Paramotor Lessons With BlackHawk Paramotors USA - The #1 Training Experience!

Paramotor Lessons With BlackHawk Paramotors USA!

Welcome to The BlackHawk Ranch Training Experience:

Powered Paragliding Lessons BlackHawk Paramotors

The BlackHawk Powered Paragliding Training course is the most complete in the industry. After over 13 years experience, and hundreds of students later, we KNOW how to teach each individual in a safe and efficient way. We have 90% of our students comfortable and confident flying in just 3 to 5 days (wheeled flight). As a USPPA Certified Training School, students follow a very thorough & progressive Training Syllabus to ensure that all important aspects of flight are covered. BlackHawk Paramotor Training Courses last a FULL 7 DAYS and can be broken up into segments to accommodate those who can’t stay an entire week. We have 4 Certified Instructors with an average of 10 years experience each.

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One Student’s Journey:

This video follows the Paramotor Training journey of BlackHawk student Jennifer Lo. This is JUST ONE of the endless “life-changing adventures” that take place at the BlackHawk Ranch in California. Our flight field has truly become “The Field of Dreams.” Each week of the year, groups of students from around the world are realizing a dream that started when they were children… The dream of floating through the sky – like a bird. This is absolute freedom. Welcome to your next great adventure!


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BlackHawk BEGINNER Paramotor Training Course DETAILS:

BEGINNER Course Covers:

  • Review and understanding of the equipment.

  • Review of the various parts of the Paraglider – what they do, and why.

  • How to put a harness on, make adjustments for comfort, and proper usage for safety.

  • Proper reverse wing launch & techniques for higher wind conditions (5 to 10-mph).

  • Proper forward launch techniques for zero or low-wind conditions (0 to 5 mph).

  • Ground-handling of the wing: proper inflation and learning to control both brake toggles.

  • Control of the wing while starting in “reverse launch” and turning to the “forward launch” position.

  • Several advanced ground handling techniques such as: high wind launches, low wind launches, ground handling without a harness, weight shift ground handling, fast deflation of the wing, safety techniques, and upside down inflation to clean debris from the wing’s cells.

  • Forward & reverse launch simulations (without the motor running)

  • Powered winch tows for your first off-ground experience.

  • Simulator training to experience flying without ever leaving the ground.

  • How to properly get into the harness while in flight, and various in-flight weight shift steering techniques.

  • Complete discussion of first solo flight: launch technique, flight course to follow, throttle adjustments, making turns, and landing procedures.

  • Preflight safety inspections and warming up the engine properly.

  • How to safely handle unpredictable conditions or situations if they arise.

  • Multiple flights & touch-n-go’s to reach the goal of flying without instructor assistance.

  • Basic engine & glider maintenance procedures

  • Discussion of when and where to fly safely, including a review of part 103 of the FAA regulation pertaining to Powered Paragliding.

  • Review of the various equipment options available on the market.

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Powered Paragliding Training Lessons at BlackHawk Paramotor Ranch California