The Pico Club, first formed back in 1998, is Australia's FIRST and largest club for paramotor/hangmotor pilots and is national in its membership.
The Pico Club assists in organising many PPG fly-in's around Australia as well as the annual Australian National PPG/PHG Fly-In in September every year. We provide avenues for pilots to share knowledge and provide a means of member communication by running the Pico Club Facebook group and Pico Club web site. You can JOIN HERE it's free!
Powered Paragliding, or "paramotoring - PPG" as it is often called, has been around in Australia since the 1980's. Back then it was small motorcycle engines in homemade frames running direct drive props. Now it is specially designed high performance motors in high tech, lightweight frames with most often carbon fibre props and sealed gearboxes.
In Australia to fly a paraglider or use a paramotor you need to hold a suitable flying license and be a member of the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia. A paragliding/PPG license course can take roughly 10 - 20 days depending upon weather and instructors/flying schools information is available below.
As we are aircraft we are limited as to where we can legally launch, land and fly. Here's some info to help you select the right places.More Info
It is always a lot more fun to fly with someone than on your own, you can share stories and you can keep an eye out for each other in case you have to "outland".
Here are some links to paramotoring information including weather sites and media. As well as a list of Australian PPG clubs.Select