Microlight and paramotor


Paramotor is generic name for the propulsive portion of powered paraglider, it consists of a frame that combines the motor, propeller, harness (with integrated seat) and cage.

It provides two attachment points for the risers of a Paraglider wing that allows for powered flight.

Engines used are almost exclusively small two stroke  types, between 80cc and 350cc, that burn mixed gasoline and oil. These engines are favored for their high output power and light weight and use approximately 3.7 litres/Hour of fuel per hour depending on paraglider efficiency, weight of motor plus pilot and conditions.

The pilot controls thrust via a hand-held throttle and steers using the paraglider’s brake toggles similar to sport parachutists.



All EAF microlight and paramotor Emirates Championships, compitetions and record activities are conducted under the direction of EAF microlight Paramotor commission. EAF work on the development of the parachuting sport in the UAE.

The EAF establishes and maintain the rules and criteria for the EAF members within the country, for Microlight/Paramotor membership inquiry, please contact : info@eaf.ae