Paramotor pilots, fly over the exceptional on unique expeditions from the jungle to the savannah.
- The paramotor is a microlight (ultra-light motorised)
- It consists of a paraglider wing, and a light motor integrated into a protective cage worn on the pilot’s back. A propeller provides the necessary thrust. The take-off is done on foot or sitting on a cart equipped with wheels or skis. There are single and two-seater paramotors
- Learn to fly paramotor on our Trainning expeditions
- From the jungles of Asia to the savannahs and deserts of Africa, fly to fantastic places
- Our logistics extend your flying range to new and unsuspected horizons
- The ideal aerial photography tool: economical, compact, flexible and able to fly close to the ground
- Get your tandem passenger qualification during our expeditions
- Put together motorbikes, scuba and paramotor for sensational Sea, Air & Land adventures
An ultra-light powered aircraft
More commonly referred to as microlights, paramotors are powered aircraft that meet maximum weight or power criteria set by national jurisdictions and allow them to be operated under simplified airworthiness conditions compared to light aircraft and with a specific pilot licence. Most microlights can take off and land over short distances away from aerodromes, but the most efficient ones are similar to certified light aircraft.
Man has been trying to imitate the flight of birds for centuries by seeking a system that reproduces the movement of their wings, and the beginnings of the motorised ultralight date back to the early days of aviation, with the exception of the pioneering work of Etienne Dormoy in Dayton, Ohio, between 1919 and 1924 and his Flying Bathtub of 1924. Its history is therefore relatively recent.
The ultralight movement has its origins in free flight, of which the hang glider was the first representative. The Rogallo wing was invented by the American Francis Rogallo in 1936, but it was not until 1972 that the first hang glider was built in its present form.
Very quickly, the idea of freeing themselves from the terrain to take off by their own means pushed a handful of free flight pilots to add a chainsaw engine to simple delta wings. Pioneers such as the Pérès brothers and their twin-engine aircraft or Roland Magallon and his Mosquito 210 or Jean-Marc Geiser with his Motodelta, a combination of a Danis wing and a motorised tricycle which made its first flight in 1974 and was presented at the Paris Air Show in 1975, paved the way for other machines built on the same principle. The first microlights were tiltrotors. The world of microlight flying developed enormously during the 1980s, gaining new enthusiasts every year.