We know it. Paratrike is something so new and different that you probably have many questions about the practice, performance and safety of it. In this section we will answer the most frequent questions we receive about.
And yes, paratrike is one of the safest flying machines known, with the lowest rate in the statistics of incidents.
The paratrike is an evolution of paragliding that arises from the need to practice this activity in areas without enough height, thus glider pilots began to be equipped with back engines, to help on takeoff in those areas (PPG).
Afterwards arose the idea of incorporating a wheeled cart (trike) which eliminated the need for any type of physical effort during takeoff and landing, while improving safety conditions during these phases. Thus emerged the paratrike, which combines the versatility of paragliding with the comfort and safety of airplane flight.
Practicing paratrike flight does not require any specific physical condition, nor is limited to any age because it does not require any physical effort by the passenger to perform this activity. Thus, even people with a disability or reduced mobility can fly on paratrike. However, there is a restriction on the weight of the passenger; being the minimum allowed 30 kg and maximum 100 kg. For safety reasons we must be very strict regard to this question, and will check your exact weight before the activity.
You can do this activity whenever weather conditions are appropriate. Because of the privileged location of the Canary Islands, it makes an ideal place for flights almost every day of the year. To ensure optimal flight conditions we always check the weather forecast before each flight.
In Sky Rebels we have our own private flight field for paragliding, paramotor and paratrike, located in the south of Gran Canaria, about 10 minutes from Maspalomas.
The paratrike flight differs from other aircraft and aerodynes flights for being a flight at lower speeds, this makes pilots to have more control and better response time to any possible incidents that might occur, and to make it very safe. We also include elements of active and passive safety, such as helmets, emergency parachute, lifejackets and liferafts.
It is a tandem flight; namely a pilot accompanied by a passenger. Therefore flights are individual and one at a time. This allows us to offer each passenger a fully adapted experience according to your wishes. While one passenger is making his flight, the rest will wait their turn at our private's airfield terminal, enjoying beautiful views and a picnic.