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Bear Grylls and BG Paramotor by Parajet

BEAR GRYLLS FLIGHT ACADEMY
LEARN TO FLY A PARAMOTOR

Learning to fly your BG Paramotor is safe, easy and enormously good fun. With hands-on lessons from the best-trained instructors anyone can experience the thrill and excitement of paramotoring.

With small student-to-teacher ratios, the majority of students complete full training within the 10 day course. Young or old you needn’t think it’s too difficult either; the techniques are easy to pick up and you’ll see yourself improve quickly, keeping those enthusiasm levels high. Training requires a level of physical activity but all levels of fitness should be able to cope with the short take-off and landing runs once correct technique has been learnt. Typically, you can expect to be taking your first solo BG paramotor flight around the third day of training. So, why not challenge yourself to learn something new, exciting and fun?

With Accredited BG Flight Academies located throughout the UK and United States, our trained instructors make it easy for anyone to learn to fly and have fun in the air.

SAFE, PROGRESSIVE & FUN
3 EASY STEPS TO TAKE-OFF

Learning to fly your BG Paramotor will bring you great joy and personal success experiences while discovering an exciting new world of adventure. The best student is the one having the most fun. Having a good time is the cornerstone to our success. Come and learn with us, you'll be up in the air and having a blast in no time!

Bear Grylls learning to fly

1. GROUND HANDLING

A fundamental skill in learning to fly a paramotor is ground handling or ‘kiting’ the glider. You will learn the basic skills needed to launch and control the paraglider while remaining on the ground. Repetition greases the wheels of your success and lots of practice responding to the glider and changes in the wind will help build confidence. Your instructor will be on hand to offer sometimes important and seemingly trivial tips to help you progress quickly. Once you have the control to keep the glider overhead you will begin to undertake short low-level airborne ‘hops’ with the aid of a tow or hill launch.

Bear Grylls learning to fly

2. ADDING POWER

You now have the confidence and ability to launch and control the glider so all you need is the power to take-off. Unsurprisingly, adding the paramotor to your back adds another element into the mix and there is a technique for you to master when relying on the engine to lift you into the air. Before strapping the BG paramotor to your back your instructor will give you a comprehensive introduction of your machine and help you fully understand the various adjustments available to configure the paramotor for your physique and optimum flying style.

Bear Grylls flying a paramotor

3. YOUR FIRST FLIGHT

A convergence of skills learnt over the past few days and the right conditions find you ready to take that first solo flight. You stand one leg forward with arms outstretched like an eagle ready to soar, listening for the instructions to come over the radio headset. The propeller on your back rumbles and purrs, making your arms shake - or is that the adrenalin pulsing through your veins? Your instructor has three fingers outstretched; each digit ready to count you down to your first ever paramotor launch...

GEAR UP FOR YOUR TRAINING...

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    WEATHER

    Take a look at the forecast and be prepared. The right clothing on a chilly day can make the difference. Layering helps regulate your personal temperature during the more physical aspects of training.
  • Water bottle

    FUEL UP

    Drink some water, and try to at least get a snack - paramotoring requires a degree of physical activity, you're going to burn some calories for sure. It’s worth having a bottle of water at hand when out on the field too.
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    GOOD TIME

    Getting your gear together and walking across the field can take a little longer than you think. If you're there with time to spare, chat with and get to know your instructor, and let them get to know you.
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    HAVE FUN

    Your fully trained instructor is just as excited to teach you to fly. Relax, open up and enjoy yourself. With small class numbers it’s easy to get to know your fellow students and make new lifelong friends.

FIND YOUR LOCAL BG FLIGHT ACADEMY

WITH LOCATIONS ACROSS UK & THE STATES, THERE'S NO REASON NOT TO START FLYING.

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CALIFORNIA

BG Flight Academy
4584 North Ave #6
San Diego, CA 92116

CALIFORNIA

BG Flight Academy
315 Meigs Rd, Suite A374
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

FLORIDA

BG Flight Academy
23706 Tex Wheeler Ave
Christmas, FL 32709

FLORIDA

BG Flight Academy
2216 NW 7th St
Cape Coral, FL 33993

MINNESOTA

BG Flight Academy
2409 E Golf Course Road
Alexandria, MN 56308

MONTANA

BG Flight Academy
1283 Crabapple Dr.
Bozeman, MT 59715

MONTANA

BG Flight Academy
PO Box 1466
Whitefish, MT 59937

OREGON

BG Flight Academy
P.O. Box 638
Warrenton, OR 97146

OREGON

BG Flight Academy
6370 Hwy 66
Ashland, OR 97520

UTAH

BG Flight Academy
8683 Sandy Parkway
Sandy, UT 84070

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United Kingdom

BG Flight Academy
Ashbourne, Darley Moor Airfield
Derbyshire DE6 2ET

United Kingdom

BG Flight Academy
Hungerford, Membury Airfield
Berkshire RG17 7TJ

SPAIN

BG Flight Academy
Aerodromo Ordis, Ordis
17772, Girona

Not yet Accredited?

ALREADY A PARAMOTOR PILOT?

You're already comfortable and experienced in getting airborne and carving up the airways, now take the next step and beef up your kit so that it’s packed full of innovative design features and breathtaking flight characteristics so precise, that the paramotor feels like an extension of your body. Simply, send us proof of training with a qualified instructor as part of your BG Explorer Package order.

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JOIN THE BG FLIGHT ACADEMY

Are you an existing flight training school looking to grow your business? If you are an experienced and knowledgeable instructor with a desire to make paramotoring accessible for others, you are on the right track. By becoming an Accredited BG Flight Academy you will play a role in growing our sport in your region and helping a lot more new pilots take the first steps towards living the dream of personal flight.

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BG Paramotor - Adventurer Package
  • The ultimate flight package for those that share my passion and drive for adventure. Everything you will need to get you up in the air and flying.
  • Complete flight training at an accredited BG Paramotor Flight Academy
  • Exclusive BG Paramotor & Paraglider with unique colour scheme
  • Full set of BG Paramotor accessories inc. Prop Covers, Chassis Bag, Hydration System and more...
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BG Paramotor - Title Package
  • Already fly a paramotor? Then this is the right package for you. Fly the BG Paramotor with its awesome in-flight manoeuvrability that feels like an extension of your body. The perfect flying experience.
  • For existing paramotor pilots only
  • Exclusive BG Paramotor & Paraglider with unique colour scheme
  • Requires proof of flight training with a qualified paramotor instructor
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