Powered Paratrikes Training

Paratrike Solo Basic License 

This Basic license allows you to fly basic rated aircraft.

Basic PPT training for South Africans, you need to complete the following: 

A powered paraglider pilot training course. 

A restricted aeronautical radio license. 

Write two open-book theoretical knowledge tests (at home, at your leisure).

Basic paraglider theory test Powered paragliding theory test. Apply for your powered paratrike pilot license. (which is renewed annually) 

Your flight training is to be completed either at our location or for an extra fee on your site.

 

 

 

The Steps

 Purchase a temporary (student training) membership to SAHPA.This can be done through YNOT FLY with your instructors assistance, It allows you to start flight training under instructor supervision. The membership is valid for 6 months, Includes third party liability insurance, your paraglider (PG) training manual and PG theory test. Purchase a PPG training manual (from your instructor).​​ You are required to purchase your aircraft, a suitable airband radio and helmet with a suitable communication system before flight training can commence.

Training Process

You start the ground school Phase. Comprehensive theory classes on all aspects of the paratrike that is required. Learn to ground handle and pull-up the wing and control it overhead.(usually 3 to 8 hours training required) Complete you paratrike engine control and safety training. Complete a MINIMUM of 35 flights. (complete License) Complete the required flight sequence. Write and pass the two open book theory tests. Complete the air band radio license.(only required if you don’t have one) Once everything has been completed, your instructor will apply to SAHPA for your PPG Pilot license. Additional license fees payable to SAHPA for this license over and above your training fees. (valid for one year)

Powered Parachute Training

(PPC) 

PPC Basic License  

Training Process

You start the ground school

phase. Comprehensive theory classes on all aspects of the paramotor that is required. You learn to fly directly in the trike with your instructor. First flights are done with the instructor doing the take off and landings. As your skill improves you will eventually be doing these yourself, until the instructor feels your competent to fly solo.

Complete a MINIMUM of 3 hours Dual and 7 hour Solo to complete your solo rating.Complete the required flight sequence. Write and pass the two open book theory tests.Complete the air band radio license.(only required if you don’t have one) Once everything has been completed, your instructor will apply to SAHPA for your PPC Basic Pilot license. Additional license fees payable to SAHPA for this license over and above your training fees. (valid for one year)

PPC Tandem Rating

Once you have completed your Basic license you will be required to have completed at least 40 hours with 80 take off and landings. 

Held your solo license for 12 months and passed the written Tandem Exams. 

Hold a restricted radio license 

Have had no incidents in the previous 6 month 

Be in good standing with the associations and regulatory bodies. 

Complete the required Training with a suitably rated Instructor for your aircraft type. 

 

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