PARAGLIDER PILOT ENDORSEMENTS.
Once you have your Intermediate (PG3) paragliding license you can gain Motor endorsement that allows you to expand on your flying skill sets. Backpack Airsports can help facilitate this as we are the Paramotor Senior Safety Officer (SSO) for South Australia and are here to recommend the approval for the issuance of a number of endorsements including VHF radio and Paramotoring to HGFA members with no cost to the member.
We able to run these endorsements all year round at our flying site, Granite Field - Sedan and can also offer free camping with plenty of room for the family.
DON'T HAVE A PARAGLIDER LICENCE?
In Australia a pilot license is required to fly either Paragliders or Paramotors.
To learn how to fly Paramotors, you must first obtain a paraglider license; this can be done separately as a paraglider course with a motor endorsement or as a straight through paramotor course.
A paraglider course will take 8-14 days depending on weather and cost $1800-$2200. If after your paragliding experience you wish to fly Paramotors, you first have to obtain PG3 rating (15hrs of Paragliding) to start your PPG training. To fly Paramotors solo you have obtained your PG4 rating (30hrs of Paragliding) plus your VHF rating and gained your PPG endorsement.
A straight through Paramotor course will cost around $3500-$4500 and will take 12-18 days again depending on weather. You will also require to complete 20hrs with the instructor or SSO and obtain your VHF rating to fly solo. With this rating you are not permitted to fly paragliders with out a further endorsement
Unfortunately there are no Paraglider schools or instructors here in South Australia. For the closest paragliding schools, please use the following link to the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia as they are the governing body for Paragliders, Hang gliders, ect, and have a list with all the accredited training providers in Australia.
and just click on schools.
If you have any questions or would like further information about endorsements we can provide, please do not hesitate in contacting us.
Hope to see you in the sky's soon, Adrian