Paramotor is the generic name for the harness and propulsive portion of a powered paraglider (“PPG”). There are two basic types of paramotors; foot launch and wheel launch. Foot launch models consist of a frame that combines powerplants (engine), caged propeller, and harness (with integrated seat) attached with quick release buckles to the operator’s back. Wheel launch units include some cart, usually having 3 or 4 wheels, with seats for one or two occupants.

Two attachment points connect the left and right risers of a paraglider. Paramotoring is not to be confused with the similar, but different, Powered Parachute which is generally much heavier, more powerful, and has different steering.

Coming soon – a directory to paramotor resources in South Africa