The Paraavis Sova is a Russian paramotor that was designed and produced by Paraavis of Moscow for powered paragliding. Now out of production, when it was available the aircraft was supplied complete and ready-to-fly.[1]

Role Paramotor
National origin Russia
Manufacturer Paraavis
Status Production completed

Design and development


The Sova was designed to comply with the US FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles rules as well as European regulations. It features a paraglider-style wing, single-place accommodation and a single 16 hp (12 kW) Sova engine in pusher configuration with a 2.4:1 ratio reduction drive and a 123 cm (48 in) diameter two-bladed wooden propeller. The fuel tank capacity is 8 litres (1.8 imp gal; 2.1 US gal).[1]

As is the case with all paramotors, take-off and landing is accomplished by foot. Inflight steering is accomplished via handles that actuate the canopy brakes, creating roll and yaw.[1]

Specifications (Sova)


Data from Bertrand[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Empty weight: 27 kg (60 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 8 litres (1.8 imp gal; 2.1 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Sova single cylinder, two-stroke, air-cooled aircraft engine, with a 2.4:1 reduction drive, 12 kW (16 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden, fixed pitch, 1.23 m (4 ft 0 in) diameter


  1. ^ a b c d Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 71. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster UK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X