PPG 1 Trike – Beginner level

The PPG 1 Trike pilot course is a 5-6 days beginner’s course which provides the student with their first rating in the PPG education system. This includes 2 hours of training per day (practical & theory). The student learns how to launch and control the wing on the ground, with and without power and also learns how to coordinate between power control and directional control in flight and on ground.

The aim is to develop a thorough feel of the glider and power control at various stages. Special emphasis will be laid on high flying for orientation purpose, low flying, ground handling tasks and essential safety procedures. After the first solo flight of half hour duration, we will give another half hour flight complimentary from our side, which will mark the completion of the course. From here on the student will be certified as a PPG – Level1 Trike Pilot.

To enroll in a PPG 1 Trike Beginner course, an individual must :
  • Be minimum 16 years of age.
  • Meet reasonable fitness standards
  • Respect the safety rules and Quality standards
  • Be prepared to complete the PPG practical and theoretical course consisting of 5 days of lectures, practical flying and ground handling

A Brief Overview Of Our Syllabus

    • Introduction to the sport and the school
    • Understanding paramotors
    • Understanding various equipments
    • Understanding inherent risks involved
    • Basic understanding on mechanics of flight and aerodynamics
    • Daily inspections and maintenance schedules
    • Familiarization with various protective gears and safety equipments
    • Assessment of air field, weather and site environment
    • Preparation of equipment for flight
    • Understanding performance limitations
    • Fuel grade and oil mixture for the engine
    • General safety precautions
    • Emergency procedures
    • Suitability of chosen canopy (weight range, flying characteristics)
    • Basic maintenance and repair of paramotor trike
    • How to select a good paramotor trike
    • Pre flights checks
    • Introduction to canopy (different parts & function)
    • Introduction to paramotor (its parts & function)
    • Familiarization / orientation flight
    • Understanding hand signals
    • High level flying
    • Ground handling
    • Low level flying
    • Maintaining flight circuit pattern
    • Long approach landing
    • Flair timing
    • Low runs / Touch n goes
    • Picking up the wing & control
    • Emergency power off landings / Dead stick landings
    • Proper care, folding and packing methods for the canopy
    • Understanding the power unit – different components and their interrelationship.
    • Daily inspection of power unit
    • CG and respective adjustments
    • Spare parts

CERTIFICATION

From here on the student will be certified as a PPG Level 1 Trike Pilot.

For entering PPG 2 – Intermediate level training, the student must show at least 10 hours of 20 solo flights as pilot in command (PIC). It should be logged into the personal Pilot’s log book, certified by an authorized instructor.

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