Dummy’s guide on flying using a paramotor.
Get at least 4 friends to help you with your parachute. They are available at the nearest department store. Friends, not the parachute.
They will help in matters of unfolding the wide span of the parachute.
Go to the nearest beach, or any windy spot. Paramotor, unless you have wings, will unfortunately not work without strong wind.
Practice balancing your ‘chute at least once a week, 2 hours per session. This will undoubtedly cause one to lose a lot of weight and gain a lot of muscle. Paramotor riders are encouraged to take up pilates. 😛
Get the motor, something Wikipedia describes as “a frame that combines the motor, propeller, harness (with integrated seat) and cage”. Attempts to fly is pointless without above machinery.
Caution: It’s heavy. Get the aforementioned friends to help you get up.
Once your parachute is straightened out, and you’ve caught the perfect gust of wind run as your little legs could carry you, and TAKE OFF!
Show off as much as possible to the spectators. Believe me, they will be staring.
For a live video demonstration of Step 6, view the following:
To watch the paramotor riders up close and personal, hurry on over to Pantai Seri Kenangan, Tutong, on a Sunday. Their base is on the right side, near a Minangkabau-like structure. For more information regarding Paramotor Brunei, I guess you can leave a comment. I don’t think the association has an official website offering information regarding training, membership, equipment, fees and payments, but I’ll be happy to relay any queries you have to them! 🙂
For more pictures of the Brunei paramotor experience, stroll on over here and meet Pegasus. Of course, if you would just like to see a certain blogger and a certain DJ frolick at the beach merrily on quartbikes (sp?) (or ATVs are they called?) while watching the boys up in the air, click here, here or here.