Hundreds of pilots have been learning and perfecting their skills in our School in Puerto Rico. The school was created in 2002 and during these 20 years we have created hundreds of pilots worldwide. As the word spread, more and more students comes from other countries to learn how to fly a paramotor. Some pilots just come to perfecting their skills and taking a Cross Tour flying along our beautiful beaches. All this in perfect weather and in great company.
ARE POWERED PARAGLIDERS SAFE?
Like other adventure sports, it’s as safe or dangerous as you choose to make it. Powered Paragliding has a very good safety record among pilots that have been properly trained by a professional. In our school, we ensure that students are safe and confident practicing the sport. So, they can launch and land their paramotors without assistance and different places. Also, we make sure that our students fully understand the basic Rules, Regulations, Complexities and Physics of the sport.
We are a Certified School (for more than 16 years!) of the United States Powered Paraglider Association (USPPA). We apply their and our experiences through the years of Training, developing better pilots worldwide. Luis Ruiz is a Certified Instructor for Foot Launch and Wheel Launch Paramotor Flights. Also a Tandem Instructor. That means that Luis Ruiz has the capacity to Certified Students in Training all the way from PPG1 to PPG3 and Tandem Pilots in both modalities (FL and WL). For more reference visit 👉USPPA.ORG
HOW MUCH COST THE TRAINING?
There are two (2) Options:
REGULAR Training – 👉🏾$ 1,200.00 per person👈🏾 – The Training is conducted in the regular activities of Team Kamikazes. Mostly will be conducted on weekends and could add one day of the week coordinated with Instructor. The Training will cover UNLIMITED days for practice. And it cover until you feel confident in your firsts “solo” flights. We will provide the Helmet, Communication system, Gasoline, Mix oil, Paramotor and Paraglider at the moment of the “solo” flights. We will include all the paperwork, and examination and first year of subscription with the USPPA. That means that you’ll receive the magazine and all the benefits of being part of the United States Powered Paraglider Association.
👉We will include as part of the Training the Ratings and education to be a PPG2 pilot. (More Advance training and higher ratings are available after your success PPG2 Rating, ASK…)👈
INTENSIVE Training – We will arrange for at least 6 – 12 days of consecutive DAILY training.
For One (1) Student 👉🏾$ 2,500.00/Student 👈🏾
For two (2) or more Student coming together, 👉🏾$ 2,000.00/Student 👈🏾
The Training cover your first three (3) “solo” flights. We will provide the Helmet, Communication system, Gasoline, Mix oil, Paramotor and Paraglider at the moment of the “solo” flights. The dates must be coordinate with at least a month prior to the Training.
DURATION TIME OF PARAMOTOR TRAINING:
We do NOT have an specific time duration in our REGULAR Training. We will stand alongside the students as long as necessary. Mostly we are active in the sport one or two days during the week, and in the weekends. This is part of our success and growth as a Team.
The INTENSIVE Training applied to students who just want to learn quick or have limited time for the training. (as students who come from foreign countries). Normally we manage to put them on “solo” flights in just 5 to 12 days of training, BUT the Training didn’t finish there. We need to polish the Skills in different conditions to be a complete pilot. This will depend on the ability and skills of each student. The Instructor will be training the student(s) DAILY in different spots and situations. We will try to cover the different situation that you could find in the air, while you’re learning.
Assimilation, progression or skill is not equally among students. We will cover any doubt that appear in the training. You’ll learn about the Equipment, Paragliders, Paramotors, Details, Weather, Aerodynamic, Regulations, Maintenance, Hints, etc.
I NEED TO BUY SOME EQUIPMENT TO START?
NO... It is not necessary, although as you improve, is advisable. We provide, as part of the training, ALL the necessary equipment in Training. Also, we are Dealer of the majors and more reliable brands in the market. Special discounts in equipment (Not seeing in the Web Page) always apply to our students when making the Course…. Ask….
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Mostly we cover all island, and travel to different places as part of the Training. Check the BLOG section in this web page to get the idea.
IF I’M ALREADY A PPG PILOT AND WANT TO VISIT… RENT OF EQUIPMENT IS POSSIBLE?
Yes. For the complete details, check here 👉🏾Visit and Fly Puerto Rico!
HOW TO SCHEDULE A TRAINING OR VISIT?
You could send us an email with your information at email@example.com, also you could contact directly the Instructor Luis Ruiz Kamikazes at 1(787)717-2384. And we will be happy to assist you…
We use the syllabus!. USPPA certified schools/instructors use a thorough syllabus to ensure you learn everything you need to learn. There’s more to this sport than just knowing how to fly. Some of the topics you’ll want to learn: basic weather/meteorology, forecasting, airspace, FAA rules and regulations (FAR 103), basic aerodynamics and wind, ground handling (kiting), basic motor maintenance, and more.
We will include all the paperwork, and examination and first year of subscription with the USPPA. That means that you’ll receive all the benefits of being part of the United States Powered Paraglider Association.
It is a voluntary rating system administered by the USPPA. Ratings are not required but they help you to understand your own skill level to help inform your choices on appropriate gear, flying conditions, and locations to fly. The USPPA has a tandem exemption from the FAA that allows us to fly tandem in the U.S. A tandem rating is required to fly under this exemption. The USPPA ratings are:
- PPG1: Beginner Pilot – Student has flown at least two solo flights. Student stays under direct instructor supervision and instructor radio contact.
- PPG2: Novice Pilot – Student is now considered a full-fledged pilot and can safely fly solo. It requires basic flying skills but, just as important, knowledge that allows venturing off to fly on his/her own.
- PPG3: Advanced Pilot – Pilot has demonstrated significant skills and logged required hours. At this point you are considered a competent pilot and can fly almost every site safely.
- Instructor: An instructor rating allows the instructor to issue PPG 1-3 ratings to students.
- Tandem Instructor: The tandem rating allows instructors to legally operate tandem flights under the current tandem exemption we have from the USPPA.
- Instructor Administrator: This rating allows the instructor to offer instructor and tandem clinics and offer instructor and tandem ratings.
HERE SOME VIDEOS OF FORMER STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL.