PPG Trike Tandem Level

The Tandem course is designed for pilots who have completed their intermediate level training and can show at least 20 hours of 40 solo flights logged in the personal pilot’s log book from the time he / she has completed PPG 1 training. After completing tandem training the pilot must show at least 30 hours and 60 flights logged in the personal pilot’s log book from the time he / she has completed the PPG 1 training in order to be get a Tandem Pilot’s rating/ certification.

During this transitional training, you may have to put in 4 hours in 2 days of flying with your instructor, who will review your practical tandem flying ability & instability/emergency procedures. Various flying techniques /methods while carrying passengers along with passenger care & attention are demonstrated. If the student wishes to progress further to become an Asst. Instructor then he /she will need to complete 20 hrs of 80 tandem flights.

To enroll in a PPG Tandem Trike training, an individual must :
  • Be certified as a PPG 2 Trike Pilot from our organization or have a similar certification from another recognized training organization.
  • Have at least 20 hours of 40 solo flights as Pilot in Command (PIC), logged in personal pilot’s log book signed by an authorized instructor.
  • Be able to demonstrate, when asked, the necessary tasks that had been taught during PPG 2 training.
  • Meet reasonable fitness standards.
  • Respect the safety rules and Quality standards.
  • Be prepared to complete the PPG practical and theoretical course consisting of 2 days of theory classes, practical flying and ground handling

A Brief Overview Of Our Syllabus

    • General re-cap of the PPG 2 training
    • Understanding inherent risks involved to pilot and passenger
    • Familiarization with various protective gears and safety equipments
    • Assessment of air field, weather and site environment before taking a passenger
    • Importance of doing a mental revision of the circuit pattern keeping in mind all the necessary aspects of the current situation
    • Understanding suitability of canopy and paramotor for the purpose of tandem flights
    • Understanding performance limitations.
    • Understanding Wing loading and criticality of G forces
    • Weight & balance (CG position)
    • Obstruction of view and the related problems
    • General safety precautions
    • Emergency procedures in case of water landing, tree landing & topple
    • Understanding maintenance of regular inspection schedules (paramotor, paraglider)
    • Preparation of equipment for a tandem flight (trimmer setting, hang point, alternative measures in case of a technical snag etc)
    • Understanding passenger mentality and giving appropriate assurance in flight and on ground.
    • Understanding importance of air field management and crowd control
    • All tasks mentioned below are to be performed with passengers of various weight categories
    • Basic re-cap of launch techniques
    • Launch techniques in mild cross wind condition (with passenger)
    • Cobra launch techniques – subject to wind conditions (with passenger)
    • Ground skimming & maintaining (with passenger)
    • Basic re-cap on dead stick landing techniques (with passenger)
    • Targeting at least 10 touch and go’s In a single flight (with passenger)
    • Trike directional control with obstacles (with passenger)
    • Unassisted spot landing with engine on (with passenger)
    • Unassisted spot landing with engine off (with passenger)
    • Landing in mild cross wind conditions (with passenger)
    • Sharp turns (with passenger)
    • Quick descent techniques (with passenger)
      – Big ears
      – Dolphin dive
      -Shallow spirals
    • Crabbing (with passenger)
    • Understanding the functions of the power unit (engine)


After the completion of this course the student will have to show at least 30 hours of 60 solo flights from the time of completion of PPG 1 training. From here on the student will be recognized and certified as a PPG – Tandem Level – Trike Pilot.

If the student wishes to progress further to become an Asst. Instructor in the field then he / she needs to complete 20 hrs of 80 tandem flights, logged into the personal pilot’s log book certified by an authorized instructor.


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