Paramotor Training in Wisconsin
There is absolutely no license required to fly a powered paraglider (paramotor) in the US and anyone can do it. However, flying is inherently dangerous and there is a steep learning curve to our sport. Your safety and long term enjoyment of the sport is dependent on getting quality training from someone you trust. We are certified instructors by the USPPA and want to make sure you have an enjoyable and safe experience during and after training.
Your Equipment, or Ours
Not sure if this is the sport for you? Don't want to dish out big bucks on something you don't quite understand?
No worries, you can complete your training using our school equipment. During training, and once you understand our aircraft better, you can make an educated decision on the equipment that is best for you and your flying style.
Introductory - $100
Spend a few hours with us learning exactly what it takes to fly, and how our aircraft work. We'll hook you into a glider, get you started kiting it on the ground and give you a flying demonstration (weather permitting). We may even be able to give you tandem ride! This is the perfect way to find out if this is the sport for you. The cost will be put towards your full training.
Full Paramotor Training - $2,500
Includes free equipment rental during training, and $500 off equipment purchase.
This is where you learn to fly! The goal here is to take you from zero to hero. To ensure you are a safe and confident pilot with the skill to launch, maneuver and land your powered paraglider without assistance or challenge by the end of the course. You'll learn the ins and out of paramotor ownership, federal regulations, weather fundamentals, and many other tip and tricks that would take you years to learn on your own. The first few days of training are devoted to practicing ground handling (kiting) the glider, classroom theory, simulator time, practice with the motor running on your back and rope tows to 20+ ft to refine your takeoff and landing technique. By day 3 or 4 you should be ready for your first solo! Subsequent days revolve around getting you as many flights and as much experience as possible to help you be the best pilot you can be!
We are a fully certified USPPA school and are happy to issue PPG1, PPG2 and PPG3 certifications to qualified students.
We schedule full paramotor training classes usually once a month from May to October. The training course is tailored to each individual's aptitude throughout the course, but always conducted in groups as learning with others not only makes the course a heck of alot more fun but also maximizes the learning opportunities for each member of the class. It is important you schedule a minimum 7 day block of time for the course, but up to 10 days is even better as it allows us more time with you to reinforce and practice retention of your new skills in order to make you a safe and confident pilot.
Contact us for class dates and availability.
We're not the perfect fit for everyone
And we understand that a 7-10 day block of time is a huge commitment and not always feasible for everyone. But we still want to see you get good safe training; so if we can’t accommodate you we’ll work to connect you with rebuttable training in your area.
It's important that you learn to fly from someone you like and can trust. We might not be the right match for you, and you might not be the right match for us. So let's meet or take our introductory course first. Contact us to get started.
We are located in Southwest Wisconsin (about halfway between Madison WI and La Crosse WI). Most of the paramotor training is conducted on our small farm or at the local airport in Richland Center WI.
We are only about an hour drive from northeast Iowa, southeast Minnesota or northwest Illinois.
Here is approximate travel times to our location from major cities in the area:
1.5 hours from Madison Wisconsin.
1.5 hours from La Crosse Wisconsin.
3 hours from Milwaukee Wisconsin.
3 hours from Appleton Wisconsin.
2.5 hours from Rochester Minnesota.
3.5 hours from Minneapolis Minnesota.
1.5 hours from Dubuque Iowa.
2.5 hours from Rockford Illinois.