry Simonet, microlight paramotor instructor (29 years of experience in the flexible wing), skydiver, paraglider, microlight, 3axes and glider pilot.

What about equipment?

We provide all the technical equipment required for tyour flights, ensuring comfort and safety. We recommend that you equip yourself with gloves and warm clothing or windbreaker (depending on season) and trekking shoes.

What is included?

Airport transfers from Marseilles. (Lyon or possibly Nice can also be used at a small additional cost).
Up to 5 days training.
All equipment & Fuel is supplied, and (unlike most UK schools) the gear is insured against breakages, so even if you break a propeller (as happens to about 15% of trainees at some point) you are covered.

Six nights sharing a chalet (Single occupancy is at extra cost).

What is not included?

Flights from the UK.
Travel insurance. -We can recommend suitable cover,
see link for details
Guaranteed weather!
Linen & towel hire €15 p/w extra.
Food and drink.


Flexible weeks from May till October. Please contact us to arrange.


7 Nights, 5/6 Days Tuition.Pilot in Training--£899.

Single Supplement 200 Euros.

Reduction of 70 Euros per person for 3 or more sharing 1 chalet.

Please Note! 300 Euros reduction when purchasing a Backbone motor from us.



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