What Skills Will I Obtain
Through Training?

At Lone Star Paramotor, our courses are designed to help you build the skills required to become a successful paramotor pilot. Each training section is introduced separately, so you can master each component before combining your skills to take off on your first flight.

When you sign up for our beginner’s course, you’ll develop the following skills:

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Kiting

You’ll take flight with confidence, knowing you have well-rounded wing control skills. Our training covers forward kiting, reverse kiting, and hand kiting. This ensures you are well equipped to handle various weather conditions.

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Taxiing

Through our training, you’ll learn to move with proper posture, technique, and throttle management while under the motor’s power. These skills are first taught without a wing. We’ll add the wings after to ensure you understand all the required control elements before your first flight.

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Flight Simulator

Before you launch into the open air, you’ll rehearse an entire solo flight with our flight simulator. With the motor running and instructors over radio communication, you can practice throttle control, weight shift input, and brake and trimmer use.

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Tandem Flight

We’ll get you in the air with a wheel launch tandem flight on the first day of training. We’ll help you get an up-close look at how piloting a paramotor works with our tandem flight. Your instructor will walk you through what’s happening and even hand over the controls to help you learn the basic in-flight skills with a professional nearby.

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Flying

The overall goal of your training is to get you into the air with skills and confidence. Launches and landings are the most task-saturated moments of flights. You’ll get at least 15 supervised flights to help you gain confidence in launching and landing solo. In-flight, your instructor will take you through safety checks and maneuvers, including turns, trimmer adjustment, surge, and more.

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VR Flight Simulator

Our new VR Flight Simulator allows our students to practice flying as safely and realistically as possible. As a first-time student flying, you don’t know what to expect. The VR Simulator prepares you for a first flight immersive experience!

From Zero to Hero with Our
Complete Beginner Pilot Training Program

About Our Foot Launch
or Trike Training

When you enroll in our foot or wheel launch training, you get the following benefits of our pilot training programs:

  • Small class sizes that offer individual attention to each student
  • A structured syllabus with an in-depth curriculum that brings you the skills and well-rounded knowledge you need for success
  • Ongoing support to help you as your skills continue to grow
  • All required gear at no additional rental cost during your training
  • Expert guidance to help you find the right equipment for your needs

Here's What Happens When You Sign Up

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Step 1

Fill in the new student intake form (“Book Now” link below) and we will reach out to you (usually with in 48 hours) to understand your particular relevant experience and needs. We will then assist you to secure your spot in the class that fits your schedule.
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Step 2

Upon scheduling your training date you will pay the $500 deposit to secure your spot. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the start of your class.
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Step 3

The fun begins! Build the skills and knowledge to safely fly solo. Get instructor guidance on selecting and purchasing gear.
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Step 4

After your training class, get 6 months of additional support and supervised flights as necessary to build your confidence.

What Is Covered in
the Training Curriculum?

Becoming a successful paramotor pilot involves more than physical skills. As a Lone Star Paramotor student, you’ll complete a thorough ground school curriculum that ensures you become a safe and confident pilot ready to enjoy your solo flights.

Wing Design

Wing Design

Understanding how wings are made and designed helps you properly care for and repair wing damage. You’ll also understand the differences and capabilities of various wings.

Regulations

Regulations

The FAA has set regulations that specifically apply to paramotor flying. You’ll come to understand these regulations, know where to find them, and how to interpret them for your own flight.

Weather

Weather

Of course, paramotoring is a “fair-weather” sport. Before you become a pilot, you’ll need to understand weather limitations. We’ll teach you to assess conditions and gather the weather data crucial to maintaining your safety.

Airspace

Airspace

Learn how to read sectional charts, know different airspace limitations, and stay safely away from other moving aircraft. You’ll also learn more about where you can legally fly.

Safety

Safety

Safety should always come first. We’ll teach you to avoid dangers and understand what can go wrong. You’ll also know how to appropriately react to various situations if you find yourself in trouble.

Motor Maintenance

Motor Maintenance

Your motor is the heart of your aircraft. Understand the two-stroke motor and learn how to make the most common repairs. You’ll also learn how to maintain and care for your motor correctly.

Line Detangling

Line Detangling

Nothing is more frustrating than wasting more time untangling lines than enjoying flight time. Learn the best industry tricks to become the quickest detangler and get in the air fast!

Flight Analysis

Flight Analysis

Things move quickly during launch, landing, and flight. By reviewing slowed-down video footage of your performance, we’ll help you understand the process and perfect your technique.

What About Gear?

All necessary gear is included with your training program.

You’ll get a motor, wings, helmet, communications, kiting harness, and everything necessary to fly safely. We do not charge gear rental fees to our flight students.

All of our motors are equipped with a reserve parachute and a flotation safety device. The training program also teaches proper use and care of these critical safety items.

When it comes to your paramotor gear, there’s no one size fits all approach. The best equipment for each pilot is determined by several factors, including size, primary flying location, style, skill, price range, and more. Once your training is complete, you’ll understand what gear you’ll need to fit your specific needs.

Note

Purchasing your equipment before training is not recommended. We want to make sure you end up with the equipment you need. If you bought gear, we encourage you to bring it to your training. We’ll help you learn more about your personal equipment under instructor supervision.

Booking Students Through 2023

Reserve your spot today! After completing the student intake form using the “Book Now” link below, you’ll be prompted to pay a $500 deposit. This deposit reserves your slot in the class that fits your schedule. The remaining balance is due 30 days before your class start date. Due to high demand and limited availability, training spots are held in advance.

Need to chat first? Give us a call! 512-431-0173

What’s Included with My
Training Program?

When you sign up for our training program, you’ll get the following:

  • 10 full days of intensive instruction
  • Instructional tandem flight
  • Comprehensive ground school curriculum
  • Gear included with no additional rental fees
  • 6 months of additional training support
  • Course curriculum textbook
  • BONUS: PPG Bible
  • BONUS: Lone Star Paramotor Swag

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t make one of the 10-day classes?

If you can’t make all ten training days, don’t worry! We still have training options to suit your needs. Give us a call to coordinate a schedule that works best for your needs.

What happens if bad weather occurs during training?

Texas is one of the few areas in the United States that experiences favorable flying conditions year-round. However, weather can be unpredictable and may hinder the training process. We do our best to take advantage of windows to good weather to work on skills that require us to be outdoors. In most cases, we can rearrange the class units to cover ground school during inclement weather.

If bad weather persists, students will discuss the possibility of flying at alternate locations during training. Arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis. Each beginner training class includes six months of additional instruction support, allowing students to continue getting the assistance they need to reach a solo pilot level of confidence.

What if I can’t make arrangements to attend all ten days of classes?

We understand that not everyone can accommodate a ten-day time away from work and family obligations. If necessary, students can spread training to weekends and evenings when the weather and schedule cooperate. Although the gap in your training may take you longer to develop your skills, don’t be discouraged! Give us a call to find a training plan that works for your busy lifestyle!

What is the refund policy for training fees?

A $500 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot during your selected training dates. Your non-refundable remaining balance is due 30 days before your training start date. If a scheduling conflict arises, your $500 deposit can be transferred to a future training class if LSP is notified 30 days in advance. Without proper notice, you’ll be forced to forfeit your deposit.

Do you offer training discounts?

We are proud to offer a $200 military discount for all active-duty military personnel and veterans. We also offer a $200 per person discount for groups of three or more that reserve training slots in the same class.

For more questions regarding training and pricing, please contact us.

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