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Paramotor group and the sunset

TRAINING

We are a USPPA/ ASC Certified full service Powered Paragliding Training School and PPG Distributorship located 9 Miles NW of Downtown Lansing, MI at Forest Hills Airport 3F5. Our classes are 6-8 days with a maximum of four students allowing one-on-one attention. This gives pilots the skills and knowledge to take the skies with confidence. 

 

We offer 92 acres of open, unobstructed land, two impeccably kept grass strip runways, an on-site 3-bedroom 2-bathroom home, and a full hanger to name just a few of the reasons we have been recognized as one of the premiere PPG training facilities and paramotor  "Must Fly" Destinations. 

FlyMiPPG Instructors follow the USPPA/ASC syllabus of training for both indoor classwork and outdoor ground handling skills.

 

We train using motor simulators, tandem flights,  video feedback, and classroom discussions covering airspace, far 103, wing design, motor maintenance, and safety.

 

Your training course includes the use of our PPG equipment, including top-of-the-line wings from manufacturers such as Ozone, BGD, Dudek, & MacPara. The school training motors are Parajet Maverick frame using both Vittorazi Adom 80 & Moster 185, Fly Products Rider,  Air Conception Nitro 200  Paramotors.

Our fee for the training class is $3000. Due to the high demand and small class sizes (maximum of 4 students), we require a $750 security deposit. Once received, we will secure your seat for your upcoming class. 

Please send your deposit check to:
Mike Cotter 
10177 Lakeside Drive 
White Lake, MI. 48386

We also accept PayPal & Cash App payments using the FlyMiPPG@gmail.com email address.

CLASS CURRICULUM

USPPA Approved Training program

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Ground Handling

Learning the basics of glider handling, harness clip in, inflation, kiting and the fundamentals of an efficient launch.

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First Flight Procedures

Pre and Post flight inspections, fuel and oil requirements, taxi practice, kiting with the motor, lean back drills, and flight pattern. 

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Motor Safety

Become comfortable with starting procedures, propeller safety, motor simulator, thrust control, and two stroke motor operating principals.

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Weather 

Learning what is a credible weather source, the ideal conditions to fly, weather phenomenon's, fronts and proper forecasting products. 

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Regulations & Laws

Going over the Federal Regulations that apply to paramotoring, local codes and ordinances,  and the best practices to follow. 

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Human Factors

Learning the signs of a hazardous attitudes, establishing personal minimums, IM SAFE checklist and common traps. 

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Airspace

Developing an understanding of VFR sectionals. Including special use airspace, TFR's, and controlled & uncontrolled airspace. 

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Tandem Flights

Going up with an instructor to understand and manipulate the controls, feel a stable launch and experience a launch and landing.

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Motor Maintenamce

Learning oil and fuel types, spark plug analysis, basic carburetor tuning, belt tightening and resources for motor maintenance.

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Flight Simulator

Going through start up, take off and first flight procedures while never leaving the ground. Using the real throttle & motor with mock contols.

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Wing Design

Understanding basic aerodynamics, how wings are made, paraglider principals, and the classification and rating system. 

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Fundementals of Flying

Analysing videos of students take off, landings, mistakes, and proper procedures so everyone can learn from each other. 

Class cirruclum
  • How long is the training and where would I stay?
    Our classes are typically 6 to 8 full days. If you are more than a 30-minute commute from the training facility we highly recommend taking advantage of the on site house. Classes start before sunrise and finish few hours after sunset to take advantage of the calm wind cycles. Having your accommodations just steps away from the active runway is a true benefit. We have a $500 flat rate fee for the duration of your training. You will have the privacy of your own room.
  • How much is the cost of the training program?
    $3000. This fee includes all paramotor equipment, full ground school classes and presentations, priority gear purchases, open door refresher courses and continued education and skill building classes.
  • Do I need to buy equipment for training?
    At FlyMiPPG, we provide top of the line motors, wings, helmets, kiting harnesses, and communication equipment for training. We encourage student to complete training before buying personal equipment.
  • What if weather is bad during my training week?
    FlyMiPPG has a flexible schedule to adapt to any obstructions to flight training. We also have an open door policy and are committed to helping our students even after their training week.
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