The Paramotor Code

The Paramotor Code Paramotoring (or powered paragliding) is growing at a rapid rate in the UK. Together with other forms of leisure aviation, it contributes to make our skies some of the busiest in the world.

Unlike other forms of leisure aviation, the law currently allows anybody to fly one of these aircraft without holding a nationally recognised licence.

Even though these aircraft are exempt from many of the requirements applying to more complex powered aircraft, there are still some laws that you need to adhere to.

The Paramotor Code has been designed to help ensure that paramotor users in the UK can easily access the information they need about how to fly their aircraft safely and legally, without endangering others.

Please use the following link to download a copy of the code:
The Paramotor Code
(145 kb, last updated 17.06.2019)

The CAA's Skyway Code For further information on the rules and regulations concerning paramotoring, please refer to the Civil Aviation Authority's Skyway Code.


The Paramotor Code is published by the Civil Aviation Authority,
with the assistance of the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.