Have you ever imagined you could soar like a bird? Well, that dream can now be a reality for you! Smoky Mountain Paramotor has made that dream come true for many people. We will take you through book knowledge, also known as ground school, simulator training, wing kiting, and then your first several flights.
Instruction is provided by a USPPA certified trainer. We utilize the Powered Paragliding Bible as our book. Common knowledge of the law and flight safety is our top priority! We also cover maintenance and repairs on your machine. You will leave our school with new found skills and confidence in your abilities in every aspect of this amazing sport.
I have been flying paramotors since 2006. In all that time, I have never met a better instructor than Cody Bock at Smoky Mountain Paramotor. Cody is professional, thorough, safe and also a lot of fun. He is turning out the best students of anyone I know. Whenever I land and someone comes up to me asking where they can get training, I always send them to Cody. Cody is good for our sport.
I trained with Cody at smoky mountain paramotor. He’s a great guy and an excellent instructor. If I had to do it over again I would still go with him.
I began training from Cody and SMPPG in October of 2019. I immediately felt a connection with the instructor and his knowledge of the sport. I was invited to come and look at the equipment and put my hands on it so that I had a better understanding of it besides watching YouTube videos.
We discussed training and classwork. I really liked knowing that I was guaranteed a certain number of flights before I was able out on my own. Too many schools are allowing pilots to leave the school with a limited number of flights. Sometimes this is because the weather doesn’t cooperate. If you have a week long class and the weather is bad. You may only get a few flights before the school ends. Cody ensured that I had 30 flights under my belt.
Anyone interested in learning how to fly PPG should put SMPPG at the top of their list for equipment and training. I am very satisfied with the knowledge and confidence I got learning to fly.
Let me first off say that I’m a new pilot and this is my first season flying. My initial experience trying to find equipment was very stressful, until I met with Cody, the owner. Not only was Cody extremely patient he was also informative, professional, punctual, and very passionate in regard to paramotoring. He knows the sport and the equipment incredibly well. Cody made the process of purchasing all new equipment easy and stress free. He went above and beyond to ensure that my equipment came EXACTLY how I wanted it, and by the way the frames, engines, and wings he carries are the best in the industry! I cannot recommend Smokey Mountain Paramotor enough. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING CODY!!
There is no better place to train than with Smoky Mountain Paramotor. Why? #1, his instructor, Cody, is no more than one of the best instructor in the field. Don’t take my words, just ask around any PPG pilots and you will see by yourself the reputation he carries with him (friendship, skills, patience, safety….). #2, you are not joining a club, you are joining a new family. As soon as the right conditions are met, Cody, his students, and advanced pilots meet and fly together. This is a great way to learn from others, improve your skills and spend an amazing time. #3, Cody does not let you go once you have a few flights like a lot of places but will train you until you feel confident with your skills. #4, Cody provides amazing support (technical, maintenance, feedback) long after your done with your training, at no charge. Be aware that by signing, you don’t get an instructor, but a friend that will care about you all the way through your new adventure
I purchased a Power to Fly Atom 80 and an Ozone Mojo power wing from Cody Bock. Cody made the purchase easy, and he kept me informed throughout the process. I’m very happy with my purchase. I’ve attended several fly ins sponsored by Smoky Mountain PPG in Mountain City and they were all a blast. I would recommend you check them out!
Cody Bock takes the fear factor out of flying paramotors. He is a very experienced instructor and understands that different pilots have different needs and different preferred methods of learning. You will not progress until you are safe to do so….this means hard work…yes, you will sweat and get frustrated, but nothing is more rewarding than that first flight! One of Cody’s major benefits is his time and investment in you. You will get 30 flights before you are released to fly on your own….whether you think you are ready or not. This is a good thing….you will have plenty of time to think about each flight…what you did right and more importantly, what you did wrong. This retrospective time while still training is invaluable. I trained for several months with access to Cody for questions, evaluations, and recommendations, which has allowed me to grow into a safer and happier pilot. To this day, that access to Cody has continued through community and friendship. Honestly, it’s the most fun you’ll ever have.
I’ve known Cody Bock from Smokey Mountain PPG now for nearly a decade and I gotta say he’s one of the best, most enthusiastic and engaged instructors that I’ve run across. Unlike other instructors who may put you in the air with just a few days of training, Cody will ensure not only your proficiency but most importantly your safety throughout his training program. From learning airspace to reviewing carburetor tuning, Cody is very knowledgeable and approachable. I’ve been in this field long enough to know dedicated professionals from fly-by-night instructors and I think Smokey Mountain PPG and Cody are here to stay.