As our school has grown and our Alliance partners become more and more booked into the future we wanted to find a way to help folks like YOU get started on the right foot and help you become a better student and better pilot down the road.
In early June, we hired a production team from Philadelphia to come and film us for several days using their incredible RED cameras. We wanted to make a solid video that would be useful for students before they came to complete their training.
See, learning to launch is the hardest part of flying a paramotor. And while there are lots of other things we teach at our Aviator and Alliance schools, we put a ton of emphasis on learning proper glider control so you can look like a master pilot early on in your flying career.
As our training delay has increased we've frequently seen people who want to get started kiting on their own before training... And until now, we've discouraged it. Usually learning to kite on your own is a recipe for frustration and a near guarantee of learning bad habits and techniques that later take much longer to correct. Our new video is designed to change all of that.
With your investment into a new (or used) glider from Aviator, you'll receive our nearly 2 hour video in which we detail our system for ground handling... Including:
This is not at all meant to be a replacement for paramotor training... But rather, it is designed to help you become the best student you can be and to PREPARE you for your upcoming training.
So, if you'd like to get started in the fun, sometimes frustrating, and incredibly satisfying world of ground handling simply contact us below to order your glider.... Or, if you already have a glider you can purchase the video separately (though it is priced fairly high to help re-cooperate our production costs).
We must remind you that this video is NOT a replacement for training with an experienced paramotor school. We deeply encourage you to use this as a tool for your training but not to even CONSIDER flying without getting proper training.
As our company grows we're once again excited to consider bringing on another member of our team... Please read the description below and feel free to contact us using the form below.
Business Operations Manager Position:
After years of careful preparation and over 5,000 hours of secret testing at our special facility just outside of Pripyat we are excited to finally share the details of Laurent Fourgeaud's latest masterpiece...
While Air Conception has long been known for it's lightweight "game changing" units, the Revolution takes this to a whole new level offering far higher power to weight ratio than any other paramotor on the market.
Available for purchase April 1, 2018
P.S. For those of you with, or without a sense of humor... April Fools ;)
We're super stoked to share this exceptional, non-partial review of the Air Conception Nitro 200... It's been made by one of our customers... Enjoy!
Aviator PPG is Hiring!
As our company's needs have grown, we are looking to add to our incredible team of aviation lovers.
If you've ever wanted to work in the paramotor industry and love working with a team spirit, we'd love to talk to you.
Position Type: Full Time
Required Experience: At least 2 years experience as a paramotor pilot. Educational experience preferred, flight instructing experience a bonus. Prior Military or First Responder experience ideally.
Prior experience working in a small, close knit team will greatly help our ideal candidate. Our team members work hard to serve the needs of our students and customers, we put in long hours and sometimes work for weeks at a time without a day off... But the work is extraordinarily rewarding, and working on our beautiful airport offers you many opportunities to catch quick flights while you're at work.
Job Duties & Expectations: We expect all team members to work whenever needed.... This is a salaried position and our time of greatest need is within the days we have new students in town... Teaching kiting, towing, ground school classes and more will be expected from you. A USPPA instructor's rating is expected to be earned withing 3 months of employment.
Additionally, we expect that you will have reasonable mechanical knowledge and a willingness to serve wherever the team needs you.
An internship period of 30 days will be considered the final part of our interview process.
At long last, Wings Over Winter returns!
Our venue has changed to the expansive Lake Wales Municipal Airport... Plans are in motion to close one of the runways and allow RV and tent camping on site.
We'll be limiting the event to around 300 pilots but we're VERY excited to share the skies with you all!
No ratings required, though we request that all pilots be of at least a PPG2 level of certification.
There will be a small fee for pilots to help cover insurance, bathrooms, etc.
Vendors will be added as they register... Registration for vendors and pilots is available here: http://WingsOverWinter.com
The Delta's Crazy Cousin... This motor / frame combo is INCREDIBLE.
Swinging the industries first ever 150cm prop, the Nitro XL takes the standard Nitro revs down from 7,800rpm to just 6,100rpm... But while a reduction in revs may not initially sound like a good thing, it actually changes the performance MASSIVELY for the better.
The overall thrust of the unit is up by a large margin (we don't have a thrust sled yet, but our butt-ometer is showing us an absolutely INCREDIBLE increase in climb rates). Additionally, fuel consumption and noise are both drastically reduced.
The Delta XL stands a massive 5'4" tall (162.56cm) and astounds all who see it... It looks almost like a caricature... Or a Dodge truck's grill!
But though it's size is massive, we've discovered that it still handles power forwards with ease and in fact we have yet to fail a launch with it. There IS a bit more friction on the lines as they're being pulled across such a large cage, but the feeling is inconsequential and something I'm now fairly used to.
Reverses are easy as well, though with the Delta's forward leaning angle you do need to take care not to rub the lines too heavily on the top of the looming cage.
The strength of the cage is exceptional however. I've had no issue with full power forwards even in moderate wind or with larger wings. Overall the entire unit is extremely well balanced and has completely taken my heart.
Though it's larger than any other motor out there, this cage's balance, weight shift, thrust, and controllability is second to none.
If you'd like more information or to special order your own Delta XL check out our shopping site, or Contact Us any time.
Thank you for reading as always!
June 1st, 2016 - The newly formed Paradigm Aerobatic Team is proud to conduct their first US based performance at EAA’s AirVenture 2016 in Oshkosh, WI.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the 64th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention known as the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Paradigm Team is scheduled to showcase their performances as part of the evening air shows on Wednesday and Saturday July 27th & 30th.
The Paradigm Team is made up of pilots from the United States, Spain, & France. Their ultralight paramotors allow them to create an engaging performance reminiscent of an aerial three ring circus as the 6 pilots to showcase the incredible maneuverability, precision, and performance of this relatively modern method of flight. Led by Eric Farewell of Aviator PPG in Central Florida (EAA# 1153625), the pilots each demonstrate their years of experience and expert skills to the crowd at AirVenture as they also conduct synchronized aerobatic maneuvers never before seen in the United States.
Paramotor ultralights employ lightweight two stroke engines worn by the pilot like a backpack. These engines enable pilots to fly as long as 5 hours on a tank of fuel while the gliders allow for speed ranges of 12-58 MPH. As paraglider design has evolved from simple wings designed to descend mountains to modern gliders boasting 9.5 to 1 glide ratios, so have the maneuvers possible, maneuvers that truly must be seen to be believed.
At AirVenture, Paradigm Team pilots will also utilize the the paramotor & paraglider’s unique pendular energy to perform an aerobatic routine like no other. Pilots will conduct maneuvers sustaining upwards of 6G’s and practice formations that include their gliders actually touching one another. The Paradigm Team’s 12 minute act includes over 60 maneuvers beginning with a formation launch and ending with a crowd side landing.
The entire Paradigm Team wants to thank AirVenture for the opportunity to share their exciting slice of sport aviation. They look forward to Oshkosh 2016!
We want to thank our sponsors as well:
We're so stoked to be bringing you stories like this one. James is the man and his thoughts on the Nitro 200 echo our own... #gamechanger