Tribal Flights objective is to ensure you learn to fly safely and understand all aspects of paramotoring including weather, equipment and HGFA regulations. We familiarise the student with the motor and wheelbase components and assembly and establish a routine for pre-flight checking. This course is made up of introductory, theoretical and practical lessons, which a student must complete to gain a Wheelbased PPG certificate. Some of the key areas covered during training include:
Tribal Flight has access to some of the best training areas in South East Queensland. When learning Wheelbase Paramotoring, a nice open flat area is vital. You need plenty of room to practice safely. For this reason Tribal Flight has 80 acres of open turf area with accommodation available on site.
Paragliding and Paramotoring is very weather dependent and it needs to be dry and the wind less than 15 miles an hour. You work through a series of exercises which teach you how to fly but everybody learns at a different pace. The course fee includes full training and is not based on a number of days. Tribal Flight Paragliding will give you the time and attention you need. Some students learn in as little as 10 days but other may take longer. Once qualified we highly recommend you join your local club to fly with more experienced pilots as there is always additional skills you can learn. Tribal Flight Paragliding will continue to help you even after you are endorsed as you become part of the Tribal Flight Paragliding team.
The modern paraglider is built and tested with loads up to 15 times greater than can be exerted during flight. Almost all paragliders will continue to fly perfectly without pilot input.
As in all forms of aviation, there are risks. However, these risks are very small when you operate safely as trained by Tribal Flight Paragliding and follow the guidelines learnt during training.
The engine is only used to go up and maintain altitude. At any time, you can shut off the motor and land safely. You are flying an paraglider that can glide safely to the ground. As part of the training you learn how to deal with this situation if it happens and how to fly safely.
Yes, the newer engines come with very high energy ignitions that make starting very easy with a small tug on the starter rope. Some motors have electric starters. Either way, you can stop the engine, soar, and then restart anytime you like or simply leave the engine idling.
10,000 feet is the legal limit in Australia, however we must obey air space rules and certain areas will have a lower maximum altitude
The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia is the sporting body that administers Hang Gliding, Paragliding and Weight Shift Microlights, under regulations laid down by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
Tribal Flight Paragliding is a registered HGFA flying school and training facility. All schools are required to conform to the HGFA (and CASA) minimum standards for equipment, operational systems, certification and ongoing support. The school is run by Matt Fox who is the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI) and also a World Record holder for Paramotoring.
As part of the training and courses, Tribal Flight Paragliding will introduce you to other pilots and local paragliding clubs and groups. Your learning is ongoing and sharing your experiences with other pilots is key to your success.
Tribal Flight Paragliding also sells equipment, offers service facilities and can runs sessions to take you to the next level of proficiency or specialist expertise (such as powered flying or wheel base flying). Tours or specialist clinics (towing, cross-country flying, manoeuvres) are also run by Tribal Flight Paragliding through out the year.