Paramotor – Powered Paragliders
Paramotor , also known as Powered Paragliding is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on his back (a paramotor) which provides enough thrust to take off using an adapted paraglider or paramotor wing. It can be launched in still air, and on level ground, by the pilot alone — no assistance is required. [ Wikipedia ]
How Paramotor Works ?
Paramotoring is the latest development in the range of foot-launched ultralight air sports. It is literally an aeroplane in the boot of the car! A small petrol engine drives a propeller, and the whole unit is strapped to your back as you fly beneath a standard paragliding wing.
Not only is this minimum aviation par excellence, it is also the easiest powered aircraft you can learn to fly. Launching and landing on your feet means an all-terrain operation, without the limitations imposed by rough, wet or grazed fields when using a wheeled undercarriage. Once dismantled, the paramotor and paraglider can be transported easily – even taken on a plane to your holiday destination.