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    Hi Everyone

    Have flown a paramotor for a few years but finding it hard to run as now 71 so looking to get into flexwing.
    Up a level for me so any advice appreciated. Roger

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    hey roger welcome bud. you can buy a flex for 1000 quid or big bucks , depends what you want really mate . mine is an old flash 2 alpha does everything at 55mph ,buy a quik and cruise at 70/80 mph , up to you really...

    then you have the 2 or 4 stroke debate . you can buy somat like mine and ssdr it if you want to reduce cost like permitting etc .. if you want to take victims up you will have to go the permit route tho.

    dave..


    one of my victims lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLrFCismXYU
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    Hello and welcome to the forums.

    Another option for you to consider if you didn't want to go for the full NPPL (M) licence - the sub 70 kg category. Most of them run on the powerful side of things paramotor engines which you'll possibly be familiar with. Training would be absolutely essential however you wouldn't need to go the extra mile to actually get a licence. I hope this helps.

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    yes good shout diyan sub 70kg is an option ,just be aware the weather window gets tighter with them, but if like me you only fly to enjoy and not a work out its all good ..


    a sub 70 kg option http://www.airplayaircraft.co.uk/snake/
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    Sub-70 trikes also work for paramotors, I believe. No requirement for retraining in UK

    https://www.caa.co.uk/General-aviati...d-with-wheels/

    It's on an exemption though so might be withdrawn, more probably will find its way into a future update of the ANO.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MadamBreakneck View Post
    It's on an exemption though so might be withdrawn, more probably will find its way into a future update of the ANO.
    If it got withdrawn the law would be almost unenforceable. Bit like every drone having a registration.
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