FULL PARAGLIDING COURSE
Would You like to learn to fly in stress-free, well-organized and modern way? Our teaching structure will carefully, step by step prepare You to became an independent paragliding pilot.
Full paragliding course is divided into three phases.
In the 1st phase (INITIATION) we will teach you the properly pre-flight check, safe take off and landing techniques. We will organize interesting theory and practice lessons as well as intensive training of wing control skills. We will carry out didactic tandem flights with your school instructor and the first independent solo flights. Our goal on 1st level is to be WELL ORIENTED.
In the 2nd phase (INTERMEDIATE) we will focus on wing control skills in different wind conditions. We will check together the weather forecast and plan your flight. You will learn:
- about meteorology, micro- and macroclimate
- how to make "S", "eights", 360° turns
- take the advantage with pendulum effect
- the rapid descent techniques such as "Big Ears", "Big Big Ears", wingovers, "spiral dives", others tips and tricks
- what is and how is working the accelerator (speed) system
Under the instructor supervision and with radio backup, you will make numerous, longer flights, each one with essential safety elements. If necessary, the training will be supplemented by didactic tandem flights with your coach. Our goal on 2nd level is the SAFETY.
The 3rd phase of the course (ADVANCED) consists of numerous independent paragliding flights, always performed under the instructor supervision and with radio communication. We will visit different takeoffs and landing sites and supplement your knowledge of safety in flying in thermal and soaring conditions. You will be practicing a precision landings. We are going to repeat and provide each of the techniques you learned in the previous stages. We will introduce you to difficult situation in flight e.g. a front collapse, side collapse, cravat. As a future pilot, take your time and join us on additional ground handling sessions on the training hill as often as possible. Our goal on 3rd level is to be SELF-CONFIDENCE.
The last phase of paragliding training should be performed on your own equipment. Getting familiar with your equipment will increase your self-confidence and will improve your skills very fast. Our school will help you to choose the right glider, harness and accessories (brand new, second hand). We will properly set it up so that you can enjoy each time you're going to take off, fly and land. Your safety and comfort matter!!
What is the training about?
After fulfilling all formal requirements you can approach the national exam for pilot licence under regulations of FECDA (Federación Canaria de Deportes Aéreos). Our school will organize extra Q&A + PRE-FLIGHT CHECK seminar before exam. Once you have obtained your Spanish pilot's licence, you can apply for an IPPI 3 card from FAI (FÉDÉRATION AÉRONAUTIQUE INTERNATIONALE). This card is well recognized all over the world and allows you to fly in other countries and enjoy more skill's advanced trainings, SIV, etc. Exam fee, additional federal insurance and travel costs to exam place are not included in total price of course.
In price are included obligatory insurance, transport to launch sites and ground handling materials (wing, harness, helmet). Equipment for flying in 1st phase of the training is in price included. In 2nd and 3rd phase you will have an access to rent the school equipment in mode "pro flight". As an adept of our school you are privileged to purchase brand new equipment in affordable prices. For training you will also need: good sport/hiking shoes, comfortable outfit, protected gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, water etc. Optional accommodation is possible at the paragliding base 20-30€/night (double/ group rooms). Ask for availability. Your non-flying friend can join us in a tandem flight.
*While the training time takes approximately 4-6 weeks, we know from our experience that the course time can be extended up to 3 months + the estimated time for the exam. Self motivation, weather conditions, work - free time balance, your progress during the course, etc. may have an impact on the duration of the training. This type of course is designed for long or regular stays in Tenerife.
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coordinator Karina +34 643 58 63 68
instructor Enrique +34 669 09 40 65
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