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UKPPG Aviation Specialists

Your No1 Choice For Paramotoring & Microlight Aviation


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UKPPG Paramotor Training School


UKPPG and Fenland Wind and Airsports Centre, Offers Very Comprehensive Training Courses for PPG Training for Complete Beginners, Paraglider Conversion Courses to Powered Paragliding, Right Through to Advanced Training and Top Up Refresher Courses.

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UKPPG Prides Ourselves on the Highest Standards and Levels of  PPG Training in the UK.
All of our UKPPG courses are open ended NOT Limited to a certain number of Days or time periods, offering you to
Learn at your own Speed and Convenience.

UKPPG unlike many other training centres, offers ALL of the equipment that you will need to learn to fly safely,
Saving you money until you are sure that you will like the sport.

Our Comprehensive Training Course cover a very thorough Wing Control Process and Full Understanding of your equipment, Full Paramotor and Engine Training and all of our students train on our SUPPLIED New Quality Equipmen, right through to Helmets Intercomms and Gloves, All we ask you to supply is your Boots. All of our students unlike other PPG Training Schools stay with us until you have completed a minimum of 15-20 Flight. Within these flights you will learn everything you require to go and fly on your own being fully competant and knowledgable.

UKPPG also boast a unique PPG Flight Simulator that allows beginners to  understand and master, all of the in-flight experiences, which you would normally only find out about when you take your first flight. on the Paramotor.


The UKPPG Simulator allows Students and experienced pilots alike, to practice (Under Power, Engine Running) taking off, all of the skills required in-flight, like throttle control, entry and exiting the harness, trimmer setting, brake controls and landing and this is all part of our training syllabus and all whilst still in the comfort zone of being on the floor.

We also use the simulator to professionally set up paramotor angles and harnesses. 

We train on our own, specially designed and manufactured BUG 12m Training Wings (Pictured Below) which enable you to train in higher wind speeds when full size paragliders are deemed to be unsafe to use, this opening up a much larger training envelope of days which would normally be unsuitable to train in, we also have a full range of full size
paragliders for when you have become a more competent trainee or for lighter wind conditions.

Training and Flying is available all year round, 7 Days a Week (Subject to Weather) and set in the heart of the Fenland countryside we offer miles of flat scenic countryside and coastal cross countries expaditions to explore when you are up and flying as a competent Pilot.

Our UKPPG Flying site has all the facilities rarely found on other sites Boasting a superb 9 acre, flat grassland,
flying field (1000ft x 330ft) complete with Mens, Womens and Disabled Toilets, fresh mains water and tea and coffee facilities
for use by our Members or Guests in our Training / Clubroom.







For more information on Training Rates and UKPPG and Fenland Wind and Airsports centre Memberships please
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At Ukppg We Are Members of and train to and above the international Standards of APPI PPG

APPI PPG IS AN INTERNATIONAL PARAMOTOR ASSOCIATION WHICH PROVIDES THE VERY BEST TRAINING COURSES AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR PILOTS, TANDEM PILOTS AND INSTRUCTORS AROUND THE WORLD. THIRD PARTY AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR ALL EU BASED APPI PPG MEMBERS.

APPI PPG was set up by Alex Ledger, a British Paramotor Instructor, with the support of There sister association APPI. APPI PPG’s Mission is to support the growing international Paramotor community by offering high quality training, internationally recognised qualifications and an accident reporting system, thus making the sport safer while uniting it under one international banner. APPI PPG is not a replacement to existing organisations, instead the system is flexible enough to be adapted by national associations. APPI PPG works directly with National Associations around the world to provide high quality standards for their Pilots, Tandem Pilots and Instructors.

APPI started in Switzerland and is growing very fast in many countries. Paragliding and Paramotoring has never had the opportunity to grow and develop with so much safety and become united without borders. At present 3rd Party and Accident Insurance Insurance is available for all EU based APPI PPG members.

APPI PPG unites Paramotor schools throughout the world by providing a large range of courses and programs which are identical from school to school. APPI PPG is a modern and practical way of learning and teaching.

For further information contact us.

APPI PPG Open Sky Taster Course

The APPI PPG Open Sky Taster course is a 1 or 2 day program consisting of a course specially made for those who want to have a basic understanding and knowledge of paramotoring before progressing on to the 6 day Adventure Pilot course.

Prerequisites/ Course contents/ Obligation

To enroll in an APPI PPG Open Sky Taster course, an individual must:

  1. Have a minimum age of 16 years old.
  2. Respect the APPI Safety Rules and Quality Standards.
  3. Agree to sit the 1 or 2 day Taster course with a certified APPI PPG instructor, consisting of the following syllabus.

Training Course:

a. Optional tandem flight (available soon) in order to feel the command and control of the glider, with the instructor’s supervision.

b. A basic theory course about principles of flying, APPI progressions, education system and programs.

c. Launch and ground handling instruction in order to feel and control the wing on the ground.

d. Hand Towing or Low Hops if the student has demonstrated they can safely and correctly launch, control, fly and land the glider on the ground.

d. Introduction to the Paramotor unit in order to feel, control and gain an understanding of the Paramotor, while on the ground.

APPI PPG Adventure Pilot Course

The APPI PPG Adventure Pilot course is a 6 Day Beginners course which provides the student with their first rating in the APPI PPG Education System. The student learns how to launch and control the wing on the ground, without the engine, and also learns how to control the Paramotor on the ground. The aim is for the student to perform at least 1 solo PPG Flight in 6 days and in most cases more. At this level, the student is allowed to fly ONLY with radio communication and under the instructor’s supervision. This rating allows a student to operate only under the close supervision of an APPI PPG Instructor and progress on to the 6 Day Pilot course.

Prerequisites/ Course contents/ Obligation

To enroll in an APPI PPG Adventure Pilot course, an individual must:

  1. Have a minimum age of 16 years old.
  2. Respect the APPI Safety Rules and Quality Standards.
  3. Agree to complete the APPI PPG Adventure Theoretical course consisting of 4 lectures.
  4. Agree to sit a minimum 6 Day course with a certified instructor, with a minimum of 3 days ground handling, consisting of the following APPI PPG Adventure training syllabus.

Days 1 and 2:

  1. Introduction to the Sport and School
  2. Lecture 1: Theory of Flight
  3. Parts of a Wing and Harness
  4. Untangling, folding and General Care
  5. Ground Handling and Launch Practise (at least 3 days of forward and reverse launch)
  6. Hand Towing or Low Hops from a slope (hand towing on a 30ft rope or Paragliding flights from a hill)
  7. Motor Check List (All working parts, frame, cage, prop, harness, fuel tank etc.)
  8. Safe Starting Procedures (Both electric and pull start)
  9. Wearing the motor and running it (to appreciate the power)
  10. Hang Tests, Adjustments and Pre Flight Simulation (very important!)

Days 3 to 6:

  1. Lecture 2: Basic Meteorology
  2. Lecture 3: Basic Air Law
  3. How to deploy a Reserve
  4. Forward and Reverse Launch OK (can they launch consistently without instruction)
  5. Ground Handling OK (can they ground handle consistently without instruction)
  6. Landing OK (can they land into wind and flare at the correct height)
  7. Pre Flight Checks and Motor Usage OK (can they correctly and safely control the paramotor)
  8. Power assisted practise launches (launch and ground handle while wearing the motor without it running)
  9. Lecture 4: First Solo Flight briefing (including hand signals in the event of radio failure)
  10. First Solo Flight (30 min flight in a defined area with large take off and landing areas free of obstructions)

Prior to 1st Solo Paramotor Flight the student must read and sign below:

I, (name of the student) understand that I have successfully completed the practical and theoretical stages of the APPI PPG Adventure Pilot course. I understand and agree that as Pilot in Command I am fully responsible for the safe conduct of any flight and am confident of my ability to undertake this step. Furthermore, I understand that the engine may fail, the radios may fail and that I am completely prepared to deal with both eventualities and to land safely.

Training and Certification

APPI PPG Adventure Pilot candidates must satisfactorily complete all course performance requirements by completing the training syllabus. To apply for certification, the certifying APPI PPG Instructor should submit online a completed, validated APPI PPG Adventure Pilot Application to the APPI website, along with the required photo and application fee. Upon approval of the application APPI will issue an APPI PPG Certification Card.

Note: The APPI PPG Adventure Pilot Certification Card is only for students who are NOT sitting the APPI PPG Pilot course which, when combined with the APPI PPG Adventure Pilot course, qualifies students as APPI PPG Pilots. If the student is in progress and continuing his training to become an APPI PPG Pilot, APPI will wait until the validation is completed.

APPI PPG Pilot Course

The APPI PPG Pilot course is a 6 Day intermediate course and provides the student with the APPI PPG Pilot qualification. Students must complete the APPI PPG Adventure Pilot 6 Day course first. An APPI PPG Pilot is someone who has become an independent paramotor pilot, capable of flying solo and analyzing the different weather conditions without supervision. Before flying in different sites, APPI PPG Pilots are recommended to choose places where they can have assistance from an APPI PPG School.

Prerequisites/Course Contents

To enrol in an APPI PPG Pilot course, an individual must:

  1. Be certified as an APPI PPG Adventure Pilot or have a similar certification from another training organization.
  2. Have a minimum age of 16 years old.
  3. Respect the APPI Safety Rules and Quality Standards.
  4. Agree to complete the APPI PPG Pilot Theoretical course consisting of 5 lectures and 1 exam.
  5. Agree to sit a minimum 6 Day course with a certified instructor consisting of the following APPI PPG Pilot training syllabus.

Note: The APPI PPG Instructor will decide if the student is ready to qualify as an APPI PPG Pilot. The instructor has access to the documents and forms which he can download from the APPI Website.

Course Theory:

  1. Further Meteorology Lecture
  2. Further Air Law Lecture
  3. Effects of the Motor upon the Wing Lecture
  4. Navigation and Flight Planning Lecture
  5. General Paramotoring Information Lecture (including Pilot Limitations, wing and motor info etc.)
  6. Pilot Level Exam

Practical:

  1. Site Organization, Assessment and Weather to Fly
  2. How to Repair a Wing
  3. 3 x Multiple take offs, circuits and landings (In less than 7mph of wind)
  4. 3 x Low Passes no lower than 30ft into wind (Always start high and into wind)
  5. 3 x Engine off spot landings within 40m of a defined target
  6. 3 x Unassisted Forward Launch Take Offs (Instructor does not physically assist but can offer advice)
  7. 360’s, ‘S’ Turns and Figure of 8’s in 3 flights (always brief on the dangers of violent brake inputs and how to recover from roll, pitch and yaw before hand)
  8. 1 x 10km Navigational Task (done in a open area where it is easy to navigate)
  9. Reverse Launch Take Off competency (capable of launching the wing in reverse in winds over 5mph but less than 12mph)
  10. ‘S’ Turns, figure 8’s and 360 landing competency (using these methods to lose height and land in a specific area
  11. 1 x Engine off at 500ft spot landing within 40m i.e. simulating an engine failure.
  12. 1 x In Flight Restart
  13. 1 x 30km Navigational Task (needs to be well briefed and carried out no lower than 500ft above ground level (agl) in an open area where it is easy to navigate with plenty of emergency landing options)
  14. Complete a minimum of 15 Solo Powered Flights
  15. Log at least 3 hours of Solo Powered Flight

Certification

APPI PPG students must satisfactorily complete all course performance requirements to qualify as APPI PPG Pilots. To apply for certification, the certifying APPI Instructor must submit online a completed, validated APPI PPG Pilot Application on the APPI website, along with the required photo and application fee. Upon approval of the application and validation, APPI will issue an APPI PPG Pilot Certification Card however all Flying skills, qualifications and updates must be validated online.

Note:

The APPI PPG Pilot qualification is only available to beginner students who have sat the full 12 day course, which consists of the 6 Day APPI PPG Adventure Pilot courses and the 6 Day APPI PPG Pilot course. Only APPI Advanced Paraglider pilots, or those with a similar qualification, can move directly onto the APPI PPG Pilot course without having to sit the APPI PPG Adventure Pilot course first.

Renewal

To renew annually, the APPI PPG Pilot must submit the membership payment online. The APPI Certification Card is automatically validated and membership is activated.

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Local Accomodation / Places to Stay Whilst Training or Visiting UKPPG Airsports Centre


The Causeway Guest House
6 The Causeway
March, Cambridgeshire
PE15 9NT

Contact Name: Brent Morris

Rooms From £35 per Night Including A Great Breakfast.

The Best Breakfast in Town, Nice rooms, Close to the Flying Field. Recommended by many of our students and visitors.

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King William IV
107 High St.
March
Cambs.
PE15 9LH

Contact Name: Vincent

Tel: 01354 653378 or 07947 227014
Single Rooms From £33 per night (inc VAT)
Nice Clean and Comfortable Rooms, Good Facilities and Now ALSO Serving Breakfast as well. Close to the Flying Field.
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The Anchor Inn and Restaurant
12 Norfolk Street,
Wimblington,
March,
Cambridgeshire
PE15 0QA

Contact Name: John

Telephone: 01354 742435
Nice Accomodation but NOT for the early sleepers as the accomodation is located above the Bar area,
The food is really good and the rooms are nicely presented, but are more expensive than the Causeway and King William, and is approx 2 miles from the field.
Single room including breakfast £35 per night
Double room including breakfast £70 per night
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The Cromwell Hotel and Leisure Club
High Street,
March,
Cambridgeshire
PE15 9LH
Contact Name: Robert Skoulding

Telephone: 01354 602890
A more Luxury choice of Accomodation if you are looking to bring Family Members or Friends to the area or for longer training sessions on your own as you can relax and unwind at The Cromwell Hotel as it also features a good Restuarant, Licensed Bar and Health and Fitness Facilities.
These facilities include:
A Brand New Fully Equipped Gymnasium,
Swimming Pool,
Jacuzzi,
Sauna & Steam Room for you to relax in after a hard workout.
The Hotel also offers a Full Restuarant and Licensed Bar and the Food and service is really good.
The Cromwell Hotel is located again, approx 2 miles from the UKPPG / Fenland Wind and Airsports Centre.
Standard Double or Twin - Mon to Thurs £85  Fri - Sun £75
Family Rooms -                  Mon to Thurs £170 - Fri - Sun £140
Four Poster -                      Mon - Sun £100
Superior Suites -                Mon to Thurs £115 - Fri to Sun £100
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Fenview Lodge
15 Brickmakers Arms Lane
Doddington
Cambridgeshire
PE15 0TR
Contact Name: Not Known

Tel:     01354 740103
Email:  info@enviewlodge.co.uk
Email:  bookings@fenviewlodge.co.uk
Web:    http://www.fenviewlodge.co.uk/fenview/Home.htm

We have not stayed or eaten at this venue persaonally but our guests really rate it. Again slightly pricier but good quality and 2 miles from the flying field.
£45.00       Bed & Breakfast B&B single occupancy (per night)
£65.00       Bed & Breakfast B&B twin occupancy (per night)
£65.00       Bed & Breakfast B&B double occupancy (per night)
£90.00       Bed & Breakfast B&B family occupancy (per night)*
£8.00         Packed Lunch (per person)

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Campsites:

Fields End Water Caravan Park & Fishery

Fields End Water,
Benwick Road,
Doddington
March
PE15 0TY

Tel:     01354 740199      
Web:  http://www.fieldsendfishing.co.uk/

Season Open All Year

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Floods Ferry Marina Park

Staffurths Bridge,
March
PE15 0YP

Contact; Mike and June Jones

Tel:     01354 677302
Mob:   07795 525644   
Web:  http://www.floodsferrymarina.co.uk



Other Places of Interest and Things to Do In the Fenland Area to Visit or Try


Please visit our Local Fenland Tourism Website for ideas on other exciting outdoor pursuits, activities and places to visit whist you are up in the area with us or for your friends and families to go to whilst you are training or participating in our activites at the Fenland Wind and Airsports Centre.

Please click here: Fenland Tourism Website

"NEW" Bigger and Improved Training and Flying Field


UKPPG (Known as Fenland Wind and Airsports Centre) have now MOVED to our NEW larger Flying Field after Nearly 5 years at our previous location.

The NEW UKPPG Field is much bigger and much safer with NO Hazards, Wind Obstructions, or Electricity Pylons.
We have now established a 10 year lease on the new location and are developing the site to make it better for our students and UKPPG Members.

We have heavily invested in NEW onsite facilities including a new Training / Clubroom, Flight Simulator, Mens, Ladies and Disabled Toilets, Family Area, Parking and Camping Area and maintanance equipment.

We also have also re-newed and increased our 2012 stock of training and flying Equipment and this is also available now for Hire so if you are out and about and fancy a fly but left your equipment at home then just give us a call and hire for the day.


Anyone Flying In - Flying Over Head - or Flying From UKPPG are kindly asked to please adhere to the NO-FLY areas as illustrated in RED on the plan below.


SPECIAL ATTENTION TO ALL PILOTS

DO NOT fly inside of the BLUE BOXED Area at ANY TIME out of Respect for the Crematorium and the Golf Course.


Please pay Special Attention to the Chicken Houses to the South of our Site there is a 75m Minimum Distance away from any Chicken House at any time and you must NOT fly over these building at Any Time or inside of any of the Blue Boxed No Fly Zone, unless you are at high altitudes of 2500ft or Above.

There is a 500ft perimeter around all other local buildings / houses which as you know is standard CAA Air Law.

Please familiarise yourself with the areas prior to flying in, or passing through, and be courtious to our surrounding neighbours, with Dead Stick Landings (Engine Off) or approach on Tick-Over.

Thank you.