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Wheelbase training

Flying with wheels is a whole different experience. You will need more runway than foot launched but so much fun.

 

Wheelbase launching is a great option for those pilots who, for whatever reason, decide they don't want to run to take off. You do lose some of the ultimate portability of our aircraft and you do need a bit more room, but wheels are becoming ever more popular.

One of the very common misconceptions about wheels is that they are easier. They are and they aren't.

  • The core skill set is the same but you don't have the physical demands of foot launch. Easier.
  • Your canopy control has to be at a higher level to keep the aircraft level as it leaves the ground. Harder.

On balance learning one or the other is about the same.

Training follows the same syllabus as Paramotor training but we do need slightly better weather, we can't change to reverse launch technique for higher wind strengths. On the plus side on a good day we can get a great deal done without the fatigue factor.