Para Trikes (PPT)

"Stop Dreaming, Start Flying"

About PPT Power Paratrike Pilot Training

PPT Power Paratrike Pilot Training Steps

  • Purchase a temporary (training) membership to SAHPA for R440 (can be done through schools with instructor assistance (this allows you to start flying under instructor supervision)
    • Valid for 6 months
    • Includes Third Party Liability Insurance
    • Includes your PG Training Manual and PG Theory Test
  • Purchase a PPG Training Manual (from your instructor). (not compulsory)
    • This book, “The Powered Paragliding Bible” is written by Jeff Goin
  • Order a suitable Paraglider Wing, one that can also be used for powered flight
    • (Your PPG instructor will guide you through the selection process.)
    • (Note: Many paragliding-only instructors are not familiar with the complications of powered flight, you should consult a knowledgeable and trustworthy PPG instructor on this matter)
  • Order a suitable Paramotor/trike based on your body mass, your location, and a few other aspects
    • (Your PPT instructor will guide you through the selection process)
  • You also need to acquire a suitable airband radio, headset and helmet
    • Ask your instructor for recommendations
  • Start the ground school training first with your wing, without the motor
  • Learn to pull-up and kite the wing and control it overhead (usually 3 to 8 hours training required)
  • Complete a MINIMUM of 35 flights
  • Write the two theory tests at home, at your own leisure
  • Do the Aeronautical Radio Course, at any stage during your training
  • Once everything has been completed, your instructor will apply to SAHPA for your PPG Pilot License
  • Upgrade your SAHPA membership to full membership, (addition cost +- R300 -valid for one year from the start of your student membership)
  • Each year you will renew your license and SAHPA membership at R1,150 (note, change from year to year)
    • (You submit your flight log-book, and get any instructor or club licensing officer to sign the paperwork)
Duration: You should be able to complete the full course in one – four months part-time (evenings and weekends), depending on the effort you put in, the time you make available and the weather.



PPT Power Paratrike Pilot Training Cost – R15,000* (contact us for package deals)

Training Includes:

  • All training done on own approved equipment
  • EAFS Training logbook with training modules and training schedules
  • PG/PPG Theoretical training (est. 9 Hours)
  • All Ground training (est. 5 hours)
  • All Engine Ground training (est. 1 hours)
  • First flight preparation, Pull ups etc. (3-4 hours)
  • Marking of both PG and PPG theoretical test, include corrections.
  • Completion of min 35flights flight training. Estimate flight time of 30min per flight
  • Course fees valid for 6 months from first training day.
  • Include restricted Radio Course
  • SAHPA Student license fees of R450, valid for six months
  • restricted radio License fees and course (we can assist with course details or Contact any microlight flight school)

Training Excludes:

  • Any out of town cost, traveling, accommodation
  • Temporary Grassland Club fees

Available Extras:

  • Student pack, include “Power paragliding Bible” from Jeff Goin, and DVD – R1,200
  • Various DVDs and books also available
  • Onsite training, at your place or area
  • Coastal accelerated courses available