PPG 2 Pilot Course

The PPG 2 Pilot course is a 1 to 6 days intermediate course and provides the student with the PPG Pilot qualification. Students must complete the PPG Pilot 1, 6 day course first. A PPG 2 Pilot is someone who has become an independent paramotor pilot, capable of flying solo and analyzing the different weather conditions without supervision. Before flying in different sites, PPG 2 Pilots are recommended to choose places where they can have assistance from a PPG Instructor.

Prerequisites/Course contents

To enroll in an PPG 2 Pilot course, an individual must:

  • Be certified as an PPG 1 Pilot or have a similar certification from another training organization.
  • Have a minimum age of 16 years old.
  • Respect safety rules and quality standards.
  • Complete the PPG 2 Pilot theoretical course consisting of 5 lectures and one exam.
  • Complete minimum 6 day course with a certified instructor consisting of the following PPG 2 Pilot training syllabus.
  • Further meteorology lecture of the Motor upon the Wing lecture
  • Navigation and Air law - lecture
  • Respect safety rules and quality standards.
  • Effects of the Motor upon the wing – lecture
  • General Paramotoring information – lecture
  • Pilot 2 level exam
  • Site organization, assessment and weather to fly
  • Know How to repair the wing
  • Three multiple take offs, circuits and landings (In less than 10 kmph of wind)
  • Three low passes no lower than 10 feet into wind
  • Hang test, Adjustments and Pre-flight simulation.
  • Three times engine off spot landing within 40m of a defined target
  • Three unassisted forward launch take offs
  • 360’s, “S” turns and figure of 8’s in three flights (always brief on dangers of violent brake inputs and how to recover from rolls, pitch and yaw before hand)
  • One navigational task of 10 kms (done in an open area where it is easy to navigate)
  • Reverse launch take off competency ( capable of launching the wing in reverse in winds over 10 kmph and less than 15 kmph)
  • “S” turns, figure of 8 and 360 landing competency (using these methods to lose height and land in a specific area)
  • Once engine off at 500 feet spot landing within 40 mtrs i.e. simulating an engine failure.
  • Once in flight re-start
  • One 30 km navigational task (needs to be well briefed and carried out no lower than 500 feet above ground level (AGL) in an open area where it is easy to navigate with plenty of landing options)
  • Complete a minimum of 15 solo powered flights
  • Log at least 3 hours of solo powered flights

Note

The PPG 2 Pilot qualification is only available to beginner students who have the full 12 day course which consists of the 6 day PPG 1 Pilot course and the 6 day pilot PPG 2 Pilot course. Only advance paraglider pilots, or those with similar qualification can move directly into PPG 2 Pilot course without having to undergo the PPG 1 Pilot course.