Paramotor syllabus

 

THEORY

 

THE POWER UNIT

  • Have read and understand Owners Manuals
  • Configuration including two stroke 0peration
  • Mixing fuel
  • Safety
  • Operator and Flight Manual
  • Starting procedures
  • Power generated Torque Effects, Gyroscopic Precession & Asymmetric blade thrust
  • Hang points - effect of altering
  • Weight checks

 

POWER CHECKS

 

  1. Clearing the fuel supply of bubbles
  1. Clear prop
  1. Cut off switch
  1. Power on

 

THEORY & FLIGHT

 

  • Thrust & Drag
  • Forces in turns
  • Climbing and diving in turns
  • Propeller Theory

 

TAKING OFF

 

  • Choice of safe field including climb out clearance, ground conditions, turbulence generators & power fail contingency plan
  • assessment of conditions
  • Safe areas for on lookers
  • Noise nuisance
  • Methods of inflation
  • The run use of brakes
  • Emergency stopping  (launch abort)

 

FLIGHT THEORY

 

  • Micrometeorology found in XC conditions
  • Speed systems and trimmers effects with power on and off
  • Navigation Exercise. The student will plan a 30km flight to a declared goal.

 

FLYING RULES

 

  • Congested areas
  • Flying over water

 

AIR LAW

 

  • Aeronautical Charts
  • Restricted & prohibited Airspace
  • Line features
  • Quadrantal rule
  • VMC minima

 

LANDING

  • Power on/ off
  • Kill switch management
  • Light/ high wind situations
  • Effects of weight on airspeed, stall & flare

PRACTICAL

 

PRE FLIGHT

  1. Canopy ground handling
  1. Pre take off paramotor control
  1. Post landing control of paramotor
  1. Parking the paramotor
  1. 2 Un-powered slope/winch take offs

 

FLIGHT TASKS

  1. 3 powered flights over 100 AGL 90 turns
  1. 3 Target landings
  1. Minimum 10 logged paramotor flights
  1. Demonstrate 360 turns
  1. Demonstrate power off landings
  1. Demonstrate forward & reverse launches
  1. Complete a flight of a least 10km to goal

 

EXAMINATION

 

Pass the BHPC power examination

 

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