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
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:
a minimum of 20 hours
of ground school;
30 Takeoffs and
a minimum of 5 solo
flight hours obtained
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, email or text. 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
Basic Powered Paragliding Course
Ground Training: Ground training consists of:
A. Theory classes;
you to write your Student Pilot Permit Exam;
F. Issuing a Student Pilot Permit before your
G. Pre-flight briefing; and
H. Post-flight briefing
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;
F. Electronic Logbook; and
G. Completing all necessary Forms for the issuance
of your Ultralight Permit.
Cost of Training
1. Training Options:
Powered Paragliding Course
$2,600.00 - Foot Launch or Trike Training; and
$3,600.00 - Rent a paramotor and glider plus PPG Training.
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.
C. Refund Policy
For any reason the student decides to
cease training prior to completion of the course there will be no refund for the remaining
course curriculum not covered at the time of the students decision to cease training.
What do I need to do to Fly a Powered
Paraglider legally in Canada.
Just follow these steps below...
Step 1 - How Do I Become a Powered Paraglider Pilot:
a. Book yourself
on a course; PPG Course
Since I am retired from the Canadian Forces my
schedule is flexible to work with you during your training.
b. Order your equipment -
If you are going to rent or purchase new equipment, please call to see if my
suppliers have your required equipment in stock. Delivery of equipment may take up
to 4 - 6 weeks. If you're thinking of buying used gear you should give me a call to ensure
the gear is suitable for your weight, and skill level.
Step 2 - Aircraft Registration:
In Canada, you must register your Powered
Paraglider (PPG) aircraft with Transport Canada. This can be done as soon as
you purchase your paramotor.
Note* We will require a deposit to order your
c. What to bring - You will require
the following items.
(1). You'll require proof of citizenship
- Very Important!! Either an up to date passport
or your Birth Certificate: (Do not forget these docs, I cannot train you without proof of
citizenship) these documents are require to apply for your Student Pilot Permit from
(2). Good pair of good ankle support boots;
(3). Thin pair of gloves for kiting;
(4). Warm clothing to suit the time of year; and
(5). SD or USB memory card to download pictures and videos.
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 of $115.00. You only have to
register the paramotor once. The registration marks once allocated will be displayed on
There is also information on this process in your
UPAC Ultralight Information Manual. Requirements for registration are contained in
3 - Aircraft Liability Insurance: You
will require liability insurance which must be effective no later than the date on which
you begin your flight training. Become a member of COPA and acquire minimum of
$ 100, 000 Canadian Third Party Liability Insurance. (cost approximately $10.00 per
Click on Useful Links for general information
and links in reference to: Transport Canada rules and regulations; aircraft
registration and insurance. The details of the requirements can be found in CAR
section 606.02 for useful reading materials.
Step 4 - Class 4 Medical: First priority is completed the student registration
forms. One of the forms is a CAT 4 Medical Declaration Form. The medical
requirements will be explained and the students will complete the CAT 4 medical
declaration which is listed above. If you have any of the above medical restrictions
stated on the Medical CAT 4 form, you must make arrangements to see a Civil Aviation
Medical Examiner prior to commencement of training. The medical declaration once
completed will be sent to Transport Canada along with Student Pilot Permit forms.
Step 5 - Issuing the Student Pilot Permit: A self study package will be sent to you electronically and you
will be issued a "UPAC Ultralight Information Manual" once you start ground
school. This booklet is part of the study materials included in the course to study for
the PStar exam.
Prior to a student first
solo in the aircraft, they must have completed ground school and passed the PStar exam
before issuing a Student Pilot Permit.
- Transport Canada ULTRA Exam: On completion
of your course you can study the remainder of the UPAC Ultralight Information Manual to
get ready for your final exam with Transport Canada.
After you had
achieved 30 takeoffs and landings with a minimum of 5 hours flight logged in your
flight logbook I will forward you the Letter of Competency and all the necessary paperwork
you require to write your final ULTRA exam with Transport Canada to get your Ultra-Light
Pilot Permit. They will also need to take a issued photo ID (a passport is best)m
and the require fee of $150.00.
Step 7 - Apply for an Ultralight Pilot License: As of 2010, a new pilot license / permit is issued in a
booklet format which looks like a passport. Application for an Aviation Document
Booklet can be download from the following link
This form must be forward to Transport Canada plus
one passport photograph ID along with the following supporting documents: your written
exam results, your logbook 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 will be issued to you.
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
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.
We also have a one bedroom fully furnished apartment
available downstairs for students to relax during training. The link below has a
list of local places to stay during your training.
Powered Paragliding New Brunswick Inc
(2005) Frank Savignac Home
(506) 433-5675 Cell (506) 434-5601
website: www. poweredparaglidingnewbrunswick.com