JUNE COURSE DATES

 

 

 

2019 Paragliding Course Date Overview - June

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Unfortunately, our calendar is closed until we return from our Indonesian tours in early September. Please click on the coloured month tabs above to see the respective dates and course availability status.

Why no Australian courses in June/July/August?
Conditions are generally not conducive to training on the east coast over winter. There may be training operations that will gladly accept your money during this time, but due to predominantly west (and rough) conditions in winter, our experience can support that it is generally a recipe for disappointment - even for the free course.

I know this may not be what you want to hear, it's just the case that we just prefer to give people a great, value for money experience and allow them to leave with the best possible skill range. Winter just doesn't support that notion, and we prefer to stay karmically correct.

All is not lost. We are running an epic 8-day Learn to Paraglide Course in Bali!
Click this link for more information on how to join us. 

If you're wanting more info on our Australian based dates, please click on the tabs commencing with September to see courses and availability. We'd love the opportunity to see you then!

 

 

JULY/AUGUST TOUR DATES (BALI)

 

 

2019 Paragliding Course Date Overview - Bali: July/Aug/Sept

Course Description Start Date End Date
8 Day Learn To Paraglide in Bali Novice Course (Spaces Available - Contact us now!) Friday 19th July Saturday 27th July
     
Nusa Dua Tour #1 (Licensed Pilots) Saturday 27th July Friday 2nd August
Nusa Dua Tour #2 (Licensed Pilots) Saturday 3rd August Friday 9th August
Nusa Dua Tour #3 (Licensed Pilots) Saturday 17th August Friday 23rd August
Nusa Dua Tour #4 (Licensed Pilots) Saturday 24th August Friday 30th August
Nusa Dua Tour #5 (Licensed Pilots) Saturday 31st August Friday 6th September

 

2019 Paragliding Course Date Overview - AUS: September

Course Description Start Date End Date
2 Day Obligation-Free Paragliding Intro Course (Limited spots remaining) Friday 27th September Saturday 28th September
8 Day Learn To Paraglide Novice Course (Spots remaining - Message us now!) Saturday 28th September Saturday 5th October
     
2 Day Obligation-Free Paragliding Intro Course (Limited spots remaining) Friday 18th October Saturday 19th October
8 Day Learn To Paraglide Novice Course (Spots available - Message us now!) Saturday 19th October Saturday 26th October
     
     

 

 

 

SEPT/OCT COURSE DATES (AUSTRALIA)

2019 Paragliding Course Date Overview - AUS: Sept/Oct

Course Description Start Date End Date
2 Day Obligation-Free Paragliding Intro Course (Limited spots remaining) Friday 27th September Saturday 28th September
8 Day Learn To Paraglide Novice Course (Spots remaining - Message us now!) Saturday 28th September Saturday 5th October
     
2 Day Obligation-Free Paragliding Intro Course (Limited spots remaining) Friday 18th October Saturday 19th October
8 Day Learn To Paraglide Novice Course (Spots available - Message us now!) Saturday 19th October Saturday 26th October
14 Day Straight-Through Learn to Paramotor Course (Limited spots remaining)  Friday 18th October Thursday 31st October
     

 

 

 

..What I loved most about the 2 day free course was the fact that it gave me an extra two days on top of my 8 day paragliding course. This meant that I had even more time to hone my skills, and I left with the feeling of being a really confident pilot.

Richard Ham - 2 Day Free Course

FREE 2 DAY INTRODUCTORY PARAGLIDING COURSE

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RUN ALL YEAR ROUND. COURSE DATES ARE HERE

Generally run on the Friday and Saturday preceding all license courses, there is no better way to experience what it is to be a paraglider pilot than to join one of our 2 Day Free Courses!

For those wanting to understand more about the sport before committing to the 8-day license course, 2 days of your time will have you experiencing the thrill of paragliding, and is a great way to have an introduction to the sport. It’s true, our obligation-free 2 day intro course is world famous!

So it’s really free, right?
Exactly. With us at Cloudbase, it’s all on us. There’s no catch, no sneaky tricks, no hidden costs. The only cost burden to yourself is for the Trainee Membership offered by the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia, which provides you insurance. More information below.

What will I learn?
From the minute you arrive, you’ll be training with people on an actual full license course, so you’ll be straight into the paragliding simulator, being introduced to what it feels like to fly and being briefed on equipment. We then teach you the art of ground handling your canopy, and more often than not, you’ll get a tandem flight with us and experience some glides to the beach and/or ridge soaring.

So I will actually get in the air and fly?
Absolutely. The whole point of the two day free course is to have you fall in love with the sport. We will go to the ends of the earth to get you airborne.

What do I need to bring?
An Australian Standards approved helmet with no ear coverings (this is generally an approved cycling helmet). If you do not have one, don’t worry, we have plenty for sale here that are paragliding specific and range in price from $50 to $330 depending on your preferences. You’ll also need solid shoes/comfortable hiking boots, hat, sunscreen, water (lots, so maybe bring a drink bottle or two), food or snacks to get you through the day. It’s a good idea, but not mandatory, to have a pair of light but protective gloves (bunnings have a great range), long sleeve shirts are strong recommendation if you are sun-sensitive. Please understand that for hygiene reasons, we do not provide helmets.

I’m doing the 8-Day Learn to Paraglide Course or the 11-Day Learn to Paramotor Course. Am I also able to attend?
Absolutely. we really suggest taking up these two days, extending your learning experience from 8 days to 10 or 11-13, respectively. More training develops a better overall pilot, and this only benefits you and the sport in general.

What do I need to do to book?
Because this is excellent value and zero cost, it’s very popular and spaces are limited. Availability changes sometimes on a daily basis, and availability for the 2 day free course is shown in our Course Dates Section, located at the top of all Paragliding Course and Paramotoring Course pages.

Here’s a great checklist to help you out;
1. Send us an enquiry, letting us know what dates you’d like to join us on.
2. Once your dates are confirmed, you’ll need to pop on over to the HGFA Website to process your Student Membership Application. Read the Sign-up Guide, and then complete your online application. Super easy!
3. Using the information contained in step #19 of the Sign-up Guide, send us a pdf copy of your newly downloaded HGFA Membership Profile. This is the final step to confirming your position on the course.
4. Let us know whether you’ll be requiring accommodation at $30 per night for the duration.
5. You’re locked in and will be sent a welcome email!

I travelled from West Oz to an amazing part of the country where Cloudbase Paragliding has got it wired. Chris & Mark offer the full live in package where you are immersed around the clock in paragliding heaven . Experienced instruction keeps you both safe & comfortable. Its easy to see, as these guys are oozing with passion to get you achieving your goals. Probably take me another week to get this silly grin off my face.

Julian Bryant

8 DAY HGFA PARAGLIDING COURSE

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COURSES RUNNING 10 MONTHS OF THE YEAR!

COURSE DATES ARE HERE

Our biggest point of difference is that we run our courses with a maximum of 4-5 students. This ensures that our students achieve more airtime and personal time with an instructor. 

What to expect

  • Introduction to the Sport : The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia, licensing legals, course overview
  • Understanding your equipment : All elements of a modern paraglider, harness and associated equipment used when flying are explained in an extremely detailed session
  • Ground handling : Forward and reverse launching in varying wind conditions
  • Training slope flights : This is where you’ll get an opportunity to get associated with being proficient at take off and landings, and build your confidence before you get to attempt your high flights
  • Tandem flights : You’ll get an opportunity to have as many Tandem flights so that you feel comfortable being up high. We also will demonstrate how to ridge soar, thermal, and land effectively
  • First High flights : This is where we do our first high glides. A moment you’ll wish you could bottle
  • Landing approaches : Figure “8” beats and Aircraft style
  • Ridge Soaring : Staying up and using upward lift along a ridge
  • Thermalling : Controlling the glider in thermic conditions, using the thermal core. Using a variometer/altimeter
  • Big Ears : Understanding an important decent manoeuvre and when to use this technique
  • Rear Riser Steering : An emergency manoeuvre in the event of brake line knots or breakages
  • Theory lessons : Approx 20 hours theory in a relaxed atmosphere
  • Theory exams : including post exam debrief
  • Top Landing : Why land on the beach if you can top land?
  • Emergency recovery techniques : Understand how to confidently recover from different situations

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.. I found the transition from skydiving to paragliding extremely simple. Canopy time definitely makes it all easier, and I would recommend it to other skydivers thinking of taking the sport up. It’s sick.

Wade and Dino

4 DAY SKYDIVE/HANG GLIDE CONVERSION COURSE

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE

COURSES RUNNING 10 MONTHS OF THE YEAR! COURSE DATES ARE HERE

This course is valid to Skydivers holding current qualifications with experience over 200 jumps. Hang Glider pilots must have 50 logged flying hours flight and current HGFA license.

We recognise your airtime. Whilst the minimum requirements are 4 days flying for this course, we highly recommend that you complete the full 8-day course at no extra cost. A 4-day minimum would require perfect weather, excellent student skills and completion of the HGFA theory workbook and r the bare minimum requirement. We want you to be an excellent pilot, so again, we welcome you to train for the entire 8-day course period.

Our biggest point of difference is that we run our courses with a maximum of 4-5 students. This ensures that our students achieve more airtime and personal time with an instructor. 

What to expect

Introduction to the Sport : The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia, licensing legals, course overview
Understanding your equipment : All elements of a modern paraglider, harness and associated equipment used when flying are explained in an extremely detailed session
Ground handling: Forward and reverse launching in varying wind conditions
Training slope flights : This is where you’ll get an opportunity to get associated with being proficient at take off and landings, and build your confidence before you get to attempt your high flights
Tandem flights : You’ll get an opportunity to have as many Tandem flights so that you feel comfortable being up high. We also will demonstrate how to ridge soar, thermal, and land effectively
First High flights : This is where we do our first high glides. A moment you’ll wish you could bottle
Landing approaches : Figure “8” beats and Aircraft style
Ridge Soaring : Staying up and using upward lift along a ridge
Thermalling : Controlling the glider in thermic conditions, using the thermal core. Using a variometer/altimeter
Big Ears : Understanding an important descent manoeuvre and when to use this technique
Rear Riser Steering : An emergency manoeuvre in the event of brake line knots or breakages
Theory lessons : Approx 20 hours theory in a relaxed atmosphere
Theory exams : including post exam debrief
Top Landing : Why land on the beach if you can top land?
Emergency recovery techniques : Understand how to confidently recover from different situations

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