Paramotor powedred paraglider and paramotor trike flight school and exclusive D'Yves Air Pub trike

Yves and Mika propose both: personalized training depending on your skills, needs and availability, as well as intensive training, e.g. during your holidays. As soon as the meterologic conditions allow to fly, Yves and Mika are present on the ground to teach you everything from ground-handling of the wing to takeoffs and landings. The duration of your training as paramotor pilot does not depend on fixed dates and schedules, only on the weather conditions and your personal progression. The price proposed for the instruction is fixed in advance, no supplements required. Yves and Mika are well experienced, serious instructors bringing you safely in the air and back on the ground. The team is always available not only for the future pilots, but also for already licensed pilots helping to correct potential handling or material errors.

Yves Helary, paramotor flight instructor

Yves Helary, paramotor designer and flight instructor

How much does it cost to become a licensed paramotor pilot?

Paramotor pilot training cost is 960,- € incl. VAT including application and all training from the first steps to the issue of the pilot's license. This price also includes the ULM pilot's book for the theoretical training. A reduction is possible for licensed paragliding pilots depending on the acquired skills.
The only oncost to be foreseen will be an individual pilot's insurance, adapted to powered paragliding and agreed by the french federation "FFPLUM" (Yves will be happy to assist you getting the right one) and a pair of good trekking boots covering and stabilizing your ankles.

Trike training application cost is 350,- € and 60,- € per half hour of flight training. The initial training will be done on a single-seater until issue of the theoretical and practical license. After some flight hours as pilot, having gained experience and precision in manipulation of your material, you can continue with the passenger flight training and opt for the "passenger" flight licence authorizing you to take a passenger with you in a double-seater trike.

Printable registration form + flight school rules and conditions(rich-text format ".rtf")


Mika Helary, paramotor flight instructor

Michael Helary, paramotor flight instructor

Who can fly a paramotor?

Absolutely everyone beginning from the age of 15, with an average physical fitness enabling to run a few meters with a weight of 20 kg or more (depending on your equipment) on the back and - of course - holding the paramotor pilot's license.

For persons with mobility problems or those who just do not want to run or carry the weight on their backs, for those who want to fly with a passenger, just for fun or any other reason, Yves will be happy to instruct you to pilot a paramotor trike.

The paramotor airfield of Yves' flight school

Do you need a paramotor pilot's licence?

In France, a paramotor is considered as an ULM. To legally have the right to pilot a ULM in France, the pilot must have passed the theoretical test at his regional civil flight security agency and the practical test at his flight school. Only when these tests are passed and the flight instructor is convinced that the pilot is ready to fly on his own, the flight instructor will give his green light to issue the ULM pilot's licence.
Furthermore, every ULM must be registered with the regional civil aviation authorities and the registration number must be applied to the inner sail of the wing.

More and more women discover the paramotor sport. Yves has a very good knowledge on how to adapt the equipment particularly for female pilots, e.g. using a particularly light frame design.

Well trained by Yves and his team, some young pilots, from the beginning of their career participate to different events, such as the international paramotor pilot's meeting, mingling and taking off together with and in front of hundreds of far more experienced pilots!

Yves et Mika with the Polini Thor paramotor

Yves, Mika and the Mikalight Polini Thor paramotor

Yves et Mika with the Polini Thor paramotor

Special design school trike for learning to lift a trike wing without risk for pilot, propeller and wing.
D'Yves Air Pub is currntly the only school in France to offer this pedagogical tool.

Is it difficult to pilot a paramotor?

The paramotor is the lightest powered aircraft, the easiest to transport and not very complicated to pilot. The main difficulty is the takeoff and what needs to be done just before, as the paramotor is the only aircraft which is ready to take off only just before the pilot's decision to do so. All others are more or less ready to take off when standing in the hangar. A good training with experienced instructors is therefore mandatory to correctly learn to master the different steps and limit novice mistakes. The highest risk from these mistakes remains but is not limited to damage to the equipment rather than pilot injury.