Paramotor Basics

Welcome to Paramotor Arkansas Flight School: Soaring to New Heights Safely

At Paramotor Arkansas Flight School, located in the picturesque town of Beebe, Arkansas, our commitment revolves around instilling a passion for powered paragliding while prioritizing safety above all else. Here's a glimpse into our philosophy and the vibrant community you're about to join:


  1. Safety First:

    • At the heart of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to safety. We believe that a thorough understanding of safety measures and protocols is paramount for a fulfilling and secure paramotoring experience.
  2. Comprehensive Training:

    • We provide comprehensive paramotor training that goes beyond the basics. Our courses cover everything from equipment familiarity to airspace navigation, ensuring our students are well-prepared for the skies.
  3. Individualized Learning:

    • Recognizing that each student comes with unique needs and learning styles, our instructors tailor their approach to ensure that every individual gains the confidence and skills needed to become a proficient paramotor pilot.
  4. Passion for Aviation:

    • We are driven by a shared passion for aviation. Our goal is not just to teach you how to fly but to ignite a lasting enthusiasm for paramotoring that will stay with you long after you've completed our courses.

Vibrant Community:

  1. Supportive Network:

    • Joining Paramotor Arkansas Flight School means becoming part of a supportive and tight-knit community. Our students and alumni form a network that shares experiences, tips, and a genuine love for the skies.
  2. Regular Events and Gatherings:

    • We organize regular events and gatherings that bring the paramotor community together. Whether it's a group flight, a safety seminar, or a social gathering, there are ample opportunities to connect with fellow enthusiasts.
  3. Inclusive Atmosphere:

    • Our community embraces diversity and inclusivity. Regardless of your background or experience level, you'll find a welcoming atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to grow and learn together.
  4. Continuous Learning:

    • Learning doesn't end with the completion of a course. We foster a culture of continuous improvement, providing resources and opportunities for ongoing education and skill development.

Embarking on your paramotoring journey at Paramotor Arkansas Flight School means more than just acquiring the skills to navigate the skies. It means becoming part of a community that values safety, camaraderie, and the sheer joy of flight. We look forward to sharing the skies with you and guiding you towards a future filled with exciting paramotor adventures. Welcome to the Paramotor Arkansas family!



Paramotoring, also known as powered paragliding, is a form of ultralight aviation where the pilot wears a motor on their back (paramotor) that provides the thrust to take off, climb, and maintain level flight. The paramotor is typically mounted on the pilot's back using a frame, and it consists of a small engine, a propeller, and a harness. Here are the basics of paramotoring:

  1. Paramotor Components:

    • Engine: Paramotors are usually powered by small two-stroke engines. These engines are lightweight, efficient, and provide enough power to lift the pilot and the equipment off the ground.
    • Propeller: The engine's power is transmitted to a propeller, which generates thrust to propel the paramotor and the pilot forward.
    • Frame: The frame supports the engine and connects it to the pilot's harness. It is designed to be sturdy yet lightweight, often made from materials like aluminum or carbon fiber.
    • Harness: The pilot wears a harness that is attached to the frame and the wing. The harness provides support and comfort during flight.
  2. Wing:

    • The wing is a crucial component of paramotoring and is essentially a paraglider. It is an inflatable, fabric wing with a series of baffled cells that fill with air during inflation.
    • The wing provides lift and allows the pilot to control their altitude and direction. It is connected to the paramotor by risers, which are lines that run from the wing to the pilot's harness.
  3. Launching:

    • Paramotors can take off from a flat surface without the need for a runway. Pilots often launch by running forward with the wing inflated until there is enough lift for the paramotor to become airborne.
    • Alternatively, a paramotor can be launched from a wheeled cart, called a trike, which provides additional stability during takeoff.
  4. Controls:

    • The pilot has several control inputs to maneuver the paramotor:
      • Brakes: These are hand-held controls that are used to steer the wing. Pulling on one brake will cause the wing to turn in that direction.
      • Throttle: The pilot controls the engine's power using a hand-held throttle. More throttle provides more thrust, while less throttle reduces speed.
      • Weight Shift: By shifting their body weight, the pilot can influence the direction of flight.
  5. Flight Characteristics:

    • Paramotors fly at relatively low speeds, typically between 20 to 40 miles per hour.
    • Altitude is controlled by adjusting the throttle and using weight shift. Descents are managed by reducing throttle or using a combination of brakes and weight shift.
    • Paramotors are known for their slow and stable flight, making them suitable for scenic exploration and recreational flying.
  6. Landing:

    • Pilots land by reducing engine power and descending gradually. They use the brakes to control the descent rate and flare the wing just before touchdown to soften the landing.
  7. Safety:

    • Paramotor pilots should undergo proper training to learn about safety procedures, equipment maintenance, and flying techniques.
    • Weather conditions play a crucial role in safety, and pilots must be aware of wind conditions, turbulence, and other factors that can affect flight.
  8. Regulations:

    • Paramotoring is subject to aviation regulations, and pilots must comply with airspace rules and regulations in their area. Training programs often cover these aspects.
  9. Various Parts of a Paramotor
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