paramotor pilot exam

Take the paramotor pilot exam! Do you have the knowledge?

Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 08:19 pm

This multiple choice paramotor pilot exam can be taken right now to test your knowledge on various aspects of paramotoring. The test is taken from the complete paramotor pilot training manual that is now available on Paramotor Planet and Amazon.

The exam doesn't qualify you to fly a paramotor, but it will help to expand your knowledge of the sport. If you get any questions wrong you will find explanations to each at the end of the exam. You can also download the book which covers everything in the exam, and lots more.

There's 35 questions and they're all multiple choice. There's a possible 43 points and the pass mark is 38. If you pass you'll get a printable certificate, have fun!

1. Before starting the engine it is important to

 
 
 
 

2. During your pre-flight checks it is essential to

 
 
 
 

3. Before flying a paramotor it is important to do a

 
 
 
 

4. FAR 103 and CAA rules of the air (US and UK) state that a paramotor must be flown in accordance with

 
 
 
 

5. Your paramotor has a strobe / safety beacon fitted that is visible from 3 miles away. You can fly

 
 
 
 

6. No clearance or special permission is required to fly in

 
 
 
 

7. Flying a paramotor in the rain

 
 
 
 

8. What two words should you call out to let everybody know you are about to start your engine

9. When flying anywhere you should always

 
 
 
 

10. Tight spiral dives should be avoided because

 
 
 
 

11. When approaching another aircraft head on, you should

 
 
 
 

12. Select 1 or more answers. According to FAR 103 (US) and the CAA rules of the air regulations (UK) all paramotors shall give way to

 
 
 
 

13.

Cumulonimbus clouds

 
 
 
 

14. You see this NOTAM in the area you fly your paramotor –

Glider flying will take place

WINCH LAUNCHING OF MULTIPLE GLIDERS WI 1NM RADIUS. 
WINCH CABLES UP TO 1000FT AGL. INTENSE GLIDING ACTIVITY 
MAY BE OBSERVED IN THE VCY. Contact 07********* for more info.

LOWER: Surface, UPPER: 1,000 Feet AMSL
FROM: 01 Sep 2018 TO: 01 Sep 2018
SCHEDULE: Sunrise to sunset

What action should you take

 
 
 
 

15. Flying in the lee side of a hill is dangerous because

 
 
 
 

16. After how long should you send your reserve parachute for repacking

 
 
 
 

17. A small chip on the propeller blade can

 
 
 
 

18. Select 1 or more possible answers. When flying over water you should

 
 
 
 

19. Before flying low you should

 
 
 
 

20. Nimbostratus clouds are a sign of

 
 
 
 

21. According to internationally recognised air laws who has the right of way

 
 
 
 

22. Select one or more answers. What should you do before starting your engine?

 
 
 
 

23. The angle of attack refers to

 
 
 
 

24. A wing reaches its stalled region

 
 
 
 

25. To stop the wing overshooting you, you should

 
 
 
 

26. In the trough of a wave you’ll find

 
 
 
 

27. Low level clouds are

 
 
 
 

28. When converging you will give way to

 
 
 
 

29. Applying both brakes down to your ears at the last stages of the takeoff run can

 
 
 
 

30. Your wing has been exposed to salt and sand, you also notice some oil spots from your exhaust. You can

 
 
 
 

31.

It’s a clear morning and you’re ready for a cross country flight. You will takeoff with enough fuel to fly for two hours and you will land back at the same field. There’s a 12 mph wind blowing in the direction you need to fly meaning the outbound trip will take you about 55 minutes. What should you do?

 
 
 
 

32. The centre of pressure on a reflex wing is

 
 
 
 

33. Select one or more answers. A high angle of attack can lead to

 
 
 
 

34. Select one or more answers. Your right brake line snaps, what can you do?

 
 
 
 

35.

You launch and your wing starts pulling to the left and the paramotor is struggling to climb. You’re pulling right brake and holding full power but it seems to be getting worse. You should immediately

 
 
 
 

Question 1 of 35

Comments

  1. As I have never flow a paramotor and have never studied the weather and clouds, test was a bit challenging, however if flying (anything) one should know the answers to the questions.

  2. I am curious to see how I did on the test. Thank you for offering this, especially for us newer pilots.

  3. So just realized the paramotor pic is me. Custom black paramania Revo.

    1. Author

      Hiya James! Indeed it is, floating down the Severn enjoying the bore fly-in. How awesome does that wing look! We’ll have to get together for another flight!

    1. Author

      When you complete the test and pass, there’s a link to the certificate on the congrats page

    1. Author

      Hi Wesley, there’s a download button on the bottom right of the certificate page. You can download it to your computer then print it from there.

  4. complete novice, though I used to fly hang gliders. 28 was a reasonable start to work on.

  5. Have just taking the exam and purchased your book … love what you are doing Darrell!

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