Frequently Asked Questions
Is paramotoring safe?
The sport of paramotor flying has evolved in great magnitudes over the last decade, and with this evolution there has been a tremendous increase in safety. Motors are lighter and more reliable, while wings have become more efficient and easier to handle. Like any other flying or adventure sport, there will always be risks, which can be managed and minimized with the right training and attitude. A pilot with modern gear and good judgement can fly injury-free well into old age. Of course, you can also take the opposite approach, continually scaring yourself, and perhaps get lucky enough to escape injury. We obviously don’t condone this behavior, and steer well clear of those who do.
How much does everything cost?
The cost for all gear will range from $9000 to $12,000. There is a great variation in the types of wings and motors available, to suit differing pilot needs. We do not offer generic package deals, as the equipment in these combos is typically not state of the art and well tailored to individual pilot skills and styles of flying. Everybody is different! Instead of only offering one brand and a couple of different models, we are dealers for many brands and have a selection of dozens of wings and motors to choose from. This keeps us un-biased when helping you select the right gear.
For a more detailed breakdown of equipment costs, click here.
How long does it take to learn?
Perhaps the most wonderful part of powered paragliding is how little time and cost it takes to become a safe pilot. Our course takes 5-7 days (they don’t need to be consecutive). The first three days are dedicated to non-powered solo flights. You will fly on your first day! On day 4 you will be flying solo with a motor.
For more detailed information, visit our training page.
What kind of flying can I do with a paramotor?
From high to low, and fast to slow, and everything in between! Any open field is a runway, and your car trunk is a mobile aircraft hangar. It takes less than 10 minutes to set your gear up and get off the ground. If you see an interesting ridge line or distant lake while driving, just pull off the road and take to the sky to get a better look. If performance flying is your thing, there are plenty of advanced wings to fly and maneuvers to learn. There are competitions as well. Paramotoring is the fastest growing form of aviation in the World, so come join the fun!
Why train with Aerial Antics?
Most paramotor training sites are located in flat regions, making the use of a tow winch necessary for student flights. We have the advantage of a mountain to fly from, with 3 minute turnarounds to a 650′ launch. This means that a student can make quick laps and accumulate many flights in a short period of time, without waiting for their turn on the tow. The result is far fewer training days, with no sacrifice in the quality of training. Additionally, students can earn their P2 paragliding rating as part of this training, if they choose. Finally, we are located in sunny Southern California, with over 320 flyable days a year.