Paramotoring offers people the chance to see the world from a different perspective as you glide gently through the air. Simple to learn, safe and extremely addictive, paramotoring is a great way to get your adrenaline pumping and discover a different side of life.
Paramotoring is a type of ultralight aviation that is similar to paragliding. However, paramotoring, which is also known as powered paragliding, employs the use of a small motor to give enough thrust for take-off.
Paramotorists either fly solo with the motor attached to their back or in a tandem craft. Riding tandem is ideal for beginners, as it allows them to simply sit back and enjoy the ride, while an experienced paramotorist sits behind them and does all the work. The pilot controls with the handheld throttle, as well as toggles in each hand. Although paramotoring was established around 25 years ago, it really started to catch on around a decade ago, due to improvements in the safety factor.
Paramotoring is the perfect tool for aerial photography and movie making, and people travel to Thailand from all over the world for the chance to capture the stunning scenery on film. Paramotors require different engines depending on whether the craft will be used for tandem or solo flights. Those that are used for tandem flights are typically fitted with a Rotex 503 SC engine, while the HE 120cc engine is attached to solo flight paramotors.
Would-be paramotorists usually need to train for around 25 hours before they are ready to fly solo. Training includes flight and weather theory as well as around 20 hours of hands on training. Among the elements included in the training sessions is an explanation of the paragliding wing and harness, introduction to the paramotor unit through the use of a simulator, and learning how to balance while carrying the motor on your back. It is essential to fully understand every aspect before flying, and extensive review sessions are also part of the training process.