Powered Paragliding Training
Powered Paragliding New Brunswick Flight
School has been approved by Transport Canada.
Learning how to fly
Powered Paraglider under instructor's guidance is essential for safe and continuous
enjoyment of the sport.
One of the first things
you must consider is your current physical condition. You must sign a Category 4
Medical Declaration form stating your current health status, prior to receiving Powered
Paragliding training. The list below is the maladies that require further investigation by
a CAME before the training can be conducted.
This does not mean that you cannot take the training, however
Civil Aviation Authorities require a letter from a Aviation Medical Doctor stating that
you are good physical condition to conduct aviation training with the illness that
you have declared.
have ever suffered from any of the conditions listed below you must undergo a medical
examination with a civil aviation medical examiner.
I hereby declare that I have never suffered from any of the conditions listed
fits or seizures;
Significant head injury;
Severe headaches or migraine;
Diabetes requiring insulin or other medication;
Heart disease, heart attack or high blood pressure;
Coronary by-pay pass surgery or angioplasty;
Chronic chest, sinus or ear condition;
Chronic abdominal condition requiring medication;
Eye trouble (e.g. vision not correctable to 20/30,
Inability to pass a motor vehicle
Nervous conditions requiring therapy or medication;
fainting, dizziness or blackout;
M. Any other
physical or mental disability;
or chemical dependence or abuse; and
O. Any difficulty
with hearing or speech.
I have never been denied, on medical grounds:
A . Motor vehicle operators license;
B. A civil
aviation personnel license, or permit, or
Basic Powered Paragliding Course Training Outline
Ground Training: Ground training consists of:
Paraglider handling; and
you to write your Student Pilot Permit Exam.
Training: Flight training consists of:
flight's or when the student becomes efficient to fly safely.
Additional included items:
Ultra-Light Training Manual;
Student Pilot Permit;
training pictures on CD;
training video on CD; and
F. Certification and certificate upon completion
Cost of Training
1. Training Options:
Powered Paragliding Course -
Basic Powered Paragliding Course - Renting equipment from PPGNB: Rent a paramotor and
paraglider from PPGNB your cost for the PPG Course and training will be:
Note* Maximum pilot weight for Foot
Launch rental training equipment available must not exceed 200 lbs.
Note* Maximum pilot weight for Trike
Launch rental training equipment available must not exceed 220 lbs.
Transport Canada License Requirement's:
A Powered Paragliding
Flight School is mandatory to teach theoretical subjects and practical which are usually
taken simultaneously . Ground School training must be under the direction and
supervision of a holder of a flight instructor permit and the student must complete:
30 Takeoffs and Landings; and
With a minimum of 5 solo flight hours
Once you complete your
Basic Powered Paragliding Course and have met the course standard (Safely
take-off, fly, land with no required input from an Instructor) you will be authorized
to fly with your Student Pilot Permit in your local area.
However, all flight's must be authorized by an
Instructor (Myself) by contacting me by telephone or e-mail. Once you have completed
the Transport Canada Powered Paragliding License requirements of (30 flight's and 5 hours
flight) I will send you the required forms to write your final exam with Transport
You can come and watch
first, give me a call and I can show you a demo flight (weather permitting, If your
interested in learning you can try a Tandem
Flight to see if this sport is for you, minimum age is 16 years
How Do I Become a
PPG Pilot: Just follow these steps
Step 1 - Learn how to fly a Powered Paraglider:
a. Book yourself
on a course; PPG Course
b. Order your equipment and
study package - If you are going to rent or purchase new equipment, please
call to see if I have your required equipment in stock. Delivery of equipment may
take up to 4 - 6 weeks.
Note* We will require a full deposit to order your
c. What to bring - You will require the
following items!! Very Important
(1). You'll require proof of citizenship
- Either an up to date passport or your Birth Certificate: (Do not forget these
docs, I can not train you without proof of citizenship) these documents are require
to apply for your Student Pilot Permit from Transport Canada:
(2). Good pair of good ankle support boots;
(3). Thin pair of gloves for kiting; and
(4). Warm clothing to suit the time of year.
Step 2 - Pass
Transport Canada written test: You will be issued a "UPAC Ultralight
Information Manual" which is part of the study materials
included in the course study package.
You will be required to
study a portion of this manual in which covers Canadian Aviation Regulations. If you book
your course in advance we will send you the manual to pre-study. If not, you can easily
study during the course.
You will require this
info to write your PStar exam to receive a Student Pilot Permit prior to your first
On completion of your
course you can study the remainder of the manual to get ready for your final exam with
After you had
achieved 30 takeoffs and landings with a minimum of 5 hours flight logged in your
flight log book, you can then write your final exam with Transport Canada to get your
Ultra-Light Pilot Permit.
Step 3 - Apply for an
Ultralight pilot license: To get licensed as PPG pilot you will
submit an application to Transport Canada with following supporting documents: your
written exam results, your log book initialed by me your instructor, letter of competency
written by me, and a fee of $ 55.00 Then a Ultra-Light
pilot license restricted to powered parachutes and paragliders will be issued to
Step 4 - Register your aircraft:
In Canada, you must register your powered paraglider aircraft with Transport
Canada. This can be done as soon as you purchase your paramotor. Once you
complete the application they will also require a bill of sale, photo of the paramotor
date plate clearly showing the name of the manufacture, mode, serial number along with a
fee. You only have to register the paramotor once. The registration marks should be
displayed and clearly visible on the paramotor. My paramotor registration markings
on my motor are C-IDIR and you can get more info on our home page under
Step 5 - Arrange
for liability insurance: You will become a member of COPA
and will acquire minimum of $ 100, 000 Canadian third
party Liability Insurance. (cost approximately $10.00 per month) Click
on Useful Links for
general information and links in reference to: Transport Canada rules and
regulations; aircraft registration and insurance; and on useful reading materials.
the United States or other Countries: If
you are thinking in taking training in the USA or other Countries you may want to consider
in the USA: US PPG Instructors do not cover the same requirements as we do in
Canada due to they do not require to be licensed or registered to fly a paramotor in the
US. They do not cover all the ground and In-flight training as we do here in Canada
prior to your first flight. Example: Theory of flight, CARS, emergency procedures,
PPG Illegally in Canada - If someone tells you that you really don't
require a license in Canada to fly a paramotor consider this. Back in the 90's when
PPG was new you could get away with flying without a license due to the sport was
relatively new. Back then, PPG was not on the radar in regards to Transport Canada
and about a third of PPG pilots didn't bother getting their license.
Today, there are
hundreds of PPG pilots flying and Transport Canada monitors training and licensing
aggressively. Transport Canada representatives have attended several Fly-Ins in the
past asking for documentation. All Canadian Instructors are mandated to ensure
Canadian Students get properly trained and licesened.
You have now completed everything you need to fly a
Powered Paraglider legally in Canada.
Powered Paragliding New Brunswick Inc
(2005) Frank Savignac Home
(506) 433-5675 Cell (506) 434-5601
website: www. poweredparaglidingnewbrunswick.com