Paramotor Pilot’s Logbook (includes airspace and VFR chart lesson)
This logbook is intended for use by all paramotorists, from beginner to advanced pilots. It has been created to give you a way of keeping track of important flight information that will keep you safe, help you progress in the sport, and serve as a useful future resource. Find out why a logbook is important here, or click below to find out more on Amazon.
Pilot details page 1
Pre-flight checklist pages 2-3
Post launch checklist page 4
Logbook pages pages 5-96
Flight rules and regulations page 97
FAR 103 (US) page 99
Cloud clearance chart page 101
Airspace chart page 102
Classes of US airspace page 103
CAA rules (UK) page 105
Cloud clearance chart page 108
Classes of UK airspace page 109
Reading VFR charts pages 110-125
Notes pages 126-130
You can personalise the book by adding your name, address, phone number, and a photo. This way you’re more likely to get the logbook back if it’s ever misplaced. After each flight, you can enter the number of minutes, or hours you have flown. This will help you to keep track of when your service and maintenance schedule is due.
You can also tally up your hours in the notes section, this way you can keep a record of the total number of hours you have flown as a pilot. Knowing this may be important for future endeavours, like competitions for example, when the organisers will ask about your past flying experience. You can keep a record of the equipment you have been flying. This is really useful if you fly more than one paramotor or wing, as keeping track of the number of hours they have flown is important.
You’ll be able to log the takeoff and landing location, and take launch and landing notes, and flight notes. Notes that pilots regularly add here usually include areas to avoid flying over, dangers on the ground (like power lines or rotor), unusual turbulence they’ve experienced, or equipment concerns that need addressing.There’s even an important post flight inspection reminder that you can tick when it has been completed.
Finally, you’ll find multiple notes pages in the back of the logbook. This is where you can jot down anything of importance. Pilots regularly use this section for their kit checklist to ensure nothing gets left at the field, but it can be used for just about anything you like.
It’s recommended that you take this logbook along to every flight, and be sure to staple your insurance and any other important documents inside the cover.