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BEGINNER COURSE

The first stage to becoming a student pilot. Learn to take your first radio supervised solo flight in 2 days.

Your journey from the ground to the sky isn’t a very long one. This course is the first stage to learn about paragliding.

This course is designed to teach you basic flight skills over a long weekend. We typically teach this course in a group of no more than 3-4 students. We provide equipment, food and stay for the duration of this course.

 

COURSE PLAN

DAY 1

  • Introduction to glider and equipment

  • Learn and assess wind conditions ideal for flying

  • Learn to control the glider during takeoff and landing

  • Basic steering of glider on ground

  • Pre-flight checks

DAY 2

  • First short flight (bunny hops)

  • Take off and landing techniques

  • Direction control

  • Controlled touchdown aka landing

DAY 3

  • Fly from a small hill top at 300ft/100m

  • Independent takeoff

  • Learn to steer and take 180° turns in the air

  • Plan a landing approach and land

  • Beginner pilot examination

 

COURSE PACKAGE INCLUDES

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PARAGLIDING EQUIPMENT

Harness, glider, radio, helmet

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TRANSPORT

To and from flying site to the school

Hotel bed pillows

FOOD AND STAY

Enjoy great complementary food and accomodation

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW MANY SOLO FLIGHTS CAN I DO?

On the end of 3rd day, based on our experience most people complete 3-4 flights. Depending on the weather and your energy, you can probably do a few more.

CAN I FLY INDEPENDENTLY AFTER THIS COURSE?

At the end of this course, you will learn the basics of flight and become a beginner pilot.


To gain the confidence to fly independently you should to complete the novice and certification course. You may instead take the club pilot course which combines the beginner, novice and certification course together.

DO I NEED MY FLIGHT EQUIPMENT AND GLIDER?

Paragliding Mantra will provide you all the equipment necessary for flight.

WHERE CAN I GET FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION DURING THIS COURSE?

Food and accommodation is included with the course fees. Click here to find out more about our accommodation and food.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE?

1.

Gives you a good feel about what you should expect during your progression.

2.

Saves you money, in case you decide you're not really into this sport.

3.

Opportunity to talk to our instructors and experience flying to see if this sport is for you.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

After completing the beginner course, you will have an assessment with your instructor. Although can take a break between beginner course and the novice course, or the Club Pilot course, it is best to continue training until you're able to fly independently without instructor supervision.